CLOSING SESSION: Sexual Health Throughout the Cancer Journey

Sunday, November 4
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom

Learning Objectives:

Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN

Gyn-Onc Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ms. Anastasia has been a Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for 20 years and an oncology nurse for 30 years. She is currently working under the direction of Dr. Beth Karlan and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her relationship with patients begins at diagnosis and is followed by education, genetic screening, clinical research trials, treatment, surveillance, recurrence, and palliative and end-of-life care. Ms. Anastasia has numerous publications in peer-reviewed nursing journals and books, and is a national public speaker on ovarian cancer, chemotherapy symptom management, and survivorship issues. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. Ms. Anastasia received her Master’s degree in nursing from UCLA and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Rush University in Chicago. Paula’s passion is educating nurses and patients about improving the quality of life with cancer.

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Kenneth A. Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C

Founding Program Director
Meharry Medical College- Physician Assistant Sciences

Ken Mitchell is a certified Physician Assistant and the Founding Program Director of the Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences Program in Nashville, TN. Ken has over 23 years of clinical experience overall and with over 20 years of experience in male erectile and sexual dysfunction. Ken has authored and implemented The Surgical Impotence Management Strategy (SIMS©) protocol that includes comprehensive patient education and delivery of care for the treatment of post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Ken has participated in numerous research trials in sexual dysfunction and continues to be active in this area. Ken actively promotes Men’s health and has participated in local and national outreach programs educating men about their unique health challenges. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of Men’s Health and Male Sexual Dysfunction. He is co-author of the AUA Consensus Statement on Advanced Practice Providers.


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Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN

Gyn-Onc Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ms. Anastasia has been a Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for 20 years and an oncology nurse for 30 years. She is currently working under the direction of Dr. Beth Karlan and colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her relationship with patients begins at diagnosis and is followed by education, genetic screening, clinical research trials, treatment, surveillance, recurrence, and palliative and end-of-life care. Ms. Anastasia has numerous publications in peer-reviewed nursing journals and books, and is a national public speaker on ovarian cancer, chemotherapy symptom management, and survivorship issues. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. Ms. Anastasia received her Master’s degree in nursing from UCLA and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Rush University in Chicago. Paula’s passion is educating nurses and patients about improving the quality of life with cancer.

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