Joining FORCEs Conference

Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer® is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer.



Speakers

Aixa Soyano, MD
Assistant Member, Department of Breast Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

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

Amanika Kumar, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Anna Couvillon, CRNP
Genitourinary Malignancies Branch
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Anya Prince, JD
Associate Professor of Law
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA      

April Hirschberg, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA      

Audrey Shaw, MMS, PA-C          
Physician Assistant / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Bárbara Segarra Vázquez MT, DHSc
Dean, School of Health Professions
Principal Investigator, Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education
 and Career Development (HCTRECD) program (R25MD007607)
Chair-Internal Advisory Committee PRCTRC
Director Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR

Bonnie Ky, MD
Associate Professor Of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA              

Brian Shirts, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Genetics Division, Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bryson Katona, MD, PhD
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA              

C. Andrew Salzberg, MD
New York Group for Plastic Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System
Tarrytown, NY

Charite Ricker, CGC
Clinical Genetic Counselor
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Cheryl Knight, CGC        
Clinical Genetic Counselor
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Halpin, MD
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Philadelphia, PA

Constance Chen, MD
Plastic Surgeon                
New York, NY    

Dave Bushman
Northern NJ Outreach Leader
FORCE Volunteer
Fort Lee, NJ      

David Dubin
Founder
AliveAndKickn
Howarth, NJ

Deanna Attai, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Deb Duquette, CGC
Associate Professor of Medicine Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Diane Rose
Vice President of Volunteer Programs
FORCE

Diljeet Singh, MD, DrPH
Gynecologic Oncology
MidAtlantic Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente        
Mclean, VA        

Dory Ellen Fish
Licensed Acupuncturist
Bryn Mawr, PA

Douglas Levine, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY

Elena Stoffel, MD
Assistant Professor Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan  
Ann Arbor, MI  

Elise Kohn, MD
Head, Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD  

Em Biever, RD
Senior Clinical Dietician
WellSpan Health
York, PA              

Emelia A. Bachman, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA              

Emery Salom, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
Memorial Healthcare System
Miramar, FL      

Erica Kuhn, MPH              
Manager, Health Communications          
Susan G. Komen
Dallas, TX

Fumi Olapade, MD
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health
University of Chicago    
Chicago, IL

Ghecemy Lopez, M.A.Ed., DSW (candidate)          "
Manager / Lead Patient Navigator,
Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support & Navigation Program @USC
University of Southern California              
Los Angeles, CA

Gina M. Smith, PT, CLT
Oncology Rehabilitation/Manager
Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia
Cancer Treatment Centers of America  
Philadelphia, PA

Heather Cheng, MD, PhD
Director, Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington            
Seattle, WA      

Holly Feneht
Tattoo Artist      
Gilded Lily
Santa Clarita, CA              

Ilana Beigel
Yoga and Coaching        
Amherst, MA    

Ivis Sampayo    
Senior Director of Programs      
SHARE   New York, NY

Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH       
Assistant Professor
Managing Director: Breast Cancer Survivorship Center
University of Kansas      
Kansas City, KS

Jill Holdren
Denver Outreach Leader              
FORCE   Volunteer
Denver, CO        

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

Judy Garber, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA      

Karen Hurley, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Center for Behavioral Health
Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH  

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

Katie Schmitz, PhD, MPH   
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State Cancer Institute        
Hershey, PA      

Kelly Owens, PhD            
Director of Education and Research        
FORCE
Seattle, WA      

Kim Reiss Binder, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA              

Lauren Nye, MD              
Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Oncology
University of Kansas      
Kansas City, KS

Leigha Senter-Jamieson, CGC
Associate Professor Clinical, Human Genetics    
The Ohio State University            
Columbus, OH

Lindsey Hoskins, PhD
Couple and Family Therapy        
Lindsey Hoskins and Associates
Bethesda, MD  

Lisa Rezende, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology
University of Arizona    
Tucson, AZ

Rachel Shapira, CGC
Genetic Counselor
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, CA

Lisa Schlager    
Vice President of Public Policy
FORCE  
Washington, DC

Liza Wu, MD
Professor of Surgery      
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA            
 
Marilyn Shapira, MD, MPH
Director of General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Medicine,  
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA              

Marcie Richardson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA      

Marleah Dean Kruzel, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Communications
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Matthew Yurgelun, MD
Director, Lynch Syndrome Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA      

Matthew Lederman, MD
RMA of New York            
New York, NY

Melanie Corbman, CGC
 Manager, Clinical Genetics
Cancer Treatment Centers of America  
Philadelphia, PA              

Melinda Telli, MD   
Associate Professor of Oncology Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA      

Mona Al Mukaddam, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of the Penn Bone Center
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA

Neill Epperson, MD
Robert Freedman Endowed Professor and Chair,
Department of Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus            
Aurora, CO        

Panagiotis Konstantinopoulos, MD, PhD
Director of Translational Research, Gynecologic Oncology            
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute    
Boston, MA      

Payal Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA              

Piri Welcsh, PhD
Vice President of Education
FORCE
Seattle, WA

Rachel F. Brem, MD FACR FSBI
Professor and Vice-Chair
Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center
Department of Radiology
The George Washington Cancer Center
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Rachel Rubin, MD
Board Certified Urologist and Sexual Medicine Specialist
IntimMedicine Specialists
Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology
Georgetown University Washington, DC

Rebecca Sutphen, MD  
Professor of Genetics
College of Medicine
University of South Florida          
Tampa, FL

Robin Dubin
Executive Director          
AliveAndKickn
Howarth, NJ

Sharon Bober, PhD
Founder and Director, Sexual Health Program
Director of Psychosocial Services, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA      

Sue Friedman, DVM
Executive Director
FORCE
Tampa, FL 

Susan Domchek, MD
Director, MacDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center
Executive Director, Basser Center for BRCA
Basser Professor in Oncology
University of Pennsylvania          
Philadelphia, PA              

Teri Woodhull  
President, FORCE Board of Directors
Minnesota Outreach Leader
Minneapolis, MN

Victoria Seewaldt, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Population Sciences
Associate Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope      
Duarte, CA        

Wen Shen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics            
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

William F. Symmans, MB, PhB
Professor, Department of Pathology
Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center      
Houston, TX      

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