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Women’s Health and Cancer Conference

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Double Tree Hotel – South Burlington

| Free

Welcome to the University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center’s Women’s Health and Cancer Conference, now in its 22nd year! As providers who care for cancer patients every day, we are proud to lead this year’s event, which aims to improve the lives of those touched by cancer through education and community.

Navigating the cancer journey and empowering ourselves with knowledge can be daunting in this age of rapid innovation and information access. This event strives to bring impactful education and inspiring support to health care professionals, patients, and the general public that collectively eases the challenges of cancer across our region.

Thanks to the commitment of so many who came before us—patients, researchers, philanthropists, and visionaries—there is much we can do today to address cancer risk and improve the lives of cancer survivors and their loved ones. Regardless of your gender, age, or experience with cancer, we invite you to join us in gaining a deeper understanding of the prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship of cancer, by finding inspiration and sharing your knowledge and support with others.

We offer special thanks to The Victoria Buffum Fund at the UVM Cancer Center, which has committed to being the presenting supporter of the conference for the next three years, helping to ensure that this event remains free for all who wish to attend. We are honored that the Buffum Fund and its supporters have made this gift possible, and that its impact will honor the memory of philanthropist Vicki Buffum.

We would also like to thank our leading supporters, the UVM Medical Center, the UVM Larner College of Medicine, the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund at the UVM Cancer Center, along with the many individual donors and participants who have all shaped this conference over the past 22 years.
We look forward to sharing this amazing day with you!


About the co-chairs

Krista Evans, MD, is an assistant professor of surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, and a colon and rectal surgeon at the UVM Medical Center. As an active member of the UVM Cancer Center, she brings her expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques to cancer patients in our region. She is committed to working with patients to find solutions to health problems, and, importantly, to improve quality of life.

Jordan Tolstoi, PA, is a physician assistant in the Hematology Oncology department at the UVM Medical Center. She majored in social work at UVM, and later earned her physician assistant certification at the University of New England. She has a clinical interest and expertise in both solid tumor and thrombosis and hemostasis.

Registration is Free!

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The last day to pre-register is Sunday, September 29, 2019. We accept walk-ins, but  some sessions may fill up.  Be sure to register early to get  the sessions you want most!

Lunch Registration Lunch is provided by reservation only and must be purchased when registering for the conference. Lunch is only available by advance purchase, and will not be available for day-of purchase.

Buffet Lunch $15

Participants are also welcome to bring their own lunch to accommodate personal dietary needs.


October 4, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Double Tree Hotel – South Burlington
1117 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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