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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Creating Arts in Health Programs

Shanti Norris
Lead Consultant Life with Cancer/Smith Center Integrative Arts & Healing Program, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C
Executive Director, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Sage Bolte
Chief Philanthropy Officer and President, Inova Health Foundation
Scott Stoner
Vice President for Programs and Resources, Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Ilona van der Ven
Critical Care Nurse, The Alaska Native Medical Center
Tina Woods
Clinical Psychologist, Senior Director of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM


Co-Creating an Integrative Arts and Healing Program Within an Ambulatory Cancer Treatment Center.
Shanti Norris, Scott Stoner, Sage Bolte, Jennifer Bires

Smith Center and LWC undertook a two-year collaboration to develop an innovative Arts and Healing model that incorporates integrative oncology practices and Arts and Healing programs for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI). Working with patients, caregivers, clinicians and stakeholders, Smith Center led the initiative that includes a permanent art collection, a Healing Arts Gallery, a professional Artist-in-Residence program and culinary arts in collaboration with LWC and their existing integrative oncology programs.


Starting Arts in Healthcare Programs: Navigating the Path between Academic and Government Hospitals
Ilona van der Ven, Tina Woods

An intensive care unit nurse and a Community Health Services psychologist will present the trials and tribulations as well as the fulfilling moments of starting an arts in health program in an Indian Health Service Native Alaskan Medical Center. This will be contrasted with the process of starting an arts in health program in a small community academic facility in Cooperstown, NY.


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SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH