Schedule & Sessions

May 8, 2021

2020 Breast Cancer Issues Conference Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:40 am
8:40 – 9:40 am
9:40 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 11:15 am
11:15 – 11:45 pm
11:45 – 12:35 pm
12:45 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 2:15 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Welcome / Introduction
Opening Keynote, Melanie A. Nix, MBA
Break / Exhibits / Posters
Session One
Break / Exhibits / Posters
Session Two
Break / Exhibits
Closing General Session, Margaret Hartsook, ATR-BC, LPC

2020 – Opening Keynote Address | 8:30 – 9:40 am

Melanie A. Nix
Triple negative breast cancer survivor, transformational speaker, and resilience coach.

Permission to Change
A discussion on how to manage a life-changing breast cancer diagnosis to redefine your life and live unapologetically in your new normal.

*interpretado en Español

2020 – Session One | 10:00 – 11:15 am

Track A


Nutrition Facts & Fads

The ins and outs of what you need to know about nutrition-related misconceptions, fad diets, and evidence-based nutrition recommendations.

Speaker: TBD

Track B


Current Trends in Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Breast Cancer Screening

An overview will be provided of some of the most promising companies applying AI to breast cancer screening (and they are available today!)

G Anthony Reina, MD
Paul Rietze
Intel AI Platforms Group

Track C


Advocacy: From The Waiting Room to Capitol Hill

Learn about self-advocacy in the clinical setting, patient advocacy in the research setting and legislative advocacy in state and government policy. 

Cindy Fletcher, MBA, Komen Oregon and SW Washington 
Krista Nelson, LCSW, OSW-C, BCD, FAOSW, Providence Cancer Institute
Rebecca Seago-Coyle, Susan G. Komen Advocates in Science 

Track D


Actualizacion Sobre Como Sobrellevar Las Consequencias de Tratamientos Para Cada Persona

Explorar las complicaciones comunes del manejo del cáncer y cómo minimizar las complicaciones del tratamiento y abogar por la evaluación de complicaciones.

Jackie Webb, DNP, FNP
National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Oregon Chapter

Track E
Metastatic Track



Radiation for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Improved Survival, Pain Control for Bone Metastases, and More

Learn about the role of radiation, new data that shows a survival benefit, and potential advantages and risks of palliative radiation for bone metastases.

Christopher Hoffelt, MD
Kaiser Permanente

2019 – Session Two | 12:45 – 2:00 pm

 Track A


Cannabis, CBD, and Cancer

This talk will explore the use of CBD as an adjuvant in cancer therapy; does it make sense?

Janice Vaughn Knox, MD, MBA
Doctors Knox, Inc

Track B


Physical Activity, Health, and Well Being – The Magic Pill

Explore current research regarding physical activity for symptom prevention, health, and well being, as well as strategies for bringing more movement into your life.

Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C 
David Therrattil, PT, DPT, CLT
Legacy Good Samaritan

 Track C


Long Term Side Effects – What to Know

Learn about the most common long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment and how to
manage them.

Joyce Koerber, MPAS, PA-C
Compass Oncology 

 Track D


Implicit Bias in the Healthcare System

Explore everyday unconscious bias, identify the impact on individuals, and use strategies for disrupting or reducing unconscious bias.

LaTrece Gaither, MA, LPC, LMFT 
Avel Gordly Center for Healing
Oregon Health and Science University

Track E
Metastatic Track


Oligometastatic Disease

This talk will focus on definition and new information or treatments for oligometastatic disease (metastatic breast cancer in only a ‘few’ organs).

Alison Conlin, MD
Providence Cancer Institute

2020 – Closing General Session | 2:15 – 3:15 pm

Art & Change:A Collage Process

Through a simple yet powerful art process, you will anchor your intentions for a positive change.

Margaret Hartsook, ATR-BC, LPC
Legacy Health Cancer Healing Center

*interpretado en Español


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