The Sex & Breast Cancer VIRTUAL Conference 2020

The Sex & Breast Cancer VIRTUAL Conference 2020

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No-holds-barred virtual conference addressing the sexual health concerns and needs of women with breast cancer. 3 sessions across 2 days.

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Attendance is free! Advance registration is required. In light of current events, this conference has been converted into three sessions of two hours each spread over the weekend. Updates and details will come as the coordination of speakers progresses.

The live webinars will take place:

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Saturday, May 2nd
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Saturday, May 2nd
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Sunday, May 3rd

RSVP today to be part of the conversations no one else is having!

Your sexual health matters to your overall well being. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, treatment has ended but taking anti-hormonal medicines, or finished with active treatment, breast cancer surgeries and treatments can take a toll on your sex life and sexual functioning. This three-session, no-holds-barred conference will address the myriad sexual health concerns and needs of women wherever they are on their breast cancer journey. Please come ;)

Saturday, May 2nd:

  • 9:00 am - Welcome: Linda Tantawi, CEO Komen NYC, Gerri Willis, Komen NYC Board Member, FBN Reporter, Breast Cancer Survivor
  • 9:05 am - Keynote: Positive Sexuality. Owning Your Personal Journey Towards Sexual Fulfillment - Sid Azmi, BS, RTT
  • 9:35 am - See Me! Hear Me! Help Me! The Invisibility of Female Patients - Somi Javaid, MD
  • 10:00 am - I Kinda Want To, But It’s So Painful (lubricants, hormones; etc) - Kristin Rojas, MD
  • 10:55 am - Ugh... Things Just Don’t Seem Right Down There: The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy - Amy Stein, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF
  • 11:25 am - What Else Can I Do to Feel Better? Adding Alternative Therapies - Mindy Pickard, MS, LAc
  • 12:00 pm - Screen Break! Get up, stretch, grab a bite to eat... we'll be back in an hour!
  • 1:00 pm - Bringing the Libido Back, the All-Natural Way – From Nutrition to Lifestyle - Elizabeth Poynor, MD, PhD
  • 1:30 pm - I’m Not In The Mood. Discussing Responsive Desire and Mindfulness - Sari Cooper, LCSW, CST
  • 2:05 pm - Thinking Outside the Sex Box - Exploring New Ways of Sex Play - Sid Azmi, BS, RTT
  • 2:45 pm - Technology in the bedroom? YES!! Apps Which Improve Sexual Health - Lyndsey Harper, MD, FACOG, IF

Sunday, May 3rd:

  • 1:00 pm - Welcome: Linda Tantawi, CEO Komen NYC
  • 1:05 pm - Let’s Talk Pornography - Kristin Rojas, MD, Alessandra Tantawi, LMSW, M.S Ed
  • 1:40 pm - Love, Kindness, and Communication Matters - Alessandra Tantawi, LMSW, M.S Ed
  • 2:10 pm - I Am, I Can, I Came! Bringing Acceptance and Humor Into the Bedroom - Kelli Davis, Patient Advocate
  • 2:30 pm - Let’s Get Real - a patient panel moderated by Gerri Willis and featuring Kelli Davis, Michelle Perez, Nancy Molesworth, Therese Curry, Dr. Bridget Glazarov

Please note, these sessions will include open and frank conversation about sensitive and personal topics. Our goal is to foster a safe space where women are empowered to speak openly about things they may not have shared with their partners. For this reason, we are restricting registrations to the patients themselves. If you feel your partner would be interested in a dedicated partner session, please indicate in the registration question. We are considering a separate session if there is sufficient interest, we recognize that our loving partners have their own concerns and needs as well.

Conference Advisors

  • Donna-Marie Manasseh, MD
  • Kristin Rojas, MD
  • Jill Rabin, MD
  • Alessandra Tantawi, LMSW, M.S Ed


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