Health & Wellness Events for 2019
This list contains a mix of conferences and events including those organized to support cancer survivors as well as others designed for health and well-being general interest. A few of the conferences have more of a professional focus, but do welcome anyone who wishes to attend for personal interest. Unless noted as free, these events have an associated fee to attend.
September 7 & 8 - multiple locations in Durham, NC
A weekend of rejuvenation of the mind and body in downtown Durham. Duke Integrative Medicine is one of the sponsors for this event and will have coaches conducting workshops on mindfulness, nutrition and fitness.
Living with Melanoma Symposium (Free) - AIM at Melanoma Foundation
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - "Beginning in 2010, AIM at Melanoma began partnering with nationally renowned cancer centers across the United States to provide patient-friendly information on new developments, innovative advances in melanoma treatment options, and emerging therapies."
You can also register to watch via livestream.
Thursday, Sept. 12 - Location: Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT
Saturday, Sept. 14 - Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute , Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov. 2 - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Thursday, Nov. 9 - Univ. of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI
Mind, Mood, and Food, Optimal Nutrition for Body & Brain
Sept 13 to 17 - Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA
"Mind, Mood, and Food brings together thought leaders in the medical and integrative-nutrition fields to present research and practical tools for using food to improve mental and emotional well-being." WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Health Professionals as well as anyone interested in learning about nutrition to support optimal brain health. Program Fee: $795
myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sept. 14 & 15 - Location TBD
6th Annual Eat Well Stay Well 2019 One Day Immersion
Sunday, September 15, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) - Jim Rouse Theater, Columbia, MD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Anyone interested in information on how to transition to a whole-food, plant-based diet as well as learning the latest science behind this lifestyle eating plan. Featuring nationally known presenters and cooking demonstrations.
2019 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference
Sept. 20 - 21, Philadelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - “Whether you are recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are in treatment or years beyond it you may have questions, concerns or are just looking to connect to other people who have been impacted by breast cancer. This is the place for you!”
Wisconsin Blood Cancer Conference - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) (Free)
Sept. 21, Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee, WI
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Blood cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers interesting in hearing from experts in the areas of blood cancer research, treatment, and survivorship.
Pediatric Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness event (Free)
Sept. 21, 9:00am to 2:30pm - Seattle Children's Wright Auditorium, Seattle, WA
"A free educational conference featuring breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of nutrition, fertility and reproductive health, cognitive function and school issues after cancer, emotional and mental health and building resilience."
BLADDER CANCER SUMMIT | 2019 CONFERENCE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES (FREE) - Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Oct. 4 & 5, Baltimore, MD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - "The Summit engages, educates and energizes bladder cancer survivors and their families."
Mindfulness in America Summit - Hosted by Anderson Cooper & Soren Gordhamer
October 12 & 13, New York City
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference
Oct. 12 - 16, San Diego, CA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Healthcare providers, advocates and consumers interested in learning the latest information on the science of health and healing.
22nd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference
October 18 – 20, Denver, CO
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - For everyone who has been touched by thyroid cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor as well as caregivers.
Women's Wellness Week 2019 - Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health Institute
October 12-19, 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, Captiva Island, Florida
”Discover how to improve your health and well-being through hands-on experiences and educational programs with our integrative and lifestyle healthcare specialists.”
In Good Health Wellness Expo & Holiday Market - the Institute for Integrative Health
Nov. 16 - Baltimore, MD
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - This event provides the perfect opportunity for guests to improve their personal health goals while finding one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season.
EVENTS FOR 2020
Plant Based World Conference & Expo
June 5–6, 2020 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Consumers & Healthcare professionals interested in the latest innovations in plant-based living.
Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer
April 17-19, 2020 - Philadelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and interested in information and resources in order to make decisions for your physical and emotional health.