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Schedule & Sessions
2019 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, Dawn Hershman, MD, MS
Break / Exhibits / Posters
Break / Exhibits / Posters
Closing keynote, Sue Best, LCSW
2019 – Welcome & Opening Keynote Address | 8:30 – 9:40 am
2019 – Session One | 10:00 – 11:15 am
Young Women’s Breast Cancer – What is the Role of Pregnancy? (download handout)
A discussion on research focused on identifying causes of increased risk of metastasis, particularly in recently pregnant women, and investigations of breast cancer prevention through usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Pepper Schedin, PhD
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Explorando las emociones que afectan al paciente y sus familias cuando enfrentan a un diagnostic de cancer (download handout)
Linda Torres, LCSW
Silvia Maciel, RN
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
Exercise and Metastatic Disease: Reasons and Ways to Keep Moving (download handout)
This session will discuss the reasons why exercise can be helpful for people with metastatic disease and how to make exercise both safe and effective as your cancer progresses.
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, FACM
Oregon Health & Science University
2019 – Session Two | 12:45 – 2:00 pm
Genetic Testing and Surgical Implications (download: Dr. Westhoff’s handout; Dr. Garreau’s handout)
A discussion on enhanced genetic panels, who should get tested, and what the available screening and surgical options are for individuals with a genetic mutation.
Racism in the Health Care System: Its Impact on the African American Patient and Their Provider (download handout)
A discussion on the historical context of the African American population’s interactions with the healthcare system and the impact on well-being, and explore ways to help patients and providers mitigate the impact of racism on treatment.
Shea Lott, PhD
Avel Gordley Center for Healing, Oregon Health & Science University
Managing Short and Long-term Side Effects of Chemotherapy (download handout)
Discuss the management of side effects associated with common chemotherapies, including peripheral neuropathy, and explore preventative health approaches for patients.
Kayla Grzybowski, PharmD, BCPS
Kirsten Kadoyama, PharmD
The Value of Palliative Care in Metastatic Breast Cancer (download handout)
Debunk the myths of palliative care. Know the true meaning of palliative care: what it is and what it is not and how it can help improve quality of life, specifically for the patient with metastatic breast cancer. If you are living with MBC, this is your opportunity to talk with/ask questions of a palliative care nurse practitioner and a social worker about life with stage IV breast cancer.
2019 – Closing Keynote | 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Exploring Emotional and Spiritual Needs Following a Diagnosis (download handout)
Discuss the range of emotions that can occur with breast cancer diagnosis and examine the meaning of spirituality vs religion, and how spiritual issues may arise.
Sue Best, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker * Deacon, Lutheran Church * Breast Cancer Survivor