4th Annual Conference, October 18, 2014
Marriott Hotel, Quincy, Massachusetts

Keynote Speakers:

Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. Garner James Kline Professor of Humanities in Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine.

  • A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Chemotherapy In this sometimes moving, sometimes laugh-out-loud adventure through one man’s experience with multiple relapses, Dr. Dan Shapiro invites us to consider how we approach our medical teams, how we interact with other patients and our guiding priorities.

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C Chief of Oncology Social Work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Adjunct Professor at Simmons College of Social Work

  • Living Well After Cancer Many people experience significant physical and emotional challenges after completing treatment for cancer. Common themes and suggested strategies will be addressed to craft a considered and joyful life.

Conference Curriculum

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Comments from 2013 Conference:

  • “Excellent speakers, great variety of subjects…this was my first conference but not my last.”
  • “I was impressed with the dedication, emotion and support offered by everyone. A sincere thank you to all who created such a successful day.”

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