Metastatic Breast Cancer Events 2014: Mark Your Calendar

Hi everyone. We hope you are enjoying your summer. We wanted to share a quick overview of upcoming metastatic breast cancer events in Chapel Hill, NC; Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.  I will be at three (!) of these events and look forward to meeting some of you there. Is there a metastatic meeting in your city we should know about? Please comment below.

–Katherine O’Brien

Secretary, MBCN

 

NC_StateIconThe Metastatic Breast Cancer Network’s (MBCN’s) 2014 Annual Conference In Conjunction with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

WHO: People living with metastatic breast cancer and their spouses, partners, friends and caregivers

WHEN: September 19-21, 2014

WHERE: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC

                                                    MORE INFORMATION: www.MBCN.org

NOTES:  MBCN’s signature annual event starts with a Friday night reception and goes on to include a full day of  Saturday sessions and a half day on Sunday. There are at total of five main sessions across the two days; attendees can choose among more than 20 breakout sessions on everything from the latest news on their specific subtype to insurance issues, talking to younger kids about MBC and special issues in the African American community and more. (See the  details here.) We expect attendees from across the US as well as Canada. Make your hotel reservations soon; our block of rooms “hold” ends on Sept. 1.

 

phillyLBBC’s  (Living Beyond Breast Cancer) ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE

WHO: People living with breast cancer

WHEN: September 27, 2014

WHERE:Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

MORE INFORMATION: http://lbbc.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=11140

NOTES: The Metastatic Track includes two  presentations from Dr. Clifton Hudis (“Metasatic Breast Cancer: Treatment Stategies” and “Metastatic Breast Cancer: Clinical Trials” as well as Dr. Pamela Ginsberg on “Living Fully, Managing Uncertainty.”

 

LAKomen LA 2nd ANNUAL LIVING WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER CONFERENCE

WHEN: October 11, 2014

WHERE: Olympic Collection Banquet Hall / 11301 Olympic Blvd / West Los Angeles, CA 90064

MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.komenlacounty.org/assets/mbc/mbc-conference-flyer-oct-2014.pdf

RSVP: Contacting Gwen Barker at 310-575-3011 or GBarker@KomenLACounty.org

NOTES: This event focuses on those living with metastatic breast cancer and will provide information and resources about treatment options, emotional wellbeing, nutrition, and more. Prominent experts including Dr. Patricia Ganz of UCLA, Dr. James Waisman of City of Hope, Dr. Rena Callahan of UCLA, and Dr. Yara Salman of USC will discuss metastatic breast cancer. The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is producing this event with the support of Anthem Blue Cross.

 

sox1DANA FARBER METASTATIC BREAST CANCER FORUM

WHEN: Saturday,  October 18, 2014  ( morning). More details coming soon!

WHERE: Boston

NOTES: Sponsored by Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MBCN and Susan G. Komen

 

chiMETASTATIC MEET UP: ROBERT H. LURIE CANCER CENTER

WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2014 (9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago  Baldwin Auditorium – See: http://cancer.northwestern.edu/metastatic/#sthash.k8Iz9Xui.dpuf

MORE INFORMATION: Register online or call 312.695.1390. Walk-ins welcome.

NOTES: This program, held specifically for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients, or Stage IV patients, and their families, is hosted in partnership with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. Learn about key developments in the field of metastatic treatment, meet others living with MBC and network with local advocacy organizations. This free program includes a light breakfast and discounted parking. Come and hear Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc; William Gradishar, MD and MBCN’s own Shirley Mertz. The annual Lynn Sage Town Hall meeting follows.

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One Response to Metastatic Breast Cancer Events 2014: Mark Your Calendar

  1. katherinembc says:

    Reblogged this on ihatebreastcancer and commented:
    Hi all, I am fine-but busy! Please note the following MBC events in North Carolina, Philly, LA, Boston and Chicago. Hope to see you at some of them!

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