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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Breast Imaging & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
NY Breast Imaging Society, Mt. Sinai Goldwurm Auditorium, 98th & Madison, 6-8pm
Speakers: Laura Liberman MD; Kate DuHamel, PhD
Description: In this lecture & panel discussion, I’ll be joined by Kate DuHamel PhD, a world expert in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and by NYC breast imaging technologists. We’ll talk about PTSD as it applies to cancer survivors and individuals having cancer screening tests (such as mammography), and share strategies to reduce stress.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Cancer: The Survivor’s Perspective
The Society of Breast Imaging, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 1:30-2:30 pm
Description: In this talk, I’ll share my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor with my fellow breast imagers at the 10th Post-Graduate Course of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The focus will be on how doctors can better care for those of us with cancer by mindful attention to patients & families, relieving pain, and increasing comfort.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Communicating About Cancer: MSKCC Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, RRL 116, NY, NY, 9-10am
Speakers: Laura Liberman MD, author, I Signed as the Doctor; Katherine Rosman, author, If You Knew Suzy; & Louis Voigt MD, Critical Care Medicine Service, Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, MSKCC
Description: This Grand Rounds for the MSKCC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was a panel discussion followed by Q&A addressing the issue of communicating about cancer to patients and families.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Lighten the Stress! A Seminar for Breast Imaging Technologists
MSKCC Breast and Imaging Center (BAIC), 300 E 66th St, 7-8am
Speakers: Laura Liberman MD; Rebecca Guest MD; Kate DuHamel PhD; Penny Damaskos, Post-Treatment Resource Program; Jane Bowling, Social Work
Description: Breast imaging technologists are on the front lines caring for patients having studies and procedures to detect breast cancer. Even a screening mammogram can cause stress. I hypothesize that asking for additional views on a woman who has had breast cancer can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), similar to what some veterans suffer after wars. This panel discussion and Q&A provided a forum to discuss these challenges and brainstorm about interventions to lighten the stress.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Cancer Survivor: A Personal Perspective
New York Roentgen Society Annual Fall Meeting, The Princeton Club, 4-5 pm
Description: In this talk, I shared my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer patient with radiologists, other physicians, and trainees attending the annual fall meeting of the New York Roentgen Society.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I Signed as the Doctor: Reflections of a Cancer Doctor Surviving Cancer
Survivors’ Dinner, MSKCC at Basking Ridge, Basking Ridge, NJ 7-8 pm
Description: In this annual celebration for cancer survivors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s regional network facility in Basking Ridge, NJ, I shared my perspectives as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor, signed books, and spoke with fellow survivors.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I Signed as the Doctor: Surviving Cancer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, RRL 103, NY, NY, 6-7 pm
Description: In this talk, I discussed my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer patient with the Associates Committee of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Society, a volunteer group dedicated to supporting cancer patients, education, and research.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Stupid Cancer Show
Guests: Laura Liberman MD, Lymohoma Survivor & author, I Signed as the Doctor; Deborah Ludwig, Young Adult Survivor of Leukemia, Author of Rebirth, and creator of Writing for Your Life Workshop; Jennifer Goodman Linn, Young Adult Survivor of MFH (Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma), Founder of Cycle for Survival
Hosts: Matthew Zacchary, Founder/CEO of I’m Too Young for This Cancer Foundation (i2y); Lisa Bernhard, journalist, former FOX News entertainment correspondent, deputy editor of TV Guide
Description: This edgy, irreverent, award-winning, international talk radio gives voice to the 70,000 young adults (15-39) diagnosed with cancer each year (one every 8 minutes). In this program, my fellow guests and I shared our perspectives as cancer survivors. I spoke about being a cancer doctor surviving cancer; Deborah Ludwig discussed the writing groups she leads for cancer patients and survivors; and Jennifer Goodman Linn talked about the amazing organization she has created, Cycle for Survival, to support cancer research, including finding cures for cancers in young adults.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), NY, NY, 5:30-7:00 pm
Description: In this seminar, presented as part of the Post Treatment Resources Program (PTRP) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, I shared my journey through diagnosis and treatment for lymphoma. A question-and-answer period followed the presentation.
For information on upcoming programs for cancer survivors at MSKCC, Click here
Monday, March 16, 2009
I Signed as the Doctor Book Talk
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY, 5:30-7:00 pm
Description: In this seminar, I described my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor, read selections from my book, and had a discussion with seminar participants. (The video of this talk is on the Book page of this site.)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
“Get Connected” with Christine Nagy, host
Lite FM radio 106.7, 7:00-7:30 am
Description: In this half-hour radio show, I was interviewed by Christine Nagy, the fabulous host of “Get Connected.” We discussed developments in breast cancer screening as well as my personal experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor. We were joined by Stacey Eisler, Deputy Director of the May Center for Health, Fitness, & Sport at the 92nd Street Y, who coordinated the Y’s Partnership Symposium on Conquering Breast Cancer on Sunday April 26 2009.
To listen to the interview: Click here
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Partnership Symposium: Conquering Breast Cancer
The 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY, 12:30-5:45 pm
Description: Combining the resources of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this groundbreaking event at the 92nd Street Y provided a forum for experts to talk about the latest developments in breast cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. I gave a talk, “Screening, Self-Examining, and Surviving,” and spoke briefly about my experience as a doctor in a cancer hospital and cancer survivor. I also signed books and chatted with readers.
Information: Call 212-415-5500 or Click here
Monday, June 1, 2009
Literature & Medicine: The Doctor as Writer and Reader
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 45th Annual Meeting
11:30am-12:45pm, Level 2, W203C, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FLA
Description: This educational session at the world’s largest annual cancer meeting focused on fostering humanism in oncology by engaging the arts, with specific attention to film, poetry, and literature. In my talk, I shared selections from my book, I Signed as the Doctor, in the context of discussing physician-writers and portrayals of illness in literature.
Information: Click here
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
“The Oncology Show;” Dr. Abraham Chachoua & Dr. Sylvia Formenti, hosts
Sirius-XM Radio, 12:00-2:00 pm
Description: In this show, hosted by two oncology experts, I shared the personal perspective of a cancer doctor surviving cancer as described in my book, I Signed as the Doctor. The format was live with listener call-ins, and the show was aired several times within weeks of the initial broadcast.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Women Conquering Cancer: A Celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day
Akbar Hall, 1174 Bedford Ave (between Putnam Ave & Madison St), Brooklyn. 1:30-4:30 pm
Description: This community event, organized by the terrific group Women Conquering Cancer, was part of an annual wordwide celebration of people living with and beyond cancer. In the keynote address, I shared insights from my personal experience as a cancer doctor and survivor. After the talk, I signed books and traded stories with seminar participants.
Info: contact Khaleela Shabazz, Chair, Women Conquering Cancer, [email protected]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I Signed as the Doctor: For Survivors and Friends
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Room M107, New York, NY
Description: In this seminar organized by the Post-Treatment Resource Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for cancer survivors and their loved ones, families, and caregivers, I shared my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor, read selections from my book, and had an open discussion with participants.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I Signed as the Doctor Book Talk
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: The Breast Examination Center of Harlem, 163 W 125th St, 4th Floor, NY, NY
Description: In this seminar for health care providers, I discussed my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer survivor as described in my book, I Signed as the Doctor. I shared practical cancer coping strategies for individuals with cancer, their loved ones, and their caregivers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The Group Room Cancer Talk Radio Show: “When the Doctor and Nurse Become the Patient”Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Description: In this show, which takes live questions from the audience, I participated in a discussion with two health care professionals who (like me) are also writers and cancer survivors– Julie Silver MD and Nancy Jo Bush RN. We shared our experiences with the journey from health care provider to recipient.
To listen: click here
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Lymphoma: A Survivor’s Perspective
NY Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY, 8:15-8:45 am
Description: The annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma, sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, gives people with lymphoma and their loved ones key information about treatment, support, and research. In the keynote address, I used my dual perspective as a survivor and a doctor to give coping strategies to patients, families, and loved ones. I also made suggestions to doctors on how to better care for individuals with lymphoma. Afterwards, I chatted with readers and signed books; all proceeds were donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Information: Call 800-500-9976 or Click here
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I Signed as the Doctor: Surviving Cancer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY, 10:30-11:00 am
Description: In this talk, I described my experiences as a cancer doctor and cancer patient to the Board of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Society, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer.
For information on the MSKCC Society Click here