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Breast Cancer Educational Conference

The 12th Annual Living with Breast Cancer Educational Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Founded by the Breast Cancer Awareness Association, this conference seeks to provide education and resources for providers, caregivers, survivors and anyone interested in learning more about breast cancer.

The day begins with coffee, yogurt, breads and a plenary session. Afterward, participants will choose from 12 seminars of 75 minutes each. Renowned breast health experts will share information on prevention, treatment and survivorship.

“This program crosses all boundaries and supports a broad range of healing philosophies and possibilities, from surgical options and the latest updates in oncology to mind, body and spirit practices,” says Ann Kvaal, one of the conference organizers.

Highlights include an expert panel opening session, “Breast Health, Interventional Nutrition and New Technologies in Breast Cancer,” featuring Carolyn Torkelson, M.D., Gregory Plotnikoff, M.D., and Keith Knutson, Ph.D.

The conference offers an assortment of speakers and seminars, a resource center and a fashion show. Vendors will be on site as well, and a luncheon is included.

Cost: $20 students; $30 breast cancer survivors; $45 all others. Location: 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, call Ann Kvaal at 651-487-7632 or email [email protected].

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