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.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM


ST. PAUL, MN 55104



2019 Annual Education Conference Schedule


8:00-8:30 - Registration, Resource Center & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am – Welcome

8:45-9:30 am - Breast Cancer Vaccine Update - Keith Knutson, PhD

9:30-10:00 am - Sexual Health - June LaValleur, MD

10:00-10:15 am – Break

10:15-11:00 am - Bone Health - Greg Plotnikoff, MD

11:00-11:45 am - Keynote Speaker Panel Q&A 

11:45 am-12:30 pm –  Resource Center, Lunch and Awards

12:30-1:30 pm - Caregiver Panel Program - Jacks Caregiver Coalition

1:30-1:45 pm – Break

1:45-2:15 pm - Cancer Care: Gentle Body Postures, Breathing and Meditation - Green Lotus Yoga

2:15-2:30 pm – Prize drawings, Closing


The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Keith L. Knutson, Ph.D. of the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Knutson is the principal investigator of a $13.3 million, five-year Breakthrough Award grant from the Department of Defense to test a vaccine designed to prevent the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer, a subset of breast cancer for which there are no targeted therapies.

Dr. Knutson's research is aimed at preventing patients with cancer from relapsing after receiving optimal conventional therapies. His research interests focus on the immunology and immunotherapy of breast and ovarian cancers. In addition to his research, Dr. Knutson participates in and chairs several study sections, is co-director of the Mayo Clinic Immune Monitoring Core and director of the Mayo Clinic Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Program.

Conference registration and Resource Center, your one-stop shop for the latest breast health products, services and resources from local breast health organizations, begins at 8:00 am.


Scholarships are available to attend this conference - Scholarship Application