Women affected by breast cancer have less than two weeks to take advantage of early-bird registration for Strength to Strength: Breast Cancer Network Australia’s National Conference 2012.
Strength to Strength: Breast Cancer Network Australia’s National Conference 2012, will bring together health professionals, researchers and women with breast cancer to listen, learn and debate the key issues in breast cancer treatment and care.
The early-bird registration price of $200 will be available until Thursday 23 August, after which registration to Strength to Strength will cost attendees $250.
The conference, held in partnership with Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress (SIBCC), will be held on 25 and 26 October at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.
The conference will present the most up-to-date and relevant information on breast cancer treatment and strategies to improve quality of life. It will be an invaluable opportunity for women to empower themselves through information, and to connect with over 600 other women with breast cancer.
Maxine Morand, breast cancer survivor and BCNA CEO, said the conference will be an invaluable opportunity for women to empower themselves through information and networking.
“Strength to Strength is a chance for Australian women with breast cancer to hear world-leading authorities speak on breast cancer treatment and care, current research and life after breast cancer,” Maxine said.
“It will also be a fantastic opportunity for women to network with other breast cancer survivors who have gone through a similar experience.”
Maxine said because women can be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available related to breast cancer, Strength to Strength will assist them to better understand breast cancer science and treatment.
A number of renowned international breast cancer experts travelling to Australia for SIBCC will also speak at Strength to Strength. International speakers include Professor Dame Valarie Beral of Oxford University (UK), Dr Thomas Buchholz and Dr Fraser Symmons, both of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre (USA).
Australian-based speakers confirmed include medical oncologist Dr Richard de Boer, Cancer Australia CEO Dr Helen Zorbas, breast surgeon Professor Bruce Mann and medical oncologist Associate Professor Fran Boyle.
Maxine said the conference would specifically address topics BCNA members had told the network were important to them, along with opportunities to network and socialise. Sessions will cover topics such as:
|Lifestyle factors and breast cancer outcomes||Physical activity and breast cancer|
|New directions in breast cancer treatment||Menopause and hormone therapy|
|Family history of breast cancer: myth busting and facts||Relationships with partners, family and friends|
|Sexual wellbeing||Managing the fear of recurrence|
A joint session between SIBCC and Strength to Strength will close the conference with speakers from both conferences participating in a Q&A style discussion on what constitutes effective patient-centred care.
Visit www.bcna.org.au to register for the conference, view the latest programme and find out further information. Alternatively you can call BCNA on 1800 500 258.
Strength to Strength: Breast Cancer Network Australia National Conference 2012
Date: 25-26 October 2012
Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney
- Early-bird registration: $200 until 23 August 2012
- Full registration: $250 from 24 August 2012
- Registration deadline: 22 October 2012
NOTE: registration for the BCNA National Conference does not include access to the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress.
For further information please visit: www.bcna.org.au/events/bcna-conferences/national-conference-2012
Strength to Strength is presented in partnership with Westmead Breast Cancer Institute who are hosting the concurrent Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress (SIBCC).
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About Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 70,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups. BCNA informs, empowers, represents and links together women and families affected by breast cancer. BCNA works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible.
- Visit us at www.bcna.org.au to find out more about our programs and services, including the free My Journey Kit for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer