GARDEN CITY, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) is pleased to announce the 2016 Breast Cancer Summit, to be held on November 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodlands in Woodbury. The event is a free community service program that focuses on patient education, featuring an overview of the latest developments in breast cancer detection, treatment, and reconstruction. The keynote speech will be delivered by Shannon Miller, 7-time Olympic Medalist, cancer survivor, author and philanthropist.
"We launched the Breast Cancer Summit five years ago because our surgeons work with many breast cancer survivors; we saw the need for greater access to information and support," said Roger L. Simpson, MD, FACS, president of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. "Through this annual event, we offer free information about innovative breast cancer treatment, the latest cancer research, and other new advances in the fight against cancer."
"We know that there is a wealth of information online," said Matthew S. Kilgo, MD, FACS. "But the Breast Cancer Summit provides authoritative information in an environment where people can talk, listen, ask questions, network and support one another."
The event attracts hundreds of attendees each year, including cancer experts, researchers, doctors, nurses, breast cancer survivors and advocacy groups. The program will be hosted by Kristin Thorne, WABC-TV Eyewitness News Correspondent, and will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend the event in person. Seats can be reserved through the Breast Cancer Summit website.
About Shannon Miller
Shannon Miller remains the most decorated Olympic American gymnast, male or female, in history, with seven Olympic medals (two gold, two silver, and three bronze) and nine World Championship medals (over half of them gold). After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon completed her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and received her law degree from Boston College Law School. Now President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, a company focused on helping women make their health a priority, Shannon continues to inspire and motivate others. In addition to a content-based website and strategic partnerships, Shannon furthers the message of a healthy and fit lifestyle as a professional speaker and author. In 2015, Miller published an autobiography, It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life. Shannon is the president of her foundation dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and remains involved with the sport of gymnastics through broadcasting. To learn more, visit www.shannonmiller.com.
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG)
LIPSG comprises 20 plastic surgeons. Having performed over 10,000 breast reconstruction procedures, and being the oldest and largest private and academic plastic surgery practice in the United States, LIPSG has made a commitment to provide education, create awareness, and take leadership on the subject of breast cancer and reconstruction. LIPSG's main facility is located in Garden City, NY, and the practice has additional offices in East Hills, Babylon, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, Huntington, and Lynbrook. LIPSG also operates Deep Blue Med Spa, which offers clinically proven skin rejuvenation procedures, and Dr.STITCH, a 24/7 on-call service and hotline. LIPSG surgeons also do extensive international charity surgery work through their support of ReSurge International.
For additional information about the 2016 Breast Cancer Summit or Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, please contact Jeanine DiGennaro, Director of Marketing, at (516) 629-3835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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