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Joining FORCEs Conference Returns to Orlando: October 6-8, 2016

by Lisa Rezende, PhD

The Joining FORCEs conference is the largest conference organized by and for the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community. Join us for our 10th conference, October 6-8, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel in Orlando, Florida.

10th Annual ConferenceThe conference offers the opportunity to hear from leading hereditary cancer experts. You will learn the latest on cancer risk management, hereditary treatment, breast reconstruction, menopause management, and communicating risk with children and adult family members. Informative sessions will be available for people at all stages of their HBOC journey; those who recently tested will find the latest information risk-management options, cancer survivors will learn about new treatments and clinical trials targeting hereditary cancer, and longtime FORCE conference veterans will learn about the latest advocacy issues and find ways to give back to the community. Everyone will benefit from the sense of community that comes from networking with other people who truly understand what it is like to face a personal risk of cancer everyday.

While the daytime conference agenda is filled with information, evenings will feature our popular after-hours events, including the "Show and Tell" room where women share their mastectomy stories and results with women who are considering mastectomy. Other events will be posted on our conference site.

Save the date and join us in Orlando in October!

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