10th Annual Women's Health Conference Series 2020-2021
Thank you to everyone who joined us and to all of our generous sponsors and speakers.
Program Summaries and Video Links:
Breast Cancer and the Immune System
Presented by Dr. Alan Sanders, Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care, St. Peter's Health Partners
There is not a recording of this program.
Sexual Self-Esteem, Intimacy and Breast Cancer
Presented by Bridget Finn, PhD of Capital Region Center for Sexual Health
A cancer diagnosis can have a profound affect on the body and wreak havoc with our emotions. Dr. Bridget M. Finn, Founder and President of the Capital Region Center for Sexual Health speak on the topic, addressing many perspectives. This one hour presentation includes a great Q&A period from the audience - excellent questions with insightful and practical responses. Presentation recorded November 10, 2020.
Cardiac Health and Breast Cancer
Presented by Dr. Heather Stahura of Capital Cardiology Associates
Presentation by Dr. Heather Stahura, Albany based cardiologist with Capital Cardiology Associates addresses treatment and issues that can affect heart health, short term and long term. Her presentation highlights proactive measures that can and will benefit survivors/thrivers. Presentation recorded December 2, 2020.
The Effects of Breast Cancer and Treatment on Bone Health
Presented by Dr. Mary Pat Roy of Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Presentation on the Effects of Breast Cancer and Treatment on Bone Health. Dr. Mary Pat Roy, a specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism reviews key elements of good bone health. Presentation addresses the decision process made during treatment considerations and insight into how to assess and understand your situation today. Presentation recorded on December 17, 2020.
Cognitive Health and Breast Cancer Treatment
Presented by Jennifer Bremser, C.A.S., PhD of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury
Dr. Jennifer Bremser, Associate Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury gives an informative talk on brain function following treatment for breast cancer. Dr. Bremser, herself a breast cancer survivor, addresses cognitive function and offers insight to help us understand and cope with short term and long terms cognitive challenges. This talk was presented on January 12, 2021.
Metastatic and Complex Breast Cancer Diagnoses
Presented by Dr. Ajaz Khan, MD, Medical Director for Medical Oncology at St. Peter’s Medical Oncology – Hematology, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates
Completing our Women's Health Conference Series, Dr. Ajaz Khan speaks to the advancements made in the treatment of metastatic and complex breast cancer. The prognosis for such a diagnosis has changed dramatically over these past few years. We recognize there were some technical issues with our connectivity for this presentation. Presentation recorded on January 26, 2021.
Past Women's Health Conference presenters and topics:
The Role of Nutrition and Weight Management in Breast Cancer- Jennifer Lindstrom, MD
Key Concepts and Advancements in Breast Cancer-David Mastrianni, MD
Innovations in Drug Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer-Douglas Conklin PhD
Medical Cannabis and its Role in Breast cancer-Theodore Hausler, DO
The Effects of Breast Cancer and its Treatment on Bone Health-Hassan Shawa, MD
Stress Busters: Self Care Strategies-Joan Bender, MA, LMHC, HC, BCST
Using Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care-Liza Pollock, L.Ac., M. Ac.O.M.
Acknowledging and Addressing Patient Trauma and Distress After Cancer Diagnosis-Jennifer Baldwin, LMSW, OSW-C
The Restorative Power of Sleep-Pierre Zimmerman, M.S.
Writing Your Safe Space-Ruth Ann Smalley, PhD
Building a Better Immune System - Elizabeth Boham, MD MS, RD
Exploring Nano-Medicine in Cancer Treatment - Sara Brenner, MD, MPH
The Impact of Inflammation on Breast Cancer Risk and Treatment - Ronald Stram, MD
Current Research into Breast Cancer - Jason Herschkowitz, PhD
Communication Skills to Address the "Whole" Person in Treatment - Carole Heaney RN, MS
Interdisciplinary Care Across the Cancer Continuum - Karen Martin, RN, Frances Ford LMSW
Palliative Support for Patients in Treatment - Elizabeth Hanlon, RN, Angela Katrichis, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Managing Pelvic Floor Issues After Cancer Treatment - Emily Hull, PT, DPT
Advances in Diagnostic Radiology - Andrew Warheit, MD
Genomics Today - Douglas Conklin, PhD
Advances in the Local Treatment of Breast Cancer - Duncan Savage, MD
Changes in Staging for Breast Cancer - B. Marie Ward, MD
When Legal Issues Become Health Problems - Alexis Kutski, Esq
Using Nanotechnology to Understand Breast Cancer Metastasis - James Castracane, Phd
Understanding Clinical Trials - Amy Zuchelkowski, RN, MS
Psychological Issues in Breast Cancer - Edwqrd Dick, LCSW
Research in Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment - Geralding Pfeiffer, PT CLT-LANA
Trauma Informed Breast Cancer Treatment & Care - Wendy Gapczynski - DVHRT
Vitamin D – Jo Ellen Welsh
Immune Therapy – Maria Theodoulou Md
Breast Cancer Drug therapy – Michael Masterson RPh
Post Cancer Screening – Liz Malloy RTR
Breast Cancer Risk Reduction – Heidi Pucs MD
On Being Mortal - Patricia Ford MD
Lymphedema – Mary Ryan CLT
Costs of Cancer Treatment – Jenny Romero MD
Radiation Therapy – Arsyl DeJesus, MD
Hormones in Breast Cancer – Jo Ellen Welsh, PhD
Treating HR Positive Breast Cancer – Rufus Collea
Living with Cancer as a Chronic Illness – Patricia Fennell LCSW-R
Genetics in Breast Cancer - Lindsey Moore MS
Reconstruction Update – Kristen Rezak MD
Complementary Therapy Benefits – Sharon Wheeler MS
Types of Breast Cancer – Martin Tenniswood PhD
Gynecological Cancers – Heidi Goodoy MD