OCSRI to Sponsor 14th Annual Cancer Survivor Symposium

OCSRI, along with St. John and others will be sponsoring the Celebrating the Art of Healing cancer survivor symposium, titled “The Future is Now.” This symposium will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location: Town & Country School in Tulsa at 8906 E. 34th Street. This free event is open to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Call 918-744-0123 to register as space is limited.

Author, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and Tulsa native, Paige Davis, will present the keynote address titled “Here We Grow: Mindfulness Through Cancer and Beyond.” In her address, Davis plans to share how present moment awareness can reveal our true capacity for joy, connection, grace and resilience. She will be giving away 75 copies of her new book, by the same title as her keynote address.

Other symposium morning and afternoon breakout sessions include Search for Meaning: Spiritual Issues on the Cancer Journey, Treating Quality of Life Issues in Malignancies, Cancer Survivorship and the Art of Nutrition, and Draw Near to Your Body.

Supporting cancer patients, survivors and their network of family, friends and medical professionals, is the main purpose of this event said Faith Boudreau, MSW, LCSW, MPS. Boudreau is one of the original founders and coordinators of the annual symposium.

“Celebrating the Art of Healing is a unique day for participants to relax, learn new information, and feel encouraged as they face and work to overcome the challenges of cancer,” said Boudreau.

The event is sponsored by St. John Health System, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Saint Francis Health System, Saint Francis Hospice and Takeda Oncology.

Continuing Education Credits of 3.25 are available for registered nurses and licensed social workers.

Space is limited, so registration is requested. A complimentary lunch will be provided. To register for this free event or for more information, please call 918-744-0123.

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