This quarterly series features area medical and health professionals presenting current topics relevant to breast cancer survivors.  All of the sessions are free of charge to breast cancer survivors and a guest, as well as area medical and health professionals and students. A reservation is required and a light dinner is provided.

2017 Dates:

October 19 - Marcie Beasley, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AOCNP, presenting "What Long-term Survivors Want to Know"                                                                                                                                               Survivors often find that they get lots of information immediately after a diagnosis, but may feel adrift as they move into long-term survivorship with less information and immediate support. Marcie Beasley, MSN, AOCNP will address issues relevant to long-term survivors. Beasley is a nurse practitioner with Tennessee Oncology in Chattanooga and works with Dr. Brooke Daniel. The majority of her practice is devoted to the care of breast cancer patients in the metastatic as well as adjuvant treatment setting.  

  • February 23 - Rhonda Edwards, LCSW, OSW-C presenting Coping with Stress for Survivors

  • May 18 - John Jordi, PTA, BS, CLT-LANA, CI, ASTYM​ presenting "What Survivors Want to Know About Lymphedema"                                                         


  • August 10 - Michelle McDougal, Cancer Exercise Specialist presenting "Move Strong, Live Strong"

2016 was made possible by Unum

  • March - Mark A. Brzezienski, MD, FACS presenting Modern Breast Reconstruction
    • ​Click HERE for the video
  • May - Judith Pederson-Benn, MS, CADC, CHT presenting Mind-Body Medicine & Skills
    • ​​Click HERE for the video
  • September - Pamela Kelle, RN, LDN, CEDRN presenting Nutrition Matters
    • ​​​Click HERE for the video
  • October - Sumana Nagireddy, MD, presenting on SERMs (tamoxifen, femara, arimidex, etc.)

2015 was made possible by Unum

  • February - Cooking For a Healthy Life
  • May - Coping with a Fear of Recurrence
  • August - New Chemotherapy Treatments -
    • Click HERE for the presentation by Marcie Beasley, RN, MSN, FNP-C
  • October - Lymphedema Therapy
    • Click HERE for the presentation by Margaret Secrest, PT CLT-LANA

2014 was made possible by The Benwood Foundation

  • February - Breast Reconstruction Procedures & Techniques
  • May - Nutrition Matters
  • August - The Lingering Effects of Chemotherapy
  • October - The Importance of Peer Support for Survivors 

All of the dinner programs are held at the

North River Civic Center

1009 Executive Dr, Ste 102

(behind Northgate mall, between the Post Office and the Library).

Educational Series