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2017 Conference Agenda

Annual Conference

June 8-10, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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We are currently confirming our speakers for the 2017 conference. Our goal is to keep the agenda as close to 2016 as possible. Please check back after December 1 or sign up for our monthly updates to receive news of conference changes.

Agenda is subject to change.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

3:00 - 6:00 PM Registration

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

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

9:00 - 10:00 AM General Session: Welcome and Opening remarks

Speakers:  Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, MD, Lisa Rezende, PhD, Karen Hurley, PhD, and Barbara Pfeiffer

10:05 - 10:55 AM Morning Break

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

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

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

3:10 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break

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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

Description: Breakfast session where conference attendees can meet some of conference speakers and ask questions in an informal setting.

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

Speakers:  Judy Garber, MD, MPH, Pamela Munster, MD, Elizabeth Swisher, MD, Sue Friedman, DVM

Description:  Learn the latest research on HBOC including discussion of ovarian cancer treatment and prevention, cancer genetics, and patient-centered outcomes research.

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

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

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

3:45 - 4:30 PM Afternoon Break

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

6:00 - 6:20 PM Conference Closing: Annie Parker and Lisa Cohen


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