Upcoming meetings will bring patients and survivors together:Are you attending?


There are several upcoming cancer meetings in the next few months that we thought our readers may be interested in. It's a great way to meet other patients and survivors, as well as thought leaders in advocacy, oncology practice and research, and practical matters, such as careers, finance, and sexuality. Here are a few upcoming cancer conferences you may be interested in:1. C4YW, co-sponsored by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition, is being held in Seattle, Feb. 22-24. The Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer conference will feature talks and discussions on topics such as sex, fertility, careers, treatment, prevention and . Travel grant deadline is tomorrow, Feb. 15. While you may not be able to make this year's conference, it's never too early to start thinking about next year. 2. National Women's Survivors Conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Aug. 22-24. This conference will feature discussions on legal rights, high-risk cancers, sexuality, work-life balance, nutrition and lymphedema. CURE's Editor-at-Large, Kathy LaTour, will be giving a talk on fear of recurrence. The meeting will feature events, including the Celebrate Survivors: March Down Broadway 5K, a fashion show, pajama party and tours of Nashville. 3. Stupid Cancer's presents its 5th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults, an oncology conference and social networking scene rolled into one. The young adult survivor organization, formerly known as I'm Too Young for This, will host the conference in Las Vegas on April 25-28. The events labels itself as "one of the largest gatherings of young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, professionals and advocates in the world. The event inspires thousands to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change." The speaker list is long and filled with well-known advocates and experts, while the session topics encompass nearly every aspect of young adult cancer, including insurance, complimentary medicine, fertility, sexuality, survivor guilt and pain management. Just received an email that if you mention discount code (OMG2013CURE), you can score a $10 discount off the registration fee.4. Can't Stomach Cancer's Third Annual Stomach Cancer Symposium will be April 20 in Hollywood, Fla. This free conference will feature experts in the field of gastric cancer and will offer participants the chance to ask questions. Those who can't attend in person can view a live webinar, as well as ask questions in real time. You can also view the flyer here.5. The LUNGevity Hope Summit will take place in Arlington, Va. on May 3-5. The conference is for lung cancer survivors and travel grants are available. Topics included in the meeting include research and treatment, re-entering the work force, diet and exercise, with an opportunity to connect with other survivors and thought leaders. Sounds like this is a sought-after conference as there is a possibility of a wait list, so if you're interested, register early!Let me know if there are any conferences or seminars you're planning on attending in the near future and we'll add them to the list. We'll share the knowledge![Added registration update and discount for OMG! Summit on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:20 p.m.Added information on the LUNGevity Hope Summit on Feb. 15, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.]

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