George Washington University
1957 E St NW, Washington, DC
City View Room
This program should be of significant interest to those with high risk of breast cancer, breast cancer and breast disease patients, their caregivers, and people who want to better support loved ones and friends with breast cancer.
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 – Navigating Your Breast Cancer Subtype. Both breast cancer survivors, including those with metastatic breast cancer, and their caregivers/loved ones are encouraged to attend. You 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 Washington, DC 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!
A Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:
CMR Naviscan - Opening Reception Sponsor
Genentech - Event Sponsor
Genomic Health - Event Sponsor
Myriad Genetics - Luncheon Sponsor
Featuring Special Guests:
Exhibitors (as of 10/1/19):
Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer
Register now for free! Space is limited. You must register to attend.
8:30 Exhibits and Coffee/Refreshments (Sponsored by CMR Naviscan)
9:00 “Welcome and Introduction: Overcoming Barriers for Care”
Christine B. Teal, MD, Director, Breast Care Center, George Washington University, and Beth Boyd, RN, Chairman, American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
9:15 “Inspiring Survivorship Stories”
• Heidi Floyd, patient advocate
• Leslie Ferris Yerger, patient advocate
• Mariam Said, MD, Medical Director, Neonatal Services, Children’s National
9:45 “Breast Cancer Subtypes: Genetics and Screening”
Tara Biagi, MS, Cancer Genetic Counselor, GW Cancer Center
10:00 “Fertility Options”
Kathryn Humm, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, GW Medical Faculty Associates
10:30 “Supportive Therapies for the Management of Cancer-related Symptoms and Treatment of Side Effects”
Deirdre Orceyre, ND, MSOM, L.Ac., GW Center for Integrative Medicine
10:45 “Self-Care in a Chair: Simple Techniques to Feel Your Best”
Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS, GW Center for Integrative Medicine
11:00 “Targeted Treatment Options”
Anne Favret, MD, Virginia Cancer Specialists, and Lauren A. Mauro, MD, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
11:30 Networking Break/Exhibits
12:00 Lunch and Presentation (Sponsored by Myriad Genetics)
"Finding and Redefining Sex, Intimacy and Pleasure After a Cancer Diagnosis"
Monique A. Gary, DO, MSc, FACS, Breast Surgical Oncologist, Grand View Health
12:30 "Panel: Physicians Who Have Been Caregivers and Patients: The Personal Side of Medicine"
Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR, FSBI, Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center, Department of Radiology, Breast Cancer Program Leader, The George Washington Cancer Center, and Christine B. Teal, MD, Director, Breast Care Center, George Washington University
1:15 "Closing Comments"
Beth Boyd, RN, Chairman, American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation