6th Annual Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient and Family Forum


Join us on Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m., for our 6th Annual Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient Forum. This free virtual forum will provide information about inflammatory breast cancer for patients, their friends and loved ones, and healthcare professionals. All are welcome!

This educational forum will consist of two separate events, both held via Zoom. Please register separately for each event using these links:

See the full agenda for this event.

Educational sessions will be recorded and posted to our Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program's web page for future viewing. If you have questions about using Zoom at this forum, please see the bottom of this page.


Welcome and Educational Sessions

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Introduction | 10 - 10:15 a.m.

  • Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Breast Oncology
  • Filipa Lynce, MD, director of the IBC Program


Informational Presentations | 10:15 - 11:55 a.m.

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Surgery 101 - Faina Nakhlis, MD and Erin Taylor, MD
  • Facing Anxiety with an IBC Diagnosis and Beyond - Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW
  • Immunotherapy in the Setting of IBC - Sarah Sammons, MD
  • Q&A Session with Speakers


Clinical Trials Round Table Discussion | Noon - 1 p.m.


Patient Advocacy Discussion | 1 - 2 p.m.

  • Trish Vickery, IBC patient advocate, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Terry Arnold, founder, IBC Network Foundation


Register for the Welcome and Educational Sessions event.

For Patients, Families, and Loved Ones: IBC Social Work Group

2 - 3 p.m.

Join us for a special social work discussion specifically for IBC patients and their loved ones, led by Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW. This event requires pre-registration and space is limited, so register soon!

Register for the IBC Social Work Group event.

Using Zoom

What happens when I register?

You'll receive a link at the email address you provide with info on how to join the Zoom session.

How do I watch the session?

If you are new to using Zoom, please join the event a few minutes early to give yourself time to get online.

Click the link sent to you by email, and you'll be taken directly to Zoom and prompted to join the session.

Have problems or questions with Zoom?

Please visit the Zoom Help Center, which offers step-by-step tips for setting up your device and troubleshooting.

You may also call 617-632-2311 or email mariesad_powell@dfci.harvard.edu for additional support.


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