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Final Days to Register for St. John’s 11th Annual VIRTUAL Breast Symposium

The Integrated Breast Center at St. John's will provide the community with a FREE virtual event with recognized physicians who will present the latest in breast health

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OXNARD, CA – October 26, 2020 – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), members of Dignity Health Central Coast, urge community members to register now for the free and informative 11th Annual Breast Virtual Symposium. 

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, the community is invited to attend this year’s Breast Health in a New Decade symposium. This event will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - noon via Zoom. Registration is now limited for this FREE Zoom event. To save your spot, please call (805) 988-2641. Deadline to RSVP is October 30.

During this FREE virtual educational session, the Integrated Breast Center (IBC) specialists will discuss breast health and breast cancer topics such as nutrition, radiation therapy, treatment protocols, genetics, risk factors, imaging, breast reconstruction, and balancing life before, during, and after a diagnosis. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity for online, real-time interaction with the panelists.

IBC’s moderator: 

  • Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS – Medical Director of St. John’s Integrated Breast Center and Plastic Surgeon

Featured speakers include: 

  • Lisa Babashoff, MD, FACS – General Surgeon, Recent Advances and New Innovations in Surgery
  • Lisa Brand, MD – General Surgeon, When to See a Doctor
  • Lynn Kong, MD – Oncologist, Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Susan Speer, MS, RD, CSO, FADA – Oncology Nutrition Specialist, Nutrition in the New Normal
  • Alicia Zaragoza, NP-C – Certified Breast Nurse Navigator, Staying Connected: Self Care

The IBC at St. John’s comprises a highly specialized multidisciplinary team: breast specialists, physicians, oncology nurses, and therapists, who provide integrated oncology care to the community. The IBC features the most advanced imaging technology, including 3D-Tomosynthesis, for all breast tissue types. The IBC is an award-winning leader in cancer care, providing the latest innovative treatments. It is also a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, recipient of local and national grant awards including from the Avon Foundation, Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Surgery Public Awareness Grant, Meadowlark Service League, Dignity Health Oncology Grant, and Sientra Full Circle Grant. For more information about the IBC, please visit

The event is generously sponsored by Pfizer, Victoria Morgan O’Connor Charitable Fund for Academic Excellence and Compassionate Care, Radiation Oncology Centers of Ventura County, and Sientra Full Circle.


About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center 
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at and


Publish date: 

Monday, October 26, 2020