(Riverside, CA) May 30, 2017- Riverside Community Health Foundation announces its celebrated lineup of speakers for the Southern California Women’s Cancer Conference. The event will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Riverside Convention Center located at 3637 5th Street, Riverside, CA 92501. This year’s event keynotes will feature breast cancer pre-vivor Jessica Queller, TV/Executive Producer for Super Girl on WB, and women’s advocate Dr. Christine Horner, Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Christine Horner, a nationally recognized surgeon, author and champion for women’s health, is scheduled to speak as the conference’s opening keynote. Horner’s keynote follows her incredible career as a plastic surgeon, her five-year crusade that sparked a federal legislation that now requires health insurances to cover patients who choose to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and finally to a nationally recognized women’s advocate with a focus on education about complimentary or alternative therapies, when used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments, help women lower the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence.
Jessica Queller, TV writer and Executive Producer of WB’s hit television show Super Girl will share an inspiring closing keynote address about how she reconfigured her life as a young, successful, modern career woman in Hollywood, to how she took charge of her diagnosis, made unapologetic life changing decisions, became a single mother by choice, while still balancing it all. Queller, also known as the “WB Darling,” has written for hit TV shows such as Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Felicity, and One Tree Hill.
The SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference extensive program includes tracks geared towards women who are at-risk, newly diagnosed, currently undergoing, survivors or in advance stages of cancer in both English and Spanish. The speaker lineup and topics such as:
Evolution of Cancer Treatment: Molecular Diagnosis & Targeted Therapy – John Link, MD
a leading medical oncologist and the founder of Breastlink, a network of comprehensive breast health centers in Southern California dedicated to providing optimal care for women.
Dr. John Link, medical oncologist and founder of Breastlink.
Intimacy & Self-Image During and After Cancer – Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CBPN-IC
The effects of cancer go far beyond medical recovery from surgery and harsh treatments. Monique Tiffany, RN, Oncology Regional Specialist at Myriad Genetics, addresses one of the most important aspects of the healing process for women after cancer treatment – intimacy and body image damage after cancer. This session will help women open their minds and tackle the hard to ask questions with themselves and their partners.
Owning Personal Power: Creating Balance and Healing Through Self-Care – Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.
Drawing on the idea of power, Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D., Social Science Director at UCI, walks you through how the power of women, personal power, and effective self-care practices can help you heal. The session includes some imagery and meditative techniques that will help you become self-aware and find self-discovery practices for grounding, self-fulfillment, and wellness.
Navigating Employment After Cancer Diagnosis – Joanna Morales, Esq.
Cancer affects every aspect of our lives and trying to figure out how to navigate your career after a cancer diagnosis is one of them. Joanna Morales, Esq. Founder and CEO of the national non-profit Cancer Triage will walk you through the laws that protect you and practical tools on how to share the news of diagnosis, dealing with treatment side effects, and taking time off.
The highly anticipated Southern California Women’s Cancer Conference is expected to leave women with a new-found hope that they can make it through their cancer journey. With the top leaders in the cancer field and their innovative contributions to the cancer movement presenting at this year’s cancer conference, women will undoubtedly be impacted with knowledge and support in an insurmountable way. Attendees can expect a highly insightful, motivating and entertaining sessions as well as a free massage, make up, and hair sessions.
To learn more about the Southern California Women’s Cancer Conference, Saturday, June 17, 2017 and register for the event visit www.socalwcc.org. Free tickets are available for a limited time!