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Seventh Annual Symposium: Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care


Monona Terrace and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, Wis


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For questions, contact Colleen Gavin (608) 263-0160

The Human Experience: Focusing on Cancer Psychology, Spirituality and Caregiving


The UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center’s fall cancer conference is designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about multidisciplinary treatment of specific cancers. 


This year our fall cancer conference will focus on issues surrounding the human experience of cancer.


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Keynote Speakers

  • Julia H. Rowland, PhD
  • Robert Wicks, PsyD
  • Tracy Schroepfer, PhD
  • Brendan Halpin

Additional workshops on a variety of topics and continuing education credits will be offered.


Intended Audience


This conference is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.


Learning Objectives


This conference is designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about issues of long-term survivorship.


At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by cancer care for the whole patient.
  • Review current topics addressing the cancer experience in medically underserved communities.
  • Outline strategies to overcome secondary stress in medical and nursing practice.
  • Discuss the importance of building a circle of support for children whose parents have cancer and demonstrate techniques for building such support.
  • Discuss the role of caregivers and review the current approaches to providing support for those who are caregivers.
  • Examine the roles that spirituality, stress management, forgiveness and mindfulness meditation play in working with cancer patients and their caregivers.
  • Review couple communication at the end of life.

Learn more about the Symposium