Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

 This event is designed to provide individuals living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers the opportunity to hear from respected members of the scientific and medical communities.

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body. It’s the most advanced form of breast cancer; also known as Stage 4. Metastatic Breast Cancer is responsible for nearly all of the 42,000+ breast cancer deaths each year in the USA, with 115 lives lost to metastatic breast cancer every day.

Our speakers will presented on the awareness and availability of clinical trials, addressing quality of life challenges and more.

The four hour conference was comprised of professional speakers as well as two panels of medical experts and patients.

Below are links to presentations from our event speakers and other pertinent information:

Suzie Ehmann: Lymphedema

Dr. Antoinette Tan: MBC Research and Clinical Trials

Dr. Garry Schwartz: Bone Health & Metastases

Dr. Sarah Galloway: Mental Health and Well-Being

Lymphedema Services Available at the following Atrium facilities

Compression Supplies DME and online

For more information on Metastatic Breast Cancer, click here.

 

Conference Agenda

9:30 a.m. 
Event Check-in and Morning Snack

10:00 a.m. 
Welcome 
Stamie Despo, Komen Charlotte Executive Director
William “Bill” Dusch, City of Concord Mayor

10:10 a.m.
MBC Research and Clinical Trials Presentation
Speaker Dr. Antoinette Tan (Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute)

10:35 a.m.
Q & A session with Dr. Antoinette Tan

10:45 a.m.
Quality of Life Presentation Panel

Lymphedema
Suzie Ehmann, Atrium Health Stanly

Bone health and metastasis
Dr. Garry Schwartz, Atrium Health Stanly

Mental health and well-being
Dr. Sarah Galloway, Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

11:30 a.m.
Q & A session with panel presenters

11:55 a.m.
Healthy networking lunch and time to visit sponsor tables

1:00 p.m.
Living with MBC Panel Discussion
Moderated by WBTV News Anchor Molly Grantham
Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton, Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute
Wren Bauver, MBC Thriver
Angela Baker, MBC Thriver

1:30 p.m.
Q&A with panel speakers

2:00 p.m.
Conference Adjourns

 

For more information, please contact Sarah Bailey, 704-347-8181.

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