Welcome from Best of SABCS Course Directors
The Organizing Committee of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium™ welcomes you to the 1st Best of SABCS USA.
The SABCS, now in its 39th year, is the premier conference for basic, translational and clinical cancer research professionals. It is well known for presenting the latest breast cancer data from all over the world.
The Best of SABCS allows professionals, who are unable to travel to San Antonio, the opportunity to witness the highlights as originally presented at SABCS 2016 in a one-day program. You will learn the current advances in breast cancer research that are changing clinical practice for the benefit of patients.
The SABCS has always been a forum for interaction between individuals involved with all aspects of breast cancer research and care and it is envisioned that this camaraderie will also be experienced at the Best of SABCS USA.
I would like to extend recognition and thanks to the supporters of the Best of SABCS for realizing the importance of education and making it possible to organize this important educational activity.
We encourage your attendance.
Course Director: Virginia G. Kaklamani, MD, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Regional Director: William J. Gradishar, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Audience-Who Should Attend
This activity is directed at academic and private physicians and researchers involved in breast cancer in medical, surgical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology, as well as other appropriate health care professionals.
I. LIST risk factors for developing breast cancer.
II. IDENTIFY molecular drivers behind breast cancer subtypes, progression and metastasis.
III. SUMMARIZE the function(s) and contextual interaction(s) of genetic and epigenetic changes in normal breast development and during malignant transformation.
IV. DISCUSS the molecular mechanisms of tumour heterogeneity, dormancy, de novo or acquired resistance, and how to target key nodes in these dynamic processes.
V. LIST biomarkers that can identify the most appropriate treatment strategies for individuals with breast cancer.
VI. DEVELOP and EMPLOY strategies for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring of responses in primary and metastatic breast cancer.
VII. SUMMARIZE the optimal duration, sequencing and rational combinations of traditional and newer pharmacologic interventions for improved personalised therapy of persons with breast cancer.
VIII. ELABORATE on the multidisciplinary approach to management of persons with breast cancer as it relates to imaging, surgery, and local and systemic therapies surrounding HER2+, BRCA-related breast cancer, and survivorship.
IX. DESIGN and INCORPORATE into clinical practice various evidence-based therapies and guideline recommendations for traditional and newer treatment strategies for persons with breast cancer, including sustainable lifestyle changes (diet, exercise and weight) and chemopreventive pharmacotherapy.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05 a.m. Mechanisms of Resistance
Dr. Ruth O'Regan, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
8:35 a.m. Molecular Prediction Models
Dr. Adam M. Brufsky, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
9:05 a.m. New Therapeutic Approaches/BRCA-Related Breast Cancer
Dr. Mark Robson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY, NY
9:35 a.m. HER 2 Positive
Dr. Kate Lathrop, UTHSC San Antonio, TX
10:05 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Survivorship
Dr. Jennifer Ligibel, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m. Lunch Box Pickup
11:50 p.m. Q&A with Audience, Director and Speakers
12:15 p.m. Imaging/Local Therapies/Surgery
Dr. Mehra Golshan, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, MA
12:45 p.m. Systemic Therapies: Early Therapies
Dr. William J. Gradishar, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago IL
1:20 p.m. Clinical Case Discussion
2:30 p.m. Final Remarks
Continuing Medical Education
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.
This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Novartis.
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116-5706, (617) 236-5800
Food & Beverage
Coffee Break and Box Lunch is included in the registration fee.
The Boston Marriott Copley Place has reserved a block of rooms specifically for Best of SABCS USA attendees at the special rate of $129 plus tax. The Boston Marriott Copley Place is located in the upscale Back Bay with shops, dining, and historic sites. Multiple restaurants and lounges are within covered complex. Health club, indoor pool, spa. view: www.copleymarriott.com
A dedicated booking website has been created for so attendees may make hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.
To access the reservation website at the SABCS reserved rate, please copy and paste the following:
Alternatively, reservations may be made by calling the Toll Free number: 877-901-2079
Transportation to Boston Marriott Copley Place
By Air: Taxi fare from Boston airport is approximately $30.00 and takes 20 minutes.
By Train: Amtrak's Boston Back Bay station is directly adjacent to Copley Square.
By Car: Valet and Self-Parking available at Boston Marriott Copley Place.