An afternoon of speakers, music, camaraderie, community and art celebrating and thanking the oncology professionals of the North Bay.
NBCA is a unique bridge connecting cancer centers, treatment facilities and cancer agencies in our area. We’re bringing together hard-working oncology professionals for a few hours of fun, laughter and appreciation.
Social workers, managers, patient navigators, receptionists, schedulers, nurses and everyone working in oncology is invited. The day is an opportunity to renew and strengthen the bonds of our oncology community, hear from great speakers, meet your colleagues, and have some fun.
If you work in oncology in the North Bay, please join us Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm at Finley Community Center, Person Senior Wing small auditorium in Santa Rosa.
To RSVP fill out the form at the bottom of this page. This is a free event.
BBQ free-range chicken (pulled) BBQ glazed tempeh (vegan option) Quinoa pilaf Carrot salad with roasted almonds Greek salad (set up in separate components, to assemble as desired) Gluten-free cashew butter chocolate chunk cookies
Jonah Paquette, PsyD
Clinical psychologist and author specializing in the science of well-being.
Joshua Biddle, MD and
Nicole Bullock, LCSW
Marin Health Palliative Care Program
Joshua and Nicole will talk about addressing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual suffering. They will reveal new information about the use of psychedelic medicines, particularly psilocybin, to treat existential and psycho-spiritual distress in patients with serious illness.
Deep Breath Healing Gardens
Anne-Marie landscapes healing spaces for cancer patients. Her work has been featured in the Press Democrat.
Sara Keck, MD
Providence Medical Group
Dr. Keck will give a brief introduction to self-compassion and then lead a guided practice called Compassion with Equanimity for Caregivers.
“Cancer forever changed my life, but through art I have found peace. Art has helped me to deal with grief, loss and to find courage to try new things that bring peace, as I rise up and work to rebuild my life. This piece is a reminder of that for myself and many others. I was proud to have won first place in the fair last year with it.”
—Lorri P. participant in Art from the Heart and multiple cancer survivor