Thursday, March 19, 2009

ProjectLEAD Workshop April 3-5 in Philadelphia, PA

Learn the Science of Breast Cancer

If you've ever thought you may be interested in research advocacy, here's an opportunity to learn more.

National Breast Cancer Coalition is featuring a ProjectLEAD Workshop in Philadelphia, PA April 3-5.

The Project LEAD workshop is a new two-day training program for advocates interested in an introductory education in the science of breast cancer. Students will study the biological and molecular concepts that explain how breast cancer works and the research methods and study designs that allow scientists to discover newinformation and test their ideas. This workshop, open to everyone interested in learning about breast cancer, will teach students how to be critical thinkers and how to better understand the breast cancer science in the media every day. Graduates of this program will be better able to explain this information to their colleagues, friends, and family. Taught by renowned scientific faculty, this is a unique opportunity. For those who are excited about learning even more and working in research advocacy, applying for the Project LEAD Institute (see below) could be the next challenge. There is no registration fee for this workshop and travel and lodging scholarships are available for NBCC members in financial need.

Links to more information about ProjectLEAD including scholarship info click here