8th Annual Fred Cohen Symposium - Friday, November 7, 2014

|| October 22, 2014

Living With A Brain Tumor: Tools to Empower Patients and Caregivers

A Program for Patients and Families

A brain tumor diagnosis has a substantial physical and psychological impact on patients and family members: Thomas J. Kaley, MD from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY will present on "Tools to Empower Patients and Caregivers."

Members of the Hartford Hospital staff will discuss physical activity, stress reduction and nutritional issues. All attending will have an opportunity to meet with other patients or caregivers and discuss common issues. Patients and family members are encouraged to participate, share their stories and help create a learning community.


  • Call Sandi Beggs at 860.972.2390 OR Email: sandi.beggs@hhchealth.org
  • Registration deadline – November 3, 2014 
  • Valet parking and lunch provided


  • Friday, November 7, 2014 
  • 9am to 1:30pm 


  • Hartford Hospital Education & Resource Center 
  • 560 Hudson Street 
  • Hartford, Connecticut 
  • Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center


9 am
Registration Check In

9:30 – 9:40am
Welcoming Remarks

  • Donna M. Handley, VP, Cancer Operations Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center 
  • Alexandra Flowers, MD Neurology, Hartford Hospital 
  • Holly Cohen

9:40 – 10:45am
Brain Tumors—More Science, Less Fear

  • Thomas J. Kaley, MD Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

10:45 – 11:15am
Physical Activity: The If, How and What Behind Exercise

  • Beth Taylor, PhD 

11:15 – 11:30am
Stress Reduction

  • Eric Secor, PhD, ND, MPH Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Program

11:30 – 11:45am
Nutrition and Cancer
Liz Churchill, RDN, CDN, CSO Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Program

11:45 – 11:50am
CTBTA (Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance)

  • Jennifer Pace

11:50 – 12:30pm
Lunch and Networking

12:30 – 1:15pm
Empowerment Break-Out Sessions
Evan Fox, MD; Hillary Keller, LCSW;
Erin Mangan, RN

1:15 – 1:30pm
Closing Remarks

This symposium is made possible by gifts and grants to the Fred Cohen Fund.

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