International Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer (ILC) Symposium 2023

Pittsburgh, PA US
September 28, 2023 to September 30, 2023

The International Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer Symposium (ILC) will be held on September 28-30, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA. This symposium will focus on various topics in primary and metastatic invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC.)

As we gear up for the 4th symposium, after a very successful 2022 Symposium that was held in Utrecht, NE, we are certain now more than ever that we are cultivating strong collaborative relationships amongst those who have attended the past 3 years. Ongoing support of laboratory and clinical experts whose focus is on the biological and clinical attributes of ILC continues to lead to new ideas for personalized therapy and addresses a major focus of patients and advocates. While increasing cases of ILC are diagnosed each year, with each annual symposium we take one step closer to a better understanding of the unique nature of this disease. While patients with breast cancer histology of No Special Type (NST) and ILC are treated the same, we continue to realize the clinical and biological differences between the two and strive to identify targeted treatments. 

Ongoing collaborations on the unmet clinical need for women diagnosed and treated each year for ILC is critical for our research. As we prepare to host this upcoming symposium, we take with us the momentum from the last 3 years with the anticipation and enthusiasm that will lead to stronger collaborations and greater knowledge. This symposium will be Co-Chaired by Drs. Steffi Oesterreich (Pitt), Patrick Derksen (U of Utrecht), Christine Desmedt (KU Leuven), Rita Mukhtar (UCSF), Rachel Jankowitz (U of PA), Anne Salomon (Curie).

Here is a link to the website for additional information:

Target Audience

This course is designed for Research Scientists, Clinical Oncologists, Breast Cancer Patient and Advocates, Trainees and Fellows.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/28/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
The Assembly Pittsburgh
5051 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Symposium Chairs
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD (Pitt)
Patrick Derksen, PhD (U of Utrecht)
Christine Desmedt, PhD (KU Leuven)
Rachel C. Jankowitz, MD (U of PA)
Rita Mukhtar, MD (UCSF)
Anne Vincent-Salomon, MD, PhD (Curie)

Session Chairs
Rohit Bhargava, MD (UPMC)
Nancy Davidson, MD (Fred Hutch)
Patrick Derksen, PhD (U of Utrecht)
Sean Egan, PhD (Hospital for Sick Kids)
Rita Mukhtar, MD (UCSF)
Rebecca Riggins, PhD (Georgetown Univ)
Britta Weigelt, PhD (MSKCC)

Cathrin Brisken, MD, PhD (ICR London) KEYNOTE
Val Brunton, PhD (U of Edinburgh)
Amy Clark, MD, MSCE (U of PA)
Giovanni Corso, MD, PhD (UNIMI)
Matt Covington, MD (U of Utah)
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, FACP (Cornell)
Maxim De Schepper, MD, PhD (KU Leuven)
Julia Foldi, MD, PhD (UPMC)
Siobhan Freeney (Advocate LBC Ireland)
Arielle Hanker, (UT Southwestern)
Jagmohan Hooda, PhD (Pitt)
Rinath Jeselson, MD, (DFCI)
Maria Margarete Karsten, MD, PhD (Charite, Berlin)
Thijs Koorman, PhD (U of Utrecht)
Hannah Linden, MD, FACP (Fred Hutch)
Diane Mapes (Advocate, Fred Hutch)
Otto Metzger, MD (DFCI)
Flora Migyanka (Advocate, Dynami Foundation)
Jason Mouabbi, MD (MD Anderson)
Lorri Petitti (Advocate)
Jorge Reis-Filho, MD, PhD (MSKCC)
Stuart Schnitt, MD (DFCI) KEYNOTE
Matt Sikora, PhD (UC Denver)
Ethan Sokol, PhD (Foundation Medicine)
Claire Turner (Advocate)
Gary Ulaner, MD (Hoag
Karen Van Baelen, MD (KU Leuven)
Damir Vareslija, PhD (RCSI)
Yossi Yarden, PhD (Dwek Institute, Isarel)

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance


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Registration Categories and Fees:
Faculty: $200
Pharmaceutical/Other: $200
Trainees/Students/Postdocs/Nurses/PA’s: $100
Patient/Advocates (Thursday ONLY): $0
Patient/Advocates (Thursday-Saturday): $25
Pitt/UPMC Attendees: $50

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted to Nadine Ryan at Tuition for cancellations received before August 28, 2023 will be refunded in full.  August 28, 2023, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after September 11, 2023.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by e-mailing Nadine Ryan at