Committee for CBCN’s Young Women’s Conference

Join the Project Advisory Committee for CBCN’s 2010 Young Women’s Conference

Canadian Brest Cancer Network (CBCN) is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) for our upcoming conference, Body, Mind, Spirit 2010: A Conference for Young Women Living with Breast Cancer, to be held in Toronto in October 2010.

The main purpose of the conference is to raise awareness of the issues specific to young women with breast cancer; provide accurate, relevant and current information; and build a community of support. One focus for Body, Mind, Spirit 2010 will be research and findings about the BRCA genes as well as the associated decision-making process and increasing resources for young women with the BRCA genes.

The first Young Women’s Conference, co-hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network and Rethink Breast Cancer, took place in Toronto in November 2007. Over 325 young women from across Canada had the opportunity to share their cancer journey, hear from medical experts, discuss resource availability, build an advocacy issues list and develop a strong community of survivors. Priorities identified from the 2007 conference resulted in the creation of a workshop on Intimacy and Sexuality after Breast Cancer that is currently being delivered across Canada by support groups.

Similar to the 2007 conference, Body, Mind, Spirit 2010 will bring together young women living with breast cancer, researchers, medical professionals, support organizations and decision makers from across Canada.

Project Advisory Committee members will help create a wide-ranging agenda for the conference, suggest experts and resource people to lead workshops, and generally help CBCN ensure that the conference meets the needs of young survivors.

If you are interested in becoming a PAC member, please contact Jenn McNeil by e-mail at . Please include your complete address and information about specific areas of expertise/experience that might benefit the conference.