Exploring the Human Breast: Employing New Technology


Exploring the Human Breast:
Employing New Technology

Gathering world-class researchers, clinicians, and advocates from multiple disciplines in an intimate think-tank environment to stimulate ideas, collaboration, seed-funding opportunities, and ultimately breakthroughs that will end breast cancer.

February 23-24, 2017
Le Méridien Delfina
Santa Monica, California


Pre-registration is now closed.  On-site registration is available at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica on Thursday, February 23rd.  Please call our office at (310) 828-0060 if you would like more information.


The Symposium will take place at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, February 23-24, 2017. To reserve your hotel room, please click here and be sure to book by January 23, 2017 to get the discounted rate.  The discounted rate is available for $250/night, plus taxes. When making travel arrangements, please note that the program ends at 9pm on Friday, February 24th, so you may wish to stay an additional night.

Speakers & Program*

Thursday, February 23

7:00am               Registration & Breakfast

8:00                    Presentations

12:30pm             Lunch

1:30                    Presentations Resume

6:00                    Welcome Reception

Friday, February 24

7:00am               Registration & Breakfast

8:00                    Presentations

12:00pm             Lunch

1:30                    Presentations Resume

6:00                    Cocktails & Award Dinner

*Subject to change

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sabina Adhikary, PhD, John Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Sara Alavioon, Kimiya Co
  • Fatih Levent Balci, MD, Acibadem University (AU), Istanbul in affiliation with Columbia University
  • Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Amy Brock, PhD, Crockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Gertrude Buehring, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robert Chatterton, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Susan Clare, MD, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • David Danforth, MS, MD, NIH Center for Cancer Research
  • Mary Jo Fackler, PhD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • James Goedert, MD, Retired – National Cancer Institute
  • Gerald Gui, MS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed), The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Piyush Gupta, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute
  • Fatemeh Hassanipour, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Tina Hieken, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Maria Kallergi, MS, PhD, Technology Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Seema Khan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Delphine Lee, MD, PhD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Nicola Natsis, University of California, San Diego
  • Steffi Oesterreich, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ann Ramsdell, PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Pepper Schedin, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine
  • Dipali Sharma, M.S., PhD, John Hopkins University
  • Pat Sinko, PhD, RPh, Rutgers University
  • Sara Sukumar, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Thea Tlsty, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Camilla Urbaniak, PhD, University of Western Ontario
  • Paul van Diest, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht

The full program will be available soon. Please check back for more information.


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Corporations and local Los Angeles businesses have a prime opportunity to reach the forward-thinking scientific community and its advocates through this unique symposium.

We invite you to become a sponsor and be part of a progressive community that challenges the status quo to create a future without breast cancer while finding ways to improve the lives of people impacted by it now.

Please read more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits here

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Symposium or if you have any questions about the event, please email  or call 310-828-0060.

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