Session Resources

Video recordings of the conference keynote sessions as well as audio recordings and handouts of select breakout sessions are available for your use. Please click on the session title or the link to view its' resources 

Keynote Presentations
10th Anniversary Panel Discussion: Metastatic Breast Cancer: Yesterday’s Lessons, Tomorrow’s Progress Moderated by: Elaine Schattner, MD, MA, Journalist, physician and women’s health advocate
Your experiences today are shaping the future of treatment and care for tomorrow. Join us for an interactive discussion on what we’ve learned over the last 10 years and where we’re headed. The discussion will focus on advancements made in research, treatments, public awareness and advocacy. 
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Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s TreatmentsCarey Anders, MD
Learn about today’s latest clinical trials that will inform new pathways and strategies to treat and manage metastatic breast cancer tomorrow. Hear research updates for each subtype of metastatic breast cancer including triple-negative, hormone receptor-positive and HER2-positive. 
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Integrative Health: Increasing Vitality through Mind-Body AwarenessMary Lou Galantino, PT, MS, PhD, MSCE
The field of integrative health looks at how the experience of a cancer diagnosis impacts multiple domains of health. These domains are often referred to as the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health and wellness. Meditation and awareness offers a way for us to evaluate, assess and work with all of these domains at the same time. In this session, we will use the model of mindfulness to explore how to evaluate, assess and work with each domain of health through integrative breathing, body scan and journaling. 
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Sex and IntimacySage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, CST, OSW-C
Meeting your physical and emotional needs while managing a long-term health condition can be challenging. Explore the intimate nature of your well-being and gain practical strategies to connect with your intimate self for greater fulfillment and quality of life, whether partnered or not. 
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Breakout Sessions

Brain MetsCarey Anders, MD and Timothy Zagar, MD
Hear the latest in understanding and treating brain metastases, methods for addressing side effects and preserving quality of life and how to make informed decisions as treatment plans evolve.
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Caregiving: Being the Best “You” for the One You LoveKatherine Rehm, MSW, LCSW
Caregiving can unveil many emotions, both challenging and rewarding. In this session, you will learn healthy ways to cope with your role as a caregiver, to manage life’s daily agenda and to explore how creating a circle of support can offer many benefits to both you and your family.
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Managing Symptoms and Side EffectsEvelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, MSN, APN, AOCN
Ongoing treatment and symptoms of disease can cause side effects that affect your quality of life. Learn strategies to manage fatigue, pain, nausea, insomnia, skin changes, neuropathy and more. Share your own tips with others and learn new methods to enhance your quality of life.  
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Social Media: Sharing Your Story 
Josh Fernandez, Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Writing about your experience with metastatic breast cancer may benefit you and others. If you have ever thought about starting a blog, or if you are an experienced blogger, join this discussion of the pros, cons and all the “in-betweens” of sharing your breast cancer experience online.
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Bone MetsShannon Puhalla, MD
Learn about treatment options for breast cancer in the bones. Get strategies to limit side effects, manage bone pain and maintain bone strength. Understand screening tests and get updates on clinical trials studying new treatments and quality of life.
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Five Wishes: Making Your Wishes KnownLora Rhodes, MSW, LSW
Deemed the “living will with a heart and soul,” the Five Wishes Document includes both the legal aspect of a living will and choice of healthcare power of attorney, while addressing comfort care and spirituality needs. In this session you will learn about the document’s five sections, where you and your loved ones can obtain it, and how to complete it as a binding legal document.
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Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Learning From Each OtherGuest Panelists: Lynn Bartnicki, Beth Fairchild, and Sarita Jordan
Guest Expert: Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Hear from a panel of your peers who have insights to share and who want to hear from you. Panel topics may include: living well with metastatic breast cancer, strategies for managing uncertainty and physical challenges, navigating relationships, communicating with others, and practical tips for coping with every day stress. 
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Cooking Well to Feel WellAnn Ogden Gaffney, President and Founder and Angie Marin, Program Director; Cook for Your LIFE
Part cooking demonstration part nutrition lesson, this interactive session will feature the preparation of two recipes while providing practical tips on meal planning, shopping and using your energy and resources wisely. Learn two, easy-to-make, healthful and flavorful recipes to try at home. Recipe cards and samples will be provided.
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Managing Your FinancesJoanna Morales, Esq
Metastatic breast cancer can impact your everyday costs of living, your job and your savings. Join  this session to get information on managing out-of-pocket costs like co-pays and medicines and understanding your health insurance coverage.
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