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Illinois Cancer Partnership Annual Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

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Sponsor/Host: SIU School of Medicine
Location: Virtual (webex)
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Illinois Cancer Partnership Annual Colorectal Cancer Roundtable featuring ChicagoCHEC’s Dr. Keith Naylor (UIC) presenting on “Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer: Strategies to Improve Early Detection”

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Agenda attached.


ChicagoCHEC 7th Annual Community Forum: Cancer Health and Mental Wellness – YOU, Family, Community (In Honor of Richard Warnecke)

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Virtual & NEIU El Centro Campus
Address: 3390 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Hosted by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago

This two day hybrid event will be held over Zoom and in person at NEIU’s El Centro Campus.

Important things to know about the in-person component of our event:

— ChicagoCHEC wants to ensure that our in-person environment is safe and enjoyable for all attendees. Masks are required if you attend in person. In addition, the in-person component is subject to change based on safety recommendations related to COVID-19. Therefore, if it is determined unsafe for us to host the in-person component, our event will switch to 100% virtual.

— To ensure proper social distancing, there are limited seats for in-person attendance, thus availability is first come, first serve. Please indicate when you register if you plan to attend in person and a member of our team will reach out to you with more details.

— Please note, that the in-person component will be a watch party of the program which will be held over Zoom.

All are welcome to join this FREE, public event!

For updates and more information about this event, please use the following link:

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Register for Big Ten CRC Summit 2017

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Sponsor/Host: The University of Illinois Cancer Center and Lurie Cancer Center
Location: Big Ten Conference Headquarters
Address: 5440 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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This meeting will bring together members from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium institutions to explore the role of precision oncology and using cancer genomic data tailored to individual patients.



 See the Big Ten CRC Summit web page for full agenda.

Meeting location

Big Ten Conference Headquarters, 5440 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018


Don’t miss your chance to book your stay in Chicago using the Big Ten CRC’s room block. Room block reservations end this Friday, Sept. 29!

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

5300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL, 60018

  • 40-room block available at $169 per night from 10/20 to 10/22
  • Check in: 4 PM | Check out: 12 Noon
  • Self-parking: $26; Valet parking: $36 (subject to change)
  • Business Center: lobby level; 24 hours with room key
  • In Room dining available 24 hours
  • Fitness Center: 1st floor, 24 hours
  • A complimentary airport shuttle runs between the hotel and Chicago O’Hare airport
  • Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel

Phone: 847-544-5300

Reservations: 877-868-9134

Use Group Code UIC102 (Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium) to reserve rooms under the block.

  • Select location as: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
  • Select check-in and check-out dates.
  • There is a drop-down box that is defaulted to “Best available rate;” select the “group rates” option (this is where the group code goes).
  • Enter the number of guests.

After clicking “book now,” the rooms available will pop up for booking.

7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.

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Sponsor/Host: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Location: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Feinberg And Prentice Conference Centers
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Join us in vibrant downtown Chicago for the 7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.

Hosting Institution: Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Conference Dates and Locations:

  • August 24: Pre-Conference Workshops at Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center
  • August 25 & 26: Main Conference at Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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The IM4US ANNUAL CONFERENCE is a unique educational experience for healing professionals, administrators, students, advocates, and the community to learn about affordable integrative approaches to common health conditions, share evidence-based best integrative practices, and be part of a like-minded community for activism around IM for the underserved.

Integrative medicine is often seen in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards healers in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. Yet, many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations.

Conference Tracks:

  • Research
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Clinical Practice/Skill-Building
  • Administration/Practice Management
Conference Objectives:
  • Foster community among all of those who have a commitment to providing integrative health care for the underserved (healers, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, policy makers, patients, etc.)
  • Highlight existing sustainable health care models and innovative structures of practice that embrace an integrated approach and increase access to care
  • Build an international movement that advances policy and provides advocacy for those that face injustice in health care due to racial, socioeconomic, or other factors
  • Shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, self-care, and lifestyle changes
  • Develop skills, disseminate practical information, and share strategies for providing quality care for the underserved
  • Feature cutting-edge research and welcome investigators who will further the field

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Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in underserved and ethnically diverse patient populations.
  • Evaluate current research involving integrative care for the underserved
  • Share skills and knowledge in sustainable integrative models in underserved populations. Compare and contrast appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in common problems seen in underserved patient populations
  • Evaluate the indications, benefits, and risks of integrative medicine approaches for underserved populations and select appropriate resources based on patient needs and preferences
  • Develop innovative best practice models for providing effective integrative healthcare for patients suffering from various health disparities
  • Identify new health care providers and healers across disciplines that have a commitment to integrative medicine for the underserved.
  • Build a network of providers who support mutual learning and interdisciplinary clinical practice.
  • Discuss practical options for helping support patient self-care, self-efficacy and self-management tools.

Women in Science Conference

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Northeastern Illinois University
Address: 5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Free parking is available the 5th floor of the Parking Facility (building number 16 on the campus map:

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth and in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Northeastern Illinois University, this conference will include fascinating seminars, engaging roundtable discussions, inspiring laboratory activities, Science with Sophie, and a screening of the film “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge.” The agenda (below) features renowned international speakers from various fields of study, including globally renowned Public Health expert, Professor Witold Zatonski, M.D., an Epidemiologist from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland, Sophie Shrand, the creator and host of Science with Sophie, and Julie Des Jardins, author of Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.

With an inspiring story of tenacity and empowerment, Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel prize and the only person to receive two Nobel prizes in two different disciplines (physics and chemistry). She is honored for her discovery of radium and polonium, her remarkable push for clinical adaptation of her laboratory findings to benefit medical patients, and her extraordinary contribution to the fight against cancer.

Conference Agenda

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Monday, September 18, 2017