Sunday, April 17, 2016 SUNY New Paltz 8:30am-4pm

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9:15AM OPENING PLENARY– Controversies and New Developments in Breast Cancer: Screening Mammograms; Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS); Genetic Testing; Clinical Trials & More.

Panel: Marc Rappaport, DO; Elizabeth Tapen, MD; Theodora Budnik, MD, FACS

Genomics in breast cancer     What's New

Clinical Trials     Screening Mammo      Genetic Testing

10:45AM WORKSHOPS choose one
The Elephant in the Room: Treatment Side Effects -Fertility, premature menopause and sexual dysfunction
- Corinne Menn, DO

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, women face unique female health issues that are often overlooked and not well addressed. These concerns include: menstrual dysfunction, premature menopause, sexual dysfunction, body image and infertility. The workshop will explore these concerns and explain approaches for treatment.

New Developments in Integrative Cancer therapies including Cancer stem cells and Salvestrols’ anti-cancer effects- Michael Schachter, MD

Dr. Schachter will discuss the nature of cancer and how the prevailing view of most oncologists may NOT be correct. He will discuss cancer as a mitochondrial-metabolic disease rather than a somatic-mutation nuclear disease; cancer stem cells and their resistance to chemotherapy and radiation. Relatively non-toxic approaches may be used to help cancer patients in ways other than conventional treatments. Among the strategies discussed will be: salvestrols, vitamins D and K2 (MK4), IV C drips, IV alpha lipoic acid drips and oral low dose naltrexone.

11:45AM Visualization: The Benefits of Mindfulness. Learn how to ease stress and anxiety- Ajamu Ayinde, MA, ACH, MBCN

LUNCH/ VISIT VENDORS- Metastatic Luncheon & Young Survivors Luncheon

1:15PM WORKSHOPS choose one
Cancer Risk Reduction Lifestyle-
Heidi Puc, MD- Integrative Oncologist.

For most cancers, there are both modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for the occurrence of disease. In this presentation, known risk factors for breast cancer will be reviewed, and lifestyle suggestions for nutrition, physical activity, herbals and pharmaceuticals, stress management, sleep, social connection, and environmental interactions will be considered which could minimize one's risk for breast cancer development.

♦ What Can We Learn from Genomic & Genetic Testing? Hannah Brooks, MD, FACS; Jonathan Clyman, PhD

Genetic and Genomic Testing Genomic testing in breast cancer management

We are entering an era of personalized medicine. This approach is aimed at preventing disease or tailoring treatment once it’s there. It’s an approach that uses genetic or genomic testing and it emphasizes the unique ways in which breast cancer manifests in the individual. Predispositions written into the genome at birth, in case of cancer, or in the tumors themselves, create unique characteristics with unique tendencies and vulnerabilities, and drive decision-making in medicine. This workshop will help participants understand the basic terminology and how testing is beginning to have an impact on the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

2:15PM WORKSHOPS choose one

Use of Medical Marijuana in Cancer Treatment & Care-NYS- Ron Stram, MD.

Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. Scientists have identified many biologically active components in marijuana. These are called cannabinoids. The two best studied components are the chemicals delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (often referred to as THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). Other cannabinoids are being studied.

Baby Steps: Small Changes To Strengthen Your Immune System- Scott Berliner, RPh.

The basics of a journey from cancer to health. Starting with small changes can lead to big gains in health and wellness.

3:15PM Closing Plenary-Are You Getting Quality Cancer Care? How Does the Medical Establishment Define Quality? Maureen Killackey, MD, FACD, FACOG; Beverly Canin

Genomic Health
PROS: Professional Radiation Oncology Services; HealthQuest; MidHudson Regional Hospital;
St Luke's Cornwall Hospital/Littman Cancer Center; Orange Regional Medical Center; Health Alliance- Oncology Support; Woodstock Chimes; Health Alliance, Agendia, Sawyer Savings Bank
DIRECTIONS TO NEW PALTZ LECTURE CENTER: http://www.newpaltz.edu/about/directions_text.html

From New York State Thruway-exit 18
Campus Map: http://www.newpaltz.edu/map
-After the toll booth, make a LEFT at the light ( RT 299/MAIN STREET)
--Make a LEFT on PLATTEKILL AVE, Starbucks will be on the left hand side on the corner.
-Go up the small hill to the stop sign.
--At the stop sign make a RIGHT onto HASBROUCK AVE.
(There will be a parking lot on the right and a building in front of you.)
--Make the LEFT onto TRICOR AVE. (There will be a building on the left & baseball field
--At the stop sign and make a LEFT onto MONHONK AVE
Go up the hill to the stop sign and Make a RIGHT at the stop sign on SOJOURNER WAY.

--THE LECTURE CENTER is on the left about 75 yards after the turn.

--There will be an opening in between the Lecture Center and Library. You can walk up the stairs to get into the Lecture Center.(On the Left) You can also go in the basement entrance and take the elevator up 1 floor. The buildings are labelled and there should be signs.



Saturday, October 24, 2015 ■ 9am to 3pm
Columbia Greene Community College- Professional Academic Center

Sunday, April 26, 2015 ─ 8am-4pm- SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, New Paltz NY

Click on the link above to see the program from our 2012 conference