Sharing the Knowledge: Madison
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Sharing the Knowledge: Madison

Sharing the Knowledge "Brown Bag Series" goals are to provide breast cancer survivors, spouses, family, friends, health care professionals and students with the latest advancements in the medical care for breast cancer.

When: November 9, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Gilda's Club
7907 UW Health Court
Middleton, Wisconsin  53562
United States
Presenter: Erin S. Costanzo, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Contact: Klara Hartfiel

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Sharing the Knowledge:Madison

Thursday, November 9, 2017 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Gilda's Club Madison
7907 UW Health Court, Middleton, WI 53562

Cost: Complimentary, must be pre-registered

11:30 am   Check In & Lunch

12:00 pm   Welcome

  • Breast Cancer Recovery
  • Gilda's Club

12:20 pm Coping with difficult emotions: Acceptance and mindfulness

Dr. Costanzo will introduce different approaches to the painful emotions and psychological challenges that arise during and after cancer treatment. Attendees will learn about acceptance, willingness, and mindfulness, how they can optimize well-being, and how to use these approaches in their own lives. Attendees will have the chance to participate in acceptance and mindfulness exercises during the session.

About Erin S. Costanzo, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Costanzo is a clinical health psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a faculty appointment at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). Dr. Costanzo received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2006 and completed clinical and postdoctoral research training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. Her research investigates the contributions of psychological factors to the health and well-being of people recovering from cancer and the mind-body mechanisms that underlie these relationships. Her laboratory is working to translate the findings into targeted behavioral interventions to improve the health and quality of life of individuals affected by cancer. Dr. Costanzo’s work is supported by the National Cancer Institute, the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Costanzo also provides clinical care to cancer patients and their families at the UWCCC with special interests in coping and adjustment to illness, cancer survivorship, and integrative approaches to managing treatment side effects. She also serves as the primary clinical psychologist for the UW stem cell transplant program.


Thank you to Gilda's Club Madison for donating space to host this Breast Cancer Recovery event. Gilda's Club provides a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for men, women, and children with any cancer diagnosis and those who care for them.




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