Komen Education Series

Susan G. Komen® Orange County, in partnership with leading Orange County breast centers has created a comprehensive breast health education series to inform and empower YOU to take charge of your breast health. The series is free and open to the public and covers breast health care topics including risk reduction, screening, diagnostics, treatment and survivorship.

You are welcome to attend some, or all, of these FREE sessions:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016 • 6:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • BREASTLINK MEDICAL GROUP
Topic: Different Types of Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Options
Presented By:
 Lisa Guerra, MD and Dr. Mark Gaon
Course Description: This course is designed to increase your understanding of the types of breast cancers and their impact on treatment. We will also discuss cutting edge reconstruction decisions.
Location: Oasis Senior Center, Room 1AB, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
RSVP: Call 949-272-2095, e-mail jeanette.moss@breastlink.com, or web RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/susan-g-komen-lecture-with-breastlink-tickets-255555066893

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. • ST. JUDE BREAST CENTER
Topic: Breast Cancer Conference: How a Multidisciplinary Team Impacts Your Treatment Plan
Course Description: Join us for an enlightening breast cancer planning conference. Meet an informative team of experts and experience how they develop an individualized treatment plan. The plan includes using the latest technology along with proven methods and up to date research to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Q&A is encouraged.
Location: St. Jude Medical Center, Erickson Education Center, 100 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.,Fullerton, CA 92835 (Light meal will be provided)
RSVP: Call 1-877-459-3627. Please leave a message with complete name and topic you will be attending. Or web RSVP at http://www.stjudemedicalcenter.org/Events-Calendar.aspx
Presented By:
Clarence Petrie, MD
Breast Surgeon
Medical Director of Oncology Services St. Jude Medical Center
Co-Medical Director of St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center

Bradford Silveira, MD
Radiologist
Co-Medical Director of St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center

Patrick Fitzgibbons, MD
Pathologist
St. Jude Medical Center

Dechen Dolkar, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Valley Radiotherapy Associates, St. Jude Medical Center

William Lawler, MD
Medical Oncologist/ Research
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Henry Lin, MD
Plastic Surgeon
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Sanjay Sharma, MD
Medical Oncologist
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Lori Uyeno, MD
Breast Surgeon
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 • 5:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE, CHAO FAMILY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
Topic: Metastasis Research, Treatment, and Prevention Advances: From Bench to Bedside
Presented By:
 Devon A. Lawson, Ph. D., and a panel of UCI breast cancer scientists and clinical experts
Course Description: Join us for a series of short educational lectures from UCI scientists and clinical experts on current and emerging metastasis treatment approaches, preventative medicine efforts, and recent breakthroughs in breast cancer metastasis research. Lectures will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Light meal and refreshments will be provided.
Location: University of California Irvine: 839 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA in 105 Sprague Hall
RSVP: Web RSVP: https://eventbrite.com/e/from-bench-to-bedside-advances-in-metastasis-research-treatment-and-prevention-tickets-26087012958

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 • 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. • HOAG HOSPITAL
Topic: Young Women’s Breast Cancer Group: Tips & Tricks during Treatment 
Presented By:
 Michelle Booth, BSN, RN & Laura Topp, RN, CN-BN
Course Description: All breast cancer survivors under the age of 50 are encouraged to join us for a special presentation on tips and tricks during treatment. Topics include areas such as hormone therapy, radiation therapy, lymphedema therapy, and a discussion around lumpectomy versus mastectomy. The event will also include personal stories from young breast cancer survivors and an opportunity to connect and socialize. Refreshments will be provided.
Location: Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center, Building 44, Conference Room cc2 (bottom level) at One Hoag Drive Newport Beach, CA 92663
RSVP: Call Hoag Personal Service Team 800-400-HOAG (4624) or web RSVP: Click here

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. • MISSION HOSPITAL’S BREAST CARE AND WOMEN’S WELLNESS CENTER
Topic: Aromatherapy and Mindfulness Stress Reduction – Healing Strategies to Complement Cancer Care
Presented By:
 Mikki Anderson, Certified Aromatherapist & Beth Summeral, RN, Certified MSBR Instructor
Course Description: This seminar will provide the current research and science on the benefits of aromatherapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for cancer care. Light refreshments will be provided.
Location: Mission Conference Center, Conference rooms D, E, and F at 26726 Crown Valley Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691
RSVP: Call Mission Hospital’s  Call Center at 877-459-DOCS (3627) ext. 1. Please leave a message with complete name and topic you will be attending.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. • ORANGE COAST MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Topic: Limited Options for a Do-Over: Learn the Facts about Proper Pre-Treatment Planning and Double Mastectomies 
Presented By:
 Dr. Richard Reitherman, Dr. Julio Ibarra, Dr. Jane Kakkis, Dr. Asif Harsolia, Dr. Homayoon Sanati, and Dr. Bichlien Nguyen
Course Description: There is a documented national growing shift toward double mastectomies- even in cases where there is no evidence of predisposition to carrying the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. Please join the breast team at Orange Coast Memorial for an enlightening evening to discuss how proper pre-treatment planning and patient-centered care can lead to expanded options that meet patients’ needs- mind, body, and spirit- and leave them with a sense of hope, healing, and comfort in their treatment decisions.
Location: Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Conference Rooms, 9920 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
RSVP: Call 1-800-MEMORIAL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 • 6:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • VANTARI GENETICS
Topic: Patient and Family Considerations Before and After Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer
Presented By:
Shaun R. Opie, PhD – Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Vantari Genetics
Course Description: Genetic testing to determine a potential predisposition to cancer or diagnose a contributing cause of the disease does not have to be scary, confusing, or cost prohibitive. When used appropriately, it can inform consequential healthcare decisions for the
individual, related family members, and treating physicians. We will discuss many of the risks and benefits of genetic testing that should be considered but may not be immediately apparent to the general community. This seminar is designed to be informal, interactive, and interesting. Bring a friend – it makes the drive more enjoyable.
Location:
Vantari Genetics, 27 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA, 92618 (Dinner will be served)
RSVP: Alex Kim, 949-247-2953 or via e-mail alkim@vantarigenetics.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 • 5:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • THE CENTER FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AT ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
Topic: Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat: Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Mindfulness
Presented By: Wellness Navigator, Healthy Cooking Chef, and Mental Health Professional:
SPECIFIC SPEAKERS TBA
Course Description:
The seminar will consist of three presentations including; Wellness Navigator to address mindfulness and lead the group in guided imagery, a Chef to conduct a healthy meal demonstration and a Physical Therapist to lead the group in light exercise.
Location:
The Villa, 510 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867 (Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.)
RSVP:
Call 877-459-3627. Please leave a message with complete name and topic you will be
attending. (RSVP by February 28th, 2017)

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Support for the Susan G. Komen Orange County® Education Series is made possible by a contribution from Vantari Genetics.