Advocate Education

Suggested Conferences

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting | www.aacr.org

The AACR Annual Conference includes presentations on new and significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Scientific award lectures, grant writing workshops, networking events, and educational sessions will round out the comprehensive program.

American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) Annual Symposium |  www.asbd.org

The ASBD Symposium annually brings together breast disease and breast cancer specialists from around the nation and world to discuss advances and medical updates in fighting breast disease. 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting |  www.asco.org

The goal of the ASCO Meeting is to foster communication among oncology-related subspecialties and the exchange of a wide range of ideas related to cancer.  The meeting is designed to serve the respective interests of ASCO’s multidisciplinary membership with education focused on medical, surgical and radiation oncology.

The Annie Appleseed Project, Annual Evidence-based CAM for Cancer Advocates |  www.annieappleseedproject.org

This conference brings together advocates from many communities, as well as those with information on studies in CAM to strategize, network, and more, that would greatly benefit those with cancer.  The conference focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach, and addresses issues such as nutrition, dietary supplements, mind-body-spirit relaxation techniques, exercise, hands-on therapies and more.

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) offers multiple learning opportunities including Project LEAD, Annual Advocate Summit, and Team Leader Training.  Visit www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/get-involved to learn more.

NBCC’s mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) |  www.sabcs.org

SABCS is an international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer.      

Sisters Network, Inc. Annual National African American Breast Cancer Conference |  www.sistersnetworkinc.org

Sisters Network Inc. is the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States.  The Annual Conference serves as an extension of the organization’s effort and commitment to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact of breast cancer in African American communities.

Young Survival Conference, Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer  |  www.c4yw.org

The only international educational conference solely dedicated to the unique needs of young women with breast cancer.

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education and advocacy.

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