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.
The 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.
LBBC’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.”
Komen 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.
DANA FARBER METASTATIC BREAST CANCER FORUM
WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ( morning). More details coming soon!
NOTES: Sponsored by Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MBCN and Susan G. Komen
METASTATIC 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.