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.
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: Early Metastatic Dissemination
For Project LEAD® graduates only.
Speaker: Kent Hunter, PhD, Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics; Senior Investigator, Head, Metastasis Susceptibility Section, Nathional Institute of Health, Center for Cancer Research
Moderator: Annette Bar-Cohen, MPH, Women's Health Advocate
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Opening of Advocate Leadership Summit
Speaker: Wanda Lucas, NBCC Board of Directors;
Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapter of NBCC
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Speaker: Fran Visco, JD, President, NBCC
3:45pm – 5:15pm
Plenary Session: Three Years And Counting, Where Are We With Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®?
This session will provide an overview of where we have done the past 7 years in the Deadline Campaign and where we are now, with three years to go. Learn about accomplishments and barriers in the Artemis Project, public policy, leadership work and hear from a grassroots advocate actively involved in the campaign.
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
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.
Day 2 Program
Sunday, May 21, 2017
8:00am – 8:15am
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE
Speaker: Medha Sutliff, NBCC Advocate; Young Survival Coaltion
8:15am – 9:45am
Plenary Session: Therapeutics - Different Approaches: Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy
Learn from a stellar panel of researchers as they discuss where we are now with targeted therapy and immunotherapy in breast cancer, and the challenges of each approach moving forward.
Speakers: Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
9:45am – 10:00am
10:00am – 11:00am
Workshops - Session One
Workshop 2: Immune Approaches: Benefits, Issues & Barriers
Workshop 3: Research Advocacy: How to
Ask the Critical Questions
11:00am – 11:15am
11:15am – 12:15pm
Workshop - Session Two
Workshop 4: Drug Biologics – Small molecule, big molecule, What Difference Does it Make?
All other workshops are repeated
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Luncheon Arm Chair Discussion: DCIS: What Do We Know, What Should We Do?
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
2:15pm – 3:45pm
Plenary Session: Primary Prevention – Preventative Vaccine Project
Preventative vaccine project and lifestyle risk reduction.
Speakers: Keith L. Knutson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Program Director in Oncology, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
3:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:15pm
Plenary Session: Prevention of Metastasis Explore a systems biologic approach to prevention of metastasis.
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
5:15pm - 5:30pm
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.
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. The Women with Balls event will be held on Sunday, May 21. For questions about this fundraising event, contact Sharnita Goins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 3 Program
Monday May 22, 2017
7:00am - 8:00am
Team Leader Breakfast
8:00am - 8:15am
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE
Speaker: Ivis Febus-Sampayo, NBCC Board of Directors; SHARE
8:15am - 9:45am
Plenary Session: Using Data to Understand Prevention of Metastasis and Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Metastasis
Learn about utilizing genealogy social networks to conduct genetic epidemiology studies and better understand the genetic risks of breast cancer in the DNA.LAND project, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, and global data in breast cancer.
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
9:45am - 10:00am
Plenary Session: Approaches to Health Care Reform
11:45am – 12:45pm
Workshop - Session One
Workshop 1: Brain Metastasis
Workshop 2: Are you Prepared To Deliver Your Message To The Media?
Workshop 3: Participating Effectively in a Scientific Peer Review
Workshop 4: Organizing and Activism For Access to Health Care
1:00pm – 2:10pm
Luncheon: 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.
Speakers: Margarita Valdez, Director of Government Relation, NBCC
5:00pm - 6:00pm
STATE DELEGATION MEETINGS
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Day 4 Program
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Annual Lobby Day
7:00am – 8:15am
Location: LUGGAGE DROP-OFF
8:30am & 8:45am
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Lobby Entrance
BUSES DEPART FOR CAPITOL HILL
9:00am – 5:00pm
Capitol Hill CONGRESSIONAL VISITS
NBCC advocates meet with Members of Congress!
4:30pm - 6:30pm