Patient advocates


The treatment of breast cancer has for many years been dependent on the interaction of professionals from many disciplines. Research into improving our understanding of this complex disease and prospects for improving its prevention and treatment also require interdisciplinary collaboration to make meaningful advances. Patients are at the heart of this collaboration, and patients will play a key part in this symposium.

This year we have expanded the patient and advocate programme, and it will now include:
• Two days of high-quality, cutting edge research presentations from the UK’s leading breast cancer researchers and from speakers from across the world
• Sessions co-chaired by patients, including those focusing on managing the side effects of breast cancer and living with and beyond cancer
• Opportunities to ask questions and interact with world leaders in breast cancer research and treatment
• A poster prize to recognise researchers that communicate effectively with those affected by breast cancer
• NEW – a reserved section of the exhibition hall to allow patients/advocates to sit and meet between sessions
• NEW – a welcome and orientation session exclusively for patients and advocates the day before the conference starts
• NEW – a session to summarise the key points of the conference for non-scientists