National Breast Cancer Coalition

July 17 - 22, La Jolla, CA

The Project LEAD Institute is a five-day intensive science course for breast cancer advocates that covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design, and advocacy. This course provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists.  Taught by a renowned research faculty, this is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about working as an NBCC research advocate. 

At the Project LEAD Institute, participants will:

  • Learn the language and concepts of the science of breast cancer, including cancer biology, genetics, genomics and proteomics, the roles of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and the development of cancer at the molecular level;
  • Distinguish between descriptive studies, analytic studies, clinical trials, and meta-analyses, and identify the extent to which each establishes causality;
  • Acquire the skills to critically interpret scientific literature, and to become educated about scientific aspects of breast cancer;
  • Become familiar with the wide range of consumer advocacy opportunities, and how breast cancer research decisions are made;
  • Gain the necessary leadership and advocacy development skills to confidently participate in the scientific community as a breast cancer advocate.

Tuition is free to NBCC members who are accepted to the course, and includes all workshop materials and meals for five days. Participants must attend the entire course.

TO APPLY

The application period for this course is now closed.  The application deadline was May 20, 2011


LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

The course is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM PST on Sunday, July 17, 2011 and end at 12:00 PM PST on Friday, July 22, 2011. The course will take place at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel. 

Schedule of events:

Sunday, July 17, 2011 

  3:00pm  Check-In and Registration
  4:00pm  Session begins
  6:30pm  Session ends and Dinner begins

Monday, July 18, 2011 

  7:00am   Breakfast
  8:00am   Session begins
  12:00pm Lunch
  6:00pm   Session ends and Dinner begins

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 

  7:00am   Breakfast
  8:00am   Session begins
  12:00pm Lunch
  6:00pm   Session ends and Dinner begins 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 

  7:00am   Breakfast
  8:00am   Session begins
  12:00pm Lunch
  6:00pm   Session ends and Dinner begins

Thursday, July 21, 2011  

7:00am   Breakfast
  8:00am   Session begins
  12:00pm Lunch
  6:00pm   Session ends and Dinner begins 

Friday, July 22, 2011

  8:00am   Session begins
  12:00pm Sessions end / Course Graduation

For more information please contact ProjectLead@BreastCancerDeadline2020.org