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Sisters Network®, Inc. Announces National African American Breast Cancer Conference Tour Dates
Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Conference Tour To Visit Ten Major U.S. Cities During 2013

Sisters Network ┬«, Inc., the only National African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States today announced the organization's 2013 National African American Breast Cancer Conference Tour and schedule.  The groundbreaking ten-city conference tour kicks off in Houston, Texas on January 26, 2013 at Houston Community College, West Loop Campus from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The remaining conference tour schedule includes:

  • February 23 - Durham, North Carolina
  • March 23 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • April 27 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 25 - Detroit, Michigan
  • June 29 - Richmond, Virginia
  • July 27 - Tampa, Florida
  • August 31 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • September 25 - Newark, New Jersey
  • October 26 - Memphis, Tennessee

Each one day conference is co-hosted with Sisters Network chapters located in the host cities. Breast cancer survivors, clinicians, caregivers and the community are invited to attend. Registration fee is $25.00.

INFORMATION: www.sistersnetworkinc.org or call toll free 1-866-781-1808.

Events of the ICC and its Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners


2013 Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network General Assembly

Advancing Psychosocial Palliative Care

March 11-12, 2013, at  the Marriott at the Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

(Held in conjunction with the 2013 AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly)

The deadline for submitting your abstract to the SWHPN's First Annual Assembly is coming up shortly!  Please consider sharing your research results, practice and policy successes related to our theme of "Advancing Psychosocial Palliative Care" March 11-12, 2013 in New Orleans.

The URL below provides information on abstract application procedures.  If you have further questions, or are new to the process of submitting abstracts, contact the SWHPN office at membership@swhpn.org for more details.  The SWHPN selection committee will verify receipt of all completed abstracts and will notify primary authors of the committee’s decision.

Click here for more information and to submit an abstract online.

  • Take advantage of the special SWHPN event hotel room rate: $139.
  • Conference registration rates for the two day program are:  $275 for members and $370 for non-members for early bird registrations.
  • Conference registration materials will be posted on the www.swhpn.org web site soon! 

The 12th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Health Equity
June 27 - July 1, 2012
Hilton Americas
Houston, Texas

additional meeting details

"Strategies for Strengthening Communities" Conference
The Office of University Partnerships in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has posted the agenda and presentations from its national conference, "Strategies for Strengthening Communities" held Apr 23-26, 2012 in New Orleans.

Presentation topics include:

  • The Role of Anchor Institutions
  • Accessing Private Resources Through Foundations and Private Partnerships
  • Investing in the Future: Colleges Working With K–12 Schools is a Community Benefit
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities: Telling Their Story
  • Tools Designed to Serve Youth and Communities

For details, and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/JfYW1V

CancerCare Telephone Education Workshops
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs - including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help - are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. One of those services is this ongoing series of Telephone Education Workshops.
learn more, register for upcoming workshops, or listen to past workshops

Other Events of Interest

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the Group Room
Cancer Talk Radio Show

the Group Room Cancer Talk Radio Show is the nation's only call-in cancer talk radio show. Join them every Sunday at 4pm/3pm/1pm (ET/CT/PT) as they discuss topics of great interest.


The Stupid Cancer Show
Hosted by i[2]y Founder, Matthew Zachary, The Stupid Cancer Show is a pioneering new interactive talk radio broadcast finally giving voice to more than 1 million young adults affected by cancer. Join them every Monday night at 9pm/6pm (ET/PT) as they poke a stick at stupid cancer, make it hip to be a survivor and talk openly about our crapness. It's free, it's fun and it's a mini social network because you can interact with other listeners in a live chat room!
For more information and program topics see . . .

Other Useful Calendars

healthfinder.gov National Health Observances Calendar
Health observances are special days, weeks, or months used to raise awareness of important health topics. Examples include World AIDS Day or the Great American Smokeout. This calendar, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a list of national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and contact information for materials.
Access the calendar at . . .


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