5th Annual Conference, November 14, 2015
Marriott Hotel, Quincy, Massachusetts

We would be delighted to have you join us for our 5th annual conference:  The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer, designed to help survivors and their caregivers navigate the road to healing with a full day of professionally led workshops and skill building seminars that address such issues as:

  • Recent Developments in Immune-Targeted Therapy: Inspiring Your Body to Kill Your Cancer
  • Cognitive Health for Cancer Survivors
  • Being a caregiver: What’s It All About?


  • Body Image, Self-esteem and Relationships
  • Getting Connected as a Young Adult in Boston

It is our hope and expectation that attendees will leave this day feeling renewed, empowered, energized and — most importantly — equipped to live life beyond cancer.

Click to view the conference curriculum here [PDF]

$30.00 Registration 

If registering more than 1 attendee, please add each separately to your cart and fill out the workshop preferences before check out.

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Boston Marriott Quincy  for 149.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Friends of Mel Foundation Symposium

For more information, call 781.878.8639 or email info@friendsofmel.org. Parking at the hotel is complimentary.

Delta Air Lines is generously offering discounted air travel for individuals from out of state who are interested in attending The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer conference.Delta Air Lines - discount

Call our office at 781-878-8639 for details.

Please lend your support!  Gifts to the Friends of Mel, a 501(c)(3) public charity, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Friends of Mel Tax ID: 45-0541216)


Keynote Speakers

Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW – City of Hope
Executive Director, Supportive Care Medicine
Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs,
Professor, Population Sciences

Trauma to Treasure: Finding Strength Through Life Challenging Experiences
Cancer presents a profound challenge to living a “normal” life but also provides survivors an opportunity to create a path for living that is consciously chosen. This presentation will focus on the inherent strengths of individuals to build a future based on lessons learned from their cancer experience.

Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA
Founder/CEO, Cancer Survivorship Training, Inc
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Oncology
Director, Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship: the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
After a cancer diagnosis, individuals and loved ones begin a journey of survival through “seasons” or stages that require different choices, decisions and resources. A shift from passive patient to proactive survivor helps to foster a sense of hopefulness and cautious optimism when planning for life with, through and beyond cancer.


Conference Sponsors




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Testimonials from the Conference:

  • “The conference was wonderful! The only issue I had was that there were so many great sessions. I couldn’t decide which one to attend!”
  • “the conference exceeded my expectations. It was a turning point in my recovering. Thank you so much! It was so well organized, welcoming, useful and not sentimental.  I felt empowered.”
  • I enjoy learning from other cancer patients and being encouraged.  Getting some great info from experts knowing I am not alone in my struggles.  I hope I encouraged others…as well.”




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