OCRA’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference is the world’s largest conference dedicated to sharing the latest, most relevant updates directly with the ovarian cancer community. In September 2022, hundreds of survivors, patients and supporters logged on to learn new information about ovarian cancer research, treatments and clinical care, and to be connected with resources and support.
Conference topics include…
- Ovarian cancer research, treatment and survivorship updates
- What’s new in clinical trials
- Latest research on rare ovarian tumors
- Symptom management for disease and treatment
- Integrative medicine explained
- Ovarian cancer screening and early detection updates
- Genetic testing and genomic testing explained
- and many more
Welcome to OCRA’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference 2022
Welcome to Uniting for Hope! Join us to kick off three exciting days of learning and connection. Audra Moran, President & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning includes concrete steps to take in making legal, financial, and healthcare decisions for your futiure, but can also include philosophical concepts around how to live your life well, what matters most in life, and how to end well. Please join us for a primer in these areas and more.
OCRA Advocate Leaders
Join this live info session to learn more about how you can advocate for survivors in Washington DC and in your state as part of OCRA’s Advocate Leaders program.
Get Involved With OCRA
Ready to take the next step and get involved in your teal community? Join us to learn about all the ways OCRA is here to support you– and how you can join in.
Ask the Experts Part 1
Our panel of experts answer all your most pressing questions on ovarian cancer research, treatment, and survivorship. Presented by: Dineo Khabele, MD, FACOG, FACS, Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor, Washington University in St. Louis; Kathleen Moore, MD, MS Director of Early Phase Drug Development, Stephenson Cancer Center at The University of Oklahoma; Diane Yamada, MD Joseph Bolivar De Lee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago.
Ask the Experts Part 2
Our panel of experts answer more questions on ovarian cancer research, treatment, and survivorship. Presented by: Dineo Khabele, MD, FACOG, FACS, Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor, Washington University in St. Louis; Kathleen Moore, MD, MS Director of Early Phase Drug Development, Stephenson Cancer Center at The University of Oklahoma; Diane Yamada, MD Joseph Bolivar De Lee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago.
Beyond the Ovary: Perspectives on Science, Clinical Progress and Advocacy
A thought-provoking exploration of lessons learned and shared: what we can learn about ovarian cancer by expanding our knowledge of other gynecologic cancers. Presented by David Huntsman, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC).
Clinical Trials 101
Curious about clinical trials? Join this session to learn everything you need to know to understand how trials work, and if one might be right for you. Presented by Shannon Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
A Conversation About Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Screening
Why don’t we have an early detection test for ovarian cancer? Will be ever have one? Should everyone be screened for ovarian cancer? Our panel of experts and survivors tackle tough questions you have on these important issues. Presented by Deborah Armstrong, MD, Director, Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Philip Castle, PhD, MPH, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI); Annie Ellis, Annie Ellis, OCRA and SHARE; Audra Moran, President & CEO, OCRA.
Copay Accumulators and Maximizers: What They Are and How They Affect Out of Pocket Costs
Come learn about how certain health insurance programs are causing patients to endure more out-of-pocket expenses. We’ll explain what they are, whether you are affected, and what you can do to combat them.
Eating Well After Cancer
There are so many diet ideas and fads, well-meaning offers of advice, and options to explore when deciding what to eat to get through treatment and beyond. Please join Cara Anselmo as she shares evidence-based guidance on diet and nutrition that will feed your body and good health. Presented by Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN, Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Genetics, Genomics, What They Are and Why They Matter
Genetic testing, genomic testing, tumor testing, gene sequencing… what does it all mean? These terms are confusing but important to understand! Presented by Barbara Norquist, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist and Assistant Professor, University of Washington Medical Center.
Innovations in Clinical Trials: Patients at the Center
Join this panel of renown experts in clinical care and research for an illuminating conversation about the future of clinical trials, and why patient involvement is more important than ever. Presented by Ronnie Alvarez, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Tom Herzog, MD, Deputy Director, Deputy Director; Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Chicago.
Integrative Medicine to Improve Quality of Life
Valuable information about evidence-based ways to maximize your quality of life during and after treatment. Presented by Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, Director, Mind-Body Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Managing Financial Fallout from Cancer
Navigating your insurance and benefits can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss this helpful guide for the maze of treatment related finances. Presented by Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq, CEO, Triage Cancer.
Recurrence is in the back of every ovarian cancer patient’s mind. Join us for a presentation on the diagnosis and management of recurrent ovarian cancer. Presented by Sarah Adams, MD, Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, University of New Mexico.
Managing Recurrence: Q&A
Dr. Sarah Adams, Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, University of New Mexico, answers questions about managing ovarian cancer recurrence.
Managing Symptoms Throughout the Continuum of Care
Symptom management during and after treatment is critical, and physical and emotional suffering is not a necessary part of your cancer experience. Dr. Lori Spoozak will provide a thoughtful discussion on the use of palliative care in conjunction with your curative therapies. She will explain the difference between palliative care and hospice, when each may be appropriate in your care, and the role hope plays in the cancer journey. Presented by Lori Spoozak, MD, MHS, FACOG, FACS, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Rare Ovarian Cancers: What’s New in 2022
Learn all about what’s new in the treatment of rarer ovarian cancer types. Presented by Jubilee Brown, MD, Professor and Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health.
Rare Ovarian Cancers: Q&A
As a follow up to her on-demand session, join Dr. Join Dr. Jubilee Brown for a live Q&A session on rare ovarian cancers. Presented by Jubilee Brown, MD, Professor and Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health.
Relationships After Cancer: Finding a New Way Forward
A cancer diagnosis can significantly impact our relationships with partners, children, friends, and with ourselves. Join us for a panel discussion with survivors and professionals to consider new ways to navigate these important relationships.
Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer
Sexual health and intimacy are important aspects in life, yet are often not discussed with medical teams or partners. View a direct and honest discussion around intimacy after gynecologic cancer and learn strategies and helpful hints to help you regain your sexual self. Presented by Jillian Bissar, LCSW-S, Social Work Supervisor, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Thriving After Your Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. Learn the basics and find how to navigate your disease as you move from treatment to survivorship. Presented by Emily Ko, MD, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania.
What’s New in Ovarian Cancer Research, Treatment, and Survivorship
It’s an incredibly exciting time in ovarian cancer research. Hear from ovarian cancer expert Dr. Stephanie Blank on all that’s new in research and treatment. Presented by Stephanie Blank, MD, Director of Gynecologic Oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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Join this panel of renown experts in clinical care and research for an illuminating conversation about the future of clinical trials, and why patient involvement is more important than ever.
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