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Whether you are a cancer survivor, person at high risk for cancer, health care provider or caregiver, this conference has something for you.

October 12-13, 2022

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The sessions and speakers below are preliminary and subject to change. All sessions times are EDT.

Welcome by Sue Friedman, Executive Director and Founder of FORCE, DVM
10:00-10:30 AM
Is this my new normal? Navigating life detours due to risk management or treatment by Karen Hurley, PhD 
10:00-10:30 AM
What's new for people with ATM, CHEK2 or PALB2 mutations? by Tuya Pal, MD
10:00-10:30 AM
Choosing wisely: How to pick insurance plans by Monica Bryant, Esq. 
10:45-11:30 AM
Genes associated with hereditary cancer risk: Live Q&A Panel with Tuya Pal, MD
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Break and networking
12:00-12:30 PM
How palliative care can help people at any stage of diagnosis with Rab Razzak, MD 
12:00-12:30 PM
What's new in gynecologic cancer detection and prevention? Speaker to be announced 
12:00-12:30 PM
Communication tips for talking with partners about inherited cancer risk by Marleah Dean Kruzel, PhD
12:00-12:30 PM
What's new for hereditary breast cancer treatment? Speaker to be announced 
12:45-1:30 PM
Sexuality and fertility issues: Live Q&A Panel 
1:30-2:00 PM
Break and Networking
2:00-2:30 PM
The value of state level advocacy by Lisa Schlager 
2:00-2:30 PM
What's new for pancreatic cancer detection? by Bryason Katona, MD, PhD
2:00-2:30 PM
What's new for gynecologic cancer treatment? Speaker to be announced 
2:00-2:30 PM
CBD and Cannabinoids by Gregory Garber, MSW, LCSW
2:45-3:30 PM
Breast Reconstruction Panel: Live Q&A Panel with Joshua Levine, MD; Constance Chen, MD 
3:30-4:00 PM
Break and Networking
4:00-4:30 PM
Screening, prevention and gender affirming care for transgender people with mutations by Kimberly Zayhowski, CGC
4:00-4:30 PM
What's new for people with Lynch syndrome? by Matthew Yurgelun, MD
4:00-4:30 PM
Why am I so tired? Managing fatigue due to treatment or prevention by Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN 
4:00-4:30 PM
Selfcare for the caregiver by Karen Hurley, PhD
4:00-4:30 PM
What's new for pancreatic cancer treatment? Speaker to be announced  

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10:00-10:30 AM
What's new in prostate cancer screening and prevention? by Veda Giri, MD
10:00-10:30 AM
How to spot the BOAST - Looking behind the cancer headlines by Sue Friedman, DVM 
10:00-10:30 AM
What's new for breast cancer treatment? Speaker to be announced 
10:00-10:30 AM
Supporting treatment with good nutrition by Erin Pellegrin, RD, LDN
10:45-11:30 AM
Receiving equitable care: Live Q&A panel with Marcela Gaitan, MPH
11:30-12:00 PM
Break and Networking
12:00-12:30 PM
How do we make research more inclusive? by Marcela Gaitan, MPH; Maimah Karmo
12:00-12:30 PM
Prescription - Sleep Speaker to be announced
12:00-12:30 PM
Managing menopause Speaker to be announced 
12:45-1:30 PM
Symptom management and integrative care: Live Q&A Panel by Heidi Donovan, PhD; Greg Garber, MSW, LCSW; Diljeet Singh, MD, DrPH
1:30-2:00 PM
Break and Networking
2:00-2:30 PM
What's new in screening for colorectal cancer? by Bryson Katona, MD, PhD
2:00-2:30 PM
Mindfulness and coping by Rab Razzak, MD
2:00-2:30 PM
What's new for colorectal cancer treatment? Speaker to be announced 
2:00-2:30 PM
What are liquid biopsies and what is their role in screening and treatment? Speaker to be announced 
2:45-3:30 PM
Closing Q & A Panel with Matthew Yurgelun, MD; additional speakers to be announced