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2015 Conference Agenda

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Annual Conference

Thursday, June 18, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 PM Registration

8:00 - 10 PM Welcome Reception (additional fee)

Friday, June 19, 2015

7:00 - 8:50 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast:

9:00 - 10:00 AM General Session

Welcome/Opening remarks

10:05 - 10:55 AM Morning Break

11:00 AM - 12:25 PM Concurrent Session I (choose one of the following):

  • FORCE conference attendees Genetics 101
  • Managing Survivorship and Previvorship Through Lifestyle Choices
  • Mastectomy for Treatment or Prevention
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • The New Normal: Reinventing Yourself After Treatment or Surgery
  • New Treatments for Ovarian Cancer
  • Preventing and Treating Cancers in High-Risk Men
  • Sexuality and Intimacy

12:30 - 1:35 PM Networking lunch - box lunch provided

1:40 - 3:05 PM Concurrent Session II (choose one of the following):

  • Beyond BRCA:  Other Genes Associated with Increased Cancer Risk
  • Breast Cancer Surveillance
  • Breast Cancer Survivorship
  • Breast Reconstruction Overview
  • HBOC, Insurance, and Your Legal Rights
  • Hormone Replacement for Previvors
  • Spouse Support and Networking
  • Understanding Reports of Current Research in the Media

3:10 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break

networking4:05 - 5:30 PM Concurrent Session III (choose one of the following):

  • BRCA ,Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, and Targeted Therapies
  • Fertility and Parenting Options for Previvors
  • Long Term Consequences of Menopause
  • Ovarian Cancer Survivors Networking
  • Parents of BRCA + Children Networking
  • Reconstruction Q & A Panel #1
  • So You Want to Be an Advocate Yoga

Saturday, June 20, 2015

7:30 - 8:55 AM Ask the Experts – Roundtable Breakfast

9:00 -10:50 AM General Session: What's New in HBOC Research?

11:00 AM- 12:25 PM Concurrent Session IV (choose one of the following):

  • The ABOUT Network:  Your Opportunity to Drive HBOC Research
  • Chemoprevention for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Fertility, Pregnancy, and Parenting After Breast Cancer
  • Managing Menopause without Hormones
  • Pancreatic Cancer and Melanoma: Detection, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Sharing Genetic Information with Children
  • Young Previvors Panel and Networking

12:30 - 2:10 PM Lunch and Spirit of Empowerment Awards

2:15 - 3:40 PM Concurrent Session V (choose one of the following)

  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine for Symptom Management and Prevention
  • Genetic testing in the Jewish Community
  • Men with Mutations Panel and Networking
  • Ovarian Cancer Detection and Prevention
  • Post-mastectomy Recovery & Management of Lymphedema
  • Putting it All Together to Make Decisions Reconstruction Q & A Panel #2 

Afternoon Break 3:45 - 4:30 PM

4:35 - 6:00 PM Concurrent Session VI (choose one of the following):

  • Forum on Population-wide BRCA Testing
  • Yoga
2014 Conference Videos

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