The Annual Advocate Summit plenary sessions provide insight from leading experts in the field who will discuss the most current information on research, national policies and controversies in breast cancer. The 2012 Annual Advocate Summit plenary sessions are:
Saturday, May 5
President's Rally Address
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hear the results of meetings, summits, presentations and the many conversations that took place around the country in 2011. Learn how your work in 2012 will bring us closer to achieving the mission of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.
Speaker: Fran Visco, JD, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition
Sunday, May 6
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®: Research Updates from Year One
8:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Hear about high potential concepts that may be ready for clinical trials: viruses; infectious agents; vaccines; lifestyle; and other innovative approaches to the primary prevention of breast cancer.
Moderator: Alice Yaker, SHARE
Speakers: Paul Ewald, PhD, University of Louisville; Keith Knutson, PhD, Mayo Clinic; Walter Willett, MD, DrPhD, Harvard School of Public Health
Prevention of Metastasis
9:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Learn about the creative approaches to preventing metastasis indentified by an interdisciplinary group of innovative thinkers. Understand the potential of these approaches for achieving the mission of ending breast cancer.
Moderator: Maria Wetzel, Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition
Speakers: Ann Chambers, PhD, University of Western Ontario; Yibin Kang, PhD, Princeton University; Alana Welm, PhD, University of Utah
What Can the Breast Cancer Movement Learn from Other Social Change Movements?
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Social change movements have played a crucial role in creating new realities in the US and around the world. From the AIDS movement to the more recent Occupy Wall Street, Wisconsin Recall movement and the Tea Party – change is indeed all around us. How did these movements spring up and what were the forces that brought people together to redefine the status quo? Hear from those involved and find out to what extent they represent real models of change that apply to our own efforts to end breast cancer.
Moderator: Cindy Pearson, National Women's Health Network
Speakers: Ambreen Ali, MSJ, CQ Roll Call; Robert Kraig, Citizen Action of Wisconsin; Jeff Levi, PhD, Trust for America's Health; Alan Rosenblatt, PhD, Center for American Progress
Monday, May 7
Overcoming Barriers to Change: Problems in the System
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
The medical research and health care systems have not produced the kind of innovation to radically improve the public's health. What or who is creating barriers to progress? Can we trust the system and the players? Individual ethical breaches occur every day in science and medicine. Recent high profile examples suggest possible solutions.
Moderator: Musa Mayer, MFA, MA, AdvancedBC.org
Speakers: C. Glenn Begley, MD, PhD, Biotech Consultant.; Paul Goldberg, The Cancer Letter; Greg Simon, FasterCures
Making and End to Breast Cancer a National Priority
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
In the past 20 years, NBCC has pushed breast cancer onto the national political agenda. Learn from political insiders about who and what shpaes our nation's priorities, what determines the discussion on Capitol Hill, and the power advocates have in today's political climate to make the end of breast cancer a national priority.
Moderator: Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief, Health Affairs
Speakers: Mark Halperin, TIME; Judy Feder, Urban Institute; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Carol Matyka, NBCC Advocate and Massachusetts Field Coordinator
Additional details about these exciting plenary sessions are updated regularly! Please check back often for the most current information!