Adult Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness 2012

June 2012

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event on Saturday, June 12, 2012. This free event featured a keynote address by Scott Burton, a survivor of a high-grade osteosarcoma as well as an award-winning juggler. The event also featured breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of nutrition, complementary medicine, exercise, fatigue and energy, relationships and intimacy, insurance rights, emotional adaptation, cognitive function, stress management, lymphedema and late effects from cancer treatment.

The event was attended by 200 individuals affected by cancer. The post-event evaluations reflected overwhelmingly positive impressions; requests and comments will be considered in planning future events. To learn about future event offerings through the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program please subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter here.

Scott Burton - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Karen Syrjala, Dr. Scott Baker, and Scott Burton at the 2012 Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event


When asked "What did you like best about the Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event?", here are what some of our participants had to say:

“The openness of other survivors. I didn’t feel alone with my issues.”

“Keynote speaker Scott Burton was fantastic! I’ve attended the MBCTW seminar for the past 3 years. Humor is very powerful. Having a keynote speaker who gets the audience engaged is highly effective. Good topics for the breakout sessions as well.”

“Topics and structure, and food provided. Very well organized and worthwhile.”

“Variety of information. Chance to meet and talk with other survivors. Chance to ask questions. New contacts for the future. Gets me back into social world of cancer survivors.”

“It yielded information pertaining to certain symptoms my spouse is still experiencing after her cancer treatment. As well as some direction as to getting pertinent help."

"Very useful information and very positive approach to moving forward and healing.”


Below is a list of the breakout sessions offered at the event. For those sessions for which we have received approval for the speakers to make their slides available online you will see the topic title highlighted in blue, please click on the title to view the presentation.

Bone Health
Susan Ott, MD
Division of Metabolism, University of Washington

Cancer’s Impact on the Family
Frances M. Lewis, PhD
Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington

Cancer Survivorship for Survivors and Caregivers
Marlys and Gary Johnson
Cancer Adventures

Cognitive Function After Cancer
Myron Goldberg, PhD, ABPP-CN
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Dan Labriola, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Northwest Natural Health

Emotional Adaptation after Cancer
Psychiatry, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Jesse Fann, MD, MPH

Exercise for Cancer Survivors

Lexi Harlow, DPT, CLT
Physical Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Fatigue and Energy
Mitchell Levy, MD
Psychiatry, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Insurance Rights of Cancer Survivors
Bobbi Christensen-Meins
Financial Navigator


Carol Eddy, MPT
Physical Therapist, Oncology Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

Nutrition for Cancer Survivors
Patty McDonnell, RD, CD
Medical Nutrition Therapy Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Relationships and Intimacy
Female Issues
Male Issues
Shannon Solie, BA
Sexual Health Educator

Spirituality and Survivors
Stephen King, PhD, BCC
Chaplaincy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Stress Management Techniques
Samantha Artherholt, PhD
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Vitamins and Supplements
Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO
Naturopathic Doctor, Seattle Integrative Oncology

Scott Burton in mid-juggle during the Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness keynote address