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Spine Tumor Patient Education Conference

The conference is an all day event that addresses the needs of spine tumor patients. It is sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center and the RGK Foundation. 

Conference Highlights 

  • Presentations from experts on minimally invasive spine tumor surgery, osteoporosis, and reconstruction and stabilization of the spine
  • Patient testimonials and fellowship
  • Round table discussions on issues related to quality of life
  • Group sessions to discuss key issues patients face such as sexuality, coping strategies for couples, and stress management
  • Physician panel to address patients' questions
  • Exhibitors hall with educational information and resources
  • Mini-consultations with therapists and product manufacturers
  • Door prizes and awards dinner
  • Parking validation for first 60 participants

Space is limited to the first 125 participants, cost is free!

Download the conference registration and send by email or mail to:
Gisela Sanchez-Williams
Phone: 713-563-8710

MD Anderson Cancer Center 
ATTN: Gisela Sanchez-Williams
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 442
Houston, TX 77030


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    At the 3rd Annual Spine Tumor Patient Education Conference, Laurence Rhines, M.D., discussed spine tumor surgery. 

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    Research by advanced practice nurse Paula DeMasi shows that hula hooping can reduce stress and improve the health of cancer patients. 

  • Spine Conference

    At the conference, there are round table discussions on issues related to quality of life.

  • Spine Conference

    Mini-consultations with product manufacturers are available. 

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    Spine tumor patient, Christine Collier, shared her story at the conference. 

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    Advanced practice nurse, and conference organizer, Gisela Sanchez-Williams talks with patients at the conference. 

  • The conference enables the spine tumor community to learn, connect, share and have a good time. 

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