Date: March 27, 2011 | Time: 3 p.m.
In The Family,
a documentary screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Joanna Rudnick
Presented by: FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including:
Joanna Rudnick, In the Family filmmaker
Ora Karp Gordon, M.D., M.S.
Director, GenRISK Adult Genetics Program, Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Director, Cancer Genetics, Disney Family Foundation Cancer Center, Providence St. Joseph Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Anya Prince, JD, attorney with the Cancer Legal Resource Center specializing in genetic discrimination issues
In the Family is a documentary film about predicting breast and ovarian cancer, the consequences of knowing, and the women who live with the risk. Beginning with her story of testing positive for the familial breast cancer mutation (BRCA), Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick chronicles the lives of several women currently undergoing the process of genetic testing -- following them from their decision to seek testing, through the testing process, and in the aftermath when they are coming to terms with the information they receive. These stories of the first generation of women to live with the knowledge that they are predisposed to a life-threatening disease will teach us what it means to survive a diagnosis of high risk without being consumed or defined by it. They will help us to understand the psychological, legal, ethical, cultural and social complexities of genetic testing for a mutation, which affects the entire family, for which there is no cure, and wherein the only treatments currently available involve enormous quality-of-life sacrifices.
Location: Disney Studios
Date: October 29, 2010 | Time: 11 a.m.
Genetic Discrimination - Can We Finally Stop Worrying?
by Dr. Ora Gordon
Workshop Description: Since the beginning of the genetic-testing era, patients and healthcare providers have been concerned about the potential for employment discrimination related to a job applicant's hereditary risk for cancer and other late onset diseases. This concern has caused many people not to be tested, to test anonymously, or pay cash to prevent the test results from being documented. In 2009, the federal Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act became law. This symposium will review the history of genetic discrimination, the specific protections in the new law, and implication for those who are at risk or already affected by a hereditary disease.
Location: Senator Carol Liu & the Wellness Community-Foothills 10th Annual Women's Health Conference
Pasadena Convention Center
Dr. Gordon/ Positive Results on CNN |October 10, 2010
CNN Cancer and Genetics Part II: Previvors and Genetic Testing
Date: October 6, 2010 | Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Red carpet premier of 1 a Minute
A docudrama that follows a woman's journey through breast cancer. At each stage of her journey, the celebrity stars of the film (survivors from around the world; or those affected closely by it), jump in and recount their experiences at that point in time. The film also includes breast cancer experts and our own Dr. Ora Gordon is among them discussing hereditary breast cancer and genetic testing. 1 a Minute will be shown at theaters nationwide on one night, October 6, 2010 to raise money for a cure with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The evening promises to be a memorable one.
Location: Woodbury University - Fletcher Jones Auditorium
7500 N. Glenoaks Boulevard
Date: September 28, 2010 | Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Family Legacy: How Understanding Your Family History Can Prevent Cancer and Other Chronic Disease: lecture and book signing
by Dr. Ora Gordon
Location: Womens' Medical Auxillary Meeting
Le Petit Chateau Restaurant
4615 Lankersham Blvd
North Hollywood, California
Date: September 23, 2010 | Time: noon
by Dr. Ora Gordon
Continuing Medical Education for Staff
Location: Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Date: September 22, 2010 | Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maximizing Your Breast Cancer Screening: What Women Should Know
by Dr. Ora Gordon
Sponsored by the Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Date: September 19, 2010 | Time: 7:00 - 11:00 am
Joi will be signing books at the FORCE table at Kickin' Cancer
Location: Brentwood, California
Date: June 26, 2010 | Time: 1:45 - 3:15 pm
Ora will be speaking at the Joining FORCEs Annual Conference on
"How do I decide? Making decisions surrounding hereditary cancer"
Location: Orlando, Florida
Date: June 6, 2010 | Time: 10:00 a.m.
Leo Baeck Temple Women's Conference
Joi will be speaking and signing books.
Location: 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Date: May 15, 2010 | Time: 1:30 p.m.
Relay for Life of Burbank
Providence St. Joseph Hospital Disney Cancer Center
Open Forum community lecture
Dr. Ora Gordon
Location: Johnny Carson Park (Disney Cancer Center tent)
400 So. Bob Hope Drive, Burbank
Date: May 5, 2010 | Time:
El Camino Real High School
Ora will be speaking at the Pink Ribbon Club
Date: April 25, 2010 | Time: 1:30 pm
Los Angeles FORCE Outreach Meeting. Joi will be signing books.
Date: March 23, 2010 | Time: 12:00 pm
Dr. Ora Gordon will be speaking and signing books at Sports Spectacular's Women's Luncheon hosted by Valerie Bertinelli to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute.
Date: February 12-15, 2010
Joi Morris will be speaking at LimmudLA in Costa Mesa.
Date: February 6, 2010
Joi Morris will be speaking at the Orange County FORCE Outreach Meeting.
Date: February 4, 2010 | Time: 7:00 pm
Joi Morris will be speaking at the Temple Beth Ami, Santa Clarita, Relay for Life meeting.