Haverford, Pa. – August 30, 2010 – This fall, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national breast cancer organization, will host its annual conference: News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well. The conference is a resource for women living with all stages of breast cancer where they can learn about groundbreaking research for treatment decisions, explore the importance of laughter and exercise, and connect with medical professionals, inspirational speakers, and other women who share their experiences.
The conference, to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, will feature keynote speaker and founder of LBBC Marisa Weiss, MD. Dr. Weiss is a prominent member of the breast cancer community and the author of Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer and Taking Care of Your "Girls": A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens and In-Betweens. During the opening plenary session, she will discuss solutions to challenges that women affected by breast cancer face after completing breast cancer treatment, including regaining energy, fighting fatigue, managing weight, and finding comfort in enjoying fun activities. A tool for women to confront their specific diagnosis, this conference gives women hope and comfort in their personal breast cancer journeys.
Women affected by breast cancer have a hard time explaining to their children what side effects are and how their bodies, lifestyle, and physical appearance will change during treatment. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2008, Julie Clark’s new children’s book addresses these key concerns. She is the founder of Baby Einstein, a line of creative products that offer interactive experiences for children and parents to discover the world together, and the author of the children’s book Your Love Is the Best Medicine. She will be in attendance at the conference signing copies of her book slated for release on September 7, 2010.
This year’s conference will also cover the importance of emotional and physical healing elements that confront stress, a common issue that women affected by breast cancer face after diagnosis and treatment. Medical experts are finding the most efficient ways to confront the challenges of the disease. At this conference, speakers will highlight the benefits that are associated with laughter and exercise, two essential elements that women affected by breast cancer have a hard time embracing.
Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to participate in two workshop sessions that consist of six topics per session. Each workshop will explore different stages and diagnoses of breast cancer, quality-of-life issues, and other key topics that the breast cancer community faces. LBBC works conscientiously to record and transcribe most of the workshops for those attendees who missed a session. This option allows anyone interested in the content that was discussed at the conference to access the information on LBBC’s website following the event.
The closing segment of the conference will be lead by Sherry Lebed Davis, president of Healthy-Steps, an international therapeutic exercise and movement class for various age groups regardless of health, age or ability level. She will deliver a motivational and inspiring presentation infused with generous doses of humor. Using funny, true stories, Davis will talk about the importance of exercise, laughter and the reduction of stress. Davis is an expert on the use of movement to help healing and prevent complications from breast cancer surgery and chronic illness. The purpose of her speech is to transform the closing of the conference into an interactive experience which generates a positive, motivated, and excited outlook about life through and after breast cancer.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include lbbc.org, the Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222), conferences, teleconferences, networking programs, newsletters, publications and recordings.
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