Conference for Women with Advanced Breas
Each spring, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org) sponsors a wonderful two day conference for women living with advanced breast cancer. Although I am not going this year, I have attended several times, and it is excellent. This is an opportunity to meet other women and to learn from many experts. The dates are May 1st and 2nd; it takes place just outside of Philadelphia. From Boston, this is an easy train trip, a possible drive, and an expensive flight. If you are considering attending and would prefer to fly, check out costs to fly to Baltimore and then rent a car. There is a huge difference in the fares. Note that there are travel grants available to help with the expense.
Here is their summary of the meeting:
Join us for the 4th Annual Conference for Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer. Be inspired by speakers who have coped with cancer and find out what you want to know from our panel of experts. In our workshop sessions, experts will discuss medical treatments for bone, liver, lung and brain mets, clinical trials and cutting-edge therapies, and managing side-effects. Network and connect with other women and families.
Register now for the 4th Annual Conference for Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer: Enhancing Your Health and Quality of Life on May 1-2 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. This national conference focuses on your unique concerns as a woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Learn more.
During the opening session, leading medical oncologist Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, will discuss treatments for metastatic disease and will explain how groundbreaking research could impact you, treatments in the pipeline and open clinical trials. On Saturday afternoon, New York Times best-selling author Bruce Feiler will discuss how he coped with his 2008 diagnosis of bone cancer and how this experience inspired his soon-to-be released book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness and the Men Who Could Be Me, in which he explores how he prepared for the possibility his children could grow up without him. Donna Deegan, the evening anchor for "First Coast News" in Jacksonville, Florida, will share her inspiring journey of thriving while managing breast cancer. Ms. Deegan, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer several times, has published two books about her journey with the disease, The Good Fight and &&Through Rose Colored Glasses. On Sunday, get your questions answered during the "Ask the Experts" plenary session. Our panelists will include a surgical oncologist, a clinical health psychologist, a medical oncologist, an attorney and a naturopathic clinician.
Travel grants and fee waivers are available. Visit our Web site for more information.