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Annual Conference

14th Annual Cancer Conference:
Sharing Knowledge & Inspiring Hope

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 a.m.–4:10 p.m.

New Location! Oracle Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA
4030 George Sellon Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Don’t miss BCC’s medical symposium and resource fair for those in-treatment or post-treatment for breast or ovarian cancer, as well as medical professionals, therapists, and health educators. This is a day to network, share knowledge, and inspire hope!

The conference features informative and inspiring talks on treatment and ongoing wellness. In addition, treat yourself to a free massage or a healing touch session, and explore our resource fair.

Schedule

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

8:30–9:30 REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST, & RESOURCE FAIR

9:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks—Rina Bello, BCC Executive Director

9:40–10:40 Advances in Immunotherapy—Minggui Pan, M.D.

10:45–11:45 Understanding Survivorship—David Spiegel, M.D.

11:45–12:45 LUNCH & RESOURCE FAIR

12:45–1:45 Genetic Testing- Is This for Me?—Pamela Munster, M.D.

1:45–2:00 Raffle Drawing & Break

2:00-3:00 BREAKOUT I

What is a Good Death?—Kavitha Ramchandran, M.D.

Presentation in Spanish: Nutrición después del cáncer—Aileen Trujillo Sounougatov

Empathy Basics: Finding Connection in Times of Suffering–Kelsey Crowe

Sugar and Blood Sugar: What’s the Problem?—Helayne Waldman, ED.D., M.S., CNE

3:10-4:10 BREAKOUT II

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment and Updates—Diana English, M.D.

New Treatments for Vaginal Health—Sarah Azad, M.D.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment and Research Updates

Understanding the Chemical Impact of our Environment—Maija Witte, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Registration 

REGISTER HERE!

Earlybird registration is $30
Price increases to $50 on October 9


Scholarships

Scholarships are available.
Contact Sonia Sifuentes at sonia@bcconnections.org for more information.


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Presenting Sponsor

 

 

Gold Sponsors

NurseRegistry

Silver Sponsors

Stanford Cancer Institute
Genomic Health

Bronze Sponsors

Mission Hospice & Home Care
Pink Ribbon at the PJCC

Conference Champion

El Camino Women’s Medical Group

 

2016 Presentations

Personalized Medicine and Novel Therapies, Dr. George W. Sledge [View Slides]

Managing Fear of Recurrence and Fear of Cancer Progression, Dr. Manuela Kogon [View Slides]

Palliative Care

BREAK OUT SESSION 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

BREAK OUT SESSION 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]
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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