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American Cancer Society's Cancer and More Conference Announced
Sep 13, 2000

The American Cancer Society will hold the third Cancer and More conference on Thursday, September 21, at the Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. The conference is open to health professionals and the general public. The topic of this year's conference is "Breast Cancer: What we all should know." Because the subject of this year's conference is expected to appeal to a large audience attendees are urged to reserve their space early by calling 912-489-1416.

A distinguished faculty will present a comprehensive program that will allow educational credits to be earned by the health professionals who attend the conference. The faculty includes plastic surgeon Peter Burr, MD, Statesboro; Don Connell, MD, Statesboro Imaging Clinic; Dawn Oparah, SMW., consultant/trainer; Greg Risberg, MSW, Chicago, IL; Melba Smith, PT, CLT, Roswell, GA; DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT, Roswell, GA; and David Strathern, MD, Statesboro Surgical Clinic.

A special feature of the conference will be an address by Merijane Block, program director of The Breast Cancer Fund, San Francisco, CA. Ms. Block was a member of the committee that presented Art.Rage.Us., the Art and Outrage of Breast Cancer, a world renowned exhibit of art and writing by women who have faced breast cancer. She is a much sought after public speaker who has lent her expertise to conferences, public radio and television appearances.

Sponsors of this year's conference include: East Georgia Regional Medical Center, The Hospital authority of Bulloch County, Savannah Hematology/Oncology, Ladies Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro Imaging Center and Ogeechee Technical College. The American Cancer Society also awarded a Community Development Grant in support of the Cancer and More conference.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information about cancer call the American Cancer Society's call center at 1-800-ACS-2345, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day or visit our web site at .

SOURCE: American Cancer Society

Contact: Elinor Minshew, 912-355-5196, or Yvonne Harvey, 912-489-1416,
both of the American Cancer Society