Komen Breast Health 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 you 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 prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment, and survivorship.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017 • 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.
Topic #1: Lifestyle Changes That Can Keep You Cancer Free
Presented By: Dr. Lisa Curcio, Breast Surgical Oncologist
Course Description: Is our American lifestyle increasing our cancer risk? Does our waist size determine our cancer risk? Who is to blame for the cancer epidemic?
Topic #2: Metastatic Breast Cancer—A Chronic Cancer?
Presented By: Dr. Shlomit Ein-Gal, Breast Medical Oncologist
Course Description: Different subtypes of metastatic breast cancer and how treatments have evolved to become better throughout the years will be discussed by the expert. The purpose is to raise awareness to the public that metastatic breast cancer is not a curable cancer but a highly treatable cancer. This is proven through many women living decades beyond their DIAGNOSIS.
Location: Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
RSVP: RSVP@breastlink.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 • 5:30 TO 7:00 P.M.
Topic: What’s New in Breast Cancer Treatments?
Presented By: Samina Ahmed, MD, Hematology and Oncology
Course Description: Join Dr. Samina Ahmed as she discusses the latest advancements and . innovative therapies for breast cancer treatment. This knowledgeable presentation will be followed by a Q & A opportunity with the expert herself.
Location: Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center, 3430 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806. Park in the parking garage adjacent to the medical center. Parking is free. Seminar will be located at the Anaheim Medical Center, Kraemer Medical Office Building 2. Enter through the main entrance and take the elevators located on the left. The conference center is located on the 4th floor, Conference Room 2. Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Komenlectureseries

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.
Topic: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Current and Future Treatment Options
Presented By: David J. Park, M.D. Medical Oncologist and Lisa Hanna, RN, ANP – Palliative Care
Course Description: Our experts will present current approaches for the treatment of metastatic and what the future holds. This will be followed by a discussion on how our Palliative Care team are helping manage symptoms to maximize the quality of life. breast cancer.
Location: St. Jude Medical Center, Erickson Education Center, 101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, 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. Web RSVP: Click here

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 • 5:30 TO 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Breast Health Matters
Presented By: Dr. Gary Levine and Maggie McDuffie, MS, LCGC
Course Description: Be your own best advocate for breast health by learning when to start having mammograms and how often you should get one. In addition, learn more about 3D mammography, breast density, and the importance of knowing your genetic risk. Get information about these topics and more, including the latest imaging technologies from our breast health specialist team led by nationally recognized breast radiologist, Dr. Gary Levine. Appetizers will be served.
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Dr. Conference Room 7, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
RSVP: Call 1-800-Memorial (1-800-636-6742). Space is limited and registration is required.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.
Topic: Now What? Getting Back to Intimacy and Pelvic Wellness After Cancer
Presented By: Patricia Wallace, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Course Description: Review of changes to a women’s body in menopause and specific changes after cancer surgery and treatment. Treatment options for restoring pelvic and sexual wellness.
Location: Mission Conference Center, Conference Rooms A&B, 26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking.
RSVP: Call Mission Hospital’s Call Center at 877-459-DOCS (3627)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017 • 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M.
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Breast Cancer but Didn’t Know Who to Ask
Presented By: Comprehensive, expert panel specializing in breast care including: January Lopez, MD, dedicated breast radiologist; Heather Macdonald, MD, breast surgical oncologist; Nirav Savalia, MD, plastic surgeon; Brian Kim, MD, radiation oncologist; and Michelle Booth, BSN, RN, clinical nurse navigator.
Course Description: Whether you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are in the midst of treatment, or a survivor, come join Hoag’s expert panel for an interactive session as they provide information and answer your questions about breast cancer. Nothing is off limits. Ask your questions directly to the panel or submit them in advance by October 31 to breastcare@hoag.org. Refreshments will be provided.
Location: Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center, Building 44, Conference Room CC2 (bottom level), 3900 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
RSVP: Call Hoag Personal Service Team 800- 400-HOAG (4624) or Web RSVP: www.hoag.org/fall-classes. Registration is required as space is limited.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 • 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M.
Topic: Challenging Breast Cancer Cases: Learn from the Experts
Presented By: Drs. Richard Reitherman, Julio Ibarra, Jane Kakkis, Asif Harsolia, Homayoon Sanati, Jack Jacoub and Bichlien Nguyen
Course Description: The interdisciplinary breast cancer team at Orange Coast Memorial will highlight challenging cases in the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of breast cancer. In a Treatment Planning Conference (Tumor Board) format, leading breast cancer experts will show how their technology, talents, and insightful touch help find optimal solutions for cases that include triple negative breast cancer, metastatic disease, BRCA mutations, and consideration of new FDA-approved drugs.
Location: Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Health & Wellness Pavilion, 18035 Brookhurst Street,  Fountain Valley, CA 92708

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.
Topic: Emerging Treatments and Discoveries for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Presented By: Devon A. Lawson, Ph.D., and a panel of UCI breast cancer scientists
Course Description: Lecture on newly approved and investigational therapies for metastatic disease, as well as new scientific discoveries in metastasis research that may lead to new drugs to prevent or treat metastasis
Location: University of California, Irvine: 839 Health Sciences Rd. 105 Sprague Hall, Irvine CA
RSVP: To be determined.