Start the Survivor Movement

It’s time for us to start the cancer survivorship movement in Southern California.

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Event Details

DATE                 Saturday, July 28, 2018
TIME                  7:30A – 4:30P
LOCATION      Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th Street, Riverside, CA

PARKING        Free parking at Convention Center parking lot

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What you will learn

Our goal with the SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference is simple, but bold: to create an inspiring event, which will provide quality education and hands on workshops that will motivate our female survivors to implement real and tangible life changing skills beyond diagnosis and treatment.

This one-day conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Southern California that focuses on what it means to be a woman and a cancer survivor. This event promises to offer a memorable and incredible experience for all of our participants throughout all of Southern California.

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About Riverside Community Health Foundation

Riverside Community Health Foundation (RCHF) is a long standing non-profit serving the City of Riverside and the Inland Empire. As the largest local health related non-profit, RCHF’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. We do so by building and leveraging partnerships and resources to create more meaningful programs that serve the community.

An example of such programs includes The Pink Ribbon Place – our breast cancer resource center, where we offer a safe haven for all of those who have been impacted by breast cancer. We provide services such as individual and family counseling, support groups, wigs, breast prosthesis, and diagnostic services for men and women under the age of 40 with breast health concerns – free of cost.

For more information of Riverside Community Health Foundation and its impact on our community, please visit www.rchf.org.

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Our Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CB-PN-IC

Nurse Navigator & Breast Cancer Survivor

Teresa Rhyne, Esq.

Lawyer, NY Times Bestselling Author

John Link, MD

Medical Oncologist & Founder @ Breastlink

Newly Diagnosed

women in Southern California, alone.

breast cancer

uterus & cervical

Schedule of Events

7:30 am
Registration, Breakfast & Expo

Registration and check in for the event opens promptly at 7:30am. A continental breakfast will be provided including coffee, tea, and juice.

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

A healthy lunch will be served followed by a short break to allow you to visit all of our vendor and wellness expo booths! Wellness expo includes massages, hair and make up classes provided by Karen Allen Salon, and so much more!

To find out more about the session topics, select the "Breakout Sessions" tab.

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The Molecular Diagnosis & Targeted Therapy (Part 1)

Dr. Link will discuss breast cancer treatment progress over the last 50 years. The survival rate of breast cancer increased from 50% to almost 90% during this period. In the beginning there was a single treatment - a radical mastectomy. Beginning in the 1970s mammographic screening was initiated and proved that early diagnosis led to increased cure. The randomized clinical trial was developed to test "new agents" to eradicate the systemic spread of the cancer. In 2000 the Humane Genome Project was completed and changed everything. We went from the "jungle floor" to the human genome. Dr. Link will take us through this exciting journey and focus on the latest technologies and advancements that could lead to a cure for certain types of cancer.

John Link, MD

The workshop addresses the power of embracing the self, living out dreams, and engaging unconditional love. Rooted in attaining and maintaining wellness, the presentation addresses the role of personal liberation, forgiveness, personal-peace, listening, and awareness. The session includes imagery and meditative techniques that cover self-awareness practices for personal empowerment and well-being.

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.

This presentation will help to define a simple approach to living well and hopefully take away the fear of eating. It will use evidenced based nutrition therapy, highlighting the necessary steps- diet, exercise, and weight management, in hopes to prevent cancer recurrence.

This presentation will help to define a simple approach to living well and hopefully take away the fear of eating. It will use evidenced based nutrition therapy, highlighting the necessary steps- diet, exercise, and weight management, in hopes to prevent cancer recurrence.
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The Molecular Diagnosis & Targeted Therapy (Part 2) w/ Q&A

[CONTINUED] Dr. Link will discuss breast cancer treatment progress over the last 50 years. The survival rate of breast cancer increased from 50% to almost 90% during this period. In the beginning there was a single treatment - a radical mastectomy. Beginning in the 1970s mammographic screening was initiated and proved that early diagnosis led to increased cure. The randomized clinical trial was developed to test "new agents" to eradicate the systemic spread of the cancer. In 2000 the Humane Genome Project was completed and changed everything. We went from the "jungle floor" to the human genome. Dr. Link will take us through this exciting journey and focus on the latest technologies and advancements that could lead to a cure for certain types of cancer.

El taller aborda el poder de abrazar el autodominio, vivir los sueños y comprometer el amor incondicional. Con el objetivo de alcanzar y mantener el bienestar, la presentación aborda el papel de la liberación personal, el perdón, la paz personal, el escuchar y la conciencia. La sesión incluye imágenes y técnicas de meditación que cubren las prácticas de autoconocimiento para el empoderamiento y el bienestar personal.

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.

This presentation will help to define a simple approach to living well and hopefully take away the fear of eating. It will use evidenced based nutrition therapy, highlighting the necessary steps- diet, exercise, and weight management, in hopes to prevent cancer recurrence.

Sandra Acevedo, RD
MR-8
Managing Chronic Pain

Tara Sheridan, MD

The effects of cancer go far beyond medical recovery from surgery and harsh treatments. When patients and providers are focused on curing cancer it's easy to lose sight of some of the other important aspects of the healing process. Many women suffer from intimacy and body image damage after cancer but don't know how to address it or who to talk to. In this session we will open up our minds and tackle those hard to ask questions.

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CBPN-IC

The topic will be addressing the importance of optimal eating and lifestyle choices highlighting the risk factors, prevention and treatment of cancer for hispanic women.

Sandra Acevedo, RD

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TESTIMONIALS

listen to why people think this is important

It is so important… to talk to other women who have experienced what you are going through or getting ready to experience. It really has helped me through this journey and it will do the same for you.
MONICA PRICENurse Practitioner & Breast Cancer Survivor
I have good days and bad, sometimes it feels like I am going down a rabbit hole that I will never get out of and that there is no light in sight. But then I remember that I have a family to LIVE for and a lot more fight left in me.
KARA ADAMSDiagnosed May 3, 2016
My sisters live in England and Australia… [so] finding a place where I could talk with other people about breast cancer has been invaluable. To have a place to vent… I have found an extended family out here.
ANN NILSSENBRCA1 Positive & Previvor

Empower Yourself

and register for the SoCal Women’s Cancer Conference today!

General sponsors

these awesome organizations support us

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Location

  • Riverside Convention Center
    3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA
  • admin@socalwcc.org
  • (951) 823 - 0261
  • 08:30 - 19:00