News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well Takes Place on September 29, 2012
HAVERFORD, Pa., July 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) will host its annual fall conference, News You Can Use: Breast Cancer Updates for Living Well, at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia, Saturday, September 29 from 9:00am -- 5:30pm. Conference highlights will include an opening plenary presented by Larry Norton, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a closing plenary hosted by It's Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life Cancer author Debra Jarvis and workshops designed to address the needs of women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, years beyond treatment or living with metastatic breast cancer.
"LBBC's annual fall conference event is long known for the highest quality of programming and a "must" attend event for women who have been diagnosed at all ages and stages of breast cancer," says Dr. Norton. "I am honored to serve as the host of the opening plenary and look forward to the time I will spend with attendees and the conference's other speakers."
In addition to Dr. Norton, respected names in the breast cancer care community such as Generosa Grana, MD, Director, Cooper Cancer Institute, Linda Schapira, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD, Professor Founding Director, Center of Community Alliance for Research Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, along with their colleagues and peers, will present the latest news to assist attendees in treatment decisions, provide insight on the importance of healthy diet and exercise and discuss other quality-of-life issues. Attendees of the conference can also engage with medical professionals, inspirational speakers and other women affected by breast cancer.
"LBBC's fall conference is the best resource for us to engage women who are at all stages of breast cancer and we work collaboratively with conference speakers and presenters to target the most important issues facing these women and their families - this is so they leave the conference empowered and educated," Elyse Spatz Caplan, MA and LBBC's Director of Programs and Partnerships explains. She also states that "guest attendees of the conference can participate in workshop sessions that consist of a wide range of topics." These workshops will explore different breast cancer and quality of life issues questions women have as they navigate life after a diagnosis. (Ed. Note - LBBC will also present a Care for the Caregiver workshop designed specifically for the caregivers of women with breast cancer.)
In addition, LBBC will record and transcribe many of the workshops to post on lbbc.org following the conference.
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Founded in 1991, LBBC 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 an educational website found at lbbc.org, a toll-free Survivors' Helpline available by dialing (888) 753-LBBC (5222), national conferences, free teleconferences and regional networking programs, quarterly newsletters, publications for medically underserved women, healthcare-provider trainings, recordings and the Paula A. Seidman Library Resource Center.
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