The Ovarian Cancer National Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC, on July 11-14, 2014. The Conference brings together more than 400 patients, caregivers, researchers and advocates to hear about the latest innovations in ovarian cancer, find hope and inspiration, and support ovarian cancer initiatives. Past attendees have raved about how much they learn and the connections they make at the conference. To ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend the conference, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance offers financial scholarships to help defray conference costs to those who qualify. Click here for more information on scholarships.
Conference Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 737-1234
A mix of plenary and breakout sessions will allow you to custom-tailor your conference experience. Learn about hot topics in ovarian cancer research, ask our expert panelists your questions and get practical advice about living with cancer. There is something for everyone, whether you are a woman with ovarian cancer, a caregiver or an advocate. Join us in Washington to learn why past attendees have called our National Conference a “life-changing” event.
Online Registration has now closed but it is never too late to register. Registration will be available during the times below at our Registration Desk located at the Hyatt Regency Washington, Ballroom Level. The on site attendee registration fee is $299 and gives you access to all plenary and breakout sessions, conference materials and receptions on Friday evening. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Sunday.
For questions or more information, please call our office at: (202) 331-1332 prior to Friday, July 11, 2014.
On Site Attendee Registration Times:
Friday, July 11, 2014: 4pm-7pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014: 7:00am-4pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014: 7:30am-2pm
Your registration fee gives you access to all plenary and breakout sessions, conference materials and receptions on Friday evening. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast is included on Monday for those taking part in our Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Dinners are not included in your registration; we are happy to suggest some favorite local restaurants!
Also included in your registration is the opportunity to march to Capitol Hill with fellow survivors and loved ones. On Advocacy Day you will meet with your elected officials to share your story and ask them to support initiatives important to the ovarian cancer community.
The registration fee does not cover travel costs, dinners or hotel accommodations. Click here to learn more about booking your stay in our host hotel.
The Preferred Registration rate of $199 ends June 6, 2014.
Attention: Registration rates will go up after June 6.
Conference attendees who register after June 6, 2014, will not be able to join us on Capitol Hill but can still take full advantage of our Conference! You can make your voice heard by taking part in our virtual advocacy day – watch your email for ways to participate! Online Registration closes July 4, 2014.
On Site Registration (after July 4, 2014): $299
Conference attendees who register on site will be able to attend all plenary and breakout sessions throughout the Conference. Advocacy Day is not included in on site registration.
If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Catie Dugan at (202) 331-1332 or email@example.com.
Scholarships A limited number of scholarships for travel, hotel and registration fees are available to survivors and caregivers (friends and family). All scholarship applications are due by April 7, 2014. Click here for more information about scholarships.
Cancellations Any cancellations for the conference through June 30, 2014 will be refunded, minus any applicable credit card transaction fees. Any cancellations after June 30, 2014 will not be refunded.
What if I am not feeling well before or during the conference? The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has an incident response protocol should you fall ill during the conference. We will make every effort possible to ensure your comfort and safety. Please see our cancellation policy for more information on registration cancellation.
Privacy The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share your email address or other contact information with third parties without your permission.
Newcomers' Gathering Is this your first time attending the Ovarian Cancer National Conference? Our Newcomer’s Gathering will introduce you to other first-time attendees and help you make the most out of your Conference experience! You will also have the opportunity to meet with Alliance staff and board members.
Advocacy Day One of our most popular events, Advocacy Day brings attendees to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and staff. You will have a chance to share your personal story about ovarian cancer and ask for support on a number of federal issues essential to fighting this disease. **In order to make advocacy day the best possible experience for everyone who joins us, registration on or before June 6 is required for this event. Click here for more information.
Expert Round Table New this year! During lunch hear from one of our leading doctors in an intimate setting. Limited seating is available so sign up early!
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Celebration: Kick up your heels at a celebration just for you! Join us for live music, dancing and more. Your conference registration covers your admission.
Honoring the Journey This annual ceremony is a time to pause and reflect on the journey that is ovarian cancer. Fellow attendees will share their original poetry as we gather to commemorate and honor every life that has been touched by this disease. Click here for more information.
National Garden of Hope Our National Garden of Hope embodies the energy and connection you will bring home from the National Conference. Since its inception in 2011, hundreds of attendees have returned home from our Conference with packets of forget-me-not seeds. These seeds have been nurtured and grown in gardens across the United States, paying tribute to women with the disease and showing the connections that flower each year during our conference. Click here for more information.
Join your fellow ovarian cancer advocates as we march to Capitol Hill. Throughout the conference you will hear from top professionals in their fields about what’s new in ovarian cancer. Use this knowledge when you share your story with your senators and representatives and ask for their support on a number of federal issues essential to our community.
Visiting Capitol Hill is a highlight of the Conference for those who take part. You will get to speak directly with your members of Congress and their staff about issues that are near and dear to your heart.
Is this your first time on the Hill? No need to be nervous—we will arrange your appointments, pair you with an experienced advocate and provide training before and during the Conference so you know exactly what to expect.
“Advocacy Day is the best, most exciting day in my year.”
Things to Keep in Mind:
This very special part of the conference is not to be missed! We encourage everyone to participate. Registration before Friday, June 6 is required to take part in this event.
For any additional questions, please contact Brittany Harvey at (202) 331-1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Hotel and Location The Hyatt Regency Washington is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, DC, within walking distance of many historic monuments and attractions including the US Capitol, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and Union Station.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 737-1234
Hotel Reservations The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is holding a block of guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Washington. The discounted guest room rate for this event is $209.00 per room per night—single or double occupancy.
We recommend making your hotel reservation early. Reservations are on a first-come basis. Group rates are subject to availability and will sell out. The deadline for booking hotel rooms is June 20, 2014 or until there is no availability.
Click here to make your reservation online. You may also call (202) 737-1234 and ask for Reservations. Be sure to ask for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Conference to receive our discounted rate.
If you wish to extend your stay and enjoy our nation’s Capital, you can visit the Washington, DC, visitor website for more information on activities and attractions.
Are you attending Advocacy Day? Please note that appointments on Capitol Hill can go as late as 4:00 pm. Due to the complexity of scheduling appointments for 200 people, we are not able to finalize schedules in advance or to guarantee appointments during specific time periods. In order to provide you with the best advocacy day experience, please plan to stay for the duration of Advocacy Day which will conclude no later than 4:30 pm.
Transportation to the Conference The Hyatt Regency Washington is conveniently located in the northwest region of the city and is easily accessible by Metrorail, taxi and airport shuttle. Detailed directions to the hotel are located on the hotel website. Please click here to learn about airport options, transportation and shuttle information to Washington, DC, and the Hyatt Regency.
American Airlines Conference Travel Discount - Save 5%
Make your reservations with American Airlines Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790. Use authorization code: A4674EI.
Save the $25 telephone booking fee by booking your travel online at www.aa.com/group for American and American Eagle flights only. Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as aa.com Promotion Code.
Unite Airlines Conference Travel Discount - Save 5%
Make your reservation with United Airlines and save 5% with our group booking discount. You can book online at www.united.com and enter Offer Code ZSMU129090 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights.
If booking through a travel professional or Unite Meetings at 800-426-1122, use the Agreement Code 129090, Z code: ZSMU.
Questions about Hotel and Travel? For questions or more information, please contact Brittany Harvey at (202) 331-1332 or email@example.com
Each year, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance honors three individuals for their work on behalf of our cause. Our 2014 award winners will be announced in June.
Cindy Melancon Spirit Award The Cindy Melancon Spirit Award commends and honors an individual for his or her commitment to the ovarian cancer community. The award is named after Cindy Melancon, a founder of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and creator of the CONVERSATIONS! newsletter. The award has been given to many excellent ovarian cancer leaders throughout the years.
Past award winners include: 2013 – Kathleen Maxian 2012 – Program Participants of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives® Program 2011 – Diane Rader O'Connor 2010 – Susan Lowell Butler 2009 – Kolleen Stacey 2008 – Carolyn Benivegna 2007 – Betty Reiser 2006 – Joan Summer 2005 – Gayle McKenna 2004 – Sandi Pniauskas 2003 – Christina Carr
The Carolyn Pultz Brown Leadership Award The Carolyn Pultz Brown Leadership Award is bestowed upon an outstanding community leader who has the capacity to influence others and has made a great impact on the ovarian cancer community. The award honors Carolyn Pultz Brown, the mother of our President Emerita Terri McKnight, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
Past award winners include: 2013 – Linda Koteen 2012 – Dennis Oziel and Robert Ferriday III 2011 – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) 2010 – Patricia C. Modrow, PhD 2009 – Diane Paul 2008 – Karen Mason 2007 – The Entire Ovarian Cancer Community 2006 – Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) 2005 – Grassroots Champion Sheryl Silver 2004 – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) 2003 – California State Representative Deborah Ortiz
The Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award The Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award is named for the molecular biologist Dr. Rosalind Elsie Franklin, who played a vital role in discovering the structure of DNA. Her career was cut short in 1958 when she died of ovarian cancer at age 37. Throughout her life, she was a committed researcher; this award honors an individual who continues her legacy of excellence.
Past award winners include: 2013 – Elizabeth Swisher, MD 2012 – Ronnie Alvarez, MD 2011 – Robert Allen Burger, MD 2010 – George Coukos, MD, PhD 2009 – Nicole Urban, ScD 2008 – Robert Bast, MD 2007 – Deborah Armstrong, MD 2006 – Elise Kohn, MD 2005 – Barbara Goff, MD