Susan G. Komen® MBC Impact Series presents
Second Annual Louisiana Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
Komen Louisiana is excited to host Louisiana’s 2nd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Conference on June 12-13, 2020. June 12th will be geared towards healthcare providers, and continuing education credits will be available for physicians and nurses. June 13th will be focused on those living with metastatic/stage IV breast cancer and their caregivers. Metastatic or stage IV breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.
June 12, 2020 from 7:30am – 4:00pm
Living with Metastatic/Caregivers
June 13, 2020 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Pennington Biomedical Research Center Conference Center
2328 Irene Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
We are excited to offer these days of learning, fellowship, and the most current information on treatments, clinical trials, patient support and more related to metastatic breast cancer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, registration is FREE on June 13 for those living with MBC and their caregivers. Advance registration is required for both days as seating is limited.
Our Conference Hotel is the The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU. It is located at 3848 West Lakeshore Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Rooms are available for $129 per night before taxes for a standard room and $149 per night for a luxury suite under the Komen Louisiana room block. Their phone number is (225) 383 – 2665 or 1( 866) 610 – 2665, and click here to visit their website.
Directions to The Cook Hotel and Conference Center
Exit Interstate 10 at Dalrymple Drive. Follow Dalrymple Drive towards campus for approximately 1 mile until you reach the traffic circle by the International
Cultural Center. Take the exit for West Lakeshore Drive, and continue for approximately 1/4 mile until you reach the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the right. Turn right by the Alumni Center. The Cook Hotel is located immediately behind. Complimentary parking is available on both sides of the property.
A limited number of travel scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis to attendees. The scholarship is only for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers attending the conference. Please fill out a Komen Travel Scholarship Application if you would like to receive one. Contact Jennifer Cortes at 225-615-8740 or email email@example.com with any questions concerning a travel scholarship. Travel scholarships will cover:
· Reimbursement of mileage up to 350 miles.
· Up to two nights at the conference hotel if travelling over 50 miles one way.
· Due to limited funding, we cannot provide travel scholarships to cover flights.
· Travel scholarships are provided by Komen Louisiana.
Unable to attend the conference in person?
You can still catch the event via LIVESTREAM on our Facebook!
While attendance on day two of the conference is specifically geared towards those living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers, we invite anyone who’s interested in the information to watch our live stream that day.
If you are interested in learning more about the Komen Louisiana Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, including ways you can support it, please contact Jennifer Cortes at 225-615-8740 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view available sponsorship opportunities, download our 2020 MBC sponsorship packet.
Directions to Pennington Conference Center From New Orleans:
From I-10 headed west, take the Essen Lane exit. After exiting, take a left and travel back under the interstate. Stay on this Essen Lane and cross a railroad track. Take a right at the Perkins Road/Essen Lane intersection (there is an Albertson’s grocery store to the right). Then pass through two red lights. Pennington Biomedical is on the left in the next block.
Directions to Pennington Conference Center from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR):
Take I-110 south which splits into I-10. At that split, take I-10 east. Take the exit right to Perkins Road. Turn left onto Perkins Road. Pennington Biomedical is located approximately 2.3 miles down Perkins Road on the right hand side.
Directions to Pennington Conference Center From Lafayette/Alexandria:
From I-10 headed east, cross the Mississippi River bridge. Take the exit right to Perkins Road. Turn left onto Perkins Road. Pennington Biomedical is located approximately 2.3 miles down Perkins Road on the right hand side.
Coffee provided by River Road Coffee