2020 Conference Schedule

Covid-19 Update:

At this time, we are anticipating that we will be able to hold the conference as planned in Salt Lake City. If we are unable to do so, we still plan to hold the conference virtually via web-based conferencing on the same dates. Keep your calendars blocked! We are closely watching the COVID-19 situation and will post updates as frequently as possible, with an official announcement to come in May or June.

Welcome and Breakfast

7:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
7:45 amWelcome and Conference Goals – Dr. Welm & Josh Newby
7:50 amPatient Introduction

Session 1: Keynote 

Moderator: Cyrus Ghajar, PhD

8:00 amBeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD | Read Bio
Immunotherapy in breast cancer

Session 2: Tumor immunology

Moderator: Shawn Zhang, PhD

8:45 amK-T Varley, PhD | Read Bio
MCHII expression protects from metastatic progression
9:15 amDavid DeNardo, PhD | Read Bio
Tumor immune microenvironment
9:45 amKevin Barry, PhD | Read Bio
Dendritic cells driving protective immunity

Session 3:  Tumor dormancy and preventing progression of metastasis

Moderator: Cheryl Jorcyk, PhD

10:30 amJulio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD | Read Bio
Metastatic dormancy mechanisms
11:00 amBen Spike, PhD | Read Bio
Breast cell plasticity and adaptation
11:30 amKevin Roarty, PhD | Read Bio
Cell fate and tumor progression
12:00 noonLunch

Session 4: Research Without Boundaries

Moderator: Josh Newby & Alana Welm, PhD

12:45 pmJeff Rosen, PhD | Read Bio
Metastasis Models 
1:00 pmAlana Welm, PhD | Read Bio
Are there better ways to study MBC?
1:15 pmAlana Welm, PhD | Read Bio
Open Forum
2:15 pmBreak

Session 5:  New molecular targets in MBC

Moderator:  Steffi Oesterreich , PhD

2:30 pmSusanne Fuqua, PhD | Read Bio
Overcoming endocrine resistance
3:00 pmJenn Richer, PhD | Read Bio
AR antagonists in metastatic breast cancer
3:30 pmBryan Welm, PhD | Read Bio
Patient-derived models to identify new therapies
4:00 pmShort talk (Abstract)
4:15 pmShort Talk #2 (Abstract)

Poster Session and Reception

Reception at The Point

Welcome and Breakfast

7:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
7:50 amWelcome and Conference Goals – Advocate Opening

Session 6: Keynote 

Moderator: Alana Welm, PhD

8:00 amDavid C. Lyden, MD, PhD | Read Bio
Systemic regulation of metastasis

Session 7:  Clinical Horizons in MBC

Moderator: Margaret Van Meter, MD

8:45 amChristos Vaklavas, MD | Read Bio
MCHII expression protects from metastatic progression
9:15 amGinger Borges, MD | Read Bio
Novel treatments in MBC
9:45 amVered Stearns, MD | Read Bio
Comprehensive Care

Session 8:  Selected Topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Moderator: Matthew Ellis, MD

10:30 amChuck Perou, PhD | Read Bio
Aurora USA
11:00 amAdrian Lee, PhD | Read Bio
MammaSeq and precision oncology
11:30 amAndy Ewald, PhD | Read Bio
Cell fate and tumor progression
12:00 noonLunch

Session 9: Advocacy

Moderator: Dan Welch, PhD

12:45 pmRachel Schiff, PhD | Read Bio
The story of HER 2 
1:30 pmDan Welch, PhD | Read Bio
Open Forum
2:15 pmBreak

Session 10:  Site-specific metastasis

Moderator:   Alana Welm, PhD

2:30 pmJaime Fornetti, PhD | Read Bio
Overcoming endocrine resistance
3:00 pmDiana Cittely, PhD | Read Bio
AR antagonists in metastatic breast cancer
3:30 pmShort talk (Abstract)
3:45 pmShort Talk #2 (Abstract)
4:00 pmAdjourn

Registration is Open!