Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference 2020

The Third Annual Susan G. Komen Chicago
Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference and Research/Resource Fair
is going virtual!

**Dr Pergam’s presentation on COVID and Cancer has been rescheduled for Sept 28 at 12:30.

This conference is for every part of you – mind, body and soul. Healthcare providers, scientists and researchers will join us for discussions about your total care from treatments and trials to medical marijuana, mindfulness, and sex. At the center of the day are powerful patient panels that keep it one hundred with their journeys.


Conference Overview

The Annual Metastatic Conference has been thoughtfully planned by a small committee of women living with metastatic breast cancer. The Planning Committee designed the agenda to provide conference participants with an opportunity to:

(1) Learn about scientific breakthroughs and emerging treatment options
(2) Discover different ways to improve quality of life on a daily basis
(3) Gain support and build community

Over the course of the conference, presenters will cover the biology of metastatic breast cancer, advances in treatment, emerging research, clinical trials, as well as address the psychological and social issues faced by those living with MBC and caregivers.

The conference is geared towards people living with metastatic breast cancer but is open to breast cancer patients of all stages.

Research and Resource Fair

Hear updates on research and clinical trials such as:

  • MONALEEZA7 Clinical Trial: Nicholas McAndrew, M.D.; UCLA Health 
  • Her2/Her3 Climb Study: Seattle Genetics
  • Her2+ Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: Ian Krop, MD, PhD;  Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Aditya Bardia, M.D.; Massachusetts General Hospital
  • And more!


Friday August 21, 2020

Komen Chicago MBCC 2020 Agenda

All Times are Central

9:00-10:00 Resource & Research Fair
10:00- 10:15 Welcome Komen Chicago MBC Committee
10:15-10:55 Keynote: Cancer and Covid: The Pandemic’s Impact Dr. Steven Pergam; Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
10:55-11:05 Break Interact in Chat Rooms
11:05-11:50 Your Total Care: Activating Palliative Care Kelly Grosklags, LICSW (moderator), Corinne Whitney (MBC patient), Dr. Lauren Wiebe (palliative care), Dr Damita LaRue (licensed clinical & health psychologist)
11:50-12:00 Break  Interact in Chat Rooms
12:00-12:40 Hope on the Horizon in MBC Dr. Ben Ho Park; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
12:40-12:50 Break Interact in Chat Rooms
12:50-1:35 Our Unique Perspective: Patients Living with MBC Kelly Grosklags, LICSW (moderator), Tricia Jensen, Bernadette Priestly, Shanette Caywood, Dr. Ramona Burress
1:35-2:15 Next Level Care: Impact of Medical Cannabis on Integrative Care Dr. Eugene Ahn; Cancer Treatment Centers of America
2:15-2:25 Break Interact in Chat Rooms
2:25-3:05 Sexual Healing: Metastatic Breast Cancer and Your Sexual Health Dr. Lauren Streicher; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
3:05-3:40 Mindfulness: Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul Dr. David Victorson; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
3:40-3:45 Closing
3:45-4:00 Last Chance to Visit Chat Rooms


MBC Impact Series

To help support those living with metastatic breast cancer, we’ve created the MBC Impact Series. These events bring the metastatic breast cancer community together to share information and provide support. Please visit our MBC Impact Series page for upcoming events!


Thank You to Our 2020 MBCC Sponsors

Guardian Sponsors

Ally Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors


  • Karla Living
  • L&A Healing Studio
  • Love and Freedom Academy
  • Style Esteem Shop
  • Wink

Check Out Photos from our 2019 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference!

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