Cancer Center to Host Well Being/Being Well Conference in April 2008 Featuring Keynote Speakers: Deepak Chopra, Renowned Mind and Body Authority
Donna E. Shalala, UM President and Health Care Expert
MIAMI, Florida, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce: the Well Being/Being Well conference, an integrated, educational approach to helping individuals achieve a healthy lifestyle. The conference will feature best-selling author and pioneer in the field of mind and body, Deepak Chopra, and UM President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, as keynote speakers. The event is part of UM/Sylvester's continuous commitment to offer the community a broad range of information about living with and surviving cancer as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Well Being/Being Well inaugural conference will be held at the Miami InterContinental Hotel on April 22, 2008.
The one-day conference will feature several breakout sessions to discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from genetics, cancer prevention, clinical trials, coping with and surviving cancer, to pathways to plotting your own course of treatment and the power of mind over matter, among others. The event will also have special sessions focused on men's and women's issues, as well as helping caregivers better understand the patient's needs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear real-life examples of the importance of the mind-body connection in achieving and sustaining good health.
"Offering events like these is part of our mission to provide our community with the most comprehensive information about health and cancer research," said Joan Scheiner, Chair of the Board of Governors, UM/Sylvester.
Elsie Howard, Conference Event Chair for UM/Sylvester added: "With the
support of leaders such as President Shalala and Deepak Chopra, along with
the many renown
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