Friday, January 31, 2014

NCI Cyber-Seminar - Tobacco Control Strategies for the Next Generation: Working for a Tobacco-free Future

February 18, 2014 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST

Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.

In January 2014, the Surgeon General released the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's Report on smoking and health. The report highlighted 50 years of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presented new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and detailed initiatives that can end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.

This past month the Acting Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak urged new resolve to end smoking by increasing use of proven tobacco-control measures, including price hikes and the expansion of comprehensive indoor-smoking bans. In the shadow of the anniversary of this critical report and the new recommendations, NCI is pleased to present two researchers whose work captures the direction suggested by the Surgeon General’s report.

Dr. Michelle C. Kegler, a Professor at Rollins School of Public Health and the Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC), will share her work on “Testing and Disseminating a Brief Intervention to Promote Smoke-Free Homes through 2-1-1”. The home is still a major source of exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmokers and children, particularly in low-income households. This presentation will describe the development, testing and dissemination of a brief intervention to create smoke-free homes in low-income families using 2-1-1. Results from an efficacy trial will be shared, along with plans for replication studies and national dissemination through 2-1-1 systems.

In her presentation, Dr. Emily McDonald from the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education will share research that examines the everyday experiences and opinions of young adults using e-cigarettes in New York City. Based on qualitative interviews and ethnographic participant observation, she explored what young adults know about e-cigarettes and the kinds of information utilized in deciding whether or not to use the devices. In an environment with no official warnings or educational campaigns, young adults may rely on e-cigarette marketing messages, as well as their own bodily sensations, in assessing product safety. Her work suggests that users may interpret a lack of regulation as tacit approval of e-cigarettes.

Drs. Kegler and McDonald will share their perspectives on smoking cessations, barriers to quitting, and tools for reaching smokers. The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.

Register Here

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
  • describe the development, testing and dissemination of an intervention to create smoke-free homes for low-income families using 2-1-1.
  • understand the impact of e-cigarette marketing on young people and possible strategies to prevent uptake of e-cigarettes among young adults
  • identify new tools and resources for reaching smokers and those most at risk of tobacco dependence.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Annie Appleseed Project 8th Evidence-based Complementary/Alternative conference

March 6-8, 2014 in West Palm Beach, FL.  Come join us.  Great speakers, ORGANIC food, excellent networking with people w/cancer, oncology professionals, caregivers and Advocates from around the country.  $249 for 2/12 day event.  Continuing education credits available 13 hours for $35.

The Agenda (constantly being adjusted:) is online.  Register online as soon as possible as we are close to the number we can accept.  (200-215).

Your patients have questions about complementary (Integrative Oncology) and alternative treatments.  You will find ANSWERS at this unique conference. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Collaboration with Elif Akcali: Fold Origami Cranes and Storytelling

At this week's Creative For Health workshop collaborate with Elif Akcali as she prepares for her artist's reception on Thursday night, January 23rd.  Fold origami cranes and offer meaningful stories and quotes.  The material we make may appear in the artist's exhibit!  You won't want to miss either events.  Ashley New will organize Tuesday night's workshop. 

We meet Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30pm

Funded by a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Creative for Health provides free weekly arts and writing workshops for people affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and caregivers.

Classes are held in the UF Health Shands Hospital Criser Cancer Resource Center, 1515 SW Archer Rd., Room 1302, on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30.

For more information click here:

Benefit Concert for Kids Kicking Cancer

Have fun and help ease the pain of children battling cancer! 

Check out the All-Star Jam for Kids Kicking Cancer at Cymplify on January 26th, featuring 5 great bands, great food, and a great cause.

For more info, check out these links:
90-second video -

Facebook Event Page -

UF Health Shands 2014 Yoga Offerings

Yoga for Self-Care
Mondays 5:30pm - 6:45pm
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, S. Tower, 1st floor
This longer class includes meditative flow,toning postures, breathing exercises
and guided relaxation. Cost is $5.

Yoga of Awareness for Wellbeing (8 weeks Jan 14 - Mar 4, 2014)
Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
in the FAB
This 8 week fee based program, developed at Duke University Medical Ctr, includes: meditation, gentle yoga, mindfulness practices, skillful living lessons with manual and audio CD's. CE's for nurses, social workers and massage therapists. Must pre-register (see attached flier)

Lunchtime Yoga for Staff
Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Instructor- Dottie Price)
Off E. elevators 7th floor, N. Tower Rm #7502
Flow in and out of this class as your time permits and enjoy a moment
of renewal and relaxation. ** Open to all Hospital Staff **

Gentle Yoga for Health
Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, S. Tower, 1st floor
Gentle stretching, adaptive postures, and breathing practices
designed to tone the body and lift the spirits.

Creative for Health in 2014

Announcement:  We are moving to a new night.  Starting January 7th, the workshops will be held on Tuesday nights, so mark your calendars.  Most workshops will continue meeting at the same time (5:30pm - 7:30pm) and location (UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital).  I will let you know ahead of time when changes in the schedule occur.

We have an exciting schedule of programming for you this spring, including new workshops on cooking, storytelling, painting, and sketchbooks.  I will continue sending information by email each week.  You may also check our website for an updated calendar (  And please feel free to email me if you have questions or just to say hi.

We look forward to being creative with you in 2014.

Best regards,

Dylan Klempner
University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Graduate Programs Adviser

FBCF's free education and advocacy day conference in Orlando on January 25

January 25, 2014 – Orlando
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

8:30am - 9:00am:              Registration

9:00am - 9:15am:              Welcome by Jane Torres, FBCF Founder

9:15am - 10:00am:           "Current Topics in Breast Imaging"
                                                Charles Burkett, MD
                                                Radiology Associates of Daytona Beach

10:00am - 10:45am:         "Breast Cancer Overview 2014"
                                                Nikita C. Shah, MD
                                                MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando

10:45am – 11:15am:        Brunch

11:15am – 12:00pm:        "The Method of Breast Cancer Detection Impacts Overall Survival of Senior                                                       Adult Women in Polk County Florida"
                                                Elisabeth Dupont, MD and Brian J. Yoder, DO, PhD
                                                Watson Clinic

12:00pm – 12:45pm:       "Breast Cancer and Nutrition- Small Changes that can make a Big Difference"
                                                Omada Idachaba, MD
                                                Disney Center for Living Well
12:45pm – 1:00pm:          Closing and Raffle

1:00pm – 1:30pm:            Break

1:30pm – 1:45pm:            Welcome to Advocacy

1:45pm – 2:30pm:            "ABC’s of Florida Legislature"
                                                Meghan Hoza
                                                The P5 Group, LLC

2:30pm – 3:15pm:            "The Roles of an Advocate"
                                                Advocate Panel Discussion

3:15pm – 3:30pm:            Closing