RRI Conferences

Image of speaker at the 2013 RRI ConferenceThe Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference is held every two years. These meetings provide an opportunity for delegates from around the world to network, share, and develop skills. Participation is open to all interested groups and individuals.

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2013 RRI Conference – Cape Town, South Africa

The 17th RRI Conference was held in March 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. The meeting was a great success with attendees from 44 countries around the world. Photos and presentations from the conference are now available online:

Presentations

We are grateful to the speakers who have generously allowed their presentations to be made available for downloading from the conference website. If you would like to download any of these presentations, you can access them here.

Conference photos

Some amazing photos were taken throughout the conference week and all can be viewed here, and photo highlights can also be found on Facebook here.

Past Reach to Recovery International Conferences

  • Cape Town, South Africa (2013)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (2011)
  • Brisbane, Australia (2009)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (2007)
  • Athens, Greece (2005)
  • Lisbon, Portugal (2003)
  • Grado, Italy (2000)
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia (1998)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (1996)
  • Spain (1994)
  • Trieste, Italy (1992)
  • Luxembourg (1990)
  • France (1988)
  • Israel (1986)
  • Dublin, Ireland (1984)
  • Switzerland (1982)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (1980)

Past Asia-Pacific Regional Conferences

  • Mumbai, India (2006)
  • Singapore (2004)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2002)

Awards

Two major awards are presented at each Reach to Recovery International Conference, the Terese Lasser Award and the Health Professional Medal. Terese Lasser was the first-ever Reach to Recovery volunteer and founder of the Reach to Recovery movement. The Terese Lasser Award is conferred on a RRI volunteer who has introduced, initiated, or contributed to the development of a new Reach to Recovery programme in an exceptional way.

The Health Professional Medal is conferred on outstanding health professionals who have facilitated voluntary breast cancer support programmes, encouraged and supported volunteers, aided recognition of volunteers by their communities, and supported volunteers’ endeavors to spread their activities to new communities.

Terese Lasser Award Recipients

  • Mary Onyango, Kenya (2013)
  • Ranjit Kaur, Malaysia (2011)
  • Gloria Lin, Taiwan (2009)
  • Maria Cunha Matos, Portugal (2007)
  • Ann Steyn, South Africa (2005)
  • Henriette Nesbitt de Almeida, Portugal (2003)
  • Takako Watt, Japan (2000)
  • Francoise Van Schuylenbergh, Belgium (1998)
  • Terttu Mertanen, Finland (1996)
  • Helega Flatauer, Brazil (1994)
  • Luisa Marse, Belgium  (1992)
  • Denise Escudier, France (1990)
  • Lea Marador, Israel (1988)
  • Margot Genoa, Romania (1986)

Health Professional Medal Recipients

  • Jenny Edge, South Africa (2013)
  • Jacqueline Whang-Peng, Taiwan (2011)
  • Chen Har Yip, Malaysia (2009)
  • Olwyn Ryan, Ireland (2007)
  • Tom Hudson, Ireland (2005)
  • Rajendra A Badwe, India (2003)
  • Mary Murray, Ireland (2000)
  • Krystyna Mika, Poland (1998)
  • Graeme Brien, Australia (1996)
  • Vegelji Pirc, Ljubljana (1994)
  • Eugeny Demin and Valentina Chulkora, Russia (1992)
  • Raymond Barmont, French Cancer League (1990)
  • A Holleb, USA (1988)
  • O Jallut, Switzerland (1986)
  • P Denoix, France (1984)

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