I'm pleased to be the patient voice in this annual conference focusing on clinical trials in oncology: inequities and areas for improving patient recruitment. This year's conference is virtual and can be accessed live on Facebook; it will also be available on the Lazarex website. Join the conversation live and submit questions to this incredible panel of professionals involved in oncology in both the community and NCI-designated settings.
Lazarex Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit that supports cancer patients access clinical trials. Their services include education as well as financial support to cancer patients of all ages.
Tickets are free and available through Eventbrite.
I'll be presenting a cancer patient's view on participating in a clinical trial at this healthcare conference. Our session, "Patient Centered Initiatives in Clinical Trial Design and Execution," will be led by Mary Elmer, Executive Director of Patient Insights for Oncology at Merck, and will include patient tools developed by TransCelerate BioPharma.
The conference is now virtual and some sessions are live, others recorded. All are available for viewing at home.
DIA is an organization that brings life science professionals to interact with peers and patients through conferences throughout the world. It was originally founded by a group of pharmaceutical executives and academics around the controversy surrounding the drug Thalidomide.
I'll be speaking at this annual summit focusing on precision medicine hosted by 2bPrecise, a precision health platform. I will be presenting the patient perspective on clinical trials and participating in panel discussions.
A literary pub crawl, join thousands of fans listen to writers share short readings of original work. Part of the legendary free book event LitQuake, the LitCrawl is held in San Francisco's Mission District.
Each venue, which could be a laundromat, a coffee shop, or a library, hosts five writers who read work created for a specific theme. My venue theme is "The Comeback" and will make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet. Or all three.
This reading is hosted by LitCamp, a juried writer's conference held every May in Bug Sur, CA. Admission is free; go online for their full schedule and lineup.
Stop by Jimmy Choo San Francisco to view and shop their new collection while supporting the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. I will be speaking about my experience as a breast cancer patient and the important work of the BCEF in the gorgeous Jimmy Choo boutique in downtown San Francisco. A portion of sales for the evening will go to the BCEF.
October 17, 2019 | 6 - 8 p.m.
I am thrilled to be presenting at the Journal of Precision Medicine's Leaders' Summit. I'll be discussing my patient experience in a Phase I-extension clinical trial.
The PMLS series features a variety of stakeholders in the precision medicine field, including industry leaders in medicine, pharma, and academia. The series was created by the Journal of Precision Medicine, a multimedia organization that covers precision medicine "from discovery to diagnostics to implementation."
For registration information visit Journal of Precision Medicine.
I'm excited to present the endnote speech at the 2019 Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) National Oncology Conference. I'll be discussing the unique needs of what I call the "modern" cancer patient, ages 30-55. We're not just getting treatment for cancer--we're taking care of kids or taking care of our aging parents; we're running small businesses or launching new ones; we're mid-career and using our 401K to pay for cancer expenses; we're married, divorced, or in a partnership. I'll be talking about how to reach and help these patients more effectively based on my own experience and the hundreds of "modern" cancer patients I've met over the past seven years.
The ACCC is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. Their membership encompasses all disciplines of the team, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; cancer program administrators and medical directors; practice managers; oncology nurses; pharmacists; radiation therapists; social workers; patient navigators; and more.
For the full conference program & registration information visit ACCC.
I will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Stowe Weekend of Hope cancer retreat. This is a three-day retreat for cancer survivors, families, and caregivers in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. The weekend includes presentations about current cancer research and a wide variety of mind/body programs as well as a Health Fair.
Registration for the retreat is free but space is limited; registration opens in early March.
For more information, visit Stowe Weekend of Hope
I'm excited to present the keynote at the UCSF Cancer Resource Center's Survivorship Retreat. It will be a relaxing and informative day, with yoga, lunch, and a sound bath experience. The event is free for survivors, regardless of where you were treated; just be sure to RSVP through the website. I look forward to seeing you there!
I will be presenting a workshop for BACC clients called “A Patient’s Perspective on Planning for the 'New Normal:' Strategies & Tips in Cancer Survivorship.”
BACC is a nonprofit that was founded in 1994 to serve women with breast cancer and was expanded to include women with ovarian cancer. They offer a wide variety of support and client services (including a support group in Spanish) to women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information, visit BACC.
American Cancer Society
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer / SF Bay Area
Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, CA
8 am - 1 pm
BRCA FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
Get ready to sing, drink, and dance the night away at The BRCA Foundation's fundraiser event. The Foundation funds medical research for BRCA cancers at UCSF, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, and Dana Farber Cancer Center. Two BRCA-positive breast cancer patients will be speaking about their experiences, including Laura Holmes Haddad.
Tickets available through brcafoundation.org
Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
American Cancer Society
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park
750 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco, CA
8 am - 1 pm
Join a gathering of national and global experts as they discuss the relationship of BRCA mutations to breast and other cancers. Hear from UCSF clinicians and researchers Heather Greenwood, MD; Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS; Mindy Goldman, MD; Pamela Munster, MD; and Laura Holmes Haddad, cancer survivor and author.
UCSF Cancer Center at Mission Bay
Byers Hall (600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
(parking at 1835 Owens St.)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA
Breast Cancer Retreat
Big Sky, Montana
I will be speaking and attending this yoga and cowgirl retreat in Montana. A little yee-haw and namaste are welcome parts of getting through treatment and survivorship!
For more on Big Sky retreats, visit their website.
Lake Merced Golf Club
2300 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA
9:30 am - 10 pm
Proceeds benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC)
One of 25 workshop presenters at this annual leadership conference that inspires and informs. The theme for the two-day conference is “Pushing Boundaries.” This is Cancer books available for sale and signing
For registration and more information, visit Smith College Women’s Leadership Conference
Barnes & Noble
4010 S Tamiami Trail
Panelist and participant in this three-day conference focusing on women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40, as well as their co-survivors.
Workshops, speakers, and wellness activities will educate and inform patients, survivors, and caregivers from around the world. This is Cancer books available for sale and signing.
For registration and more information, visit YSC Summit.
Featured speaker at this San Francisco lecture series, with an audience Q&A to follow. This is Cancer books will be available for sale and signing.
For tickets and more information visit California Tennis Club or call 415.346.3611
A reading and signing at one of my favorite bookstores in Southern California!
For more information, visit Diesel Bookstore
November 3, 2016 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
A reading and signing at one of my favorite independent bookstores in Marin County!
For more information, visit Diesel Bookstore
October 27, 2016 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Guest speaker at the Washington, DC, Smith College Club