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Annual Conference

Annual Conference & Resource Fair
Sharing Knowledge & Inspiring Hope

Friday, November 4, 2016

Oracle Conference Center
350 Oracle Pkwy, Redwood Shores, CA 94065

Our Conference is a day-long medical symposium for those affected by breast or ovarian cancer, medical professionals, therapists, and organizations serving the cancer community. The conference features informative and inspiring talks on treatment and ongoing wellness. In addition, treat yourself to a free massage, acupuncture, or a healing touch session, and explore our resource fair.

Conference Program

8:30–9:30 a.m. Registration, Resource Fair, Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Welcome

9:40–10:40 a.m. Personalized Medicine and Novel Therapies, Dr. George W. Sledge [View Slides]

10:45–11:45 a.m. Managing Fear of Recurrence and Fear of Cancer Progression, Dr. Manuela Kogon [View Slides]

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch and Resource Fair

12:45–1:45 p.m. Palliative Care

1:55–2:55 p.m. Breakout I

  • Cancer & Fertility, Dr. Mitchell Rosen
  • Vibrant Living: Optimizing Everyday Wellness, Yvonne Tally
  • Living and Working With Cancer: A Practical Plan for Navigating Insurance and Employment Issues, Rebecca Bloom [View Slides]
  • Cancer Related Cognitive Changes, Velvet Hewett, OT/L, MPA

3:00–4:00 p.m. Breakout II

  • Updates from Recent Clinical Trials in Metastatic Breast Cancer, Dr. Suleiman Massarweh
    Please note: This presentation will have a particular focus on ER-positive and HER2-positive disease.
  • Medical Updates in the Treatment & Prevention of Ovarian Cancer, Dr. Oliver Dorigo [View Slides]
  • Sleep Disruption after Cancer: Tips and Tools to Regain Healthy Sleep, Dr. Michelle Primeau
  • Update in Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Dr. Melinda Telli [View Slides]

*All presentations, speakers,and times listed are subject to change*

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Continued Education Units
Are you a certified R.N.? You can earn up to 5 CEUs for an additional $35.

2015 Presentations

2015 Presentations

Integrative Medicine – Sue Kim, M.D., MS   [View Slides]

Understanding Clinical Trials – Elly Cohen, PhD, UCSF  [View Slides]

Sexuality, Intimacy, & Cancer – Eric Fitzmedrud, PhD  [View Slides]

Managing Side Effects of Ovarian Cancer — Joanna Losito, RN MSN FNP-c AOCNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Palo Alto Medical Foundation [View Slides]

Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer — Jennifer Vickerman, Cancer Care Clinical Nurse, Mills Peninsula Medical Center

BREAK OUT SESSION I

  • Exercise Presentation – Vicki McGrath, ACSM-EP-C, HFD, CET, Peninsula Jewish Community Center
  • Updates on Treatment of Ovarian Cancer – Dwight Chen, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Updates on the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer – Paula Kushlan, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Nutrition – Lena Suhaila, ND, FABNO

BREAKOUT SESSION II

  • Breast Density Screening Update – Harriet Borofsky, M.D., Radiologist, Mills Peninsula Medical Center
  • Lymphedema – Gay Lee Gulbrandson, NCTMB, CLT-LANA, Certified Dr. Vodder Instructor
  • Communicating with Your Loved Ones – Emily Ach, Ph.D., Stanford School of Medicine [View Slides]
  • End of Life – Janet Childs, M.A., Bill Wilson Center-The Center for Living with Dying [View Slides]

2014 Presentations
2013 Presentations
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