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Liverpool, 9th - 11th July 2024


This year we are bringing the community together for the first national patient-focused conference in the UK for secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. 


Becoming your own advocate is an integral part of living alongside secondary breast cancer. We know how challenging it can be to navigate the world of medical terminology and clinical guidelines, so we are creating an event that will empower our community through increased knowledge and understanding of research, treatments and options.

Live Q&As with our panel of experts

Interactive exhibition stalls

Social spaces and a community café

With a 'choose your own adventure' style programme, you will be able to dip into topics that feel right for you. We will be covering the latest developments for each subtype, exploring personalised treatments, finding out more about clinical trials and tackling difficult conversations around secondary breast cancer. 



A live streaming service on the day will make the educational content available to the community at home. Details of how to access the live stream will be shared soon.

Prof Carlo Palmieri, Secondary Breast Cancer Summit Clinical Lead

The Secondary Breast Cancer Summit is the first national patient-focused conference in the UK for secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. 

In response to invaluable insights from recent LIMBER and Metastatic Breast Cancer research studies funded by the Make 2nds Count, we've identified critical knowledge gaps within the secondary breast cancer community, and the Summit will address these. From disease understanding to clinical trials, treatment, and side effects, our bespoke event programme will meet the research information needs of the secondary breast cancer community. Our goal is to educate and empower patients, and help them feel more confident in their understanding of the disease.

Lesley Stephen, Secondary Breast Cancer Summit Patient Lead

I’m delighted that we are launching this first UK summit for patients with secondary breast cancer.  I’ve been living with secondary breast cancer for 10 years, and in that time I have been to many cancer conferences with medical talks that can be difficult to follow if you don’t have a science background.  

I’ve often thought it would be great to offer secondary breast cancer patients the opportunity to have their own conference, ask researchers and clinicians questions about their work and find out about the latest treatments, but all presented in a way that we patients can understand. I‘d encourage you to sign up for this unique event, enjoy the programme we are putting together for you and I look forward to seeing you in Liverpool in July.

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The secondary breast cancer Summit is taking place @ Hilton Liverpool City Centre


We have 100 patient places available at the 2024 Summit and as we want as many patients in our community as possible to benefit  – a few rules apply!

  1. One funded placement per patient 

  2. Priority will be given to patients who have not previously attended a Make 2nds Count retreat  

  3. Once applications are received, all attendees will be chosen randomly

If you would like to apply to participate in the Summit,  please complete the registration form below to register your interest.



A Travel Fund is available for those who need support with travel expenses. All catering and accommodation is fully funded, thanks to our funding partners.