South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference – October 27, 2018 at the Norris Conference Center

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.

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Registration Information

Free of charge, the conference is open to metastatic patients, survivors, caregivers and co-survivors.

Schedule of Events (as of 9/7/18)

Friday, October 26 – Seasons 52

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 27 – Norris Conference Center

7:00 AM

7:30 – 8:15 AM

8:15 – 8:30 AM

8:30 – 8:45 AM

8:45 – 9:15 AM

9:15 – 10:15 AM

 

10:15 – 10:30 AM

10:30 – 10:50 AM

10:50 – 11:50 AM

Yoga led by YMCA Livestrong

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Announcements & Introductions

Check in Exercise and Defining Goals

Session I: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Session II: Hot Topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer Research
Topics include:  Liquid biopsy, genetic mutations, radiation for oligometastasis, palliative care/pain management and tumor control

Break (network and visit with exhibitors)

Session III: What Resources Are Available for Patients with MBC

Session IV: Breakout Session – What’s New with My MBC Subtype
Speakers will be physicians and advocates
Topics are:
Lobular
ER+
HER2+
Triple Negative
Inflammatory

12:00 – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM

 

 

 

2:30 – 2:50 PM

2:50 – 3:15 PM

3:15 – 4:00 PM

4:00 – 4:20 PM

Lunch – Q&A Discussion with Researchers

Break (network and visit with exhibitors)

Session V: Breakout Session – MBC Disease Location
Speakers will be physicians and advocates
Topics are:
Brain
Lung
Liver
Bone

Break (network and visit with exhibitors)

Session VI: Managing Stress and Worry

Session VII: Tools to Help Side Effects Management

Check out Exercise
Closing Remarks

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference Co-Chairs

Anne Hart is a two-year breast cancer survivor. Her background as a neuroscientist and scientific editor has instilled a commitment to facilitate awareness of scientific breakthroughs and treatment advances.

Anne Meyn is a 28-year breast cancer survivor who is an extremely active breast cancer research advocate, both locally and nationally. Her passion is addressing the patient perspective during interactions with researchers, both in the lab and for clinical trials.

Kathy Townsend was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in June 2015. Since that time, she has been driven to be an advocate to help bring awareness to this disease and to help provide support for others who are living with MBC.

Pat Jones is a 25-year breast cancer survivor. Originally diagnosed with HERC 2 positive stage 2 breast cancer in 1993, Pat’s cancer returned and she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2003. She is an active volunteer with D’Feet Breast Cancer and is also the co-chair for the Galveston County Breast Cancer Coalition.

South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference Travel Sponsorship Application

There are a limited number of travel sponsorships available for metastatic breast cancer patients who need assistance to attend the South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference on October 27, 2018, in Houston, TX. Sponsorship award selection will be based on both availability and travel needs. Sponsorships are provided by Theresa’s Research Foundation.

Patients are eligible to apply if they live 50 miles or more from the Norris Conference Center – City Centre. Norris Conference Center is located at 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX 77024.

*Please note that sponsorship recipients are expected to attend the entire conference.

Awards can be up to $350 inside the state of Texas and $600 outside of the state of Texas. The award may be used for hotel and other travel expenses.

The deadline for applications is September 21, 2018. Awards will be announced on or around September 28, 2018.

Click here to complete the Travel Sponsorship Application.

Hotel Information

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE is the host hotel of the South Central Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. To make a reservation click Susan G Komen Houston or call toll free 1 855 596 3397.  When calling or booking online, Susan G. Komen Houston guests must identify themselves as with Susan G. Komen Houston to obtain the group rate.  The group rate of $159.00 is for Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018.

All reservations will need to be made before 5:00 pm on October 26, 2018.  After this date, guestrooms not reserved will be released for general sale.

The hotel is connected by the skybridge to the Norris Conference Center.  Complimentary parking is available in the attached garage.

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
1 855 596 3397
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024

Houston CITYCENTRE  Map and Driving Directions

The Houston/CityCentre facility is located at the corner of intersection of IH-10 West and Beltway 8. The location features plenty of complimentary parking.

Norris Conference Center Houston/City Centre
816 Town and Country Blvd, # 210
Houston, TX 77024
713.590.0950

Click here for driving directions.

Click here for a map of CITYCENTRE.

IMPORTANT NOTE – For your convenience, we encourage you to park in the garage that is attached to the Norris Centers location (paralleling Beltway 8). You will see signs with the Norris name and logo directing you to the correct floors to park. Please note that a number of parking spaces are reserved for other tenants of the complex and have “reserved” signs identifying these spaces. There is plenty of parking, so please avoid parking in these reserved spots.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To view sponsorship opportunities, please click here. Contact gkirklin@komen-houston.org to discuss opportunities.