Interested in hosting a Reach to Recovery international Breast Cancer Support Conference?
The first step is to complete our Application to Qualify to Bid to Host a Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference. This Application must be completed and approved by RRI before a formal bid can be submitted by your organisation.
RRI also welcome bids from organizations interested in hosting smaller scale, regional conferences that are suitable to our delegates.
2020 RRI Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico postponed!
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the 20th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, which was to be held from 9 – 11 September 2021, has been postponed. RRI and the local hosts, Fundación Voluntarias Contra El Cáncer and Corporativa de Fundaciones, are currently considering dates in late 2022. The theme of the Conference will be Enriching lives, and announcements about the Conference website and early-bird registration will be made as soon as possible.
When the time is right, the local hosts and RRI will take special care to ensure that, in addition to being informative, the Conference will be entertaining and fun! Guadalajara is well known for its friendly citizens, temperate climate, and excellent food. Sign up to be on RRI’s email list to receive regular updates on Conference plans and progress.
2019 RRI Conference held in Prague, the Czech Republic
More than 200 delegates and speakers representing 29 different countries gathered in Prague from 12-15 June for the 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference! The conference theme, Building bridges toward recovery, emphasized the importance of working together to support and advocate for breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. At the same time, it paid homage to the scenic bridges which span the Vltava river that runs through the Prague.
Past Reach to Recovery International Conferences
Past Asia-Pacific Regional Conferences
Two major awards are presented at each Reach to Recovery International Conference, the Terese Lasser Award and the Health Professional Medal. Terese Lasser was the first-ever Reach to Recovery volunteer and founder of the Reach to Recovery movement. The Terese Lasser Award is conferred on a RRI volunteer who has introduced, initiated, or contributed to the development of a new Reach to Recovery program in an exceptional way.
The Health Professional Medal is conferred on an outstanding health professional who has facilitated a voluntary breast cancer support program, encouraged and supported volunteers, aided recognition of volunteers by their community, and supported volunteers’ endeavors to spread their activities to new communities.