Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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The WellBeingWell Conference is a community education day hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The conference features keynote speakers, concurrent breakout sessions, and panel discussions covering a wide variety of timely cancer issues, including: men and women’s health, genetics, clinical trials, cancer survivorship, preventative healthcare, nutrition, exercise, skin care, and achieving a healthy lifestyle. Physicians and scientists from Sylvester, along with nationally recognized leaders in the healthcare community, will lead and facilitate presentations and panel discussions. Throughout the day, speakers and moderators will offer real-life examples of the importance of the mind-body connection in achieving and sustaining good health.

Participants include a diverse cross-section of the community including cancer survivors, care givers, as well as community, civic and business leaders – anyone with an active interest in learning more about cancer and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As the only academic-based cancer center in South Florida, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is in a unique position to lead, offering an integrated, educational approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle to the community it serves.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Scientist, Pulitzer prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and subject of the Spring, 2015 Ken Burns’ Special: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: JW Marriott Marquis Miami – 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

Tickets – $125 per person.

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Vivian & Ignacio Urbieta, Conference Chairs
Nelly M. Farra, Vice Chair

Heather Aranow
Fran Berrin
Monika Blaya
Liz Brown
Lisa Carreno
Sharon Chasen
Alyssia Crews
Beatriz Currier, M.D.
Diane Doolan
Veronica Echeverria
Alejandro Espinal
Colleen Fain
Josefina Farra
Nelly Y. Farra
Corey Feinsilver
Austin Gaines
Sonia Gibson
Roberta Gold
JoAnne Goldberg
Sharon Goodwin
Barbara Havenick
Liz Henriques
JoAnne Hildebrandt
Elsie Howard
Karen Koffler
Cristian LaCapra
Kelly Lederman
Jo Ann Lederman
Tom Levinson
Sandy Levinson
Susan Luck
Mary MacDonald
Grisette Marcos
Dr. Ashwin Mehta
Juliet Nissan
Barbara Tinker Pekor
Lyle Prescott
Billy Pressley
Patricia Prince
Laly Rasco
Romy Portuonda Remior
Lourdes Rodriguez
Andrew Ryan
Joan Scheiner
David Scheiner
Lily Serviansky
Peggy Silver
Penny Stamps
Rochelle Udell-Turshen
Vivian Urbieta
Gina Van Hemert
Diane Walder
Barbara Woolverton

For additional information contact Katie Repici at 305-243-9088 or

Past WellBeingWell Conferences

To view pictures from WellBeingWell 2011, please visit Sylvester on Facebook

The 2011 WellBeingWell conference was sponsored by Chico’s and took place April 26, 2011 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. It featured keynote speakers Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D., president of the University of Miami and former U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, and Andrew Weil, M.D., world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Emmy-award-winning TV news anchor Jackie Nespral of NBC Miami closed the conference luncheon.

The conference was hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and featured concurrent breakout sessions and panel discussions led by Sylvester medical professionals and experts.

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