YSC Summit: Digitally Yours May 21-23, 2021 #YSCSummit21

Lights. Camera. Action. We’re going digital with the largest conference just for young adults affected by breast cancer! Comfy clothes highly encouraged.

  • 06:45 PM - 07:10 PM ET

    Doors Open

    Welcome to the YSC Virtual Summit!

  • 07:10 PM - 07:20 PM ET

    Kick off!

    Meet YSC and What to Expect

  • 07:20 PM - 08:10 PM ET

    General Session

    Sex after Cancer with Live Q&A Hear our 3 experts explore: What does sex and intimacy look like after a cancer diagnosis? How do co-survivors help to navigate these changes with their partners? And how do we integrate mindfulness and acceptance into this process?

  • 08:10 PM - 08:50 PM ET

    Hangouts at 8:10 pm et

    Conversations curated by you! Here are your virtual hangout rooms: - First Time Attendees - Survivors/Thrivers of Color - Newly Diagnosed (Early Stage) - Metastatic Thrivers - Co-Survivors - Flatties - Early Stage Survivors (1-5 years) - Long Term Survivors (5+ years) - LGBTQ+ - Spanish Speaking - Male Co-Survivors - Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) How to get there: Click Launch Session - you will be taken to a Zoom Meeting Click Breakout Rooms in your meeting controls (This will display the list of the hangout rooms) Hover your pointer over the number to the right of hangout room you wish to join, click Join, then confirm by clicking Join. Repeat as necessary to join other hangout rooms, or click Leave Room to return here. Still need help? You can either put in the zoom chat which room you would like to join and we will move you or pop your camera on and say Hi... we will get you moved!

  • 08:50 PM - 09:00 PM ET

    Break

    May we interest you in some puppies?

  • 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

    Annual Pajama Party!

    Join Good Vibrations to learn about sex toys, products, and pleasure

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM ET

    Doors Open

    Welcome back to the YSC Virtual Summit!

  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM ET

    Morning Meditation

    Start your zen with YSC

  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET

    General Session

    Hot-button breast cancer updates with Live Q&A Come hear our panelists discuss the most current research for young adults affected by breast cancer. They will explore topics like personalized medicine, health disparities and the impact of COVID-19, for example. There will be a special audience Q&A at the end. Make sure to come with questions!

  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM ET

    Never Have I Ever - Breast Cancer Edition

    Join YSC volunteers and young survivors, Tomika and Lindsey on the Main Stage for a game of Never Have I Ever: Breast Cancer Edition.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Encontrando apoyo

    Sobrellevando un diagnóstico de cáncer de mama y Encontrando apoyo Un diagnóstico de cáncer de mama puede desatar muchas emociones. No importa dónde te encuentres en tu diagnóstico o tratamiento, esta sesión te dará herramientas para manejar las emociones difíciles que estás experimentando y ofrecerá recursos en español para buscar apoyo

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: MBC Clinical Trials

    MBC clinical trials and patient engagement It is common for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to have questions on their treatment options and clinical trials. This session will explore how to find clinical trials that are right for you, what questions to ask your healthcare team and how to be your best advocate.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Body Image

    Looking in the mirror: Exploring body image and confidence Breast cancer brings up all types of changes. Your body goes through a lot after diagnosis, and that includes how you look or feel in your own body. Come talk about how to embrace these changes and find your physical strength and confidence moving forward.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Parenting after BC

    Parenting after a breast cancer diagnosis Explaining a cancer diagnosis to children can be scary and overwhelming, and there is no one right way to help children cope. Come to this session to discuss age-appropriate guidelines for talking to children about cancer and the nuances of parenting after a diagnosis.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Survivors/Thrivers of Color

    Amplifying the voice of survivors/thrivers of color Are you a survivor or thriver of color? Join this lively conversation with our dynamic experts and explore the unique experiences of BIPOC diagnosed with breast cancer and how to help drive the conversation on inclusion and equity.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Cancer and Cannabis

    Cancer and cannabis: Can medical marijuana help you? Between temporary and chronic pain, nausea and decreased appetite, cancer treatment can come with a variety of side effects. Can cannabis help you manage them? Hear about the research on medical marijuana and how it could help you.

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ET

    12:15 pm et: Co-Survivor Job Desc

    Co-survivor: Is there a job description for this? Being a co-survivor can mean many different things and can involve several different roles. Your role as a co-survivor can even change during your loved one’s cancer experience, including being the primary caretaker and shoulder to lean on during treatment to adjusting to long-term questions after breast cancer. Learn about what to expect and how to care for your loved one and yourself during every phase.

  • 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM ET

    Exhibitor Jam

    Discover the latest trends from our exhibitors

  • 01:15 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    Get up and Move!

    Belly Dancing class

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Co-Survivor: Healthy Recipes

    Co-survivor: Delicious family night recipes At the heart of good health is good nutrition. Whether you’re all about the fruits and veggies or a rebel with a hardy appetite, you will leave this session with some quick, easy and healthy recipes for you and your loved ones.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Co-Survivor: Grief

    Co-survivor: grief for two Grief and loss is universal, and that includes you co-survivors. Things change after a breast cancer diagnosis, and that can be hard on you. While the response may be “but my feelings aren’t as important as my loved one’s,” the reality is, they are as important and deserve a safe space to be shared.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Holistic Cancer Care

    Holistic cancer care: The whole-body approach to side effect relief Take care of your mind, body and spirit with treatments outside of standard medical practices. CAM takes a holistic and natural approach to medical care, using techniques such as acupuncture, Tai Chi, or massage. Learn the latest on what is safe and effective to treat side effects you may be experiencing.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Survivors’ Guilt

    Survivors' Guilt You’ve finished treatment and are a cancer survivor. Now you may be left with guilt, sadness and questions such as, “Why me? Why did I survive when others did not? Was I just lucky?” Survivors’ guilt is a common part of life after treatment. Long-term survivors may especially feel guilty, as they have seen friends struggle with re-diagnosis or long-term side effects. Join us to learn more about how to cope with these emotions.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Pregnancy after BC

    Pregnancy after breast cancer Many young survivors and thrivers may be wondering what family planning looks like after a breast cancer diagnosis. Whether you know for sure you want to grow your family or you are on the fence, hear our expert talk about your options and considerations.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: MBC Still Me

    I’m still me: Maintaining my identity while living with MBC A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis brings about so much uncertainty--for the young adult diagnosed and their family and friends. Learn how you can maintain your identity as more than just someone living with MBC and how you can create normalcy for you and your loved ones.

  • 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM ET

    1:30 pm et: Discusión en Español

    Una mesa redonda para jóvenes hispanohablantes diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama Esta mesa redonda ofrece la oportunidad de conectarte con otras jóvenes diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama y hablar sobre temas de mayor importancia para ti. También recibirás recursos en español que te ayudarán a navegar por tu diagnóstico y tratamiento.

  • 02:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET

    Break

    Have you seen the puppies in the exhibit hall yet?

  • 08:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET

    Hangouts at 8:30 pm et

    Conversations curated by you! Here are your virtual hangout rooms: - First Time Attendees - Survivors/Thrivers of Color - Newly Diagnosed (Early Stage) - Metastatic Thrivers - Co-Survivors - Flatties - Early Stage Survivors (1-5 years) - Long Term Survivors (5+ years) - LGBTQ+ - Spanish Speaking - Male Co-Survivors - Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) How to get there: Click Launch Session - you will be taken to a Zoom Meeting Click Breakout Rooms in your meeting controls (This will display the list of the hangout rooms) Hover your pointer over the number to the right of hangout room you wish to join, click Join, then confirm by clicking Join. Repeat as necessary to join other hangout rooms, or click Leave Room to return here. Still need help? You can either put in the zoom chat which room you would like to join and we will move you or pop your camera on and say Hi... we will get you moved!

  • 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

    Comedy Night

    All the LOLs with our all-female lineup

  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Doors Open

    Welcome back for our closing day!

  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET

    Shake it Off

    Salsa/Hustle/Wobble Dance Party

  • 11:45 AM - 12:25 PM ET

    General Session

    Feel All the Feels: Emotional Health after Diagnosis with live Q&A It is no secret that a breast cancer diagnosis can feel stressful, overwhelming and (fill in the blank with every emotion in the book). Our rockstar speakers will dive into how your physical health impacts your mental health... whether you are newly diagnosed or years out from your last treatment. Take away important tools that will help you carve out what works for you and where you are at this moment.

  • 12:25 PM - 12:35 PM ET

    Yoga Break

    Let's get centered and take a stretch

  • 12:35 PM - 01:00 PM ET

    Exhibitor Jam

    Discover the latest trends from our exhibitors

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Cómo preparase para una cita de salud

    Tener un diagnóstico de cáncer de mama puede ser estresante y ciertamente inesperado. Tu relación con el equipo médico es un recurso importante y debe satisfacer tus necesidades culturales y lingüísticas. Averigua qué preguntas puedes hacer y cómo puedes abogar en favor de una mejor atención.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Meditation

    Setting intentions: Meditation In this workshop, through meditation, journaling, and exercises, we will identify aspects of our lives in which we would like to bring more joy, appreciation, and abundance. These practices will give us deeper access to our creativity and inner dialogue, helping to cultivate meaningful change in our lives. We will come away with an action plan to turn our intentions into reality.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: MBC: Legal Rights

    MBC: Understanding legal rights and benefits When it comes to matters like Social Security Disability and Medicare benefits, the path can be confusing and is by no means linear. This session will provide a roadmap to help you better travel to understanding your rights and eligibility.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Long-term Survivorship

    Long-term survivorship: Living your best life Congratulations on reaching the magical 5-year mark (and beyond). We know that cancer doesn’t just magically disappear from your life, though the long-term impact may be invisible to those around you. Talk about those pesky physical and emotional effects that just seem to linger and explore what inner-healing means to you.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Dating after Dx

    Dating after diagnosis Let’s face it: Dating comes with its own inherent challenges. It naturally brings about some fear and stress, especially after a cancer diagnosis. This session is for those who are experiencing life with and after cancer as a singleton. Attendees will have an open and intimate space to discuss dating, sex and intimacy, as well as relationships with friends and family. Hear from others who understand, because they’ve been there, too.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Nutrition & Fitness

    Reclaim your body: nutrition and fitness As someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, your body has gone through changes. Your body has different needs than it did before. Learn strategies to manage your health and wellness goals through nutrition, exercise and setting realistic milestones.

  • 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET

    1:00 pm et: Co-Survivor: Communication

    Co-survivor: What is your communication style? Co-survivors want to support their loved ones in a way that feels comfortable and effective for both. But- we’ve all been there- sometimes you just don’t know what to say. Find out your personal communication style and learn how to use that to strengthen relationships and find your co-survivor voice.

  • 01:30 PM - 01:35 PM ET

    Closing

    Wait for it...

What to Expect

This is NOT the same old boring Zoom meeting. Think a reimagined dance party. A comedy hour. A pajama party with the latest intimacy toys. Sure, we’ll still have the best educational sessions just for young adults, but we’re also talking LIVE! opportunities for creative connection and once-in-a-lifetime magic experienced together as a collective.