Registration open for the Breast Cancer Education Association’s 19th Annual Education Conference on October 3

July 29, 2020 4:40 PM | Anonymous



Registration is now open for the Breast Cancer Education Association’s 19th Annual Education Conference on October 3 rd. This is the ONLY conference of its kind in the Twin Cities, featuring renowned experts bringing you the latest in breast cancer research, treatment and care. To register or learn more, please visit

Because of global health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be a virtual event. In addition to live presentations, registered attendees will have access to all recorded sessions to view any session missed. This information will be provided to all registered attendees via email after the event.


Over 250 people interested in the fight against breast cancer attend the conference each year. This includes survivors and their families, caregivers and health care professionals. CEU credits are offered for health care professionals and teachers, and a limited number of scholarships are available.


  • Heather Thompson Buum, MD – Coping with Cancer as a Physician

As a primary care physician diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-forties, Dr. Thompson Buum discusses how a doctor, as both an informed medical professional and a human being, copes with a cancer diagnosis. She will share insights on coping with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and improving doctor patient communication.

  • June LaValleur, MD – What Happened? I Just Want Sex to Be Like It Used to Be (Part 2)

Dr. LaValleur will discuss hormonal changes after diagnosis and treatment, as well as some physical and psychological changes to relationships that may occur with a diagnosis like cancer. 

  • Andrew Mayo, MD – The River of life. A Personal Story 

Dr. Mayo, medical director of St. Croix Hospice, will share his professional journey to hospice care and his personal experience of losing his wife to cancer. He will discuss the importance of each person’s “story” in health care, as well as the concept of mindfulness and the dichotomy of love and grief.

  • Maureen Farley, E-RYT 200, YACEP – Yoga and Ancient Practices in Integrative Medicine for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Maureen discusses ancient and highly accessible techniques to promote wellness, balance and wholeness for those whose life journey includes cancer.

  • Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD – Moving Forward with Hope and Healing

Kelly will close our conference with her unique perspective on conference lessons learned and offer direction on how to move forward and navigate a healthy well-balanced life, regardless of life’s challenges.

This Conference is designed to empower survivors and caregivers with knowledge and resources to help them live with, through and beyond cancer. It’s an inspiring and educational event where you can learn from respected leaders in the field, find practical tools and resources and connect with others who are also dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

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