Advances in Mutlidisciplinary Cancer Care 2013 Agenda

Join the UW Carbone Cancer Center on Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 12th Annual Symposium: Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care - Cancer: Testing the Family Bond.


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


Conference Agenda


Time Topic Speaker
7:15am Registration
(continental breakfast, coffee, tea)
8am Welcome and Introductions Noelle LoConte, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center
8:10am Patient- and Family-Centered Cancer Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Support Beverley Johnson, BS
President/CEO, Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
9am Family Caregiver Distress: What Do We Need to Know and How Can We Help? Betty J. Kramer, PhD, MSSW
Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:50am Break  
10:15am Childhood Cancer and the Family: The Importance of Stress and Family Burden

Kristin Litzelman, PhD
Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

11:10am Attend one of these workshops:  
  Blessings of an Imperfect Life: The Gateless Gate of Spirituality

Steve Wenk, MDiv, BCC

Staff Chaplain, UW Hospital and Clinics


Tabraiz Mohammed, DO, MS

Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, UW Hospital and Clinics

Aggie Goldenholz, BCC, MA

Rabbinic Pastor, Staff Chaplain, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee; Reiki Master/Teacher and Holistic Healing Worker


Donal Maccoon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Therapist, Madison Psychiatric Associates; Scientist at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

  Hidden Family Caregivers: Young Kids and Teens - Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Melinda Kavanaugh, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Social Work - Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee

  Cancer and Caregiving: Grieving Life As We Know It Melissa Minkley, MSW

Counselor, Stillwaters Cancer Support Services

  Health Insurance and Other Employee Concerns: A Family Challenge Carl Jaskolski, MBA

HR Representative, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board; educator at Concordia University-Wisconsin

12:15pm Lunch   
1pm Attend one of these workshops:  
  Preventing Family History from Repeating Itself

Hazel B. Nichols, PhD

Research Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Jenny Geurts, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor, Genetic Counseling Program Manager, Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin

  The Dance: Intimacy and Cancer

Lori Seaborne, PA-C

Gynecologic Oncology, UW Health-UW Carbone Cancer Center


Joanne Rash, PA-C

Gynecologic Oncology, UW Health-UW Carbone Cancer Center

Karol Huenerberg, FNP-BC, APNP, AOCNP

Radiation Oncology, UW Health

  How Do I Know My Patients Understand? Plain Language Cancer Communication Georgia Leiber, MAT

SW/SC Regional Literacy Consultant, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.


Weathering the Storm: When the Stress of a Cancer Diagnosis Triggers Family Caregiver Depression and Anxiety

Linda D. Oakley, PhD, RN
Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing
 2pm Forgiveness as a Protection of Emotional Health in Cancer Patients and Their Families Robert Enright, PhD
Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; board member of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.; licensed psychologist
 2:50pm Synthesis of Day and Wrap Up Noelle LoConte, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center