It’s a national conference for young women living with breast cancer on October 29 - 31, 2010 in Toronto.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network and co-presenter Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will bring together 400 young women with breast cancer to educate and inspire them in all aspects of their cancer journey. Participants can network with others who understand their situation, learn about the latest research from some of Canada’s leading medical professionals, and participate in themed workshops.
This year’s conference includes two gala dinners: “Rock Your Cancer” with Canadian rocker and breast cancer survivor Bif Naked, who will share experiences from her two-year battle with breast cancer; and “Breast Fest” where Rethink Breast Cancer will roll out the pink carpet to premiere the film “Jonna’s Body, Please Hold”.
Other activities include author book signings, writing and creative arts sessions, a breast cancer art show, and an exhibitor showcase that will feature fashions, breast cancer resources and information from community support groups.
A special three-part series on BRCA will cover management options, fertility and psychosocial issues. More than 35 workshop topics include: “The Many Faces of Breast Cancer: Personalized Medicine”; “Taking Charge of Your Treatment for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer”; “Breast Reconstruction: Knowing Your Options”; “Intimacy and Sexuality” (for couples and single ladies); “Babies After Breast Cancer”, and “Financial Health For Women on Long-Term Disability”. Plenary sessions will cover the topics of Healthy Living, Hope and Empowerment.
For conference schedule and online registration go to www.cbcn.ca. Note: there will be no onsite registration.
For more information contact: Jenn McNeil, Canadian Breast Cancer Network: 1-800-685-8820 ext. 224, or firstname.lastname@example.org.