Hope Conference: Lighting the Way to Cancer Survivorship

Hope Conference: Lighting the Way to Cancer Survivorship

Hope Conference: Lighting the Way to Cancer Survivorship

Saturday, March 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hosted by First Baptist Church Jackson, the Hope Conference is a community education event for cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and caregivers.

Topics and Speakers

Survivor's Panel 

The following panelists will share their experiences: 

  • Stephanie Bell Flynt
  • Senator Hillman Frazier
  • Terri Hederman
  • Whitney Pickering
  • Ashley Southern

Breakout Sessions

Health care professionals and survivors will present informational sessions on the following topics:

  • Precision Medicine
    • Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, University of MS Medical Center/Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Cancer Exercise Therapy
    • Dr. Suzanne McDonough, Mississippi College
  • Living with Cancer’s Psychological and Emotional Effects
    • Dr. Bufkin Moore, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  • Spirituality and Cancer
    • Brandye Boyd
  • Resources for Survivorship
    • Jimmie Wells, RN, St. Dominic’s Hospital

Celebration Luncheon 

Register by February 27 to receive a free lunch and enjoy:

Keynote Speech: Jay Hopson, USM Head Football Coach and two-time cancer survivor.

Inspirational Music by Joyce Burnett & Brittnye Aven

Registration Information
  • Free to the public
  • Free CEUs available for nurses and social workers
  • Registration begins January 2017 at or call 601.949.1986
Location Information (New Conference Location!)
  • Opening Session, Lunch and Vendors will be in Fellowship Hall East
  • Breakout sessions will be on fourth floor
  • Registration through front doors on North State Street
  • Handicap parking in Baptist Building parking lot on Mississippi Street with handicap access through doors under pull up immediately across the street

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