Training & Educational Opportunities

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Project LEAD® Institute

Sunday, July 9, 2017- Friday, July 14, 2017
La Jolla, CA at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel

The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course for breast cancer advocates who are interested in working with researchers, reviewing grants, or other opportunities requiring the participation of an advocate highly trained in the science of breast cancer. Taught by renowned research faculty, Project LEAD® covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy. LEAD® provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists.

Tuition is free to NBCC members who are accepted to the course, and includes all workshop materials and meals. Applicants can also apply for need-based scholarships to assist with lodging and travel expenses. Accepted participants must attend the entire course.

Join NBCC for a $35 yearly contribution:

Apply to Project LEAD® Institute:

Applications are being accepted through 5:00 PM EST April, 18, 2017

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Saturday, December 9, 2017
San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

This Symposium is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians, researchers, and patient advocates.

The patient advocate registration category is reserved exclusively for patient advocates who either work or volunteer for not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that demonstrate a charitable mission, engage in patient advocacy activities, provide support for people with cancer, have a nonprofessional membership, and do not offer CME or scientific programs for professionals.

SABCS Patient Advocate Information:

Every year the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation provides scholarships for eligible breast cancer advocates to attend the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and take part in Mentor Sessions.

Review Requirements/Apply for an ABCF Patient Advocate Scholarship:

Scholarship Application for 2017 opens on MAY 15, 2017.
Scholarship Application Deadline is 10:00PM, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017