Joining FORCEs Conference

Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer or a BRCA mutation.

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Annual Conference

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Course Directors

Sue FriedmanSusan Friedman, DVM
Founder and Executive Director
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Tampa, FL


Susan Domchek MD Susan Domchek, MD
Executive Director
Basser Professor of Oncology
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Rebecca Sutphen, MDRebecca Sutphen, MD
Professor, Departments of
Pediatrics and Oncologic Sciences
College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Faculty Speakers

Andrew Ashikari, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College
Breast Surgeon
Ashikari Breast Center
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Amy Curran Baker, MA
Occupational Therapist, Registered
Author, Now What? A Patient's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy
Westchester, NY

Amy Boesky, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Director of the English Department's Honors Program
Boston College
Boston, MA

Angela Bradbury, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Brem, MD
Director, Breast Imaging and Intervention Center
Vice Chair of Radiology
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Justin Brown, MA
Pre-doctoral Fellow
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Robert A. Burger, MDRobert Burger MD
Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship Program
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Dana Bushman
Certified Yoga Instructor
Santa Rosa, CA

David Bushman
FORCE Volunteer
Fort Lee, NJ

Mary Daly, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics
Timothy R. Talbot Jr. Chair for Cancer Research
Risk Assessment Program
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Kathryn Doran, DPT, CLT
Oncology Rehabilitation/Manager
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Neill Epperson, MD
Director, Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness
Basser Research Center for BRCA
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Rob Ferguson, MD
Plastic and Oncologic Reconstructive Surgeon
Intermountain Plastic Surgery
Murray, UT

Anne Ford, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Tara M. Friebel, MPH
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Kristi Funk, MD
Founder/Medical Director
Pink Lotus Breast Center
Beverly Hills, CA

Judy Garber, MD, MPHJudy Garber MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cancer Risk and Prevention Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Clarisa Gracia, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Fertility Preservation
Basser Research Center for BRCA
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Kristi D. Graves, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown UniversityDr. Hurley
Washington, DC

Mark Greene, MD
Chief, Clinical Genetics Branch
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Lindsey M. Hoskins, PhD, LCMFT
Couple and Family Therapist
Lindsey Hoskins and Associates
Bethesda, MD

Karen E. Hurley, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
New York, NY

Lauren Johnson, MD
Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Basser Research Center for BRCA
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Sunhail, Kanchwala, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Noah Kauff, MD
Director, Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention.
Clinical Genetics and Gynecology Services
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterAndrew Kaunitz MD
New York, NY

Andrew Kaunitz, MD
Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Susan Kellogg-Spadt, CRNP, PhD
Director of Vulvar and Sexual Medicine
The Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Richard Kline, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction
Charleston, SC

R. Michael Koch, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
New York Group for Plastic Surgery
Tarrytown, NY

Allison Kurian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy
Divisions of Oncology and Epidemiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Anna KuwadaDr. Levine
Seattle FORCE Outreach Coordinator
Seattle, WA

Joshua Levine, MD
Reconstruction Plastic Surgeon
The Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
New York, NY

Jennifer Litton, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Breast Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD
Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Margo Michaels, MPH
Executive Director
ENACCT
Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials
Bethesda, MD

Eva Moon
Jazz Musician and Humorist
Redmond, WA

Steven Narod, MD, FRCPSteven Narod MD
Senior Scientist
Director of Familial Breast Cancer Centre for
Research in Women's Health
Women's College Research Institute
Toronto, ON

Linda Patrick-Miller
Associate Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Chicago, IL

Ann Partridge, MD
Founder and Director, Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer
Director, Adult Survivorship Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Renee Pieroth, RD
Oncology Dietitian
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Human Sexuality Program
Widener University
Chester, PA Anya Prince

Jacqueline Powers, MS
Genetic Counselor, Cancer Risk Evaluation Program (CREP)
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Anya Prince, Esq
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Genomics and Society
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Timothy Rebbeck, PhD
Director, Center for Genetics and Complex Traits?
Associate Director for Population Science
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Lori Riddle-Walker, LMFT
FORCE Volunter
Escondido, CA

Joanna RudnickJoanna Rudnick
Documentary Director and Producer
Kartemquin Films
San Carlos, CA

Anil Rustgi, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology
T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Basser Research Center for BRCA
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Ali Sadeghi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor Of Surgery
Louisiana State University
Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Microsurgeon
Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Center
New Orleans, LA

Andrew Salzberg, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
New York Group for Plastic Surgery
Tarrytown, NY

Lisa A. Schwartz, PhD
Psychologist, Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Shapira, MS
FORCE Volunteer
San Diego, CA

Diljeet Singh, MD, DrPH
Program Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Program Director of Cancer Prevention and Integrative Medicine
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gilbert, AZ

Kathy SteligoKathy Steligo
Health Writer
Author, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
Author, Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
San Carlos, CA

Scott Sullivan, MD
Co-Founder Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and
St. Charles Surgical Hospital
New Orleans, LA

Melinda Telli, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Oncology
Stanford University Cancer Center
Stanford, CA

Cara Tenenbaum, JD, MBA
Senior Advisor
Office of Health and Constituent Affairs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Washington, DC

Allison Werner-Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

2014 Conference Videos

Watch the videos from a variety of presenters at our 2014 Joining FORCEs conference.

Team FORCE

Team FORCE is a community of athletes and fitness enthusiasts dedicated to supporting the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.