Agenda

The first conference session will begin at 1 p.m. on June 18, 2008, and the last session will end mid-day on June 20, 2008.

This schedule of sessions and speakers is tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

8:30 am–1 pm  Registration and check-in for all

8:00 am  Buffet breakfast for workshop participants
9:00 am  Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00 pm 

Opening Session – Introduction and Remarks

2:00 pm 

Plenary
Beyond Support Groups and Survival: New Directions in Biobehavioral Research

Chair and Facilitator:
Paige McDonald, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute
Using the state of the science on psychotherapy and cancer survival as background, this plenary session will focus on new research that seeks to promote optimal health and psychosocial functioning and address long-term and late effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
Michael Stefanek, PhD
Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society
Cancer support groups and survival: Where are we, how did we get here, and where do we go? A critical review of psychosocial support groups and cancer survival.
Lari Wenzel, PhD
University of California, Irvine
Stress, immunity, and cervical cancer: Biobehavioral outcomes of a psychosocial telephone counseling intervention.
Julienne Bower, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Mechanisms and management of cancer-related fatigue, with a focus on novel interventions for the treatment of persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
Charles Raison, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Biological mechanisms of the association between depression, other behavioral co-morbidities, and cancer, including the relationship between stress and the immune system.
4:00 pm Break
4:30 pm 

Plenary
The American Cancer Society Studies of Cancer Survivors

Chair and Facilitator:
Kevin D. Stein, PhD
American Cancer Society
This plenary focuses on the American Cancer Society's Studies of Cancer Survivors (SCS), a nationwide program of research focusing on the quality of life of cancer survivors across the survivorship continuum.
Kevin D. Stein, PhD
Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society
Rationale, design, and implementation of the Studies of Cancer Survivors, including some recent findings.
Youngmee Kim, PhD
Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society
Quality of life of family caregivers of cancer survivors.
5:30 pm Break
6:00 pm Poster Session

Thursday, June 19, 2008

7:00 am Breakfast buffet
8:00 am 

Plenary
Seasons of Family Caregivers' Survivorship

Chair and Facilitator:
Youngmee Kim, PhD
American Cancer Society This plenary session will provide a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of the family caregivers' quality of life, addressing unique concerns across different “seasons” or stages of family caregiver survivorship.
Anne Kazak PhD, ABPP
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Quality of life of family caregivers of childhood cancer survivors, focusing on the transition from treatment to post-treatment.
Audie Atienza, PhD
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
Quality of life of family caregivers of adult cancer survivors, focusing on the transition from treatment to post-treatment.
Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Quality of life of spouse and adult offspring caregivers of adult cancer survivors.
Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Quality of life of family caregivers of adult cancer survivors whose cancer has recurred or who have second or multiple cancers.
9:30 am Break
10:00 am 

Concurrent Symposia

Coping with Cancer: Evidence-Based Interventions for Cancer-Related Emotional Distress

Chair and Facilitator:
Kevin D. Stein
American Cancer Society
This concurrent symposium will provide attendees with an enhanced understanding of and appreciation of the challenges of coping with cancer.
Paul Jacobsen, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Evidence-based guidelines for providing psychosocial care for emotional distress.
Barbara Andersen, PhD
Ohio State University
Psychological responses to cancer recurrence and the efficacy of a psychological intervention on both emotional distress and overall physical health.
Annette Stanton, PhD
University of California Los Angeles
Psychosocial needs of off-treatment cancer survivors.
Kathy Smith
New England Division, American Cancer Society
Coping from a cancer survivor’s perspective.

Health Services Research and Cancer Survivorship: Evaluating Costs and Medical Care Patterns Among Cancer Survivors

Chair and Facilitator:
Michael T. Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH
American Cancer Society
This concurrent symposium will address what health services research has done in the area of survivorship research as well as identifying areas needing further research.
Michael T. Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH
Health Services Research, American Cancer Society
An overview of health services research related to cancer survivorship.
Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA
National Cancer Institute, Health Services and Economics Branch
Cost issues affecting cancer survivors.
Pamela Short, PhD
Dept. of Health Policy & Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
Workplace disability/work concerns of cancer survivors.
Michael S. Goldstein, PhD
UCLA School of Public Health
Use and perceived benefits of complementary and alternative medicine among post-treatment cancer survivors.

Health Disparities: The Many Faces of Survivorship

Chair and Facilitator:
Diana Jeffery, PhD
National Cancer Institute
This concurrent symposium session will discuss health disparities as they relate to cancer survivorship, including access to follow-up care, differential rates of psychosocial and physical morbidity, and access to cancer follow-up care.
Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH
Washington Cancer Institute
Latino cancer survivors.
Kathryn Coe, PhD
University of Arizona
State of cancer survivorship research regarding Native Americans.
Ulrike Boehmer, PhD
Boston University Sexual minority cancer survivors.
Melinda Stolley, PhD
University of Illinois-Chicago
Pediatric cancer survivorship research among diverse populations.

Quality of life and symptoms in cancer survivors

Chair and facilitator:
Corinne Crammer, PhD, MDiv, MM
American Cancer Society
Gail C. Dunberger
Karolinska Institutet
Long-Term Adverse Effects after Radiotherapy in Gynecological Cancer Survivors
Shelby L. Langer, PhD
University of Washington
Protective Buffering and Marital Satisfaction Among Cancer Patients and Spousal Caregivers: A Prospective, Longitudinal Investigation
Kim Robien, PhD, RD
University of Minnesota
Quality of Life in a Prospective Cohort of Women with and Without Cancer
John P. Pierce, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Dietary Pattern Influences Breast Cancer Prognosis in Women without Hot Flashes: The Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Trial
Karen Syrjala, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Musculoskeletal Complications in Long Term Cancer Survivors Receiving High Dose Treatment: Defining Syndromes, Determining Mechanisms

Pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors

Chair and facilitator:
Noreen Aziz, MD, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute
Cheryl Cox, PhD, RN
Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (St. Jude) Childhood Cancer Survivors: Treatment Sequelae, Survivor and Provider Influences on Physical Activity
Mary McBride, MSc
Cancer Control Research, BC Cancer Research Center
Late Morbidity and Late Effects among Long-Term Survivors of Cancer Diagnosed Under Age 20 Years in British Columbia, Canada
Amanda Thompson, PhD
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Substance Use and Externalizing Behaviors among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Janice Withycombe, RN, MN, CCRA
University of Arizona
Weight Patterns in Children with Higher Risk ALL: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) for CCG 1961
11:45 am Break
12:00 noon Luncheon (Lynn Sherr, speaker)
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm 

Concurrent Symposia

New Groups of Cancer Survivors: Those Surviving Second Cancers, Recurrence, and Advanced Disease

Chair and Facilitator:
Julia Rowland, PhD
National Cancer Institute
This concurrent symposium is designed to increase understanding of the challenges associated with and needs of the growing population of survivors living longer with complex disease outcomes. These groups include those at risk for and living with multiple malignancies, with recurrent disease, or with advanced disease.
Joe Neglia, MD, MPH
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Patterns of and risk for development of second cancers in survivors of pediatric cancer as reflected in findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study, including implications for future research and care.
Peggy Tucker, MD
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
Patterns of and risk for development of second cancers in survivors of adult cancer, including implications for future research and care.
Frances M. Lewis, PhD
University of Washington
Special challenges faced by cancer survivors who experience a recurrence and the impact on couples’ adaptation.
Julia Rose, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Patterns of adaptation for those living long-term with advanced disease, including implications for future survivorship research and clinical care.
Jessie Gruman, PhD
Center for the Advancement of Health
Personal, survivor’s perspective on living long-term with chronic and late consequences of cancer.

Cancer Survivorship and Aging: An Evolving Science

Chair and Facilitator:
Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute
This concurrent symposium will offer a trans-disciplinary perspective on cancer survivorship and aging issues.
Timothy Lash DSc, MPH
Boston University School of Public Health
Comorbidities: methods of assessment and analytic techniques.
Martine Extermann, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
The under-treatment of older cancer survivors and the downstream effects on post-treatment health survivors.
Bill Given, PhD
Michigan State University
The challenges investigators face when conducting cancer survivorship research in an older population.
Linda L. Barrett, PhD
AARP
Engaging aging organizations: perspectives from AARP

Patient Communication and Decision-Making Across the Survivorship Experience

Chair and Facilitator:
Neeraj Arora, PhD
National Cancer Institute
This concurrent symposium highlights the importance of patient-clinician communication across the survivorship experience, with a special emphasis on the post-treatment survivor.
Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH
Departments of Medicine and Health, Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Informed treatment decision making in breast cancer: patient and physician perspectives.
Kenneth Miller, MD
Yale Medical Oncology
Communication opportunities and challenges in providing psychosocial and medical care to post-treatment cancer survivors.
Anthony Back, MD
University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Facilitating communication among clinicians, patients, and family members during the transition to palliative and/or end-of-life care.
Neeraj Arora, PhD
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
How patient-centered has my cancer care been? Reflections on more than a decade of cancer survivorship.
Sherrie Kaplan, PhD
Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine
Discussion summarizing the different presentations within the context of the larger picture of treating the whole patient across the survivorship experience.

Intervention Studies

Chair and facilitator:
Tenbroeck Smith, MA
American Cancer Society
Kate DuHamel, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ann Reiner, RN, MN, OCN(R)
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
Baseline Physical Function of Older Breast Cancer Survivors Participating in an Exercise Randomized Trials
Cecile Lengacher, RN, PhD
University of South Florida
Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Early Stage Breast Cancer Recovery, Preliminary Findings
Laura S. Porter, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Partner-Assisted Emotional Disclosure for GI Cancer Patients and Their Spouses: Patient Outcomes
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm 

Plenary
Designing Survivorship Research for Dissemination and Implementation

Facilitator:
Cynthia Vinson, MPA
National Cancer Institute
This plenary session will describe challenges in dissemination and implementation research, present considerations when designing survivorship research for dissemination, and propose opportunities for research-practice partnerships.
Irene Prabhu Das, PhD
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
Survivorship intervention research: Disseminate or not to disseminate?
James Dearing, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Designing for dissemination to avoid challenges in dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Challenges in disseminating an evidence-based intervention.
Karen Emmons, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health
Challenges in implementing an evidence-based intervention.
Irene Prabhu Das, PhD
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
Opportunities and resources for survivorship research.
Discussion
5:30 pm  Break
6:00 pm Poster Session

Friday, June 20, 2008

7:00 am Breakfast buffet
8:30 am  

Plenary
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Comprehensive Follow-Up Care for Survivors

Chair and Facilitator:
Noreen Aziz, MD, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute
This plenary session will explore post-treatment survivorship care for survivors, addressing medical, psychosocial, and lifestyle aspects. The integration of these multiple facets of care will be discussed.
Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH
Duke University
Post-treatment follow-up care specifically from a specialized program, such as one within a cancer center.
Eva Grunfeld, MD
Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Provision of post-treatment follow-up care in the community setting by primary care providers.
Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN
City of Hope National Medical Center
Psychosocial care needs and practices for post-treatment survivors, screening for adverse psychosocial consequences, and post-treatment follow-up care programs or approaches.
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, MD
UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lifestyle and health behavior issues for survivors.
10:30 am Break
11:00 am  

Closing Session
Survivorship Research and the Media: Pathways to the Public

Moderator:
Elissa McCrary, American Cancer Society-South Atlantic Division

Panelists:
Susan Capelouto, Georgia Public Radio
Miriam Falco, CNN
Ken Foskett, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michael Stobbe, Associated Press
JaQuitta Williams, WSB-TV, Atlanta

12:00 pm Box lunches