2017 Program Details

All sessions will be held at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. 

Day 1 Program

Saturday, May 20, 2017

10:30am – 12:15pm

Lobby Day Briefing

Learn about NBCC’s 2017 legislative and public policy priorities and the key role they play in the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® strategic plan for knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. Hear the strategy we’ll implement to advance the priorities on Tuesday, May 23, Capitol Hill Lobby Day.

Location: Studio D

Speakers: Joanne Howes, Women’s Health Advocate; Margarita Valdez, Director of Government Relations, NBCC

Moderator: Sharon Ford Watkins, Field Director, NBCC

 

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Project LEAD® Workshop: Investigating the Etiology of Breast Cancer Metastasis through Genetic and Genomic Screens

This LEAD Grads-only session will begin with a scientific lecture on metastasis-driving genes and miRNAs followed by smaller break out groups where participants will discuss the topics and engage in a dialogue both with Dr. Hunter and with each other.

For Project LEAD® graduates only.

Location: Studio E

Speaker: Kent Hunter, PhD

Moderator: Annette Bar-Cohen, MPH, Women's Health Advocate

 

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Opening of Advocate Leadership Summit

Welcome and Summit Dedications

Location: Salon 4

Speaker: Wanda Lucas, NBCC Board of Directors; Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter of NBCC

Introductions: Marlene McCarthy, NBCC Board of Directors; Field Coordinator, Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

President’s Plenary

Location: Salon 4

Speaker: Fran Visco, JD, President, NBCC

 

3:45pm – 5:15pm

Plenary Session (1): Three Years And Counting, Where Are We With Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®?

What have we been doing for the past 7 years to meet our Deadline? Get an overview of where we are now, and where we need to go over the next three years. Learn about accomplishments and barriers in the Artemis Project, public policy, and leadership.

Location: Salon 4

Speakers: Daniel Douek, MD, Chief, Human Immunology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH, DHHS; Silvia Formenti, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Joanne Howes,  Women’s Health Consultant 

Speaker and Moderator: Fran Visco, JD, President, NBCC

 

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Leadership Summit Group Photograph

Hotel Lobby Stairs

 

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Finding Your Niche: A Welcome Orientation for New Leaders

Led by NBCC board members and advocates, this session will help first-time attendees navigate the conference program and get the very most out of the many opportunities presented at the conference. Special attention will be given to key plenary sessions, must-attend workshops and special events.

Location: Studio D

Speakers: Tracy Leduc, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Annie Appleseed Project; Wanda Lucas, NBCC Board of Directors; Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter of NBCC; Lori Seawel, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Cedar Valley Cancer Committee: Beyond Pink TEAM; Amy Upchurch, NBCC Board of Directors; Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

 

Day 2 Program

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:00am – 8:15am

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Location: Salon 4

Speaker: Medha Sutliff, NBCC Advocate; Young Survival Coaltion 

 

8:15am – 9:45am

Plenary Session (2): There is More Than One Path Forward: Different Approaches to Therapy

We hear a great deal about targeted therapies, immunology, inhibitors. Is one the answer? Or do we need different paths? Learn from a stellar panel of researchers as they discuss where we are now and why.

Location: Salon 4

Speakers: Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Josh Lauring, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, John Hopkins University; Michelle Esser, NBCC Board of Directors; Director, Young Survival Coalition

Moderator: Wanda Lucas, NBCC Board of Directors; Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter of NBCC

 

9:45am – 10:00am

Break

 

10:00am – 11:00am

Workshops - Session One


Workshop 1: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Hear about how it began, how it works, what it has accomplished and how advocates are involved.

Location: Salon 1

Speaker: Gayle Vaday, PhD 

Moderator: Donna Duncan, NBCC Board of Directors; Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation


Workshop 2: Are You Prepared to Deliver Your Message to the Media?

Learn how to develop your presentations, elevator speeches, small group discussions and materials in the most effective way possible. Whether you are on Capitol Hill, in front of a community group or responding to the press, learn how to get the greatest impact from these interactions in support of Deadline 2020.

Location: Salon 2

Speaker: Bethany Zell, NBCC Field Coordinator; Pink Aroostoo

Moderator: Kathleen Harris, NBCC Field Coordinator; Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition


Workshop 3: Immune Approaches: Benefits, Issues & Barriers

Take a deeper dive into immunotherapy in this workshop and explore the benefits, issues and barriers of immunotherapy in breast cancer. (This workshop will only be offered once.)

Location: Salon 3

Speaker: Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moderator: Kim Tankersley, NBCC Advocate

 

Workshop 4: Research Advocacy: How to Ask the Critical Questions

In this interactive workshop you will develop skills in research advocacy, learn from a scientist and advocates about how advocates can determine the critical questions they should be asking.

Location: Studio B

Speakers: Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, Department of Epidemiology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Ghecemy Lopez, NBCC Advocate

Moderator: Rose Marie Sitko, NBCC Board of Directors; Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition

 

11:00am – 11:15am

Break

 

11:15am – 12:15pm

Workshop - Session Two


Workshop 1: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Hear about how it began, how it works, what it has accomplished and how advocates are involved.

Location: Salon 1

Speaker: Gayle Vaday, PhD 

Moderator: Donna Duncan, NBCC Board of Directors; Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation

 

Workshop 2: Are You Prepared to Deliver Your Message to the Media?

Learn how to develop your presentations, elevator speeches, small group discussions and materials in the most effective way possible. Whether you are on Capitol Hill, in front of a community group or responding to the press, learn how to get the greatest impact from these interactions in support of Deadline 2020.

Location: Salon 2

Speaker: Bethany Zell, NBCC Field Coordinator; Pink Aroostoo

Moderator: Kathleen Harris, NBCC Field Coordinator; Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

 

Workshop 3: Small Molecule, Big Molecule, Vaccine... What Difference Does it Make?

This is your chance to develop a better understanding of the different drugs and other interventions in breast cancer. What are the differences among them? How do they matter? Why a vaccine vs. a small molecule, or should it be both? What makes sense?

Location: Salon 3

Speaker: Mary Jane Hinrichs, PhD, Principal Toxicologist, MedImmune

Moderator: Linda Rothweiller, NBCC Board of Directors

 

Workshop 4: Research Advocacy: How to Ask the Critical Questions

In this interactive workshop you will develop skills in research advocacy, learn from a scientist and advocates about how advocates can determine the critical questions they should be asking.

Location: Studio B

Speakers: Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, Department of Epidemiology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Ghecemy Lopez, NBCC Advocate

Moderator: Rose Marie Sitko, NBCC Board of Directors; Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition

 

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Luncheon Arm Chair Discussion: DCIS: What Do We Know, What Should We Do?

There is an ongoing debate about DCIS. This year approximately 55,100 women will be diagnosed with it and that number is often not included in the statistics published for the public. But DCIS is treated, often with the same interventions as invasive breast cancer. Is DCIS cancer? Is it something we should treat or should we leave it alone? There is not a consensus on whether DCIS leads to invasive cancer. Hear different perspectives on these issues from experts.

Speakers: Silvia Formenti, MD,  Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; H. Kim Lyerly, MD, FACS, George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer and Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Moderator: Joy Simha, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Young Survival Coalition

 

2:15pm – 3:45pm

Plenary Session (3): How Can We Stop Women and Men From Getting Breast Cancer in the First Place?

Primary prevention is difficult. There are different approaches to preventing breast cancer, none of which have given us answers to date. Hear about where we are in this area from experts in vaccines, lifestyle influences and advocacy.

Location: Salon 4

Speakers: Heather Eliassen, Sc.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Judi Hirshfield-Bartek, NBCC Board of Directors, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation; Keith L. Knutson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Program Director in Oncology, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida

 Moderator: Bonnie Anderson, NBCC Advocate; After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD)  

 

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Break

 

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Plenary Session (4): How Can We Understand and Stop Metastasis?

Location: Salon 4

Speakers: H. Kim Lyerly, MD, FACS, George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer and Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; Judy Perkins, NBCC Advocate: Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD, Senior Attending Physician, Leon Hess Associate Professor, Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University

Moderator: Michele Rakoff, NBCC Board of Directors; CABCO

 

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Break

 

5:30pm – 6:15pm

Advocate/ Speaker Meet Up

Advocate Leaders and Summit Presenters join for an informal dialogue in a relaxed setting. Delve into the topics most important to you, hone in on details from plenary presentations, explore thorny research dilemmas and engage in stimulating and insightful discussions with experts from all areas of breast cancer research and advocacy.

Speakers: Heather Eliassen, Sc.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Keith Knutson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Program Director in Oncology, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida; H. Kim Lyerly, MD, FACS, George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer and Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center; Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD, Senior Attending Physician, Leon Hess Associate Professor, Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology, The Rockefeller University

 

6:30pm – 9:30pm                                           

WOMEN WITH BALLS®: STRIKE! BREAST CANCER

A party in the fast lane at Lucky Strike Lanes, 701 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. Anyone attending the Summit can attend the "Women with Balls” advocate bowling challenge by raising $500 or purchasing a ticket. Visit the fundraising table in the lobby by 4:30pm, on Sunday, May 21 to complete your registration.

 

Day 3 Program

Monday May 22, 2017

8:00am - 8:15am

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Speaker: Ivis Febus-Sampayo, NBCC Board of Directors; SHARE

 

8:15am - 9:45am

Plenary Session (5): Your Genome: How Can it Help Find the Answers We Need to End Breast Cancer?

What do our genes tell us about our breast cancer? How is that information helping answer questions about primary prevention and treatment? Learn about utilizing genealogy social networks in the DNA Land project and better understand why the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project can lead to new treatments.

Speakers: Yaniv Erlich, PhD, New York Genome Center;  Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Columbia University; Nikhil Wagle, MD,  Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Tracy Leduc, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Annie Appleseed Project

Moderator: Carol Matyka, NBCC Advocate; CARE Advocates

 

9:45am - 10:00am

Break

 

10:00am -11:30am

Plenary Session (6): Approaches to Health Care Reform: How to Make Sense of It All

Get a broad understanding of what the debate is all about; learn about the different perspectives in health care. From patient advocacy to insurers, employers and public police analysts. Can't we just all get along?

Location: Salon 4

Speakers: Carmella Bocchino, EVP, Clinical Affairs, Strategic Planning & Center for Policy and Research, AHIP; Cindy Pearson, Executive Director, National Woman's Health Network; Co-founder, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need; NBCC Advocate; Karen Pollitz, Senior Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation; Dean Rosen, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Moderator: Joanne Howes, Women's Health Consultant

 

11:30am-11:45am

Break

 

11:45am – 12:45pm

Workshop - Session One


Workshop 1: Brain Metastasis

Learn what is happening in the area of brain metastasis: are we close to figuring it out? What can advocates do to accelerate progress?

Location: Salon 1

Speakers: Josh Neman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Helen Schiff, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; SHARE

Moderator: Michele Rakoff, NBCC Board of Directors; CABCO


Workshop 2: An In-Depth Understanding of Congress' Role in Ending Breast Cancer

It's complicated. But we need to understand the ins and outs of congressional process in order to influence it. The 115th Congress includes new members, returning legislators and a new legislative landscape. Come hear from the experts and learn about committee structure, process, and jurisdiction over health care issues.

Location: Salon 2

Speakers: Lori Seawel, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Cedar Valley Cancer Committee: Beyond Pink Team; Dana Richter, Congressional Staffer

Moderator and Speaker: Margarita Valdez, Director of Government Relations, NBCC


Workshop 3: Participating Effectively in a Scientific Peer Review

Location: Salon 3

Speakers: Beth Emery, NBCC Board of Directors Alternate; Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation; Nellie Louh, Consumer Reviewer Administrator, Peer Review and Science Management, CSRA Inc.

Moderator: Sheila McGlown, NBCC Advocate

 

Workshop 4: Taking Action: Organizing and Activism For Access to Health Care

Our health care is in jeopardy. It is time for activism to protect it. How do you mobilize? What tactics should you consider using? Learn about the new NBCC activism toolkit to help you ramp up your activism!

Location: Studio B

Speakers: Claire McAndrew, MPH, Director of Campaign Strategy, Families, USA; Nancy Ryan, NBCC Advocate; New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition

Moderator: Christine Carpenter, NBCC Board of Directors; Cedar Valley Cancer Committee: Beyond Pink Team

 

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Luncheon: Keynote and Awards Presentation

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Workshop - Session Two

Workshops are repeated

 

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Lobby Day Briefing

Attend this briefing to receive the appropriate information on NBCC’s legislative priorities and lobbying strategies to most effectively lobby your Member of Congress.

Speaker: Margarita Valdez, Director of Government Relation, NBCC

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm

State Delegation Meetings

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Reception/Dance Party

 

Day 4 Program

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Annual Lobby Day


7:00am – 8:15am

Luggage Drop-Off

NBCC has arranged for a valet service to receive and transport luggage to the United Methodist Building (100 Maryland Avenue - entrance faces US Capitol on First Street). Attendees departing Washington from Capitol Hill who need their luggage transported to the United Methodist Building should take it to Studio A. If you will be departing Capitol Hill and need your luggage before 12:30pm, you must transport your luggage yourself.

 

8:30am & 8:45am

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Lobby Entrance

Buses Depart for Capitol Hill

Starting at 8:30am, buses will take Lobby Day participants from the hotel to Capitol Hill. The Capitol Hill dropp off location is on the southeast side of the US Capitol at Garfield Circle (see map in your portfolio). NBCC's base of operations for the entire Lobby Day - 8:30am to 5:00pm will be the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Building. Continental breakfast and lunch will be available.

 

9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Capitol Hill

Congressional Visits

NBCC advocates meet with Members of Congress!

 

12:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: United Methodist Building

Luggage Pick-Up

Attendees who leave their luggage with the NBCC valet service at the hotel will have their items transported to the United Methodist Building. You must pick up your luggage by 4:30pm.

 

5:30pm

Location: Peace Circle

Bus Returns to Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

Bus will depart from Peace Circle.