9th Pink Ribbon Symposium

A Breast Cancer Education, Health & Wellness Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00am-1:00pm
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center

noelle.jpgGuest Speaker: Noelle, Pomeroy, PhD, LMHC

Topic: Let's Talk Sex, It's Not Taboo Sexual health and well-being Pre and post cancer


Dr. Noelle Pomeroy is the founder of the Jacksonville Center for Sexual Health.  She is a Clinical Sexologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her doctorate at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida and her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. Dr. Pomeroy has done extensive research on women’s postpartum sexual problems. She is an adjunct professor in the University of North Florida's graduate program.  She has served as a “sex expert” on several local radio and television programs as well as a columnist for Fox News Opinion.

Dr. Pomeroy lives in Mandarin with her husband and children.

Program of Events

7:30-8:00 a.m. Chair Yoga with Christina Phipps Foundation
8:00 -8:20 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Co - Directors of Pink Ribbon Symposium:

Linda Sylvester, MD – Frequently Asked Patient Questions
Takaya Jones, MD – The Diagnosis of Cancer
8:20- 8:45 a.m – Featured Speaker: Noelle Pomeroy, PhD, LMHC

Topic:  Let’s Talk Sex ...It’s Not Taboo!

8:45-9:45 a.m.  Exhibits & Continental Breakfast


9:45 -10:45 a.m. – Session 1 

Updates on Breast Cancer  –  STUDIO THEATER

Moderator: Fauzia Rana, MD, UF Health

Shahla Masood, MD, UF Health – The Role of the Pathologist in Cancer Diagnosis
Ashish Nath, MD, Orange Park Surgical Associates – Skin Sparing Mastectomies
Dwelvin Simmons, MD,21st Century Oncology – Shorter Course Radiation
Yan Makeyev, MD, 21st Century Oncology – Treatment, Prevention,& Immunotherapy
Timothy Fee, MD, Coastal Cosmetics – Body Image & Plastic Surgery

Caring for Our Bodies – MAIN AUDITORIUM

Moderator: Michael Edward,DO, Coastal Family Medicine

Bobbi de Cordova Hanks, Bosom Buddies  Advocacy and Survivorship
Kari Chaney, RN, Orange Park Medical Center – The Role of the Nurse Navigator
Christine Cauffield,MD – Chemo Brain and Peripheral Neuropathy
Kam Lee,AC NCCA,  Kam Lee Acupuncture Acupuncture and Menopausal Symptoms – Eleanor Sorresso, MD, Vitas Hospice  Dealing with Chronic Illness

10:45- 11:15 a.m. – Exhibits/ Intermission (Silent Auction closes at 12 p.m.)
11:15- 12:15 p.m. – Session 2

Updates on Health & Prevention – STUDIO THEATER

Moderator: John Brinkman, MD, North Florida Surgeons

Diane Johnson, MD, Mori,Bean,and Brooks – Newest  Mammogram Guidelines
Arjav Ted Shah,MD, North Florida OB/GYN – Cervical Cancer Screening & Pap Smears
Naho Harada,MS,  UF Health – Your Genes and You
Andrea Deneen, MD, First Coast Cardiovascular Institute – Woman and Heart Health
Dinesh Madhok, MD, Borland Groover Clinic – The Gut in Cancer Prevention

Caring for Our Bodies – MAIN AUDITORIUM

Moderator: Darin Roark, Administrator, Baptist Health Clay

Jorg Bober,MD, First Coast Podiatric Surgery – Oh My Aching Feet- Foot Health
Fred Eaglestein,MD, Derm and Laser Center – Skin Care and You
Stephen Kramarick, MD, Riverside Pain Physicians – Managing Chronic Pain
Stephan Esser, MD – Nurturing Your Nutrition
Linda Altman, Christina Phipps Foundation – Meditation for Health 


12:25- 12:45 p.m. – AARP “Brain Health “ - Keeping Your Mind Sharp – Justine Conley,AARP Jacksonville Field Coordinator
12:45- 12:50 p.m. – Closing Remarks
1:00 p.m. – Doors Close
12:50- 2:00 p.m. – Silent Auction Winners Claim Winnings



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