The Event

Knowing your family history is the first step in prevention and early detection of certain types of cancers.  Could you be a candidate for genetic testing?  Come hear from an expert panel of medical providers to learn more about common types of cancers affecting women and steps you can take to reduce your risk.

Education is the key to prevention!

Thank you for attending our 2019 symposium!

We would appreciate your feedback on this year's theme. Click the link to the right to fill out the evaluation if you did not fill one out at the event or through an email link.


Tickets on Sale Now! Men are welcome, too! $10 per person
Register early to take advantage of early-bird pricing only available through August 31.

Tickets are $15 per person September 1 through September 12 and $20 at the door.

Tickets to the Symposium include a healthy dinner, the panelist presentations and access to the table hosts during the evening. 

Please call 970.495.7500 to register with a discount or scholarship for Medicaid/CHP+.

Sept. 17, 2019
Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
Mingle with table hosts

· Dinner
· Complete family history questionnaire
· Visit tables


Colette Thompson, Director of Community Health Improvement, UCHealth

Genetics, Lifestyle & Cancer
  • Diana Medgyesy, MD, Oncologist, UCHealth Cancer Center
  • Discussion about the genetic mutations that lead to cancer and lifestyle factors like diet and exercise that play into your risk for cancer.
“The Cancer you CAN find”
  • Lynn West, MD, Dermatology of Northern Colorado
  • Learn about skin cancer and early detection.
“The Women’s Guide to Cancer Screening”
  • Julie Homann, NP, The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado
  • Screening guidelines for cancer including early detection, pap smears, mammograms, breast self-exams and  HPV.
“Is Lynch Syndrome Part of Your Family Tree?”
  • Rebecca Dunphy, MD, Centers for Gastroenterology
  • Learn more about Lynch Syndrome, how it affects your gastro system and how to determine if it is in your family tree.
“Genetic Counseling 101”
  • Kelli Swan, MS, MA, CGC
  • Discussion about genetic counseling and her cancer story.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mingle with table hosts
Closing and Next Steps
  • Evaluation
  • Additional classes/programs
  • Visit tables for additional resources and answers to your questions.

Diana Medgyesy, MD

UCHealth Oncology

Topic: How lifestyle and genetics affect your cancer risk

Lynn West, MD, Dermatologist

Founder, Dermatology of Northern Colorado

Topic: The Cancer You CAN Find

Rebecca Dunphy, MD

Centers for Gastroenterology

Topic: Is Lynch Syndrome Part of Your Family Tree?

Kelli Swan, MS, MA, CGC

Myriad Genetics

Topic: Genetic Counseling 101

Julie Homann, NP

Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado

Topic: The Woman’s Guide to Cancer Screening