2011.7.9 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference

Posted:06/27/11

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference brings hundreds of women with ovarian cancer, researchers and caregivers to Washington, DC. This year’s conference features presentations on groundbreaking ovarian cancer research, strategies for coping with cancer, and a keynote address by Olympic medalist and ovarian cancer survivor Shannon Miller.
WHERE Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
WHEN Saturday, July 9 – Monday, July 11, 2011
WHY Approximately 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and about 15,000 will die from the disease. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference is the only national meeting bringing together women with ovarian cancer. Highlights of the conference include:
WHO The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference is attended by more than 300 women affected by ovarian cancer. Notable speakers at the 2011 conference include:

Shannon Miller, Olympic medalist and healthy lifestyle speaker.

N.E.D., a band composed entirely of musically talented gynecologic oncologists.

Dr. Michael Seiden, President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center

Drs. Sarah Finlayson and Jessica McAlpine, researchers investigating the role of fallopian tubes in the development of ovarian cancer

CONTACT For more information, or to cover the event, please contact Amanda Davis at adavis@ovariancancer.org or (202) 331-1332.