2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020
UCI CONFERENCE CENTER  |  A311 STUDENT CENTER
IRVINE, CA 92697

Local scientific and medical experts will share the most current information on treatments, clinical trials and symptom management.
This day goes beyond research to connect the shared experiences of those living with stage 4 breast cancer,
co-survivors, and those who advocate on their behalf.

Registration is FREE (includes access to all presentations, exhibitor area, lunch, and parking) thanks to the
generous support of our conference investors!

Have questions or need support? Give us a call at 714.957.9165.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

With more than 154,000 men and women currently living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer (also known as metastatic breast cancer or MBC) in the United States and nearly 1,000 residents in Orange County impacted by this disease, Komen Orange County is working to create a community of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to share new information, practical resources, and support.

Komen OC’s Spring 2020 conference will educate the MBC community by bringing patients, providers, researchers, and caregivers together to share knowledge on scientific breakthroughs and latest advancements in MBC treatment, ongoing MBC research, clinical trial availability, integrative medicine, and disease recurrence and progression.

Our goal is to give a voice to metastatic patients and provide the latest information on current and engaging scientific discoveries, clinical trial opportunities, and the tools and techniques to live the best life possible while in ongoing treatment.

 

2020 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CONFERENCE HOST AND FACILITATOR
Making Connections: Sharing Science, Stories, and Support

Dr. Devon Lawson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, in the UCI Medical School. She built a new method for studying metastatic seeding and progression, using single-cell transcriptome technologies to define gene expression programs in disseminated cells. Her lab continues to be at the forefront of discovery and utilizes a diverse array of single cell level approaches to study breast development, cancer progression, and metastasis.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Improving MUC1-targeted immunotherapy to eliminate established breast cancer
Dr. Adam Soloff, Ph.D. received his degree in biology at the University of Delaware and his PhD from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health. He works to translate his 15 years of experience in vaccine development and immunology into creating new immune-based treatments for breast cancer.

9:30am
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibitors

10:00am
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Komen OC Opening Remarks  •  Presenting Sponsor Welcome  •  Metastatic Patient Testimonial

10:15am
Morning Keynote, Dr. Adam Soloff

11:00am
Break

11:10am
Moderated Scientific Panel on Treatment Advances by Location of Metastasis
Brain Metastasis: Speaker(s) TBD  •  Bone Metastasis: Speaker(s) TBD  •  Lung Metastasis: Speaker(s) TBD  •  Liver and Visceral Metastasis: Speaker(s) TBD

12:10pm
Break with Guided Exercise Activity

12:25pm
Interactive Lunch with Facilitated Table Discussion and Exhibitors

1:15pm
Moderated Panel Discussion on Treatment Management
Palliative Care with Dr. Jamie Fertal, D.O., St. Joseph Hospital  •  Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Yoga/Exercise Speaker(s) TBD

2:00pm
MBC Patient and Caregiver Panel

2:45pm
Closing Remarks and Call to Action

*Current Program as of 12.3.2019


Interested in participating in the conference as an expert speaker or panelist?
Contact us by emailing alopez@komenoc.org or calling 714.957.9157 ext. 25 to learn more.

 2019 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT
Last spring, Komen Orange County hosted its inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at the UCI Conference Center. Nearly 300 participants gathered to hear health experts discuss strides in metastatic breast cancer research and clinical trials. In addition, there were powerfulstories from OC residents currently living with MBC who illustrated how they’ve turned their diagnosis into action. Moderated breakout sessions covered brain, bone, lung, liver, and visceral metastatis as well as resources for those living with MBC and their families/caregivers. Watch the recap video!

2019 SPONSORS
Employees Community Fund of Boeing  •  Celgene   •  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center   •  Eisai   •  Experian  •  Lilly | Oncology  •  Pfizer

2019 ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS
Breastlink  •  Cancer Legal Resource Center  •  Hoag Hospital  •  MBC Alliance/MBCProject  •  MBC Project “Count Me In”  •  Memorial Care  •  SHARE  •  Little Green Monster  •  St. Joseph Hospital  •  St. Jude Medical Center

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