Winnipeg to Host Fifth World Conference on Breast Cancer in June 2008

Tuesday, July 27 2010

Winnipeg, Canada – The World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that the 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer will take place June 4-8, 2008, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Over 600 delegates and presenters are expected to attend from countries including India, Egypt, Philippines, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, China, Spain, Ireland, France, England, Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada and the United States.


Following on the heels of the success of the 4th World Conference on Breast Cancer – which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2005 – the 5th World Conference will share information on all aspects of breast cancer: research, diagnosis, treatment, support, prevention, outreach and education; build and strengthen international networks concerned with breast cancer; move forward and advance global and local action related to breast cancer. Within the context of the event program, and respecting its audience, the conference strives to provide an opportunity for those affected by the disease to express their fears, frustrations, hopes and dreams, and tell their stories. The World Conference on Breast Cancer is held every three years.

The Conference attracts survivors, survivor groups, family members, friends, service providers, community organizations, volunteers, public educators, advocates, researchers, scientists and health care professionals.


“The World Conference is crucial to international action on breast cancer because it builds knowledge, capacity and empowerment among women affected by the disease and the networks of family, friends and health professionals that surround them,” said Valerie Hepburn, President of the World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation. “Each World Conference is a unique opportunity for strengthening international networks that thrive long past the event and get renewed every three years.”


Scotiabank is the Official Bank and Premiere Sponsor of the World Conference on Breast Cancer. “Scotiabank is once again delighted to be the Premiere Sponsor of the World Conference on Breast Cancer. We support this conference because it is important to our employees and our customers, in Canada and around the world,” said Sylvia Chrominska, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Public, Corporate & Government Affairs, Scotiabank.


“The 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer will be an opportunity to share stories and strategies – to network and learn from one another – to address the major issues we all face in the fight against breast cancer.”

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2005 the Bank provided more than $40 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide Web at


For more information contact:

World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation

Duane Eagles

Marlene Finn

Rachel Gillooly

Tel. 905-384-1848

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