Oct 13 2018
Oct 13 2018: 8:00am–12:15pm

Avenues of Healing: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body


Please join us for an enjoyable and educational morning about breast cancer and survivorship presented by the Lifespan Cancer Institute and Lifespan Community Health Institute, and the American Cancer Society. 

Keynote Address

Avenues of Healing will feature a keynote presentation by mind-body medicine expert, licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, and yoga teacher Courtnay Meletta, MA, who is best known for her unique approach to teaching and facilitating self-awareness. Her research focus is on the use of traditional mind-body systems in leader functioning, and her clinical and coaching work inspires others to strengthen the leader within by accessing the innate resources that we each embody. This includes the skillful teaching of how to become more authentic, vulnerable, and resilient in our lives no matter the challenges that we face.

Registration Information

This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 401-444-8088, register online, or register at the door. Las personas hispanohablantes que quieran inscribirse, pueden comunicarse con Stephanie Taveras al 401-444-8088. The phone and online registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3.

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Time Event
8 - 9 a.m. Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast
9 - 9:20 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Theresa A. Graves, MD
Director, Breast Center of the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD
Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals

9:20 - 10:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A
Theresa A. Graves, MD, Moderator


  • Christine Duffy, MD
    Program Director, Lifespan Cancer Institute, Adult Cancer Survivorship
  • Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO
    Director of Women's Cancers, Lifespan Cancer Institute
    Clinical Director, Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital
    Director of Medical Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Susan Garland, LICSW, OSW-C
    Oncology Social Worker, Lifespan Cancer Institute
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Break and Exhibits
10:50 - Noon

Keynote Presentation

Courtnay Meletta, MA
Courtnay Meletta has a unique approach that merges the spiritually driven, curative properties of contemplative practices with modern, science-driven research. This results in a deeply transformative experience for clients that facilitates empowerment, conscious personal development, and healing.

Noon - 12:15 p.m. Prize Drawings and Closing Remarks

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More Information

Spanish interpretation will be provided for this event. For more information, please call Lifespan Community Health Institute at 401-444-8088 or email rzaman@lifespan.org.