2nd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference


Join us at the second annual Susan G. Komen Chicago Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference and Resource Fair on April 12 – 13 for the most current information on treatments, research trials, patient support and national issues for metastatic/stage IV breast cancer (MBC).

This year, our conference will be held at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, located at 355 E Erie St in downtown Chicago.

Registration opens:  8:00am
Resource Fair:           8:00am — 1:00pm
Program:                    9:00am — 5:00pm

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, attendance is free*, however registration is required.

*there is a fee for attendees seeking CME credit


Click here to register for Day One of the Conference

Click here to register for Day Two of the Conference


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.

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

Over the course of two days, 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.

Friday, April 12
Friday’s session will primarily focus on clinical topics such as the biology, etiology, research, diagnosis and treatment for metastatic/stage IV breast cancer. We encourage clinicians, nurses, social workers and health professionals to attend this day

Saturday, April 13
Saturday’s sessions will cover the latest news in metastatic/stage IV breast cancer and bring the leading area researchers and doctors
together with national experts to share about treatment advances, clinical trials and lifestyle issues for MBC patients.

You can download the complete agenda here.

A list of confirmed vendors at the Resource Fair is available here.


Attending the Conference

Parking is available at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab parking garage for $15 per day. The garage is located on Ontario Street, just west of McClurg Court.

The official conference hotel is Hotel EMC2, located at 228 E Ontario, less than a 5-minute walk from the conference venue.

Travel Scholarships
Thanks to a generous donor, we have travel scholarships of $500 available for attendees travelling further than 60 miles from Chicago. To apply for a travel scholarship, please complete this form and return it to Komen Chicago. Applications are due by March 15, 2019.

Travel Scholarship Application

For those unable to attend in person, The 2019 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference will also be offered via livestream! There will be no charge for individuals to attend the livestream conference. If you would like to attend via the livestream, please register to have the link for the conference sent to you. A link to the recording of the livestream will be placed at www.komenchicago.org/mbc once the conference concludes.

For questions regarding the Conference, please email mbc@komenchicago.org


Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support:

Champion Sponsor

Warrior Sponsor

Ally Sponsors

In-Kind Partners


Sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact Kristen Eis at keis@komenchicago.org for more information.

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