Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and Northside Hospital Cancer Institute invite you to join us for our Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference.

This free conference will focus on providing information that is important to those living with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer. Come hear more about topics such as clinical trials, understanding metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer, health & wellness, and MUCH MORE!

This conference is FREE and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please sign up with the link below if you would like to attend. If you have already RSVP’d for the conference and can no longer attend, please email Alexis Jackson at mission@komenatlanta.org or call our office at (404)814-0052. Space is limited.

Conference Agenda: 

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4pm
Location: Georgia-Pacific: 133 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

Thank you for visiting our page. Registration is now full. If you are living with MBC and are still interested in attending please reach out to Alexis Jackson at mission@komenatlanta.org

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Emily Beard, RN, OCN, Women’s Oncology Program Coordinator, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Cati Diamond Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

9:10 a.m.  Conference Keynote Lecture
Abenaa Brewster, MD, MHS, Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:00 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 a.m. Mindfulness Break
Jane Myers, OTR/L, ATRIC Mind Body Balance

10:30 a.m. “How is Metastatic Breast Cancer Different?”
Amelia Zelnak, MD, MSc, Medical Oncologist, Atlanta Cancer Care affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute  

11:30 a.m.  Lunch and Networking

12:00 p.m.Managing Pain and Side Effects of Cancer and Treatment”
Laura Weakland, MD, Medical Oncologist, Georgia Cancer Specialists affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Ahmed Ali, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Joan Rau, LMT, Oncology and Integrative Massage Therapist
Samantha Cannon, MSOT/L, Certified Lymphedema Specialist, Northside Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Jane Myers, OTR/L, ATRIC Mind Body Balance

1:00 p.m. Networking and Stretch Break
Penny Haugh, PT, CLT-LANA, Northside Hospital Rehabilitation Services

1:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions: “Emotional Support, Self-care Strategies and Discussion”
Patient Facilitator: Myra Bazell, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Northside Hospital Behavioral Health
Caregiver Facilitator: Christina Austin-Valere, PhD, LCSW, Psycho-Oncology Program Coordinator, Northside Hospital Behavioral Health

2:30 p.m. Fireside Chat – Ask us Anything: focus on issues of work-life balance and living with MBC
Amelia Zelnak, MD, MSc, Medical Oncologist, Atlanta Cancer Care affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Christina Austin-Valere, PhD, LCSW, Psycho-Oncology Program Coordinator, Northside Hospital Behavioral Health
Myra Bazell, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, Northside Hospital Behavioral Health
Kristin D. Cuculovski, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, Dietician, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Stefanie Sparks Esq., Attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid Breast Cancer Legal Project

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. Resource Fair
Susan G Komen Greater Atlanta
Atlanta Legal Aid Breast Cancer Legal Project
Love Not Lost
Pfizer, A Story Half Told
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Joan Rau, Oncology and Integrative Massage, Young Survival Coalition

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