The 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Saturday, June 27, 2020
9:00am-2:30pm
DoubleTree Independence
Online registration for this event is now open. Click here to register.

Given the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, we have made the decision to reschedule the 2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14.

The event will now take place on Saturday, June 27 at the DoubleTree in Independence.

The health and safety of our conference attendees is of the upmost importance to us, so we hope you understand our decision. If you had registered for the March 14 event but are unable to attend the conference on June 27, please email Gina at gchicotel@komenneohio.org or call (216) 292-2873 with the name(s) of the individual(s) you would like to cancel registration for. We are offering full refunds for any cancellations.

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is designed to educate metastatic patients, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and the general public on the ABCs of metastatic breast cancer (MBC). MBC is Stage IV breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body such as liver, lungs, bone or brain.  The first conference of its kind in Northeast Ohio, the 2020 event will offer information on clinical trials, MBC research, bone health, and palliative care.

Can’t attend the conference in-person? Join the Facebook live web stream on conference day and tune in to all the sessions! Simply go to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/KomenNEOhio on June 27th and click play on the video link. The video will also be recorded and stored on our Facebook page for later viewing.

Click here for information on all of the 2020 Metastatic Conference Speakers.

The 2020 MBC Conference is sponsored by:

With additional support from


In partnership with
Metavivor: Northeast Ohio Chapter, The Gathering Place, and
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center


A Journey of Courage and Hope: A Retreat for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

DATE TBD
Mohican Lodge & Conference Center
Click here to download the registration form and full retreat agenda.

Confronting Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) can be a challenging undertaking. Dealing with the chronic nature of Stage IV breast cancer requires endurance, hope, support, and sharing. This weekend is an opportunity for women and their spouse, partner, sister, daughter, friend, or caregiver to retreat from the routines of treatment and daily life and experience a program of individual and mutual healing and renewal. The retreat is a time for respite, reflection, and sharing. Women with MBC and their guests will:

  • Identify the issues that patients and their partners face in dealing with metastatic breast cancer
  • Discuss issues relating to the caregiver role or spouse/partner role
  • Share strength and resources
  • Connect with others dealing with MBC as a means of finding strength and information
  • Obtain medical information on treatment and clinical trials
  • Share the meaning and spirituality of the journey with cancer
  • Contemplate the cancer journey through metaphor and story

For attendance at the 3-day retreat, we ask you enclose $30 per person with the completed registration form to reserve your spots.  The remaining fees and costs are covered in full by Komen. Deadline to register is April 10.

The retreat will accept registrations for up to 18 individuals and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals who apply after the registration is full will be placed on a wait list for the next scheduled retreat (details TBD).