Optimal Living Program: Online Series


Optimal Living Program: Online Series

The Optimal Living Program helps you improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout your cancer journey. In addition to your personalized Wellness Care Plan and referrals, this 6-month online series will host presentations and discussions from MSK experts on breast cancer and health and wellness topics.   

This series is for MSK patients and their caregivers who are part of the Optimal Living Program. Sessions will take place the second Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm EST. Topic and speaker details will be updates as information is confirmed. 

Please complete the registration form below to join the series and get email notifications about the sessions. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email virtualprograms@mskcc.org


Session 1 Topic: MSK Resources and Goal-setting Strategies for Your Cancer Journey 

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm 


  • Melissa Emerzian, Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CBCN, Optimal Living Program  
  • Kylie Rowed, Exercise Physiologist, Optimal Living Program


Session 2 Topic: Coping with Cancer-Related Body Image Changes

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021


  • Meredith Cammarata, LCSW-R, Department of Social Work
  • Rachael Goldberg, LCSW-R, Department of Social Work


Session 3 Topic: Gynecologic Sexual Health

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Speaker: Ashley Arkema, NP


Session 4 Topic: Nutrition

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Speakers: Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN, CSOWM


Session 5 Topic: Insomnia

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Speakers: Eugenie Spiguel, NP


Session 6 Topic: TBD 

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Speakers: TBD 

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