Breast Cancer Issues Conference

March 16, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland

The Breast Cancer Issues Conference provides survivors & fighters, support persons, high-risk individuals, and health care professionals the opportunity to learn about and discuss breast cancer topics with leading health professionals, researchers, and fellow survivors. Topics cover emerging research and treatment options, breast cancer risk reduction, and quality of life issues.

 

Opening Keynote:

“Comorbidity, Toxicity, and Breast Cancer Survival”
A discussion on how comorbidities increase risk during breast cancer treatment, and how non-adherence to medications impacts treatment outcomes.

Dawn Hershman, MD, MS
Leader, Breast Cancer Program, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Select sessions were simulcast at these locations: 

Bend
St. Charles Cancer Center Conference Center

Corvallis
Samaritan PastegaRegional Cancer Center

Hood River
Providence Hood River

Medford
Providence Medford Medical Center

Newport
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Center for Health Education

FAQ & General Information

Registration
The date for the 2020 Breast Cancer Issues Conference will be announced later this year.  Online registration will open mid-January 2020.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted, in writing, until March 14, 2019.

Scholarships
A limited number of general scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Scholarships will be prioritized for individuals who demonstrate financial need, and will only be given to individuals who have, or have had breast cancer. Contact the Komen office to request a scholarship- 503.552.9160.

Attendees with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Thanks to a grant from Pfizer, the first 50 registrants who are living with MBC will be able to attend at no cost. Please select the ticket type “living with stage IV/Metastatic breast cancer” on the general attendee registration page to register at no cost.  Also thanks to the Pfizer grant, need-based financial assistance is available to individuals living with metastatic breast cancer, to cover the cost of transportation and/or lodging to attend Komen Oregon & SW Washington metastatic breast cancer events, including the Breast Cancer Issues Conference.  Download the application for more information about eligibility and how to apply.

Continuing Education Credits
Course rosters will be submitted to the appropriate entities for imaging technologists, nurses, and social workers. All attendees requiring CE credits will be given a certificate of completion. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify the requirements of his or her state/provincial licensing board(s) and to self-report and CE credits earned. 

  • Nursing: Up to 5.7 CEUs from the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Imaging Technology: Up to 5 CEUs from American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Social Work: Up to 4.5 CEUs from National Association of Social Workers
  • PT/OT/Psychology/Counseling/Other: up to 4.5 course / credit hours

Transportation
Call 503.238.7433 or visit trimet.org for MAX and bus information.
There will be complimentary parking, as available, at the DoubleTree Hotel’s parking structure. Metered street parking is also available.

Special Accommodations
Please contact the Komen office if any special accommodations are necessary at 503.552.9160.

Past Conference Videos
To view sessions from past conferences, visit the Komen Oregon YouTube channel: Click here

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Ann Berryman, Director of Development and Communications, at aberryman@komenoregon.org.

 

 

Underwriting gift provided by Pfizer

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