2020 EMBRACE Metastatic Breast Cancer Virtual Forum Series

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A series of free online educational programs - please register for individual programs below.

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Join us for the EMBRACE Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum Series, a series of free online educational programs for patients, families, and loved ones. This series will continue throughout the coming months. Please check back for additional information about upcoming events.

To receive email updates about upcoming events, please email melissa_hughes@dfci.harvard.edu.

For information about attending the sessions via Zoom, please scroll to the bottom of this page. All programs will be recorded and posted to the Dana-Farber Metastatic Breast Cancer Program website for future viewing.

Opening Event: Welcome Session with Nancy Lin, MD, and Eric Winer, MD

October 17, 2020 | 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Lin and Dr. Winer will discuss new developments and promising areas of research in metastatic breast cancer at Dana-Farber and beyond.

A recording of this session will be available on the Dana-Farber website soon.

What’s New in Research and Treatment for HER2-Positive MBC

October 17, 2020 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Heather Parsons, MD, MPH, and Ian Krop, MD, PhD, will discuss advances in research and treatment for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. This session will take place on the same day and time as the other What’s New in Research and Treatment sessions.

A recording of this session will be available on the Dana-Farber website soon.

What’s New in Research and Treatment for ER-Positive MBC

October 17, 2020 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Daniel Abravanel, MD, PhD, and Otto Metzger, MD, will discuss advances in research and treatment for patients with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer. This session will take place on the same day and time as the other What’s New in Research and Treatment sessions.

A recording of this session will be available on the Dana-Farber website soon.

What’s New in Research and Treatment for Triple-Negative MBC

October 17, 2020 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, and Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH, will discuss advances in research and treatment for patients with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer. This session will take place on the same day and time as the other What’s New in Research and Treatment sessions.

A recording of this session will be available on the Dana-Farber website soon.

Focus on Research: Studying Treatment Resistance

November 4, 2020 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Learn how we study treatment resistance with Nikhil Wagle, MD. Dr. Wagle will present several case studies as he explains how research on treatment resistance is conducted. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Register for Focus on Research: Studying Treatment Resistance here.

Expert Panel: Managing Side Effects

November 18, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn from our expert panel including Douglas Brandoff, MD; Jennifer Mckenna, NP; Anne Kelly, MSN, NP; and Heather DeMille Hirsch, MD, MS, about palliative, integrative and medical strategies for managing side effects, including post-menopausal symptoms, followed by a question and answer session.

Register for the Expert Panel here.

Financial Planning with MBC: A Guide to Developing Your Own Plan

November 20, 2020 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Rick Fingerman, CFP®, CDFA®, CFS®, CCPS™, managing partner at Financial Planning Solutions, LLC, will discuss a pragmatic approach to developing your own plan for managing MBC.

Register for Financial Planning with MBC: A Guide to Developing Your Own Plan here.

EMBRACE Patient Panel

December 4, 2020 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Learn tips and strategies for coping with a new metastatic breast cancer diagnosis from women who have been living with MBC. Panelists will share what they wish they had known when they were newly diagnosed, and their advice to new patients.

Register for the EMBRACE Patient Panel here.

Working with MBC: Know Your Rights

January 6, 2021 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Gavi Bogin-Farber is an associate in the law firm of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC, which specializes in plaintiff employment law. She focuses her practice on representing individuals in employment discrimination cases and advises clients in a broad variety of employment matters. Learn about work-related issues you may confront as a person with MBC, as well as strategies for dealing with them.

Register for Working with MBC: Know Your Rights here.

Using Zoom

What happens when I register?

You’ll receive a link to join the Zoom session at the email address you provide.

How do I watch the session?

If you are new to using Zoom, please plan to join the event a few minutes early to give yourself time to get online.

Click the link sent to you by email, and you’ll be taken directly to Zoom and prompted to join the session.

What happens if I have problems or questions?

The Zoom website has a very comprehensive Help Center. For help with getting setup to use Zoom and with any issues you may encounter, please visit the Zoom Help Center.

You may also call 617-320-0904 for additional support.

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