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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Your Calendar of Fall 2018 Events

Here’s a round up of the metastatic breast cancer events coming up in the next few weeks and months. Did we miss anything? Please post a link in the comments section and we will add it.

Philadelphia: LBBC Annual Breast Cancer Conference

September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength at Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. There’s a special metastatic track and well as TNBC presentations. Register athttps://lbbc.org/conferences/2018-living-beyond-breast-cancer-conference


Komen New England Breast Cancer Symposium: Metastatic Voices: Research Advances and Public Policy

On October 5, 2018, join MBCN’s Shirley Mertz at Komen New England’s first annual Breast Cancer Symposium in New Haven, CT. Attendees will learn about research advances, improving care experience for metastatic breast cancer patients, and advocacy work. Other speakers include Elizabeth Morris, MD, FACR and Nikhil Wagle, MD. Register at https://komennewengland.org/new-haven-breast-cancer-symposium/

Lobby With METAvivor : 2018 Stage IV Stampede

The 2018 Stage IV Stampede will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 & 10, 2018. Volunteers will converge on Washington, D.C., to advocate for advancing medical research and improving access to quality healthcare for individuals impacted by MBC. See https://secure.metavivor.org/page/s/stampede2018

MET UP: Die-inWashington, DC

On Oct. 10, MET UP will be holding a Die-In around the Capitol Building. Precise times and location coming will be posted at http://metup.org/index.php/events/

20th Annual Lynn Sage Symposium in Chicago

On Oct. 11-Oct. 14, 2018, leading national and international medical, surgical and radiation oncologists will convene to learn about cutting-edge technology and approaches in the management of breast cancer. See http://www.lynnsagebreastcancer.org/

Bay Area Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium in Berkeley, CA

Join us on October 13th to learn about future treatments, how to navigate in the clinical trial jungle, how to live with metastatic disease, how you can help to make a difference, and meet and connect with others in the Mets community. #baymetsconf18 #bemorethanpink

Distinguished Speakers

  • Adiba Barney – Patient Advocate, Bay Area CA
  • Elly Cohen, PhD – Clinical Trials, BreastCancerTrials.org
  • Eileen Consorti, MD – Breast Program Director, Sutter Health, ABSMC
  • Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH – Survivorship, Univ of Kansas Cancer Center
  • Sherri Mills, MS, PhD – Genomic Testing, Foundation Medicine
  • Melinda Telli, MD – Treatment, Stanford Univ Med Center

Register here: https://www.sutterhealth.org/absmc/classes-events/bay-area-metastatic-breast-cancer-symposium-27216-130034?_ga=2.216464662.1812380553.1536957490-110893198.1536957490

Hearing the Metastatic Breast Cancer Voice: The Carolina Inn

On Oct. 15, Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will hold a Young Researchers Roundtable Breakfast. This event connects early-career breast cancer researchers with established local Komen Scholars, physicians, scientists, individuals Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, breast cancer survivors, and co-survivors.

The focus of this year’s breakfast will be Metastatic Breast Cancer: Hearing the Metastatic Voice. The program will consist of presentations by individuals vested in Metastatic Breast Cancer research and treatment. After the presentations, young researchers will provide brief overviews of their breast cancer research projects. Following the researcher overviews, there will be table discussions about breast cancer research and treatment and its impact on patient care with a focus on the care of those Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. New this year, we will host a Soda Float Social following the event to allow time for interested participants to connect and network beyond their tables. Our goal is to move closer to finding the cures to breast cancer by encouraging open dialogue while developing a passionate, informed, and supportive community in the Triangle.

See https://komennctc.org/young-researchers-roundtable-breakfast/

FORCE 11th Annual Hereditary Cancer Conference

On October 18-20, 2018, FORCE will hold its 11th annual conference in San Diego. Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer® is an international conference for people impacted by hereditary cancer or a genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of cancer—including men with breast cancer. See http://www.facingourrisk.org/get-involved/events/annual-conference/registration.php

Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers and EMBRACE Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum

On October 20, 2018, Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers and EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone) will host a day long educational event for patients living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and their loved ones. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metastatic-breast-cancer-forum-2018-tickets-48812254768?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Komen Puget Sound NW Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference 3.0

The NW Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference 3.0 will be held in Seattle, WA, at the Amazon Conference Center on the afternoon of Friday, October 26 with information for early and late stage patients; the entire day on Saturday, October 27 will focus on metastatic disease. Also: There’s a special session on how invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) differs from ductal carcinoma featuring Steffi Oesterreich, PhD,University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Hannah Linden, MD,UW/FHCRC/SCCA; and Leigh Pate, Patient Advocate, Lobular Breast Cancer Association. More information to come at https://komenpugetsound.org/nwmbcc/

Komen Greater NY Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

MBCN is among the sponsors of Komen Greater NYC’s Oct. 27- Oct. 28 NY Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. Expect a day and a half of learning, fellowship, pampering and the most current information on treatments, research trials, patient support and national issues related to metastatic/stage IV breast cancer (MBC). More information will be on http://www.komennyc.org as details are finalized.

Komen South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Houston

The South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference- A Conference for Those Living with Advanced Breast Cancer will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Norris Conference Center at CityCentre in Houston, TX.

Designed by patients for patients, the South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference will be uniquely suited to the needs of the MBC community. The Planning Committee designed the agenda to provide conference participants an opportunity to (1) learn about scientific breakthroughs and emerging treatment options; (2) identify ways to improve quality of life by going beyond the oncologist’s office; (3) gain support and build community. For questions regarding the Conference, please email mbcconference@komen-houston.org. See also: https://komen-houston.org/houston-events/mbcc/


2nd Annual Midwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, this event will host people with metastatic breast cancer and those who have had breast cancer, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington, MN. See http://www.komenminnesota.org/About_Us/Our_Work/2018_Midwest_Metastatic_Breast_Cancer_Conference.htm

Portland,OR: Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series

On November 13, 2018, there’s a forum for people living with metastatic breast cancer to discuss the latest in research, treatment, and symptom management with local health experts in a small group setting. Speaker and topic will be announced in September; dinner will take place at Ringside Steakhouse, 2165 Burnside St., Portland, OR 97210 See https://komenoregon.org/5606-2/

Fifth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference 

MBCN goes to Baltimore Nov. 15-Nov. 16 for this MBC conference at Johns Hopkins. We’ll be joining clinicians, patient advocates, scientists, and other healthcare professionals involved in research, treatment, or care of patients with metastatic breast cancer. See https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?P=5&EID=14451

Philadelphia: Komen Pink, Purple Strength and Unity Conference

On November 17, 2018, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, this event promises “education, sharing and support-building for breast cancer survivors and individuals living with metastatic breast cancer.” MBC highlights include presentations on PET scans, genomics, clinical trials and HER2 positive breast cancer. See https://komenphiladelphia.org/events/pink-purple-strength-and-unity-conference/

6th Annual L.A. Komen MBC Conference at City Of Hope

On November 17, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Komen Los Angeles will host “From Lab to Life: A Collaborative Model.”

Join other metastatic patients at a mixer before the conference starts, 9 am to 10 am.

How can we help metastatic patients better advocate for themselves; have a clear understanding of what their oncologist is saying; effectively communicate their needs and feelings to loved ones; connect with the scientific research community; and avoid shutting down?

  • By providing education that helps patients understand their prognosis. Encouraging patients to find oncologists who are willing to be invested in their treatment and open to collaborating to make the best treatment plan.
  • Facilitating direct and open communication between patients and their support networks. Empowering patients to ask for what they need, and to understand the needs of their loved ones.
  • Creating opportunities for patients to meet researchers to better understand the scientific process that may affect their futures. Educating patients on ways to help improve their quality life.

What this conference aims to deliver:

The conference will explain how to build an optimal relationship with an oncologist; how to create partnerships with those closest to the patient; why working with the research community is beneficial to both patient and scientist; how the patient can improve her quality of life through an open-minded exploration of integrative therapies and take more control over their lives.

Join Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County in the Cooper Auditorium at City of Hope, to learn how to meet the challenges imposed by metastatic disease and live life more fully.

Event Location:

City of Hope- Cooper Auditorium

1500 E Duarte Rd.

Duarte CA, 91010

See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metastatic-breast-cancer-conference-from-lab-to-life-a-collaborative-model-tickets-49199923295