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Lagos hosts Algarve Breast Cancer Congress on February 16

The event is a unique opportunity for all cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to come together and share their experiences and knowledge.

The third Algarve Breast Cancer Congress – this year with the theme “Women and Integrative Health” – will take place on February 16 at the Hotel Vila Galé in Lagos, both presentially and online via Zoom.

The initiative will address breast cancer from a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial approach, “promoting empowerment and knowledge to everyone who is faced with this diagnosis from one moment to the next”, says the organisation. “We believe informing and educating the population is a fundamental premise for the recovery of patients with breast cancer”.

The 3rd Algarve Breast Cancer Congress – Women and Integrative Health will feature educational sessions and discussions on various topics related to breast cancer, including new advances in conventional therapies, complementary and integrative therapies, and the importance of nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being.

Speakers will also share recent research and innovative discoveries on breast cancer, as has been the case inprevious editions, and discuss how the integrative approach can help women at different stages of the disease.

Since the 1st edition, the Organising Committee is solely made up of physiotherapists: Tânia Camilo, CEO of Tecnifisio – Specialised Physiotherapy and well-being, Jacqueline Tavares, coordinator of the oncology area of Tecnifisio – Specialised Physiotherapy and well-being, and Conceição Andrade, physiotherapist in the area of oncology at Saúde Estrutural Lisboa and collaborator at the Champalimaud Foundation.

The Scientific Committee is made up of Professor Ana Paula Fontes, a training consultant at the Hospital Particular do Algarve and professor at the University of Algarve, Doctor David Pinto, a breast surgeon at the Champalimaud Foundation, Doctor Gabriela Valadas, director of the Breast Centre of the Algarve University Hospital Centre and Dr Catarina Ribeiro, oncologist and founder of the AIM Cancer Centre.

The event will be a unique opportunity for all cancer patients and their caregivers, as well as health professionals, to come together and share their experiences and knowledge, improving the quality of life of women fighting breast cancer.

The Congress is open to patients, their families, caregivers, health professionals and those interested in integrative health in breast cancer. Interested parties can register here and obtain more information about the speakers and the 3rd Algarve Breast Cancer Congress schedule.

In line with its solidary nature, the 3rd edition of the event will donate part of the (mandatory) registration fee to the Algarve Oncological Association.