Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Well Being/Being Well Inaugural Conference Opens Registration


Featuring: Deepak Chopra, renowned mind and body expert
Donna E. Shalala, University of Miami President and national health care expert
Event will be held Tuesday, April 22 at the Miami InterContinental Hotel

The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center announced today that it opened online registration for the Well Being/Being Well conference; setting a standard of commitment in giving the community access to information about maintaining lifelong good health. Featuring renowned mind and body expert Deepak Chopra and Donna Shalala, President of University of Miami, as keynote speakers, the Well Being/Being Well conference will be held on April 22, 2008 at the Hotel InterContinental Miami.

Globally recognized as a leader in cancer information and research, UM/Sylvester treats more than 3,700 new cancer patients every year and has been home to the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service (CIS) for over 30 years. The CIS is a leader in providing the latest, most accurate cancer information available to the public. Dedicated to delivering life-changing science from the laboratory to the clinic, and from the clinic directly to the community, UM/Sylvester has put together this one-of-a-kind event that takes an innovative, educational approach to help individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The one-day conference will feature several breakout sessions on specific topics, including: genetics, cancer prevention, clinical trials, coping with cancer, as well as pathways to plotting your own course of treatment, the power of mind over matter, and survival, among others. Attendees will have direct access to all the resources UM/Sylvester has to offer, including latest statistics, information on breakthrough research, and recent updates on how to fight the disease.

“By creating and hosting this unique event, UM/Sylvester aims to arm the community with an ‘arsenal’ of information about living with and surviving cancer; as well as inspire individuals to take the right steps towards achieving a healthier, more productive life,” said Elsie Howard, Event Chair, UM/Sylvester.

The Well Being/ Being Well conference is open to the public, and is actively exploring engagement with sponsors. Any company with an interest in gaining exposure to a unique South Florida target audience should consider this exciting conference. Registration is open and tickets are available for $100 per person. For more information, please contact UM/Sylvester at (305) 243-9949 or

About Deepak Chopra:

Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind and body, Deepak Chopra, continues to transform people’s understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California in 1995, Dr. Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions of the East. He has authored over forty-two books and a series of media programs for healing the mind, body and spirit, which have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold over twenty million copies worldwide.

About Donna Shalala:

Donna E. Shalala became Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Miami in 2001. She has more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator. In 1993 President Clinton appointed her U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services where she served for eight years. As HHS Secretary, she directed the welfare reform process, made health insurance available to an estimated 3.3 million children through the approval of all State Children’s Health Insurance Programs. President Shalala has more than three dozen honorary degrees and a host of other honors.

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