WHAT: Inspiring Wellness: Moving Forward After Breast Cancer, an outreach event for African-American women and families affected by breast cancer hosted by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Albert Einstein Medical Center.
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gouley Auditorium, Braemer Educational Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
PROGRAM: Keynote speaker Angelica T. Montesano, MD, of Albert Einstein Medical Center, will discuss working matters and post-treatment concerns for women affected by breast cancer. Participants will get advice on job searching, interview techniques and balancing breast cancer and careers during the Working Matters Panel: Legal Rights, Job Search Strategies and Interview Advice. Closing speaker Anita T. Conner, MST, CPA, founder of Praise is the Cure, will share her story about finding strength during breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Dr. Montesano is a radiation oncologist at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She focuses on treating women with breast cancer and related diseases, and she has contributed to breast cancer research and the search for a cure for 30 years. Her presence at Einstein was foundational to the development of the breast cancer program which was founded in 1980 and has become one of the most successful endeavors at Einstein. Dr. Montesano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America and obtained her medical degree there.
COST: Free, includes continental breakfast
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, founded in 1991, is a national nonprofit education and support 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: a comprehensive educational website, lbbc.org; the toll-free Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222); large national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly educational newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; workshops and trainings for healthcare providers; low-cost informational recordings; and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.
Albert Einstein Medical Center, a facility long recognized for pioneering and promoting breast cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and research, offers compassionate, respectful healthcare for women in one of the most comprehensive breast cancer programs in the nation. At Einstein, we treat the whole person, not just the cancer. Patients have access to a full complement of services including diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties.
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