RRI Conferences

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2016 RRI Conference – Paris, France
Hosted by the Union for International Cancer Control

Mobilising Action, Inspiring Change is the theme for the UICC World Cancer Congress, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2016. Learn about new support initiatives and building capacity for change. This premier event is a key networking opportunity for the global cancer community.

RRI members will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics in cancer control, including peer support, patient advocacy, education, program development, fundraising and more, plus special dedicated RRI sessions on breast cancer support.

Discounted registration fees (€300) for RRI members will be available until 15 February 2016.  Please ensure that you are registered on the RRI mailing list so that we can send you the special link to access this discounted registration rate.

Further information on RRI activities at the UICC World Cancer Congress is coming soon. For detailed information on the World Cancer Congress program please go to www.worldcancercongress.org

2015 RRI Conference – Beijing, China

The 18th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference held in September 2015 in Beijing, China was a great success! Hosted by the Chinese Cancer Rehabilitation Society (CCRS), more than 600 delegates experienced a truly memorable event held at the China National Convention Center in the Olympic Village of Beijing! Delegates learned, laughed, shared and made new friends, embracing the conference theme, “Together we are stronger!”

The program featured an outstanding group of invited speakers who presented inspiring workshops and informative plenary lectures, supported by more than 50 international abstract presenters who shared their stories about survival, community support, treatment and much more.

Click here to see the photos from the conference!

Click here to see the highlights video from the conference!

 

Past Reach to Recovery International Conferences

  • Beijing, China (2015)
  • 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

  • Sofia Abreu, Portugal (2015)
  • 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

  • Marcia Watts, USA (2015)
  • 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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