18th annual Nixon Lectureship: Meaning-centered Psychotherapy

Rapidly advancing cancer research has led to improved modes of treatment and care for cancer patients’ overall well-being. In order to ensure an improved patient outcome, health care providers should be aware of advancements made in treatment and care, as well as the psychological concerns of cancer patients.

The 18th annual Nixon Lectureship: Meaning-centered Psychotherapy will focus on improving psychological well-being in patients and families facing cancer. Registration is open for the Sept. 23 event.

Providers should be able to assess and provide meaning-centered psychotherapy options that will help alleviate cancer patients’ depression, hopelessness and anxiety, while enhancing their spiritual well-being and quality of life.

In addition to health care providers, cancer patients and their families may benefit from attending the lecture.


The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 16. Register by calling (502) 629-1234, option 4.

Walk-in registrations and cancellation Policy

Catering numbers are estimated based on registrations received by Sept. 16; therefore, we cannot guarantee a seat or dinner for walk-ins. If you must cancel, call (502) 629-1234, option 4, before Sept. 16.

Continuing Education


Accreditation: Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Norton Healthcare designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™️. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions related to physician education, contact the Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education at cme@nortonhealthcare.org or (502) 446-5955.


Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Approved Provider: Norton Healthcare, provider number 4-0002-12-20-108. The program has been approved by Norton Healthcare for 1.8 contact hours which expires 12/31/2020. KBN approval of a continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Nursing participants must attend a minimum of one hour, attest to the number of hours of attendance and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours. For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, R.N., SANE-A, AFN-BC, at (502) 446-5889 or sally.sturgeon@nortonhealthcare.org.

Course Director

David L. Doering, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncologist
Norton Cancer Institute

Special Guest Speaker

Allison J. Applebaum, Ph.D.
Assistant Attending Psychologist
Director, Caregivers Clinic
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Planner and Faculty Disclosure

Norton Healthcare adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation requirements and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support, regarding industry support of continuing education. In addition, Norton Healthcare adheres to the American Nurses Credentialing Center Essential Areas and Policies. During the planning process, all individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity (course directors, planners and presenters) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with commercial interests, as well as the nature of the relationship that may be a potential conflict of interest. These are assessed by the Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education to ensure adequate resolution of any identified conflicts prior to the activity. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships, as well as the discussion of unlabeled or unapproved use of any drug, device or procedure by the faculty, will be disclosed on-site to activity participants. Further, participants will be asked to evaluate the speaker’s content for bias and balance at the activity.

The speaker and planning committee members do not have any relevant commercial relationships related to this activity to report.

18th Annual Nixon Lectureship agenda

5:30 p.m. Registration and buffet dinner
6 p.m. Welcome and program
7 p.m. Questions and answers
7:30 p.m. Adjournment

Special Needs

Norton Healthcare is committed to making this conference accessible to all individuals. At the time of registration, please describe any auxiliary aids or services (identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act) needed. Advance notification of any special requests will help us accommodate your needs.

Location and Parking

The event is at The Olmsted, located on the grounds of Masonic Homes Kentucky, 3701 Frankfort Ave., across the street from Bauer Avenue. The entrance to the Masonic Homes campus is marked by two large brick pillars. Turn into campus and bear to the right, continuing around the circle until you arrive at the main pillared building at the head of the property. Parking is available at no charge on the grounds adjacent to the facility.


Special thanks to the Nixon family and the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

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