The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s 14th Annual Conference, “Turning Promise into Action,” just wrapped up. What a conference it was! Hundreds of researchers, clinicians, survivors and caregivers attended the largest ovarian cancer-specific conference in the country. They learned about the latest in research, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
This year’s conference welcomed leading authorities in ovarian cancer research to help attendees better understand the disease. Dr. Michael Seiden, President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center, set the stage for the conference when he discussed the big picture of ovarian cancer. Dr. Robert Burger of Fox Chase Cancer Center presented an overview of recent ovarian cancer clinical trials. Several conference sessions explored ways to cope with cancer, including music, movement and nutrition. As the conference came to a close, keynote speaker Shannon Miller shared her story of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
On the final day of the conference, advocates from the Alliance visited 261 congressional offices, asking their legislators to provide level funding for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program, Johanna’s Law and the Ovarian Cancer Control Initiative.
Next year’s conference will be held July 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. We hope to see you there!