Many people who are diagnosed with breast cancer want to continue working, whether for a sense of normalcy or because of financial necessity. But there are often issues that arise while working during and after treatment and returning to work after taking an extended leave from the workplace.

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington is hosting a forum on Sat., Oct. 22 at the Eugene Hilton on how to navigate a cancer diagnosis and employment from a survivor’s and business/human resources perspective.

This forum is for breast cancer patients, employers, and human resources specialists.

The forum features national and local experts in healthcare, cancer survivorship and business. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute’s Oncology Care Model and Quality Administrator, Anne Gallagher, will serve on the forum’s panel, alongside representatives from Cascade Employers Association, Oregon Imaging Centers, Northwest Surgical Specialists and Oregon Community Credit Union. Together, they will share practical information with attendees and answer questions.

Breast Cancer Forum

When: 
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Where: 
Hilton Eugene
66 East 6th Ave, Eugene

Registration & Lunch: $15 (Limited scholarships are available upon request. Call 503-546-7445 for information)

Schedule and Speakers:

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Networking opportunity, information provided on breast cancer resources
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote “Navigating Work and Cancer”
    Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Nellis, MPP, chief mission officer, Cancer and Careers
  • 12:30-1:30 PM: Panel Discussion with local businesses and cancer professionals

Interested in attending? Register here.
For additional information on returning to work after cancer click here.