Annual Fred Cohen Symposium

A brain tumor diagnosis has a substantial physical and psychological impact on patients and family members: Thomas J. Kaley, MD from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY will present on "Tools to Empower Patients and Caregivers."

Members of the Hartford Hospital staff will discuss physical activity, stress reduction and nutritional
issues. All attending will have an opportunity to meet with other patients or caregivers and discuss common issues. Patients and family members are encouraged to participate, share their stories and help create a learning community.

Please register all attendees who will attend

Registration must be completed on or before Thursday, November 6th. Please contact registration phone number below.


Living With A Brain Tumor: Tools to Empower Patients and Caregivers

9 AM Registration Check In
9:30 - 9:40 AM  Welcoming Remarks
Donna M. Handley, VP, Cancer Operations
Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center
Alexandra Flowers, MD
Neurology, Hartford Hospital
Holly Cohen
9:40 - 10:45 AM Brain Tumors - More Science, Less Fear
Thomas J. Kaley, MD
Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
MemorialSloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York, NY
10:45 - 11:15 AM  Physical Activity: The If, How and What Behind Exercise
Beth Taylor, PhD 
11:15 - 11:30 AM Stress Reduction
Eric Secor, PhD, ND, MPH
Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Program 
11:30 - 11:45 AM Nutrition and Cancer
Liz Churchill, RDN, CDN, CSO
Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Program 
11:45 - 11:50 AM  CTBTA (Connecticut Brain Tumor Association)
Jennifer Pace 
11:50 - 12:30 PM  Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:15 PM  Empowerment Break-Out Sessions
Evan Fox, MD; Hillary Keller, LCSW;
Erin Mangan, RN 
1:15 - 1:30 PM  Closing Remarks


Registration: Required.
Fee Desc: Free for patients and caregivers
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