An update from Candy
The first full day of the conference was exciting. I never expected I’d be in a room with so many people from around the world, all in one room, to fight breast cancer. The schedule was broken up into lectures and mammography practicum. Experts like Dr. Philip Kivitz from Stanford University and Dr. Elizabeth DePeri from the Mayo Clinic lectured other professionals on how to sharpen their radiology and patient care skills.

They also lectured about what they do day-to-day to make their practices successful. The mammography practicum gives the radiologists opportunities to review their mammography films with other professionals and talk about better reading and screening practices.

Again, they served us a phenomenal, 4-course, homemade lunch that included an exotic dish: giant stuffed squid. It was interesting, to say the least. But, I’m proud to say that I did give it a try. Tastes like chicken.

Throughout the conference we were able to collect some great data by interviewing the participants.

At the end of our long but rewarding day, we put on our swimsuits and headed for the beach. There’s nothing like a swim in the Mediterranean to bring the day to a close.