October 4 - 5, 2019
Loews Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
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"This is a time for us to rethink how we, as women in oncology, are seen in the field and how we want to position ourselves."

Nina Shah, MD

What is LEAD?

LEAD is a 2-day conference designed for women in oncology and hematology. The goal of this conference is to empower women leaders in the hematology and oncology space by providing essential clinical updates, career development, and professional networking. Sessions include discussions on the importance of women’s leadership, career development workshops, and clinical sessions on biomarkers and oncology therapies.

CO-CHAIRS

JULIE BRAHMER, MD, MSc

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

NINA SHAH, MD

University of California
San Francisco San Francisco, California

JULIE M. VOSE, MD, MBA

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Day 1: October 4, 2019

(8:30 AM – 7:00 PM)

PLENARY SESSION: The Importance of Women’s Leadership in Healthcare and Oncology

  • Career Stories – Professional Vignettes and Panel Discussion
  • Amplifying Women’s Voices in Oncology Panel Discussion

SESSION I: Focused Workshops, Part 1

  • Track 1: Relationship Wellness: Managing the Chaos
  • Track 2: A Social Media Toolkit to Enhance Your Career

SESSION II: Impact of Emerging Biomarkers on Treatment Selection and Drug Development

  • The Role of Biomarkers in the Development of PARP Inhibitors
  • When Biomarkers Define Indication — MSI, MMR, and Mutations
  • Challenges with Biomarkers in Cancer Drug Development
  • Panel Discussion and Participant Q&A

SESSION III: Clinical Updates in Immuno-Oncology and Cell-based Therapies

  • Patient Selection in Frontline Metastatic Lung Cancer
  • CAR T Cell Therapy: New Era of Therapy for B-Cell Malignancies
  • Targeted Tumor Treatment with Antibody Drug Conjugates
  • Antibody Therapy as an Evolving SOC in Multiple Myeloma
  • Immunotherapy for PD-L1 Positive or MSI-high Cervical Cancer
  • Treatment Evolution in Triple Negative Breast
  • Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
  • Panel Discussion and Participant Q&A

EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION

Day 2: October 5, 2019

(8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

SESSION IV: Clinical Updates in Small-Molecule Targeted Inhibitors

  • CLL: Reaching for Curative Potential
  • Targeted Inhibitors in EGFR-positive Lung Cancer
  • Moving Beyond Checkpoint Inhibition: New Treatment Options in Urothelial Cancer
  • Panel Discussion and Participant Q&A

SESSION V: Patient Management and Supportive Care in an Era of New Therapies

  • Financial and Quality of Life Impact of Early Supportive Care
  • Sexual Health and Fertility After Cancer Treatment for Women
  • Redefining Value with Modern Cancer Therapies
  • Panel Discussion and Participant Q&A

SESSION VI: Focused Workshops, Part 2

  • Track 1: Interpersonal Dynamics: Navigating Your Environment
  • Track 2: Leaning Into Leadership Opportunities
  • Track 3:  Building Your Resiliency

KEYNOTE: The Future of Women in Oncology

WOMAN ONCOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Group rates available until Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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