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About the Conference

What

Oregon Cancer Foundation Mini-Conference: Treat Menopause Naturally

You are invited to join us online from the comfort of your home or office to listen and watch experts present information on Menopause, Cancer and how to treat menopause safely.

Sessions on the hour – 45 minutes speaker, 15 minutes Q&A.

*Scholarships are available by request.

When

SATURDAY, July 24th, 9 am-1 pm

Cost

$10 FOR THE MORNING OF LEARNING *

*Scholarships are available by request, but no discounts for attending single classes. Please contact us at 541-632-3654 or classes@oregoncancerfoundation.org for information on scholarships.

This conference is presented over Zoom. Once registered AND closer to day you will receive links and information about how to access each session. Never attended a virtual conference? No problem, we are here to help. Just give us a call at 541-632-3654 with any questions.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

9:00 am – Welcome & Truth about Menopause in Cancer Survivors

Presented by Audrey Garrett, MD, MPH. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Gynecologic Oncologist.

10:00 am – Sex, Chocolate and Menopause

Presented by Judy Abel, PT, CSC. Eugene Pelvic Wellness Center

Judy will discuss Sexual Dysfunction and some treatments to help. BYOC (Bring your own Chocolate)

11:00 am – An Integrative Approach to Menopause Without Hormones

Presented by Stephanie Wang ND, MSAOM from Pacific Integrative Oncology

12:00 pm – Bone Density…Exercises to Help Strengthen Bones & Prevent Falls

Presented by Lisa Milton, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Instructor, Personal Trainer, and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Scientific Research Advocate & Community Health Ambassador

Grab a resistance tube and/or some weights and join us for a discussion about bone density, resistance training, and fall prevention in addition to a quick (and fun) workout.

About Our Presenters

Audrey Garrett, MD, MPH

Besides her work as medical director of gynecologic oncology and treating patients at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, Dr. Audrey Garrett is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She is a sought-after speaker on HPV (its relationship to cervical cancer and preinvasive disease) and gynecological care of women with breast cancer.

Since 2005, Dr. Garrett has served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon.

She and her husband, Dr. Craig Seidman, moved to Eugene in 2002. Although their main focus in their free time is their three children, Dr. Garrett enjoys working out, kayaking, hiking and reading when she finds the time!

Judy Abel, PT, CSC

Judy Abel holds a physical therapy degree from Northwestern University ’86, BS degree in Psychology/Biology from Vanderbilt University ’84. and completed a Certificate in Sexuality Counseling from the University of Michigan School of Social Work 2016 and holds an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Education Counseling and Therapy) Certification.  She has practiced Physical Therapy in Eugene since 1986 and has been a Pelvic Floor Specialist since 1991.

Judy is now in a post-graduate program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work to receive a certificate in Sexual Health counseling.  She is also an RYT certified yoga instructor and she regularly teaches yoga for the pelvic floor series and workshops here in Eugene and Salem. In her free time, Judy enjoys hiking, travel, and spending time with her family and the clinic dog, Ruthie.

Stephanie Wang, ND, MSAOM

Stephanie (she/her) earned her graduate degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and East Asian Medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbology) from Bastyr University. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology with honors at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Stephanie has spent most of her life in Seattle after growing up in Taiwan.

Stephanie is very excited to be at Pacific Integrative Oncology for her residency training. She found her way to integrative oncology after working with both naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. She finds integrative oncology offers the best of both conventional therapies and evidence-informed complementary care to help cancer survivors through treatments and beyond.

Stephanie’s clinical interests include integrative cancer care, cancer survivorship, internal medicine, community healthcare, and integrative pain management. She is passionate about providing quality integrative care to people of all socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, religion, and ages. She believes that everyone should have access to patient-centered holistic care that treats the whole person. In addition, Stephanie is also interested in helping to fight physician burnouts.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and learning to enjoy hiking.

Lisa Milton

Lisa Milton came to Eugene, Oregon and a new fitness career in 2010, after a long stint in the Portland/Vancouver area. She became a Zumba instructor, and taught at several gyms and fitness facilities including the University of Oregon, after she was diagnosed with a systemic autoimmune disease. She found exercise helped fend off fatigue, improved her lymphedema and she regained much of the balance she had lost when she developed neuropathy. In 2015, she joined the first team in Oregon to bring the evidence-based LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program to the Eugene Family YMCA. She and Program Coordinator Colleen Glick launched and manage the Y’s evidence-based LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program, which guides cancer survivors over 12 weeks to build muscle strength and endurance, increase flexibility, and improve balance and confidence. She actively keeps connected to those that she has worked with since the Y took on this work in 2016 – more than 100 survivors and their families to date. She is also a Community Health Ambassador and Scientific Research Advocate for OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon.

When she’s not at the Y, Milton keeps herself busy with a myriad of hobbies and passions including reading and writing, dance, weight-lifting, spending time with her family, and lavishing attention on two unruly dogs.