FACTOR brings together the leading osteosarcoma researchers and clinicians, along with patient families and OsteoWarriors (survivors, patients and siblings of OsteoWarriors and OsteoAngels) to Make It Better for those battling this disease. This work belongs to all of us.
Collaboration with all interested parties on advancing treatments and improving outcomes for patients with osteosarcoma. Specifically:
• Significantly improve osteosarcoma awareness and patient outcomes through collaborative disease management approach, clinical trials and dedicated osteosarcoma research.
• Brainstorm on challenges and come up with collaborative solutions to fast track improvements for osteosarcoma.
• Create a symbiotic bridge between the osteosarcoma medical and patient community to overcome challenges and create solutions.
• Evaluate funding needs for research and provide awareness for worthy initiatives and funding solutions.
• A dedicated forum to review progress on an annual basis on various osteosarcoma disease management initiatives.
THURSDAY, June 22
5pm - 6pm Welcome Reception
6:30pm - 8:30pm Non-Hosted Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
MIB is proud to partner with Iron Hill Brewery for a Give Back 20 event. Iron Hill will donate 20% of the food and non-alcoholic drink sales to MIB Agents. Please download the E-flyer here and present it on Thursday, June 22 to participate.
FRIDAY, June 23
• Panel: Biomarkers for Risk Stratification in OS
• Panel: Preclinical Models in OS
• Panel: Comparative Oncology in OS
• Discussion Group: 3 options (pick 1)
1) Researcher’s Best Friend: Can dogs expedite bench to bedside for pediatric patients?
2) Leveraging Computational Biology to Accelerate Discovery
3) Turning Pain into POWER (Patients with Osteosarcoma Who Enable Research): Engaging patients to power research with their data and samples
Hosted Dinner at The Whitley hotel
SATURDAY, JUNE 24
• Panel: Local Control for OS
• Panel: OutSmarting Osteosarcoma 2023 Awards
• Panel: Ask the Patients
• Panel: Immunotherapies for OS
• Molecularly Targeted Therapies for OS
The OsteoWarriors HQ (headquarters) brings kids and young adults who have a connection to osteosarcoma together and It. Is. Awesome!
Connecting the kids who have lost limbs, friends and siblings to osteosarcoma is one of the most important things we do. To put the hospital behind them for a few days and connect with other kids from across the country who have been through the same thing they have is really special.
HQ is for those 18 and under. We kindly ask that only those who plan to fully participate in HQ select the HQ registration option. OsteoWarrior HQ is for:
• Warriors in treatment for osteosarcoma
• Survivors of osteosarcoma
• Siblings of OsteoWarriors
• Siblings of OsteoAngels
The OsteoWarriors HQ is entirely complimentary, with thanks to the generosity of the Jeffries family.
Order a Luminaria in honor of an OsteoWarrior or OsteoAngel! They will light the path the General session attendees will take to dinner on Friday night.
Purchase a Luminaria as part of your FACTOR 2023 Registration as an "Add On" to your ticket.
After completing your purchase, please complete our F23 Luminaria form to provide your OsteoWarrior or OsteoAngel's name and photo.
Email Linda@MIBAgents.org with any questions.
Join us for a free Healing Hearts grief retreat for bereaved osteosarcoma parents.
This is an opportunity for you to connect with others who share a similar grief experience and understand what you're going through. The hope is that this event provides encouragement, support, and inspiration through planned activities and conversation.
Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Lori Krause is a life coach with a focus on grief as well as end of life. She is a hospice-trained grief facilitator for both adults and children and is an INELDA-trained End of Life Doula; with a deep passion for relationship building; open and honest communication; healing; loving; and caregiving.
Ambassador Agents offer peer support to caregivers and families in treatment for osteosarcoma. Ambassador Agents are:
The Ambassador Agent training will prepare you in best practices to support a warrior and/or their family members. Listening skills, ways to build trust, stages of grief and recovery, stress management and the ever popular 'elevator speech' are the foundation of the training. Being an Ambassador Agent is a rewarding experience for both you and the family you are matched with.
Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Stay tuned for more information on future Mingles!
The Whitley offers valet parking at $30 daily; $55 for overnight valet parking. Self-parking lot is available through the Monarch building at the following rates: $20 daily max and $25 overnight.
Warriors in treatment for osteosarcoma, survivors of osteosarcoma, siblings of OsteoWarriors, siblings of OsteoAngels who are 18 years old and younger.
HQ is free thanks to the generous support from the Jeffries Family. FACTOR registration fees are waived for those attending HQ.
YES! Special rates are available at The Whitley. Click here to reserve your room.
MIB Agents is pleased to offer a limited number of travel awards up to $2,000 for physicians and researchers who would like to attend FACTOR 2022 but do not have institutional or grant support to cover FACTOR 2022 registration and travel expenses. Applications can be submitted online at Proposal Central until April 8th, 2022 and recipients will be notified by April 22nd, 2022.
MIB Agents Family Fund FACTOR Travel Awards are supported by MIB Agents Family Funds, osteosarcoma patients and families who raise funds in honor of an OsteoWarrior or OsteoAngel. Their dedication to Making It Better and fostering collaboration and education in the scientific community makes every MIB Agents award incredibly meaningful.
For more details on eligibility and the application process, please see the Family Fund FACTOR Travel Award guidelines. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
3434 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
FACTOR 2023 Hotel
MIB Agents is holding a discounted room block for FACTOR attendees at The Whitley hotel.
Please click on the button below to reserve your hotel room.
Please email Sarah@MIBagents.org with any questions.
The Spa at The Whitley is newly renovated and offers a variety of treatments, ranging from massages and facials to body scrubs and salon services like manicures, pedicures and more, for both hotel guests and Buckhead locals alike
Five private, outdoor treatment casitas with spa garden.
Indoor Heated Pool
Average Temperature for June 83°-87°
MIB Agents is proud to partner with these organizations in our mission to Make It Better. Your company can Make It Better, too, please contact Ann Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org for partnership opportunities
FACTOR connects families & osteosarcoma professionals.
Bringing researchers, clinicians, surgeons and caregivers together.
Create a bridge between the osteosarcoma medical and patient community to overcome challenges and create solutions.
“The FACTOR Conference is unique in that it brings together parents, patient advocates, providers, the scientific community and others to share common issues and research advances,and to remember our common struggles against osteosarcoma.”
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