6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Scottsdale, AZ US
September 19, 2019 to September 20, 2019

Course Director: Minetta C. Liu, M.D. ,Mayo Clinic

Co Director:  Michael T. Barrett, Ph.D. , Mayo Clinic; Matthew J. Ellis. MB, BChir, BSc.,Ph.D., FRCP, Baylor College of Medicine;  Xiang “Shawn” Zhang, Ph., Baylor College of Medicine

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference was established in 2014 as an annual medical conference for metastatic breast cancer by Theresa’s Research Foundation, with leadership from Dr. Matthew Ellis and Dr. Danny Welch. A specific focus on metastatic disease, based on a major, as yet, unmet clinical need (incurability); distinguishes this conference from other breast cancer-centered conferences. The goal of this conference is to bring together a diverse audience of experts in breast cancer care to create a collaborative research environment and accelerate research with a long-term goal of developing curative approaches for metastatic breast cancer patients.

Session topics include:

  • Progress in Precision Medicine for Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Less Common  Metastatic Breast Cancer Subtypes
  • Accelerating Research in Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Clinical Trials in Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Patient Advocacy for Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Preventing Metastatic Progression

Registration Fees:

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Abstract Submissions
Abstract Submission for oral presentation and posters is open.  Top 5 rated abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation. Registration is required for accepted abstracts.    

Target Audience

6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is designed for medical oncologists and translational researchers who specialize in metastatic disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate palliative care and end of life counseling in the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.
  • Implement evidence-based recommendations for treatment of metastatic breast cancer and its subtypes.
  • Describe how clinical trials can help improve treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
  • Discuss how drug resistance pathways can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.
  • Discuss how Biomarkers and genomic analysis can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/19/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/20/2019 - 3:30pm
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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
United States
+1 (888) 627-3010

Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain and surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia brings the essence of Europe to the heart of Scottsdale. Reminiscent of a small Andalusian village with arching entryways, splashing fountains and floral walkways, the resort beckons guests to slow down and take in all the pleasures of its surroundings.

Our group rate has expired at the Omni Scottsdales Resort and Spa at Montelucia. Rooms still may be booked at the Omni at regular rate. 

Alternate  Hotel Options

JW Marriott Mountain Inn Resort & Spa

5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 


Mountain Shadow

5445 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 


Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. 


The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to reservations with no fee to individual if it is prior to 72 hours to arrival.


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; PHX (8.5 miles)


SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit www.supershuttle.com.


Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for additional recreation and leisure activities.


Rob Clarke, Ph.D

Title: Reader in Breast Biology & Director Manchester Breast Centre

Affiliation:  Manchester Breast Centre, University of Manchester


Matthew Ellis, MB, BChir, BSc., PhD, FRCP

Title: Professor / Director

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center


Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine


Claudine Isaacs, M.D.

Title: Professor of Medicine and Oncology and Co-Director

Affiliation: The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University


Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Vice-Chair

Affiliation:University of Pittsburgh


Bora Lim, M.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: MD Anderson Cancer Center


Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Affiliation:  Baylor College of Medicine, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center


Tim Pluard, MD

Title: Director & Koontz Endowed Chair in Breast Disease

Affiliation: Saint-Luke’s Cancer Institute & University of Missouri –KC School of Medicine


Hope Rugo, M.D.

Title: Professor of Medicine

Affiliation: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Jeff Rosen, Ph.D

Title:C.C. Bell Professor  and Interim Chair of Molecular & Cellular Biology Distinguished Service Professor

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine


Mark Burkard, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Rita Nanda, M.D.

Title: Assitant Professor & Co director

Affiliation: University of Chicago


Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Member, Division of Public Health Sciences

Affiliation: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 Attendance


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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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