Two upcoming conferences offer the potential of real benefit for women and men with breast cancer, and also to their caregivers, friends, and families.
Registration is now open for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Eighth Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. I had the pleasure to attend this conference in 2013 and I enjoyed the experience. For me the single-most life affirming experience was connecting with other women who have metastatic disease, as well as their caregivers. I was only nine months into my diagnosis when I attended. I had some issues with some of the workshops, but any criticisms I had (and they were really minor) were dwarfed by the opportunity to meet women who were just like me. It mattered not if you were just diagnosed or living with MBC for twenty years, the fellowship was instant. I faced a lot of fears that I had and left feeling empowered. Better still, I had the opportunity to meet people with whom I had already befriended virtually. This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. It is, hand’s down, the most reasonably priced conference I have ever attended, and fee waivers and travel grants are available. _______________________________________________________________ The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network has announced their Eighth Annual Conference for Those Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and Caregivers. The conference will be held in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Details aren’t available just yet, but save the date: September 19-21, 2014. Information regarding registration and travel grants will be announced on the MBCN website. I plan on attending the conference this year and I hope I will see you there!