Our Journey Continues - Sisters Network Chicago Chapter breast cancer conference

"Chicago Chapter debuts breast conference this month - Breast Cancer Survivorship - The Journey Continues"

The Sisters Network Chicago Chapter is hosting an innovative, uplifting and educational conference that will bring together medical experts to explore the latest news and medical trends in breast cancer research. Being held at the Loretto Hospital on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:45am to 2pm - this 1/2 day free conference will bring together Dr. Susan Hong (from the University of Chicago Breast Cancer Survivorship Program) and Journalist Mary Mitchell (Sun-Times Newspaper Columnist & Breast Cancer Survivor).

RSVP is required. PLEASE CALL 773-353-8854 to reserve your spot. This is a free event.

Breast Cancer Survivorship-The Journey Continues

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Moderated by Robin Robinson, WBBM News Radio Chicago

8:45 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - Welcome & Introduction of Moderator - Angela K. Walker, MA, Community Relations Manager, Loretto Hospital

9:15 a.m. - Greetings

  • Annie Jones, President, Sisters Network Chicago
  • Dr. Sonia Mehta, MD, MBA, President & CEO/CMO, Loretto Hospital
  • Dr. Robert A. Winn, VP Health Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago Cancer Center
  • 9:40 a.m. - Keynote Speakers: Breast Cancer Survivorship:

  • Dr. Susan Hong, MD, MPH, University of Chicago Breast Cancer Survivorship Program
  • Ms. Mary Mitchell, Sun-Times Columnist
  • 11:15 a.m.-11:25 a.m. - Break

    11:25 a.m.-1:20 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Conversations on Breast Cancer….Talking to Live Survivorship Psychosocial Issues:

  • Brian Larsen, MA, LPC, Survivorship Social Worker Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, Illinois
  • Spirituality and Religiosity - Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming, Director, Faith Health Promotion University of Illinois at Chicago Co-Director, The Center for Faith & Community Health Transformation Advocate Health Care, Chicago, Illinois
  • Legal Issues Related to Survivorship - Ms. Shonta Chambers, Executive Vice President of Health Equity Initiatives & Programs Patient Advocate Foundation, Hampton, Virginia
  • 1:20 p.m. Summary & Closing

    1:35 Lunch & Networking

    2:00 Vendor/Health Fair

    PARKING - Free self paring is available for all guests in the main parking lot located on Harrison Street. Additional parking is available on Harrison Street adjacent to the Loretto Hospital's main campus and on Central Avenue. Parking lots are maintained and monitored by Loretto Hospital public safety personnel. The hospital is conveniently located at 645 S. Central Avenue, just off I-290 West in the Austin community. Please note that Loretto Hospital is handicap accessible and access is through the Kimberly A. Lightford Emergency Department entrance. You may contact the hospital at 773-854-1851 to ensure that a wheelchair is available prior to your arrival.

    SOURCE: Sisters Network Chicago Chapter