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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
September 20, 2019



*Please note that this a tentative overview of event highlights and is subject to change. 

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Location: Blue Bell Country Club, 1800 Tournament Dr, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Time: 9am to 2:30pm

Continental Breakfast & Luncheon Included

 
9:00am to 9:30am        Check In & Continental Breakfast
 
9:30 to 9:40                    Welcome
 
9:45 to 10:45                How to Manage GI issues, Danielle Knippenberg, PT, MPT, GCS, PRPC, WCS
 
10:45am to 10:55         Bio Break
 
11am to 11:55am         I look Different Session, Dr. Kathryn Cantera
 
12:00 to 12:45pm        LUNCH
 
12:45 to 1:30               Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment, Dr. Heather Wright, MD, FABNO
 
1:30 to 2:20                 Intimacy & Self Esteem Session, Dr. Laura Simonelli

 
*Please send your questions that you would like to have addressed in the Intimacy & Self Esteem session to Vanda Soldati at vsoldati@ovarian.org.



 
Presenters
Laura E. Simonelli, Ph.D.
Laura Simonelli Ph.D, is Director & Licensed Psychologist of Premier Health Psychology, L.L.C and is affiliated with CCHS Wellness CTR - Conrad High School in Wilmington, as well as Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington For over 12 years, Laura has used collaborative evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients develop coping skills for managing stress and emotions. She uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for those interested in mindfulness and achieving values-driven personal goals, and Schema Therapy - an integrative approach to challenge long-standing unhelpful life and relationship patterns.
Dr. Heather Wright, MD, FABNO
Dr Heather Wright, MD, FABNO will present on Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatment. Dr. Wright is President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Board Certified in Naturopathic Oncology, with 12 years experience in hospital based oncology and 14 years in clinical practice. Dr. Wright is a lecturer, writer, and consultant for research and publication projects in integrative oncology and has published articles in the journal Current Oncology, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Natural Medicine Journal. Dr. Wright works diligently with countless families to improve quality of life and longevity during their cancer journey.
Danielle Knippenberg, PT, MPT, GCS, PRPC, WCS
Danielle graduated from the University of Scranton in 2008 and began her career in Arizona working in outpatient orthopedics while also gaining a wide range of clinical experience working in pediatrics, hippotherapy and aquatic therapy. In 2014 Danielle received her Geriatric Certified Specialist degree recognizing her advanced knowledge in this area. In 2014 Danielle also became a mom and first hand observed the lack of resources in the Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health area. This included a lack of resources for addressing the mother’s pain/dysfunctions pre and postpartum. This need prompted her to continue her focus on pelvic floor rehabilitation and she received her pelvic rehabilitation practitioner certification (PRPC) and women’s health speciality degrees (WCS) in 2017.Danielle is the proud owner of CORE 3 Physical Therapy, LLC since 2015. Her clinic has the unique opportunity to provide pelvic floor treatment in addition to treating common orthopedic conditions. She works with a variety of patients including women, men, and children treating symptoms such as pre and postpartum symptoms, generalized pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, voiding/fecal dysfunctions and incontinence.
Dr. Kathryn Cantera
A physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist, Dr. Kathryn Cantera is the Chief of the Division of Oncology Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and Director of Integrative Services and Oncology Rehabilitation at CTCA® in Philadelphia. Dr. Cantera earned a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. She then attended Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in Phoenix, where she became a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT). Prior to joining CTCA in July 2011, Dr. Cantera worked as a physical therapist at hospitals and medical centers in Philadelphia and New Jersey. She later served for several years as the Program Coordinator of Lymphedema Services at a network of hospitals in Southern New Jersey.





Sessions Include:
Genetics and Cancer​
I Look Different, Now What?​
Managing the Side Effects of Cancer: Neuropathy, Nail Loss, Peeling Skin & More​
Self Esteem and Intimacy​