Virtual Survivorship Day Agenda

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Virtual Survivorship Day took place on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.  It included live panel discussions and interactive workshops that highlight cancer support and survivorship services. Recordings of panel discussions are now available to watch below. We have something for everyone, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, have completed treatment, or are a caregiver or friend supporting someone with cancer.

Survivorship Day was presented by Duke Cancer Institute’s Supportive Care & Survivorship Center

In-Person Survivorship Day at Duke Cancer Centers

If you prefer to attend in person, Survivorship Day events, including workshops, rejuvenation activities, and demonstrations will take place at Duke Cancer Centers in Durham and Raleigh. Registration is free and encouraged. Pre-registration is closed. Please register in-person at the event you wish to attend.

Virtual Events Schedule

This class, designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors, combines flexibility, movement, strength, balance, and breathing to avoid lymphatic fluid accumulation, aid in managing side effects, and improve overall mental and physical well-being.

Instructor: Laura Woodall, certified Yoga for Cancer practitioner

During this class, attendees use slow, focused movements, accompanied by deep breathing. Practice a graceful self-paced form of exercise that is used for stress reduction. Its low-impact nature puts minimal stress on the joints, making it generally safe for all fitness levels.

Instructor: Jay Dunbar, Ph.D., Director of the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School

During this panel presentation, a team of Duke Cancer Institute experts discussed how cancer survivorship has evolved and highlight the future direction of this growing population. Members of the panel answered patients' and caregivers’ questions on a variety of topics related to cancer survivorship.

Kevin Oeffinger, MD - Moderator
Director, DCI Supportive Care & Survivorship Center and DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care, Family Physician

Mustafa Khasraw, MD, FRCP, FRACP
Professor of Neurosurgery, Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy

Andrew Berchuck, MD
Co-Director of Duke Clinical Cancer Genetics, James M. Ingram Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

Ranee Chatterjee, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine Doctor

Nicole Larrier, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncologist

Cheyenne Corbett, PhD
Co-Director, DCI Supportive Care & Survivorship Center and DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care

Through the various techniques of sound healing, vocalizing, toning, and freewriting, people can gain the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of honoring their own voice and working with their built-in, stress-relieving musical instrument.

The tools and techniques discussed and practiced in this workshop will assist you in daily life. These small actions, when used routinely, will help you to pay mindful attention to your heart and voice, while experiencing the health benefits of sound, vibration, and self-expression, with clarity and joy.

Instructor, Karen Novy, Vocal and Sound Healing Coach

Cancer can cause a wide range of emotions you’re not used to dealing with. It can also make existing feelings seem more intense. They may change daily, hourly, or even minute-to-minute. This is true whether you’re currently in treatment, have completed your treatment, or are a friend or family member.

In this session, our expert panelists discussed tips and strategies to recognize and address our emotions. 

Valarie Worthy, MSN, RN - Moderator
Manager, Patient Navigation

Tracy Berger, LMFT
Medical Family Therapist

Caroline Dorfman, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine; Director, Research and Behavioral Medicine, Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program

Jacqueline Weatherly
Multiple myeloma survivor

Adrian Dixon, D. Min
Director, Chaplain Services and Education, Duke Raleigh Hospital

Jean Hartford-Todd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist

Cancer and its treatments affect the body in a variety of ways. Listen to our expert panelists address concerns and share preventive tips in the areas of diet, exercise, sexual health, pain, fatigue, and body image. 

Alexa Baltazar - Moderator
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor

Rebecca Shelby, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Education and Training for the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

Lisa Massa, PT, WCS, CLT
Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services

Carrie Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Clinical Dietitian

Leslie Love
Self-image consultant

Kevin Oeffinger, MD
Director, DCI Supportive Care & Survivorship Center and DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care

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Survivorship Day is made possible by our sponsors.