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Our New York outreach coordinators are Jane Herman (left) and Laura Royse

FORCE Conference 2014

Join FORCE and 700 participants on June 12-14, 2014 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott for the 8th Annual FORCE Conference! Joining FORCEs is the largest international conference designed by and for people with HBOC or a BRCA mutation. The program - held in partnership with Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA - will present a wide range of topics and provide attendees opportunities to enroll in research, including Basser-funded studies. Visit our conference page to learn why you should be part of this transformative event, view the agenda, register, book your room, and more. 

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Face to Face Get Together, May 19, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Gilda's Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

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Facilitators: Laura Royse and Jane Herman

Topic: Film Screening of In the Family

Join us for a screening of In the Family, which details the personal and challenging decisions a young filmmaker, Joanna Rudnick, faces as a result of being BRCA positive. The story also addresses the monopoly Myriad Genetics had on BRCA testing at the time. A discussion and time for networking and sharing with others will follow the film. Family members, including spouses/partners, are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

FORCE NYC Gathering in Philadelphia, June 12, 2014

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Join together for an informal no-host dinner with other NYC network members attending the 2014 Joining FORCES Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Additional details and information will be provided closer to the event.

Face to Face Get Together, July 14, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Gilda's Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

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Facilitators: Laura Royse and Jane Herman

Topic: Young Women at High Risk

Join other previvors and survivors for a discussion of HBOC issues that are of particular concern to women under 40. We will share challenges and coping strategies faced by women in this demographic cohort, e.g., body image, dating, and family planning. In addition to addressing these topics, there will be time to network and share with other younger members of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community. This meeting is for women only.

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