Titled “A Day of Caring, Hope, and Laughter,” the symposium is presented annually by Dixie Regional Medical Center and Valley View Medical Center, and will be held at the Taylor Health Science Building just east of the Dixie Regional Medical Center River Road campus.
Deb Christensen, oncology patient navigator at Dixie Regional’s Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Center said, “Our goal is to provide survivors and co-survivors with practical information in a format that encourages them to interact with experts, caregivers, and most importantly, each other."
A cancer survivor is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. Co-survivors are the friends and family members who support them.
The symposium will begin at 8:30AM with registration and a light breakfast catered by Xetava Café. Musical entertainment will be provided by local breast cancer survivor Kellie Gubler and Friends.
Following Schmid’s keynote address, attendees can choose from several breakout sessions, including:
• Customized Exercise, presented by Trevor Smith, exercise physiologist, MS
• Weight Management: Tips and Tricks to a Healthier You, presented by Kathryn Kauffman, registered dietician
• Embracing the New Normal, presented by LuAnn Keyes, breast cancer survivor
• Renewed Intimacy, presented by Dr. Derrick Haslem, MD
Cheryl Bellomo, RN oncology patient navigator at Valley View said, “Cancer survivors deal with a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial challenges throughout their lifetimes. This will be a day when we can all laugh and enjoy mingling together, sharing hope, common experiences, and practical solutions," she said.
The symposium will conclude at 12:30PM, and is free for cancer survivors and one guest each.
Space is limited: to RSVP, contact Deb Christensen at Dixie Regional (435) 688-5092, or Cheryl Bellomo at Valley View (435) 868-5685.