2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Generously Sponsored by:

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.

2020 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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

Devon Lawson, Ph.D. is the Co-Leader of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Disease Oriented Team and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. 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
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.

9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

Registration in Conference Center lobby.  Breakfast available in Pacific Ballroom CD.
Networking and resources in Expo Area.

10:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcoming Remarks:  Megan Klink, CEO, Susan G. Komen® Orange County

Sponsor Remarks: Dr. Richard A. Van Etten, Director of Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine

Metastatic Patient Testimonial: Sandra Spivey, Conference Chair, Susan G. Komen® Advocates in Science Committee

Conference Moderator: Dr. Devon Lawson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine

10:15am Keynote Address

Implementing Cutting Edge Immunotherapy: Living Drugs to Hunt Metastasis
Dr. Adam Soloff, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Pittsburgh

11:00am Break & Refreshments

Enjoy a break and refreshments–mingle with fellow conference attendees and visit with exhibitors. 

11:10am Panel Session by Location of Metastasis

Overview of disease, treatments (Presentations)

Brain Metastasis  •  Jose Carillo, MD, Neuro- Oncologist, St. Jude Medical Center

Bone Metastasis  •  Wade Smith, MD, Oncologist, City of Hope, Orange County

Lung Metastasis  •  Dr. Ronald Tang, Oncologist, Breastlink

Liver & Visceral Metastasis  •  Farshid Dayyani, MD, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI

12:10Pm Q&A Panel

To include Panel Speakers and Dr. Adam Soloff

12:25pm Lunch

Lunch available in Pacific Ballroom CD. Optional lunch activities include: expo area with sponsor, resource and photo booths, networking, and outside dining.

1:05pm Guided Exercise Activity

Deedee Weathers-Cox  •  Physical Therapy Assistant, The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, St. Joseph Hospital

1:20pm Treatment Management Panel

(Presentations, Q&A)

Palliative Care  •  Dr. Jamie C. Fertal, D.O., Hospice and Palliative Care from St. Joseph Health

Nutrition  •  Amanda Trimmell, RD, Clinical and Home Care Dietician, Memorial Care

Mindfulness  •  Anusha Wijeyakumar, Mindfulness and Meditation Coach, Hoag

Yoga/Exercise  •  Jean Dean, PT, DPT, CLT, Physical Therapist, Neuro and Cancer Rehab, St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness

2:05PM Patients and Caregivers Panel

Addressing Difficult Conversations
Moderated by:
Mariusz Wirga, MD, is medical director for the PsychoSocial Oncology program in the Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. He is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral medicine.

Testimonials
Presentations by:
Married Couple: Trish and Greg Russo, Married Couple: Jennifer and George, Friends: Rebecca Zomorodian and Melanie Mars

2:50PM Closing Address

Call to action and next steps!

*Current Program as of 2.14.2020

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 EXPO PARTICIPANTS

BREASTLINK

CANCERKINSHIP

CHAO FAMILY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

CLRC

HOAG

LE&RN

PFIZER

SHARON CHAPPELL, “LITTLE GREEN MONSTER”

 

 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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