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Lighting Your Path – Survivorship After Breast Cancer
May 6, 2018


JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

Target Audience:
This program should be of significant interest to breast cancer and breast disease patients, their caregivers, high-risk patients, and people who want to better support loved ones and friends with breast cancer.

Program Description:
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or someone you love has breast cancer, then you need to attend our unique, FREE support event, Lighting Your Path – Survivorship After Breast Cancer. Both breast cancer survivors and their caregivers/loved ones are encouraged to attend. Patients can learn ways to navigate recurrence and common stumbling blocks to achieving a full, rewarding life while living with breast cancer from nationally-recognized and local breast cancer experts. Caregivers can learn proven strategies for optimal support. There are also social opportunities during the event to create relationships with others in the Orlando area facing breast cancer, expanding your support network. Exhibits will also be available with products to help your breast cancer journey and giveaways for attendees!


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:

If you are already looking to attend the 2018 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Orlando, then this is a great opportunity for your organization to reach two channels (breast surgeons and patients) in one convenient location! 

This is also a great opportunity for companies with a local presence to give back to members of their community, helping breast cancer patients in need.  In addition, we will help promote the news of your goodwill to the greater Orlando, FL area and nationally, which may encourage brand loyalty and drive new customers to your business.

Secure your exhibit booth and/or sponsorship via the online form "Reserve Your Exhibit Booth and Sponsorship." All booths will be in high-traffic areas and will be promoted to both local and national audiences.

Contact Ryan Cliche at or call 202-557-8599 with any questions.


Speaking Opportunities Available:
Contact Ryan Cliche at or call 202-557-8599.

Patient and Caregiver Attendee Registration:



Program Schedule (Exhibits Open Throughout the Program):

9:00 am – Registration Desk Opens/Exhibit Table Setup


12:45 pm - Welcome 
Beth Boyd, RN, Chairman, American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation

Diagnosis, Knowing Your Risks, and Cutting-edge Treatment

  • 1:00 pm - “You’ve Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer; Now What?”

Marissa Howard-McNatt, MD, FACS, Director, Breast Care Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health

  • 1:20 pm - “What Do our Genetics Tell Us?"

Bharti Jasra, MBBS, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida Health

  • 1:40 pm - “Latest Diagnostic Breast Imaging Technologies for Early Detection and Management of Breast Cancer”

Jan Forszpaniak, MD, Director, Naples Breast Surgery Center

2:00 pm-2:30 pm

Caregiver and Patient Networking Break and Exhibits

2:35 pm-3:15 pm
Inspiring Breast Cancer Patient Survival Stories, Told by Breast Cancer Patients

3:20 pm
Yoga Class courtesy of PLA Yoga (yoga mats provided, limited quantity)

Increasing Quality of Life, Reducing Risk of Recurrence


  • 3:55 pm - “Managing Your Lifestyle”

Margaret Thompson, MD, FACS, Cleveland Clinic  

  • 4:15 pm - “Great Mobile Apps and Online Resources”

Lauri Medina, MD, FACS, Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez 

  • 4:35 pm - “Effective Strategies to Manage Breast Cancer Recurrence”

Toan T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, Director of Breast Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncologist, Lakeland Regional Health


5:00 pm Adjourn

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