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Physicians' Education Resource® Announces Patti Hennessy as Keynote Speaker for the 35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

She will be joined by an expert faculty and a team of clinicians to discuss team-based care strategies

February 21, 2018 02:35 PM Eastern Standard Time

CRANBURY, N.J.--Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the leading resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education (CME), announces announces Patti Hennessy as the keynote speaker for the 35th Miami Breast Cancer Conference® . This year’s keynote presentation will take place on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida, announced Phil Talamo, president of PER®.

“We are thrilled to have Patti Hennessy as this year’s keynote for the historic Miami Breast Cancer Conference®,” said Talamo. “This meeting has always been a family-driven educational program since its founding over 3 decades ago and continues to be to this day. Having Patti deliver this year’s keynote on her experience, alongside her team of clinicians, truly speaks to what our great meeting is all about – family and patient-centered oncology care.”

Patti Hennessy, wife of Mike Hennessy, CEO of MJH Associates, parent company of PER® and the Miami Breast Cancer Conference® , will share her journey on battling cancer during her keynote session, “My Personal Cancer Journey with the BRCA1 Gene”. She will be accompanied by her team of clinicians during the keynote address.

After receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2011, Patti learned that she carried the BRCA1 gene, which came as a surprise to her. This also came as an immense threat to her family’s health. She later learned that she was also in the early stages of breast cancer and within six months after receiving therapy, Patti’s cancer was back in her lung. This time, Patti was diagnosed with rare metastatic, metaplastic, triple-negative breast cancer.

Michael J. Hennessy Jr, president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates added, “Having Patti speak at this year’s Miami Breast Cancer Conference® shows MJH Associates commitment to not only empowering patients, but also families and caregivers through education.”

The 35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® is an educational event that focuses on the most pressing issues and advances in the breast cancer arena. With a goal of fostering awareness and providing insight into the optimal multidisciplinary management for patients with breast cancer, the program comprises of comprehensive lectures featuring top oncologists. The event includes “Discussion and Q&A on Our Team-Based Care Strategies” session where expert faculty will address audience concerns and offers information to enhance cancer care and optimize outcomes for patients.

About PER®:
Since 1995, Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC® (PER®), has been the leading provider of live and online CME activities on oncology and hematology by providing high-quality, evidence-based activities featuring leading experts who focus on the application of practice-changing advances. In 2018, PER ® will develop and implement 20 historic annual legacy conferences in the United States and Europe, along with many world-renowned online learning formats such as Medical Crossfire®. PER® is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN). PER® is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. family of businesses. Learn more at and

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