1st Europa Donna Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocacy Conference – 9-11 June 2017 – Milan, Italy

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to giving people with metastatic breast cancer the tools to advocate for best practices that address the unique needs of  those living with the disease. Building upon our ongoing MBC initiatives, ED will hold its first EUROPA DONNA MBC Advocacy Conference in Milan, Italy from 9 to 11 June 2017. The conference will be open to approximately 50 MBC advocacy leaders from ED as well as from other organisations. Their travel and subsistence costs will be paid by ED.*

The MBC Advocacy Conference will involve a weekend-long exchange of ideas, experience and best practice. On Friday, an Opening Session will kick off the event followed by dinner and networking. Saturday will begin with speeches regarding treatment and research specific to MBC, followed by successful MBC advocacy strategies from across the globe. In the afternoon we will hold intensive advocacy skills training workshops which will be designed specifically for this programme, followed by feedback and presentations from the workshops. On Sunday morning, we will hold a review of the MBC advocacy toolkit and a discussion on next steps to move MBC advocacy forward.

Conference participants will be selected on a competitive basis. In order to apply, full applications should be submitted by 7 March 2017 to conference@europadonna.org and should include the following:

1. Completed application form
2. A photo of yourself
3. A short abstract (400 words) outlining your background including work and volunteer experience as well as current MBC activities and why attending this meeting would be important to your future advocacy work

After the conference, each participant will be asked to provide a summary of next steps and a report after three months on work undertaken as a result of the conference.

Successful applicants will be notified by 30 April 2017 and will be automatically registered for the conference.

Download application form here.

EUROPA DONNA will directly cover the cost of two nights at the Double Tree by Hilton (Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June) for each participant.

Any additional nights will need to be paid directly by said participant. Travel costs will be reimbursed after the event upon presentation of original receipts, airline tickets, boarding pass, train tickets etc. Round trip taxis will only be reimbursed to/from the hotel to Linate airport and to/from Cadorna train station. Those arriving at Malpensa airport should take the Malpensa Express train to Cadorna and then proceed to the hotel by taxi.

*Total amount of travel costs to be reimbursed:

  •  Up to a maximum of €400 for participants coming from Europe, Middle-East and North-Africa
  •  Up to a maximum of €1.000 for participants coming from other regions and overseas.