Friday, April 12

Research: Lessons Learned, Remaining Questions

Patient and Caregiver Narratives

Prevention: Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH
Treatment: Jesse Fann, MD, MPH

Progress Made: Advancing Equity in Cancer Care for Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Patient Narrative

Speaker: Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH

Panel: Barriers to Participation in Research for People with Mental Illness

Moderator: David C. Henderson, MD

Members: Beverly Moy, MD, MPH | Andrew Nierenberg, MD | Allen Doederlein |

Richard Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO, FSCT

Plenary: Partnering Effectively to Improve Care, Accelerate Research, and Advance Policy

Caregiver Narrative

Speaker: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

Policy: Strategies that Work, Broadening our Reach

Moderator: Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD

Presenters: Paul D’ Alton, D. Clin. Psych. | Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA | Senator Cindy Friedman

Kathy Sanders, MD

Saturday, April 13

Plenary: Engaging Family and Community-Based Caregivers

Speaker: Cheri Andes, MA, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Massachusetts

Speaker: Areej El-Jawarhi, MD, Director of BMT Survivorship Program

Speaker: Shukriyah Brown, Cancer and Mental Health Collaborative

Panel: Changing the System to Foster Integration and Communication

Moderator: Nancy Norman, MD, MPH

Members: Daniel Breslin, MD | Vicki Fung, PhD | Gary Hodgetts, DipHE | Paula Richard, BSN

Come Together to Create Shared Agenda

Friday Morning Breakouts

Serious Mental Illness

Managing Psychiatric Symptoms in Cancer Care and Community Mental Health

  • Benjamin Macri, NP
  • Emily Lynch, MSW, LICSW
  • Ilana Braun, MD
  • Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH

Palliative Care

Ethics, Guardianship, and End of Life Decision-Making

  • Jennifer Shin, MD, MPH
  • Lisa Lovett, MSW, LICSW
  • Joshua Abrams, JD
  • Emily Rubin, MD

The Continuum of Cancer Care

Prevention, Screening, Clinical Trials, and Supportive Care

  • Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH
  • Eric Hanson, MSW, LICSW
  • Laura Petrillo, MD

Communicating Effectively Across Disciplines

Broadening the Team

  • Rhaea Photopoulos, MS, MSN,
  • ANP-BC
  • Sarah Maclaurin, PMHNP
  • Robert Rousseau, M.Div., MA, CPS
  • Rachel Allende, MSW, LICSW

Friday Afternoon Breakouts

Addiction, Cancer and Mental Illness

Patient-Centered Approaches

  • Helen Shih, MD, MS, MPH
  • Samantha Ciarocco, MSW, LICSW,
  • Martha Kane, PhD
  • Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD


Building a Toolkit to Support the Patient

  • Amy Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW
  • Maryrose Mongelli, MSW, LMSW
  • Elyse Levin Russman, MSW, LICSW,
  • OSW-C
  • Family Caregiver

Family Caregiver

Homelessness, Medically and Psychiatrically Complex Patients

  • David Munson, MD
  • David Munson, MD
  • Shunda McGahee, MD
  • Meghan Mooradian, MD

Increasing Access to Patient-Centered Research

Engagement Strategies, Informed Consent

  • Louisa Sylvia, PhD
  • Jonathan Jackson, PhD
  • Joseph Greer, PhD
  • Marina Broitman, PhD

Saturday Breakouts

Broadening the Caregiving Team

Engaging Family Members and Community Supports

  • Deborah Forst, MD
  • Cameron Ware, M.Ed.
  • Kelly Trevino, PhD
  • Maryrose Mongelli, MSW, LMSW

Navigating the Cancer Care Continuum

From Prevention through Survivorship

  • Efren Flores, MD
  • Leanne Miller, MSW, LCSW
  • Fremonta Meyer, MD

Children and Young Adults

Access to Integrated Care

  • Giselle Perez, PhD
  • Annah Abrams, MD
  • Howard Weinstein, MD

Unlearning Helplessness as Clinicians

Fostering Resilience

  • Karen Adler, MD
  • Beriline Akwe, RN, MPH
  • Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH
  • Sally Reyering, MD