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United in the Fight Against Cancer: OhioHealth Community Conference 2016

June 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


United in the Fight Against Cancer: OhioHealth Community Conference 2016

  • first-of-its-kind event that unites the entire cancer community – survivors, leading physicians and anyone who’s life has been affected by cancer
  • Experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation, will share the latest advancements on their groundbreaking Moon Shots and EndTobacco programs
  • Connect and learn during a full day of cancer support and empowerment as we work together to eliminate cancer

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Joan Lunden, breast cancer survivor and former co-host of Good Morning America

Learn more about the Breakout Sessions below.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is included in the event price of $10?  

The cost of $10 per attendee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, parking, a celebrity keynote speaker and interactive sessions throughout the day with leading clinical experts from OhioHealth and MD Anderson. The highlight in the afternoon is that MD Anderson leaders will talk about the latest advancements on their groundbreaking Moon Shots and EndTobacco programs.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

FREE parking is available in Convention Center garages if you reserve your parking space prior to the event. To make your reservation, follow the directions below:

  1.     Visit https://www.parkingpanda.com/ohiohealth-cancer-conference-parking?ref=columbus 
  2.     Select one of the garages available.

+      For optimal ADA parking, select South Garage. This garage is attached to the convention center with easy access to the elevators up to the main convention space.
+      Shuttles to registration will be provided for the East Lot and Goodale Garage.
+      The promo code will remove the cost; please disregard the costs listed.

  1.     Locate “Have a promo code?” link in the bottom right corner of the page and enter promo code “CancerCare” to update the total to $0.00.4.     Complete registration information. The site requires a credit card, but you will NOT be charged.

    5.     Your reservation and voucher will be emailed to the email address your provide. Printthe voucher or downloadto your mobile device to scan upon entry AND exit at the garage.

Where can I contact the organizer for more information?

For more information on the conference or cancer care at OhioHealth, please call CancerCall at (800) 752.9119

What will I hear about during the breakout sessions?

Breakout Session Descriptions: (attendees may attend 2)

–  “Finding Your New Normal After Cancer” – It’s time to celebrate, your cancer treatment is over! During this time you may be cancer-free but you may still cognitively or physically experience cancer’s effects.  There may be chronic pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, anxiety, or other effects may plague cancer survivors. Financial issues may impact the family—even those who have insurance. Without help, the aftermath of cancer treatment can be as devastating as the cancer itself.  We will help fill you in on what’s next.

–  “Caring for the Caregivers” – After supporting the cancer journey of a loved one, there comes a time when you need to care for yourself. A caregiver’s physical, emotional and mental health is vital to the well-being of the person who has cancer. To be a good caregiver, you must be good to yourself. In this session, you will learn to recognize the signs of stress, tips for stress management, coping and self-care.

–  “Navigating Financial Resources and Planning For Cancer” – Cancer is often an unexpected diagnosis that can throw you and your family into crisis mode.  Navigating through FMLA, short or long term disability, power of attorney, medical bills and more can be overwhelming for everyone. If these preparations are discussed by your family in advance, the crisis can be much more manageable. We will show you how to create an emergency prepared plan for cancer, teach you the difference and purpose of each of the forms and share resources including agencies who can help you in this journey.

–  “Symptom Management” – During cancer and its treatment, you are faced with several temporary and ongoing symptoms and side effects, including, pain, fatigue, depression, blood clots, skin conditions and weight gain/loss. Our team can teach you what symptoms to expect and how to manage them using resources available such as cancer rehabilitation, integrative care and palliative care.

–  “Wellness: Prevention, Screening, Genetics and Research” – Anyone can develop cancer, YOU are the key to prevention and detection. Cancers that can be prevented or detected earlier by screening account for about half of all new cancer cases in Ohio. Each person has a complex interaction of modifiable and unknown risk factors that can lead to cancer. We can empower you to use what we know about those modifiable risk factors along with nutrition, exercise, earlier screening and detection and your family history to minimize your risk and detect cancer in its most treatable stage.

–  “Maintaining Relationships and Intimacy” – Relationships and sexuality are fundamental to the way we experience physical and emotional closeness. They are closely linked to how we relate to ourselves and others, and they impact on the roles we play within our family. This session aims to help you understand the ways cancer and its treatment may affect your sexuality and relationships and describe practical ways to adapt to any physical and emotional changes you are experiencing. We will provide insight to available resources, medications, treatment and support services. This session is for people with cancer and their partner(s). The principles of this session are the same for all individuals, irrespective of your sexual orientation. We will help you find new ways to enjoy intimacy.


Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215



OhioHealth Cancer Care
(800) 752.9119


Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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