Best in Breast Care conference aims to empower clinicians and patients

Oct. 13, 2016

Hosted by St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the Oct. 15 conference coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Empowering both doctors and patients is the driving force behind the first annual Best in Breast Care Conference – a new educational event for Southwestern Ontario focusing on the latest developments in all aspects of breast care.

Presented on Oct. 15 by the Breast Care Program of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the full-day conference will feature leading experts in breast health, breast screening, diagnosis, treatment, reconstructive surgery, research, support, and survivorship. Family physicians, nurses, surgeons, radiologists, other health care providers and the general public from across the region are registered to taking part. The goal is to enhance care in the community and ensure all patients receive the same opportunity for excellence in care.

The keynote speaker is Dr. May Lynn Quan from the University of Calgary, a surgical oncologist focused on improving outcomes for young women with breast cancer.

For the full agenda, cost and registration, please visit the conference website.

If you go:

What: Best in Breast Care Conference, Oct. 15, 8 am to 4 pm.

Where: Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd, London, Ontario N6C 4R3

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For more information:
Dahlia Reich, Communication Consultant
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
(519) 646-6100 ext. 65294, pager 10117
 
About St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program
The Breast Care Program of St. Joseph’s Health Care London offers comprehensive breast imaging, diagnostic and surgery services. The program brings together the dynamic, interdisciplinary breast care team of surgeons, radiologists, medical radiation technologists, ultrasound technologists, nurse navigators, advanced practice nurses, registered practical nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers and others in a setting that nurtures and support seamless, innovative care for patients focused on individualized care needs, collaboration among care providers and the best in care, teaching and research. The specially-designed Norton and Lucille Wolf Breast Care Centre is the main hub of St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program. The Breast Care Program, including the Norton and Lucille Wolf Breast Care Centre, is part of a large partnership initiative to improve the overall journey of breast care in London. Together, St. Joseph’s and London Health Sciences Centre provide the full complement of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in the city, with teams working in close collaboration.
 
About St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery. St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community-based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care. For more information, visit www.sjhc.london.on.ca.

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