Friday, February 28, 2014

6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit

Addiction: Tobacco & E-Cigarettes
A Clinical Update

The 6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit will provide in-depth information regarding tobacco addiction, wound healing, emerging tobacco products in young adults and youth, and an update on the electronic cigarette.

When: April 1, 2014

Where: Lake Shore Hospital Authority, Lake City, FL

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Other Info

FREE Lunch and FREE Continuing Education Credits!


This is a day of learning appropriate for ALL Healthcare Professionals- Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Community Health Workers, Social Workers, Tobacco Treatment Specialists, CHES, and Mental Health Counselors.


  • Educate attendees on the updated regulation and safety concerns with e-cigarettes 
  • Reveal current marketing tactics and regulation on emerging tobacco products aimed at youth 
  • Educate attendees on the effects of nicotine on the body and brain
Sponsored By: Suwannee River AHEC
Co-sponsors: Lake Shore Hospital & The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

CE Credit Statement

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc. is a Florida Board of Nurses, Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker Provider ID #50-1922. This program meets the requirements for up to 5.0 contact hours

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alzheimer's Association Central & North Florida Chapter - Gainesville Caregiver Forum

March 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Caregivers can enjoy educational speakers, information, exhibitors, networking, and door prizes at this event being held at the Downtown Gainesville Public Library (401 East University Avenue).

There is no charge to attend this forum.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Pre-registration is required. Call (800) 272-3900 for reservations or if you have any questions.

Monday, February 24, 2014

FBCF's Free Education and Advocacy Day Conference in Tampa on March 22

March 22, 2014 – Tampa
Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore

Register Here


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am - 10:00am: "Using Evolutionary Principles to Improve Breast Cancer Therapy"

Robert A. Gatenby, MD

Diagnostic Imaging, Moffitt Cancer Center

10:00am - 10:45am: The Past, Present & Future of Breast Cancer Management

John V. Kiluk MD, FACS

The Center for Women’s Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center

10:45am – 11:00am: "Advocacy"

11:00am - 11:30am: Lunch

11:30am – 12:15pm: “Killing Cancer Cells with Nano-Peptides”

Annette Khaled, PhD

University of Central Florida

12:15pm – 1:00pm: "Lymphedema: How to Reduce Your Risk"

Marcy K. Biller, OTR/L, CHT, UE-CLT, RYT

St. Joseph's Hospital

1:00pm – 1:15pm: Break

1:15pm – 1:30pm: "Stay Away Breast Cancer"

Hattan Alghamdi, MBBS

1:30pm – 1:45pm: "How to Become an Advocate Grant Reviewer"

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Closing and Prize Drawing

Friday, February 21, 2014

First Inaugural Make the Magic at Camp Kesem FSU

Camp Kesem at FSU is hosting our first ever Make the Magic! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids whose parents have cancer feel like kids again.

Make the Magic is a dinner and silent auction that will include guest speakers sharing stories about their Camp Kesem experience. We will have a catered “Fancy Camp” dinner for each ticket holder to bring out everyone’s inner camper. Following dinner, we will open our silent auction with donations from local businesses such as Mohawks and Moccasins, Trader Joe’s and That’s Mine! Monogramming.

Please join us for our inaugural dinner and silent auction! All proceeds will go to sending a child whose parent has cancer to a free week of summer camp. There will be fancy camp food, sweet tea and lemonade, and baskets of goodies to bid on.

The event will be held at Miller Hall in University Center C at the Doak Campbell Stadium on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Florida 32306. The event will take place on February 28, 2014. Doors open at 7 PM. To purchase a ticket please visit:

Please contact for any questions. Visit for more information about Camp Kesem FSU.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Moffitt's Pathology Symposium: Practicing Pathology in a Changing World

April 12, 2014

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Conference contact person:

Conference website:

Brief Description:

Join us at this focused symposium on advances in contemporary pathology practice and technology contributing to advances in personalized medicine. Plenary sessions, presentations and interactive discussion will cover: anatomic pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, dermatopathology and addressing pathology on a variety of oncology diseases. Call for abstracts, poster session, exhibits, breakfast and lunch included in conference registration.

Course Organizer:

Anthony M. Magliocco, MD, FRCPC, FCAP. Moffitt Cancer Center

Conference Host: Moffitt Cancer Center

Registration Fee: $150.00 For more information and registration, visit:

Keywords: Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Dermatopathology, Oncology

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lunch and Learn Event Announcement: Navigation and Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients

WHAT: Lunch and Learn – Navigation and Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients

WHEN: February 26, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Hope Lodge – Gainesville


As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Daily founded the High Risk Program within the University of Florida’s Breast Cancer Center, which identifies women at above-average risk of developing breast cancer and offers prevention and early detection strategies. Her expertise as a clinically-based investigator and educator has made her an authority on breast cancer patient navigation focusing on breast cancer throughout the North Central Florida community.

COST: Free


Lunch will be provided

Continuing Education Credits will be provided by Suwannee River AHEC

SPONSORED BY: The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF), The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) and Cancer Connections

RSVP REQUIRED. Please RSVP to Lauren Vagelakos at by Friday, Feb. 21st, 2014 at 5 p.m.