Peg Ford was invited and appointed by National Cancer Institute (NCI) to be part of the Ovarian Clinical Trials Core Planning Team with several of the top Gynecology Oncologists across the country for the upcoming Definition and Application of Molecular and Clinical Characterization for Patient Treatment Meeting in DC in 2019.
Cindy Silver, Facilitator of our team reports: “We had an exhilarating HEAR™ presentation at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green in Coronado on June 28th”. The picture above is of the team members, with the front row of Cindy (left), and Nancy Cabral, Debbie Krass and Gloria Lynch.
This was a wonderful group of more than twenty women with many great questions at the end of the p0resentation. Our HEAR™ program started there 5 years ago and it was wonderful to be back and to be so appreciated by everyone that attended. It was Debbi Krass’ first presentation as a uterine cancer survivor and she did a wonderful job! There were a couple of uterine cancer survivors in the audience that related to her story (our HEAR Program now offers uterine cancer survivors to present with our ovarian cancer survivors).
Written post evaluation comments from recent STS® presentations:
Grossmont College May 21, 2018 Barb / Sue / Nancy Cabral / Carol Bilek
- Great info, and in – person learning is awesome!
- Very good – just get the word out!
- It has made it more impactful for me and is something that I won’t forget.
- I loved the stories.
- It has made it so clear that all women need to be aware of it.
- The personal accounts were very impactful.
- The speeches were very good, could be more speakers.
- I thought it was helpful to hear other people’s stories.
- Yes! Absolutely! Thank you for coming.
- Nothing – the personal history is great.
- It was very impactful, I had tears in my eyes.
- Loved it! Don’t change, keep spreading knowledge.
Brightwood College June 15, 2018 Barb/Laura/Sue/Carol Rodman
- It has completely opened my mind to this disease in a personal way and in a medical way.
- I’ve been in school my whole life and have never seen something as effective.
- Personal stories are a wonderful/informative teaching method.
- No changes, thank you for your bravery.
- There is no comparison, I have learned much more then I would have from a text book.
- The presentation was a great way to get the information out and to inform the community about the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
- Really great presenters! So inspiring.
- Gave me more information than anything else, google, Dr’s, etc. The stories were crazy amazing, inspiring.
- As a nursing student, we learn from the medical point of view. It was very powerful to hear the patient’s story and their long road to recovery.
- It was awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your personal stories. This was memorable.
- I thought it was great. Very emotional.
UCSD June 20, 2018 Barb/Jackie/Laura/Sue
- I think the presentation is already very effective.
- The way if affects families & patient perspective
- Now it’s more than just facts to memorize, but it’s really stories that completely changes the way I think about it.
- No improvements, it’s wonderful!
- It was valuable to hear the personal stories & recognize the importance of the set of symptoms which are vague.
- I’ve realized the disease may present in much younger women then I’d thought.
- It made it more personal. I cannot even imagine how terrible it must have been to need so much time to be seen for an appointment.
- It helped me understand how early it can be ignored by PCP, I will do my best to remember.
- Yes! Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us. I really appreciate your open vulnerability. I will remember.
- It was great! Wouldn’t change a thing.
- Excellent for learning about the patient’s perspective and how they might present at a doctor’s office.