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13th Annual Downeast Living with Cancer Conference

November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


13th Annual Downeast Living with Cancer Conference

“The Many Faces of Survivorship”


The 13th Annual Downeast Living with Cancer Conference will offer an educational, supportive, action-packed day on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Bar Harbor. The Many Faces of Survivorship” will be this year’s theme. The many faces of survivorship are as unique as the individual and can mean many things to many people. The goal of this year’s conference is to empower survivors, their caregivers, and supporters with information from both the allopathic and integrative medical perspectives – providing tools for self-advocacy; overcoming fear and other negative emotions; and the many ways of increasing well-being. Three featured speakers will focus on topics related to  survivorship.

During treatment survivorship concerns may include getting to treatment, financial resources, proper nutrition and exercise, and having a reliable support system. After treatment, survivorship concerns shift to the health and life of a person with cancer, including physical, psycho-social, and economic facets of life beyond diagnosis and treatment. Survivorship includes issues related to the ability to get health-care and follow-up treatments, residual effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Family members, friends and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience. It is our hope that this year’s Living with Cancer Conference will address the survivorship needs that are most important to all attending the conference.

Keynote Speaker – Barb Cookson – “Cancer: Changing the Conversation Through Personal Power and Language

Barb Cookson will explore personal power and self-advocacy on the cancer journey. Barb Cookson, known as “The SuperHero Speaker”, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Licensed massage therapist, group fitness instructor, author, and video blogger.  In 2012, she was a full-time caregiver for her “second Mom” in her journey through lung cancer. Learn more about Barb at www.BarbaraCookson.com

Headshot of Stephanie McLeod EstevezFeatured Speaker – Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC – “The Psychology of Cancer” 

Ms. McLeod-Estevez will illuminate the emotional impact of cancer. She will explore how to respond, rather than react, to what needs to be attended to in order to heal emotionally. Stephanie is the founder of Creative-Transformations, is a counselor, art therapist and cancer survivor herself and “she gets it”. In her professional practice, she offers information, tools, and techniques, providing abundant options to enhance the health and well-being of cancer survivors and their loved ones. Learn more about Stephanie at www.creative-transformations.com

Head shot of author Dr. Ralph Moss, PhDFeatured Speaker – Dr. Ralph Moss, Ph.D. – “50 years of the War on Cancer: The Past and Future of Cancer Treatment” 

Dr. Moss will speak about the “new immunotherapy” and how that may benefit individuals, as well as his own battle with cancer. He is the author of the Moss Reports – detailed reports on the forty most common cancer diagnoses offering a very readable, up to date, explanation of specific cancer diagnosis and the most effective treatment options available. Dr. Moss is a graduate of New York University and Stanford University. Learn more about Dr. Moss visit www.mossreports.com

This annual event will also offer a patient/survivor panel; two break-out sessions, one led by Janet May & Katherine Perkins, “Person-Centered Planning/Tool Kit for Survivorship and the other by Barb Cookson, “Self-Care and Stress Management for the Caregiver”. Throughout the day, community resource representatives will be available for attendees to explore, and complementary therapies will be offered including Healing Touch, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and more. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

The free conference is open to all and will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center, 119 Eden Street in Bar Harbor from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am. For more information or to register, please call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 207-664-0339 or register below.


Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors


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November 7, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center
119 Eden Street
Bar Habor , ME 04609 United States
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