Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 15, 2012
The Chris Elliott Fund/The Elliott Foundation announces the first annual Brains Matter Conference, on Friday, September 21st from 8am to 6pm. This conference is available for patients and caregivers affected by brain cancer and is free of charge. This event directly benefits the community of brain cancer patients, caregivers and families in the Pacific Northwest.
The event includes presentations and individual breakout sessions with renowned brain cancer specialists, a complimentary lunch and social hour in the evening to allow for open discussion on the current experiences and needs of patients and caregivers with experts in the field. Space is limited to the one-day event and available free of charge to 100 brain tumor patients, caregivers, and family members.
The Elliott Foundation shares much excitement about the event, “We are proud to be able to host and bring this vital patient, and caregiver education and awareness to the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to end brain cancer via education, and awareness and this conference is a great vehicle to do this” says Dellan Elliott, CEF/TEF Founder & President. Also Maria Barrett, the TEF Health Information Concierge, is excited about the event: “this event is an amazing opportunity for the Northwest brain tumor community to have up close and personal access to national and local brain tumor specialists, and to ask questions in a small group setting. This is definitely an extraordinary day of learning and hope in the Northwest” says Barrett.
The conference offers those affected by brain cancer to learn about the latest advancements in brain tumor treatment for adults and children, clinical trials offered on the West Coast, nutritional support for the brain tumor patient, support for patients and caregivers and a space to connect with others in the brain tumor community. The event is made possible through generous support from Genentech, Novocure, and Gilda’s Club Seattle
For inquiries and to register for the event, go to http://www.endbraincancer.com/brainsmatter.html or call 1-800-574-5703
About the Speakers:
Presenters include some of the most respected names in the Brain Tumor Community: Neuro-Oncologists Dr. Santosh Kesari, from UC San Diego Moore’s Cancer Center, Dr. Michael Prados, from UC San Francisco, Dr. Maciej Mrugala from The University of Washington, Dr. Russ Geyer, & Pediatric Oncologist from Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our Keynote Speaker will be Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC, well-known expert in the field of nutritional oncology from Utah. Additional Guest Speakers include our afternoon Keynote, Inspirational Speaker Greg Cantwell, Beverly Goldsmith from Providence Hospice, Laura Benson from Novocure, Dr. Joan Robbins from Tocagen, and TEF Founder/President Dellann Elliott and Maria Barrett, Health Information Concierge for The Elliott Foundation/CEF.
The Elliott Foundation (TEF)/The Chris Elliott Fund is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with corporate offices in Seattle, WA whose goal is to End Brain Cancer. Formerly known as the Chris Elliott Fund, TEF’s goal is to end brain cancer through patient advocacy, awareness, education and research. This is being done through immediate focus on improving outcomes of those diagnosed with brain tumors by providing critical and timely information/access which not only saves and extends lives, but ultimately improves the day-to-day lives of those living with the disease. http://www.endbraincancer.com or http://www.chriselliottfund.org