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Monday, September 16, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - New attendee reception
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Welcome Dinner for all attendees   

Tuesday, September 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conference at the hotel          

Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
80's themed party              

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00 am - noon
Conference at the hotel        

Conference ends at noon on Wednesday. Agenda is subject to change.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019


7:30 am – 8:45 am

7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Desk Open

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome & Introductions:
Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Jeffrey Meyerhardt, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Ronald Bleday, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

9:15 am – 10:35 am
Plenary Session

9:15 am - 9:35 am
Latest Surgical Treatment Options
Ron Bleday, MD

9:35 am - 9:55 am
Young Onset Colorectal Cancer: Understanding the Rise
Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH

9:55 am - 10:15 am
Immunotherapy, Where Does it Fit in and Why Not For Everyone, Yet!
Osama Rahma, MD

10:15 am - 10:35 am
Where Does Diet, Weight, Muscle and Exercise Fit
Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD/MPH

10:35 am – 11:10 am
Panel Discussion
Drs. Bleday, Ng, Rahma & Meyerhardt

11:10 am – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Role of Microbiome in Colorectal Cancer
Benjamin Weinberg, MD

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm
Ally to Ally: Join our Online Communities Stephen Estrada

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch                     

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Life of a Clinical Trial: From a Good Idea to Recommending to Patients
Deb Schrag, MD, MPH

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Break and Transition to Define Your Own Track – Session 1

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Define Your Own Track – Session 1  

Track 1: What’s in a Family History: What Does It Mean
Kim Perez, MD / Anu Chittendun MS, LGC /Joel Goldberg, MD

Track 2: Molecular Profiling Your Tumor: How to Interpret Results
Marios Giannakis, MD, PhD

Track 3: Navigating Clinical Trials
James Cleary, MD, PhD

Track 4: Nutrition: What Should I Eat? / Cooking Demonstration
Stephanie Meyers, MS, RDN

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Break and Transition to Define Your Own Track – Session 2

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Define Your Own Track – Session 2
Led by members of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

Track 1: Light exercise: Staying Strong During and After Treatment
Nancy Campbell, MS

Track 2: Creative Arts Workshop: Self-Care Cards & Mindful Mandalas
Heather Woods, MA, MT- BC

Track 3: Mind Body Meditation/Mindfulness as Tools for Resilience
Patricia Martin Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Track 4: Chair Yoga: Stretch & Strength
Juliana Berfield, PhD

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Transition to Main Conference Room

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Introducing Colorectal Cancer Alliance Integrative Program and Day’s Wrap Up   

6: 00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dinner and Party

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019


7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome & Re-Cap of Day 1
Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Kimmie Ng, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Define Your Own Track – Session 3

Track 1: Emotional Support Tools for Patients
Jane Bausch, LISW / Molly Williamson, LISW

Track 2: Emotional Support Tools for Caregivers
Nancy Goldsmith Thaler, LISW / Alicia Remy, LISW

Track 3: Sexual Health: The Most Important Step is Talking about It
Sharon Bober, PhD

Track 4: Unique Challenges of Young Onset Colorectal Cancer
Karen Fasciano, PsyD

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Break and Transition to Define Your Own Track – Session 4

10:00 am – 11 am
Define Your Own Track – Session 4

Track 1: When Should Palliative Care be Involved, Almost Always!
Andrea Enzinger, MD / Dan Gorman, FNP-C, MSN,OCN

Track 2: Survivorship Care – What do I do When Treatment is Over?
Nina Grenon, DNP, AGCNP-BC, AOCN

Track 3: When Radiation & Interventional Radiology Need to be Part of Your Team
Neil Martin, MD, MPH / Paul Shyn, MD

Track 4: Sharing your story with impact
Alliance staff

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Break and return to Main Conference Room

11:30 am– 12:00 pm
Session Takeaways / Next Steps
Alliance staff                  

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Thank you and Conclusions
Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Jeffrey Meyerhardt, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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