News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well
News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well
For 2013, we’ve expanded our annual fall conference to provide even more programming. A highlight will be our opening general session presented by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. A second general session featuring Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, founder and editor of TheSilverPen.com, and a closing session hosted by dietician Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, will also be featured.
News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well is a national conference featuring some of the world’s top medical and quality-of-life experts. In addition to providing the latest news and information, the conference also affords you a wonderful chance to expand your circles of support and gain insight into the resources LBBC has available as you navigate life after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Our three general session speakers will be joined by some of the country’s leading breast cancer experts specializing in treatment and quality-of-life issues. Workshops address topics that include current research discoveries, medical advancements and healthy living strategies for women of all ages diagnosed with all stages and types of breast cancer.
Additional highlights include:
- Information on genetic testing and family risk
- Healthful eating tips for during and after breast cancer
- Methods to manage the emotional impact of diagnosis and survivorship
- Workshops on treatment options for different breast cancer diagnoses and treatment decision planning
- Information about the effects of breast cancer treatments on fertility and ways to explore your options
About the GeneralSessions
The Changing Landscape of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD
Our opening address with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss how advances in our understanding of cancer biology are gradually transforming the landscape of cancer. Women with breast cancer have witnessed a profound and dramatic change in the way their illness is perceived, diagnosed, prevented, treated and managed. This talk will highlight this transformation—using the history of breast cancer to understand its future.
Navigating the Healthcare System: From Time of Diagnosis Through the Trajectory of Care
Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW
This presentation will discuss how a diagnosis of breast cancer puts you front and center to a whole new world. There is insurance to navigate, doctors to see, treatment decisions to make, a new normal to cope with—all while managing everyday life. Learn how to be your own best advocate and get practical tools for navigating your healthcare whether you are in treatment, years beyond, are living with metastatic breast cancer or are a caregiver.
Healthy Eating After Breast Cancer
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
Our final general session focuses on the kinds of foods and eating habits to incorporate into your every day for optimal health and recovery after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
About Our Conference Workshops
We offer a variety of topics during three sessions over two days.This year’s workshops are
Medical Update for Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Medical Update for Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Your New Normal: Putting Yourself Back Together Again
Long-term Survivorship: Improving Cognitive Function
Integrative Care: What’s Safe During and After Treatment
Helping a Loved One Diagnosed With Cancer
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Reducing Risk of Recurrence Through Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Change Your Perception, Change Your World
Hormonal Therapies: Your Questions Answered
Coping With Breast Cancer: Exploring Spirituality
Fertility and Pregnancy
Family and Genetic Risk
Sex and Intimacy: Increasing Your Libido, Comfort and Pleasure
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding Palliative Care
Yoga: Getting Started With a Practice
Care for the Caregiver: When Treatment Ends
Also featured throughout the conference are exhibitors who will highlight products and services relevant to women affected by breast cancer, their families and their caregivers. If you are interested in becoming a conference exhibitor, please review our Exhibitor Information and complete your Exhibitor Application or call us at (610) 645-4567 if you have questions.
The 2-day conference registration fee of $75 includes access to all educational plenary sessions and workshops, a continental breakfast, lunch, the exhibitor showcase and a special networking reception. Saturday morning only registration of $25 provides access on Saturday, October 26th to a continental breakfast, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s opening session and book signing. Access to all other conference programming and activities throughout the weekend are available only through our regular registration. Pre-register online or call (610) 645-4567. You will not receive tickets for the event. Your name will be at the door. Sorry, no refunds can be provided.
Travel grant funds are no longer available at this time. Applications that are submitted after August 13 will be added to a wait list. If funds become available at a later date,individuals on the wait list will be contacted. Apply for the travel grant wait list. Registration fee waivers are still available to those in financial need.
A discounted room rate is available at the DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City.
Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Register online or call (610) 645-4567.
Transcripts and MP3 podcasts of select presentations will also be available online following the conference.