Conference Schedule

 The ONLY conference of its kind in the Twin Cities, our annual Breast Cancer Education Conference features renowned experts and resources on the latest in breast cancer research, nutrition, care and prevention.

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Renowned local and national breast health experts will share the latest advancements in research, treatment and care in a supportive and inspiring environment. The day includes opportunities to connect with others and discover practical tools and resources for dealing with the challenges of surviving and living with breast cancer. The conference is designed to be relevant to anyone whose life may be affected by breast cancer – newly diagnosed, in treatment, survivors, caregivers, family members and health care professionals.

Scholarships are available to attend this conference - Scholarship Application


Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30 am – Resource Center and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am – Welcome – Nadia Janson, BCEA President and Emcee Mark Migliori, MD

8:45-9:10 am - Breast Cancer Subtypes in 2022, A Changing Landscape - Heather Beckwith, MD

9:10-9:35 am - Telehealth and Virtual care 2.0 - Tufia Haddad, MD

9:35-10:00 am – Nutrition & the Role in Cancer Prevention and Treatment - Samantha Jochum, RD

10-10:25 am – Resource Center and Break

10:25-11:25 am - Q&A Panel

11:25 am-12:30 pm – Resource Center, Lunch and Awards Presentation

12:30-1:15 pm - Health Disparities in Breast Cancer: Addressing the Challenge – Moderators GayLynn Richards and Benita Robinson

- Breast Cancer Data 

- 3 projects to reduce the burden of BC in MN:

  • Gap

  • St Kate's project 

  • Champions

1:15-1:45 pm - Clinical Trials & the MN Cancer Clinical Trial Network - Susannah Bartlow

1:45-2:15 pm - Wrap up - Carol Petersen, MSW LICSW

2:15-2:30 pm - Closing comments

2:30-4:00 pm – Reception