Whether you’re newly diagnosed, living with metastatic disease or several years out from diagnosis, YSC’s conferences are designed just for you. Our one-day and three-day conferences help to empower and connect you to a larger community of young survivors and co-survivors.
Since launching our new conference program in 2015, we’ve hosted one-day Regional Symposia in the Northeast, South and Midwest. Our three-day National Summit was held in Houston and Atlanta! Now we’re super excited to start planning the next Regional Symposium and National Summit – this time on the West Coast. That’s right, we’re taking these incredible and important programs to California!
Each conference covers a wide range of topics most relevant to young women affected by breast cancer, including emotional wellness, nutrition, intimacy and relationships, treatment side effects and practical matters.
Right now, you can SAVE YOUR SPOT for the upcoming Regional Symposium on November 5 in Long Beach, CA. Secure one of the limited seats for this one-day conference now and you’ll receive $25 off registration and first dibs on free hotel rooms. Plus, the first 25 people to sign up and attend will receive an awesome swag bag worth over $100 featuring items from Kitt Allen, Ford Warriors in Pink, Babeland, AnaOno, BH Cosmetics and Not Your Mother’s.
We’ve learned a great deal already from the inspiring experts who speak at our conferences. Listen to some amazing sessions from past events and get a taste of what you can expect in California.
Relationships are a lot of work, even without a breast cancer diagnosis. Ali offers advice on how to navigate a relationship with your spouse, partner or significant other after these changes in your life. Explore the unique needs of partners facing breast cancer together and learn about tools and tips that are helpful to build stronger relationships during a difficult time.
Dr. Lyman hosted this workshop for women with questions about early menopause after their breast cancer treatment. She spoke about important issues, such as what happens when you’re propelled into early menopause and how management of side effects can ease your comfort.
Managing Fear of Recurrence and Anxiety
Speaker: Julie Larson, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City. In her practice she works primarily with people under the age of 40 around issues of wellness, loss and life transitions.
Julie discussed how a breast cancer diagnosis may affect you emotionally and how to cope with psychological challenges. She explores what exactly are: fear of recurrence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. Together, we gained greater understanding of these feelings and learned how to better manage mental health. We also hear about the importance of receiving peer or professional support and where to find these resources.
Best Communications Practices for Co-Survivors
Speaker: Julie Larson (as noted above)
We have conference sessions and resources for co-survivors, too. As a co-survivor of a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, you may fill many roles in order to offer support. It is often overwhelming and sometimes strains the relationship. Julie Larson explores best communication practices so that you can adequately express concerns, questions and words of support. Julie shares tips to best help yourself and your loved one communicate effectively and meaningfully.
Audio is available here.
You can find other audio and video files from past conference on our website in the Multi-Media Learning section.