Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Last Modified: June 27, 2007
Conference Dates: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Conference Location: Philadelphia Marriott West, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Sponsoring Group: Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Conference Web Page URL: www.lbbc.org/news-detail.asp?news_id=1387
Topics Covered: Medical Treatments and Research Developments; Understanding Symptom and Side-Effect Management; Finding Clinical Trials; Living with Uncertainty: Your Emotions and Quality of Life; Taking Control of End-of-Life Concerns; Coping and Finding Support; Communicating with Loved Ones; Financial Planning; Dealing with Employment and Disability Concerns
Conference Objectives: The national, full-day conference will educate and support women on the unique medical, practical and emotional concerns of women living with advanced (metastatic) disease.
Who Should Attend: Women living with metastatic breast cancer, their caregivers, nurses, social workers and other health care providers who deal with women affected by breast cancer
Conference Agenda: Empower yourself with information you can use at our Conference for Women Living With Advanced Breast Cancer: Enhancing Your Health and Quality of Life from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Philadelphia Marriott West, just outside Philadelphia. The program will begin with a keynote presentation by one of the worlds foremost authorities on metastatic breast cancer. Julie R. Gralow, MD, a medical oncologist from the University of Washington. Dr. Gralow has dedicated her career to finding new and novel therapies for women affected by breast cancer. She will discuss the latest medical treatments, open clinical trials and hot research developments. After lunch, attend one of our workshops on symptom and side-effect management, clinical trials, the emotional impact of your diagnosis and end-of-life concerns. To offer you more time for networking, we are offering four break-out sessions on coping and finding support, communication with loved ones, financial planning and health insurance issue and employment and disability concerns. Your questions will drive the conversation. At the end of the day, we will gather together again and help you process and integrate what you have learned.
Registration Information: You can register at the link provided, and we also welcome walk-ins. Also, we are offering a limited number of travel scholarships and fee waivers. Access the application at our registration page, or call us at 610.645.4567 for more information.
Conference Fees: $35 per person fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and networking. We are offering a limited number of travel scholarships and fee waivers. Access the application at our registration page, or call us at 610.645.4567 for more information.
Continuing Education: Yes
Miscellany: CEU credits for social workers available
Aug 15, 2012 - In women with advanced breast cancer and bone metastases, denosumab is better than zoledronic acid in preventing skeletal complications and improving health-related quality of life, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Clinical Cancer Research.