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Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

December, 2016

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For medical students only. 1:00-2:00pm


 

Patient / Doctor Communications: Side-by-Side 

October 25-27, 2016

SHARE’s award-winning educational program, “Side-by-Side,” works to empower patients and their doctors to communicate more effectively and compassionately with one another. Jessica Safran speaks to NYU first-year medical students. For medical students only. 3:00pm


 

Cancer Moonshot Leadership Presentation

September 26, 2016

A delegation of participants from The Identity Shift Project, Jessica Safran, Mary Elizabeth Williams, and Gregory Stanton, met with the leaders of Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot team in Washington D.C. to discuss important opportunities to leverage patient advocacy to support the successful implementation of the Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel Report recommendations. We are excited to report that the Cancer Moonshot leaders were enthusiastic about our presentation and interested in exploring further how we might collaborate with them on this important national initiative. Cancer Moonshot Leadership only. 2:00pm


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

March 23, 2016

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit Long Island University’s School of Nursing. For nursing students only. 11:45am-1pm


 

Empowered Patient / Doctor Communications: Getting What You Need from Your Doctor

Thursday, March 10, 2016

6:00 – 7:30pm

Our doctors play a key role in our health care. While medical intervention is a critical part of the picture, it’s not the whole picture.  Good communication with your doctor not only can help you recover but also can help you heal. Jessica Safran will lead this workshop to introduce concepts you can use to effectively communicate your needs to your health care team.  This workshop is open to the general public.

Location: SHARE Main Office, 165 West 46th Street, Suite 712, Manhattan, NY

For more information about the workshop and to register, click here.


 

Survivors Webinar: Maximizing Treatment Options: What to Know When Considering a Clinical Trial

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

12:30-1:30pm

Current and former clinical trial participants will discuss decision-making from a patient’s perspective.  What factors should you consider when choosing a clinical trial?  What are the potential benefits of participating?  What misconceptions might discourage people from seeking clinical trials?  When is it best not to participate?  Panelists will include women living with metastatic breast and ovarian cancers. Jessica Safran is a panelist.

For more information and to register for the webinar, click here.


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

November 4, 2015

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit Long Island University’s School of Nursing. For nursing students only. 11:45am


 

Patient / Doctor Communications: Side-by-Side 

October 27 and 29, 2015

SHARE’s award-winning educational program, “Side-by-Side,” works to empower patients and their doctors to communicate more effectively and compassionately with one another. Jessica Safran speaks to NYU first-year medical students. For medical students only. 3:00pm


 

Strategies for Long Term Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Thursday, September 10, 2015

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Panelists: Jason Wright, M.D., New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, June Hou, M.D., New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, Annie Ellis, Survivor/Research Advocate, and Jessica Safran, Survivor

Gilda’s Club NYC is hosting the First Annual Joan Sommer Educational Program & Seventh Annual Ovarian Cancer Survivor Celebration. This program will address the role of chemotherapy, surgery and clinical trials, understanding options, treatment decision-points, coping strategies and survivor stories. After the program concludes, the Ovarian Cancer Survivor Celebration will provide all attendees an opportunity to socialize and network. Refreshments will be provided for attendees.

Please email rsvp@sharecancersupport.org for reservations.


 

25th Annual Living with Cancer Conference: Confronting the Challenge

Sunday, July 12, 2015

9:15am – 3:30pm

The 25th Annual Living with Cancer Conference is intended to benefit people living with cancer, their families, friends and health care professionals. Jessica Safran is a featured keynote speaker. This conference is free of charge and will offer information and practical tips to confront the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. This is an all-day conference with free breakfast and lunch and plenary sessions in the morning and break-out sessions in the afternoon.

To register or for further information, call 212-712-8368. Early registration suggested due to limited space.

Download the conference brochure.


 

3rd Annual Teal Gala

May 14, 2015

6:00pm-9:00pm

3rd Annual Teal Gala: May 14, 2015

Join the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance for our third Annual Teal Gala in New York City. This year’s dinner will celebrate the Alliance while honoring remarkable women and celebrating their success in advancing women’s interests and the field of ovarian cancer. Funds from the event support our work on behalf of everyone whose life is touched by ovarian cancer. During our Live Auction, Gift from the Heart, we will be raising money to support one of the Alliance’s signature programs. Survivor volunteers with our Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives ® program have educated more than 50,000 future health providers to recognize and diagnose ovarian cancer. Jessica Safran speaks during the Live Auction and provides the survivor perspective as a Survivors Teaching Students® (STS) participant. The evening features a cocktail reception, auction, gourmet dinner and awards presentation.



Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

March 30, 2015

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For medical students only. 10:00-11:00am


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

February 2, 2015

http://www.ovariancancer.org/sts-toolkit/

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For medical students only. 10:00-11:00am


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

October 14, 2013

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit Long Island University’s Division of Physician Assistant Studies. For PA students only. 5:00-6:30pm


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

October 9, 2013

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit Long Island University’s School of Nursing. For nursing students only. 2:00-3:30pm


 

First Annual Survivor’s Day at Gilda’s Club NYC

September 20, 2013

Jessica Safran to speak as member of Gilda’s Club on Survivor’s Day panel:

Every day is survivor’s day at Gilda’s Club NYC. On September 20th, GCNYC will hold its first annual Survivor’s Day to celebrate all members living with cancer. A panel of inspirational speakers will discuss their journey of being a survivor impacted by cancer. There will be plenty of time to network and learn more about what it means to be a survivor. Survivor Day is open to GCNYC members, their families and friends, 5:30-7:30pm.


 

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®

September 9, 2013

Survivors Teaching Students®  (STS) is an important teaching program that brings ovarian cancer survivors to medical schools where students learn about the symptoms and issues of the disease through personal stories. Jessica Safran participates on an STS panel of ovarian cancer survivors who visit SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For medical students only. 9:30-10:30am


 

Vica Miller Spring Potpourri Salon

May 16, 2013

Jessica Safran reads from new work at Vica Miller Spring Potpourri Salon, May 16, 2013 @6:30 PM

See photos from the salon.


 

Celebrating Women Working & Living with Cancer

May 15, 2013

Jessica Safran to speak as Gilda’s Club member presenter:

Celebrating Women Working & Living with Cancer
6th Annual Benefit Luncheon
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Metropolitan Club, New York City
1 East 60th Street

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Public Launch of The Identity Shift Project

March 22, 2013

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Speakers

Jessica Safran, Executive Director, The Identity Shift Project
Julie Hassett Sutton, Director of Photography, The Identity Shift Project

Lecture Description

Your entire world can change in a moment, for example, in the time it takes to say two words: “It’s malignant.” When this happens to you, who are you now?

The Identity Shift Project (TISP) brings new perspectives to healing through collaborative art-making. TISP works with people who are experiencing significant life change and provides them with a medium for creative exploration through which they can redefine their identity. Identity Shifts happen through a transformation and are integral to healing. For example, one might shift from being “a cancer case” to transcending that label with a renewed definition of self as a “marathon runner.”   TISP provides these creative explorations free of charge to participants for inclusion in our online gallery and published body of work.

Join TISP Co-Founders Jessica Safran and Julie Hassett Sutton for an introduction to the Identity Shift Project; a discussion of different types of identity shifts, and an invitation to interested participants, 6:00-7:30pm.