Posted by: Abby Caplin, MD | September 15, 2010

Healing Journeys’ “Cancer as Turning Point”

Jonna Tamases

Once in a while, an incredible opportunity presents itself for people living with chronic illness. The whole experience can be very discouraging, but occasionally there are benefits. A conference entitled “Cancer as Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving,” sponsored by Healing Journeys, is a great example.

The purpose of this conference is to “inspire, connect, and celebrate all whose lives have been touched by cancer or any life-altering illness.”

I attended “Cancer as Turning Point” several years ago and came away completely inspired. It is an inclusive conference, for people living with cancer as well as any life-altering illness, their partners, friends, supporters and healthcare providers.

The next conference will take place October 9 – 10, 2010 in San Mateo, California.

Here is the link:

Incredibly, “Cancer as Turning Point” is free.

(If you want to pre-order a boxed lunch, it costs $15.)

More information from Healing Journeys:

Presenters include Abraham Verghese, MD, David Spiegel, MD, Jonna Tamases performing “Jonna’s Body, please hold,” Sista Monica’s choir, plus many more. Pre-registration is recommended.

For registration and information or call Healing Journeys at (800) 423-9882.  Continuing education credits are available for a fee for RN, MFT, and LCSW.

I hope you’ll be able to attend!



  1. We will be there! Thank you for spreading the word and letting everyone know. I can’t wait to attend and see you there. Much love!

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