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MOCA Awards Luncheon & Education Summit

November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Be our guest at the MOCA Awards Luncheon & Education Summit! Join us as we honor our health care community, announce our 2023 National Early Detection Research Awards and present our MOCA Dream Awards.

The afternoon continues with educational sessions exploring treatment advances, integrative therapies and more. Learn about clinical trials by meeting with representatives from Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota/Masonic Cancer Center and MMCORC.

This meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Guests are welcome to attend our entire event, the luncheon and program only, or educational sessions only. Registration is strongly encouraged for guests attending our luncheon.

Guest Speakers:Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, MD, Medical Oncologist and Clinician-Investigator, Mayo ClinicBrenda Hartman, MSW, LICSW Counselor, Public Speaker, 30+ year Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer SurvivorHelen Healy, ND Registered Naturopathic Doctor

Event Schedule:

11:30 a.m.                   Registration begins

12:00-1:15 p.m.          MOCA Awards Luncheon & Program

        • Health Care Scholarships and Awards
        • National Early Detection Research Awards
        • MOCA Dream Awards

1:15-1:30 p.m.            Break
Representatives from Mayo, Masonic Cancer Center/University of Minnesota and MMCORC available to share about clinical trials

Educational Sessions

1:30-2:15 p.m.            Treatment Advances
Speaker: Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, MD, Medical Oncologist & Clinician Investigator, Mayo Clinic

Learn about some of the recent treatment advances in ovarian cancer including a new class of drugs called ADCs or antibody drug conjugates and more. Explore how new treatments are evaluated through clinical trials and important considerations for enrollment.

2:15-2:30 p.m.            Break & Clinical Trial Exploration
Representatives from Mayo, Masonic Cancer Center/University of Minnesota and MMCORC available to share about clinical trials

2:30-3:15 p.m.            Living With, Through & Beyond Ovarian Cancer
Speaker: Brenda Hartman, MSW, LICSW, 30+ Year Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Survivor

How do you cope with the challenges of ovarian cancer? Learn ways to navigate the stages of survivorship, including the fear of recurrence. Join us in this discussion about learning to heal and find life and joy beyond cancer.

3:15-4:00 p.m.            Naturopathic Integrative Approaches to Ovarian Cancer
Speaker: Helen Healy, ND

Gain insight into a naturopathic approach to ovarian cancer care and learn about specific herbs and other nutrients that work safely alongside chemotherapy or by themselves to improve quality of life.

This meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Sign up below!

Details

Date:
November 4, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North
St. Paul, MN 55901 United States
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