Update on Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 

The Living Beyond Breast Cancer team has decided to postpone the 2020 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer, scheduled for April 17-19, 2020, in Philadelphia, because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. We are deeply saddened, but our decision was guided by our highest priority – protecting the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff. 

After consulting with trusted healthcare providers, the hotel, and our local, state, and federal health authorities, we concluded it would be unwise to hold our conference in April. Many in our community are immune-compromised, putting you at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. And we want to eliminate the chances for quarantine when many would be far from home.

LBBC will move quickly to put plans in place so we can deliver on our promises of providing information and connection to the metastatic community. Our team is discussing a number of possible ways forward. The goal is to set a direction as soon as possible, and to clearly communicate our decisions and their implications to everyone affected.

As an organization, we are conscious of the commitments you have made, as well as the often life-changing connections made at this event. In the coming days, we will reach out with clear next steps about registration fees, hotel bookings, and more. In the meantime, here are steps you can take now:

1 – Cancel Your Hotel Room Reservation 
Our conference hotel, the Philadelphia 201, accepts cancelation without fees up to 48 hours before your visit. Call 888-236-2427 now to cancel your hotel booking.

2 – Find out your Options for Flight or Train Booking
Reach out immediately to find out your options for rebooking or canceling travel that you have booked. You may use this email to explain the reason for your inquiry. If you purchased travel insurance, check to see what is covered. Some credit card companies will advocate on your behalf as well. Please do not cancel your trip at this time; we will provide further guidance no later than the end of the week.

Please continue to check this page and follow us on social media as we will continue to share more details about registration, fee waivers, and more during the week.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP

March 4, 2020

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus  (COVID-19) outbreak. We will provide regular updates on this page about the Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer: Thriving Together to be held in Philadelphia, PA, April 17-19, 2020. The health and safety of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors remains our top priority as we prepare to host our annual conference.  

You can learn about this coronavirus and how to protect yourself and your family at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the World Health Organization (WHO) website . 

Please check this page for regular updates about the Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer. 

March 9, 2020