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Conferences 8th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

When:   Friday, February 22, 2008 - Sunday, February 24, 2008

Where:   Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

Hosted by: Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Young Survival Coalition.

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About the Workshops

Workshops covered a range of issues. Download podcasts, transcripts and slides for these workshops:

Advanced Breast Cancer: Research, Treatment and Quality-of-Life Update

Breast Reconstruction: Exploring Your Options

Candidly Speaking: Talking to Your Family about Advanced Breast Cancer

Care for the Caregiver: For Men Only

Care for the Caregiver: Supporting Yourself and Your Loved One with Advanced Breast Cancer

Care for the Caregiver: Supporting Yourself and Your Loved One with Early Breast Cancer

Evidence-Based Complementary and Integrative Medicine to Enhance Well-Being

Fertility after Breast Cancer: Exploring Your Options

Finding Resources to Embrace Your “New Normal”

For Long-Term Survivors: Understanding and Using Your Treatment Summary

Getting Your Groove Back: For Women in Partnered Relationships

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Issues and Updates

Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer

Managing and Coping with Lymphedema

Managing Your Weight after Breast Cancer

Menopause and Mental Pause: Managing Side Effects

Professionally Speaking: Knowing Your Rights in the Workplace

Rediscovering Yourself: Improving Self-Esteem and Body Image

Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating after Breast Cancer

Taking Control and Managing End-of-Life Issues

Tools for Your Journey: Courage, Faith and Hope

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Research and Treatment Update

Turning Your Passion Into Action: Learning About Research Advocacy

Understanding Genetics, Family History and Breast Cancer Risk

What’s New? Medical Advances for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Women who Partner with Women: Finding Your Way after Breast Cancer

About the Keynote Speakers

Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized integrative cancer treatment specialist, researcher and educator. A leader in laying the foundation for what is now called integrative medicine, he is medical/scientific director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, which he co-founded in 1980. Block Center uses research-based treatment methodologies that integrate the best of Western medicine with scientifically sound complementary therapies. Dr. Block is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Editorial Board, the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Integrative Cancer Therapies and director of integrative medical education at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the author of more than 60 PubMed-listed scientific articles and has contributed to the published works of other medical and science professionals. He serves on Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s medical advisory board.

Zora Brown is director of health and cultural affairs and special assistant to the CEO at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City. She coordinates the Business Health Leadership Institute and the Oklahoma Chronic Disease Initiatives. Ms. Brown is founder and chairperson of Cancer Awareness Program Services, a comprehensive cancer prevention program focusing on awareness and education targeting women, particularly women of color. She is founder of several groups that serve African-American women, including the Breast Cancer Resource Committee, Rise, Sister, Rise and SASSi™ (Sisters Accessing Skills for Survival and Intervention). In 1996, she organized Men in Action Against Breast Cancer, a support arm of the Breast Cancer Resource Committee. Ms. Brown was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the National Cancer Advisory Board, National Cancer Institute, where she served from 1991 until 1998. She was a featured speaker at the 1992 and 2004 Republican National Conventions. Along with Oprah Winfrey, she was named one of the 1997 ten Women’s Health Heroes in American Health for Women (a Readers Digest publication). Ms. Brown is a 26-year survivor of bilateral breast cancer and an ovarian cancer survivor.

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as the director of the program for young women with breast cancer in the breast oncology program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her clinical research focuses on psychosocial, communication and survivorship issues in breast cancer, with a particular interest in the unique issues facing young women with breast cancer, including fertility concerns. Dr. Partridge serves as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Survivorship Task Force, Fertility Preservation Guidelines Committee and Health Services Committee. She is co-chair of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B committee on advocacy, research communication and ethics. She has received awards and grants for her research including an ASCO Career Development Award, Tracy Starr Breast Cancer Research Fund Award and Lance Armstrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Award. She is a member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s medical advisory board.

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