How can I view the conference presentations?
View our conference presentations here.

When will the agenda be posted?
Agenda for the 2018 Conference will be available soon. View our 2017 Agenda.

When should I arrive?
Making travel plans? National Conference sessions will be scheduled from early afternoon on Friday through early afternoon on Sunday, followed by Advocacy Day on Monday.

Where is Conference located and is there a hotel where I can make a reservation?
The 2018 National Conference will be located in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. A limited number of rooms will be reserved at a discounted rate. Details will follow.

What is the refund policy?
We understand things come up and plans change. We are happy to honor full refunds up until a certain date, to be announced when registration opens.

What if I am not feeling well before or during Conference?
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s staff can assist you in finding a local clinic or hospital should you need assistance. OCRFA is not responsible for any personal harm incurred while attending the conference. Please see our cancellation policy for more information on registration cancellation.

Are there scholarships available?
A limited number of scholarships for travel, hotel and registration fees are available to survivors and caregivers each year. The scholarship application process for the 2018 conference has not yet opened.

What should I wear to the National Conference?
You are here to learn and make connections! Dress in whatever makes you feel good. Please note, the conference rooms can get chilly so you may want to pack a sweater. And TEAL, of course!

How can I help support someone else to attend Conference?
The cost of treating ovarian cancer can be overwhelming for many families, making it difficult for them to find the funds to attend the National Conference. Our scholarship program gives applicants the opportunity to learn more about their disease, including the latest in research, quality of life and treatment options. This is an empowering opportunity for our attendees, allowing them to find their voice and connect with others who are on a similar path.

To support the scholarship program contact Catie Dugan at or (202) 331-1332 to make your donation over the phone or via credit card. Checks may be sent to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Attention: National Conference Scholarship Fund, 1101 14th St. NW Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005.

Are there opportunities for my company to promote a product or service or support Conference?
There are several options for your company to support the National Conference through our Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities. Through your support of the Conference, you play a key role in alerting women to the symptoms of ovarian cancer, helping researchers learn how better to screen and treat the disease, and giving power to ovarian cancer survivors’ voices on behalf of themselves and others we have lost. Together, we can work to bring awareness to ovarian cancer, increase the number of survivors in this country and ultimately save more lives. More information can be found by emailing Catie Dugan at or (202) 331-1332.

The Ovarian Cancer National Conference is an educational conference for ovarian cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. In consideration of all attendees, conference participants must adhere to our strict no fundraising or solicitation of business policy throughout the conference. Sponsors and exhibitors of the conference may promote their products and services to attendees at their exhibit booth (additional arrangements must be approved in writing by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance). Fundraising or fundraising promotional materials is also prohibited unless prior written approval has been granted by Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. All other attendees are prohibited from engaging in the marketing of their products and services in all designated areas of the conference, anywhere in the host hotel or local area.

Are there opportunities for my company to host a special event in coordination with Conference?
Please view our 2017 sponsorship prospectus to discover opportunities for your company to support the National Conference, including the opportunity to sponsor our Teal Takeover Party.

All attendees, including sponsors and exhibitors, agree that any special events (e.g. organized social events, programs or seminars during or within two days before or after the conference dates) must be arranged in consultation with Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and receive prior written approval. This policy applies to events hosted in designated conference areas, anywhere in the host hotel or in the local area. Each special event request will be evaluated to determine whether it complies with the policies of Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance as well as the goals of the Ovarian Cancer National Conference. Requests to host events concurrently with conference programming will be denied.

Who should I contact for more information?
We are happy to answer any questions you have about Conference. Just email Rose Draper at or call (707) 829-9484 and our staff will assist you.