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Virtual Community Forum – Addressing Cancer Together during COVID-19: The ChicagoCHEC Partnership


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Sponsor/Host: Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC)
Location: via Zoom
Email: [email protected]
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Research Dissemination Webinar featuring Dr. Kristi Holmes


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: ONLINE
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Please join us for the webinar to maximize your findability as a scholar and identify opportunities for disseminating your research work.

Description:

Kristi Holmes is the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medical Education in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Associate Director of NUCATS for Evaluation in the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

During this webinar, Dr. Holmes will highlight the importance and impact of research dissemination, and ways to improve findability of your research work.

Registration is required. For additional details on how to join the webinar, send any questions and concerns tto [email protected]

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 12 PM – 1 PM

CHICAGOCHEC SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Kristi L. Holmes, PhD

Registration link:REGISTER 

https://bit.ly/CHEC826

Webinar featuring Dr. Melissa Simon | Doing it Right: Contact Tracing and Health Equity | NAM


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Sponsor/Host: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Location: Online
Address: Online
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https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/07-30-2020/doing-it-right-contact-tracing-and-health-equity

There is ample evidence that communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing significantly higher rates of infection and significantly higher mortality rates when compared to white Americans. As states and communities emerge from stay-at-home orders and reopen, testing and contact tracing will be important tools to use in heading off future outbreaks of COVID-19. It is critical that contact tracing efforts are executed in ways that are appropriate to those communities experiencing a greater burden of COVID-19. In some cases these efforts must take into account the distrust some communities have in health care systems and providers. Other issues relevant to contact tracing include language, cultural competency, health literacy, stigma, and privacy concerns.  Further, contact tracers may identify individuals who lack access to care and/or insurance, or the supportive services needed to isolate if positive, and some individuals will be residents without documentation. New financial resources are being made available to states and localities for contact tracing efforts. Recruiting and building a new cadre of contact tracers should meet the immediate goal of addressing the pandemic but attention could also be paid to building a public health infrastructure in communities that supports health equity.REGISTER HERE

Virtual Community Conversation


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Online
Email: [email protected]
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Current Status of COVID-19: Staying Safe in Phase 4 and Beyond

Join us in a discussion with health experts on understanding and transitioning through the phases of COVID-19.

NIH Proposal Writing Webinar


Location: Online
Email: [email protected]
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NIH Proposal Writing Webinar

Please join us for the webinar:

A Novel Approach to Writing Effective Proposals – Creating conversations with reviewers and patterns they expect to see…

NIH Funding Webinar


Location: Online
Email: [email protected]
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ChicagoCHEC Seminar Series Presents:

NIH Funding Webinar

Please join us for the webinar: Seeking NIH Funding: Deconstructing the Alphabet Soup

42nd Annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade (VIRTUAL)


Sponsor/Host: Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Location: VIRTUAL (on TV)

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

2pm to 3pm CST

ON TV:

  • Comcast 647
  • DirecTV 461
  • Dish 880
  • U-Verse 3055

Virtual Community Conversation


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Online
Email: [email protected]
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Join us in a discussion with health experts on navigating cancer screening and care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Guest Speakers:

Lauren Green, MD, Co-Chair of the Center for Breast Care, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences

Jonathan Moreira, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Registration link: bit.ly/CHECVCC617

2020 Lurie Cancer Center Survivors’ Virtual Walk & 5K


Sponsor/Host: Lurie Cancer Center
Location: Virtual
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SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020

Moving Forward, Together

Celebrating Survivors, Accelerating Cancer Research, Advancing the Fight Against COVID-19

For 27 years, we’ve joined together to honor cancer survivors, recognize supporters and celebrate milestones. To continue moving forward in a way that protects the health of our community, we are making this year’s event a virtual celebration. Although we’ll miss gathering in person, we’re excited about the opportunity to celebrate, virtually, with cancer survivors and supporters, friends and families from across Chicago, throughout the country and around the world.

As a virtual participant you can choose the time and place to walk, run or be active (while social distancing) on Sunday, June 7. In the face of this unprecedented challenge, we’re confident that our signature event will continue to be a source of hope and inspiration to those who have faced or are facing cancer.

You are essential to the work we do. In addition to funding breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment, this year our donors and fundraising teams have an option to support our heroes in the battle against COVID-19. You can choose to direct your donation to fund lifesaving research and prevention efforts that may benefit healthcare professionals and cancer patients at higher risk of complications from coronavirus.

Now more than ever, we need research to translate discoveries into the highest level of patient care.

Seminar Series – NIH Biosketch Webinar


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Online
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Sobrevivientes Saludables: Manteniendo la Salud Mental en Casa


Sponsor/Host: Wellness House / ALAS WINGS
Location: Online Virtual
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Martes, 26 de Mayo

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

En este grupo, se va hablar sobre la importancia de

mantener su salud mental como una persona que

tiene o ha tenido cáncer. Se va hablar sobre

diferentes estrategias que usted puede utilizar en

casa, especialmente durante la situación del

coronavirus.

¿Preguntas? Llame a Ricardo (Ricky) al 708.655.9431

ó a Sue Merlos al 312.883.2527.

Enlace de invitación:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85762411150?pwd=NEdq

WE5zTldRdmUwQ3Z4bGtzUVh6Zz09

(Contraseña: 052620)

Sobrevivientes Saludables 4

ChicagoCHEC Virtual Community Conversations


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Online
Email: [email protected]
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Conversation on the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities Touched by Cancer

This is an avenue to share experiences, challenges and resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Register Online

COVID-19 y el cáncer de seno: Lo que necesita saber – 16 de Mayo 


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Spanish COVID-19 Program Updated[2]

Sábado, 16 de Mayo
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

En una situación emergente que está cambiando rápidamente, las doctoras Rosalinda Alvarado y Claudia Tellez responderán sus preguntas sobre el nuevo coronavirus, COVID-19. Ellas, proporcionarán una descripción general de COVID-19, analizarán las implicaciones para las personas con antecedentes de cáncer de seno, explicarán cómo podría afectar su tratamiento médico y ofrecerán consejos para mantenerse sanos y reducir su riesgo. Habrá una oportunidad para preguntas y respuestas después de la presentación.

YOGA en español

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

A las 11:00 a.m., acompáñenos para tomar una clase de yoga en español!

Webinar: Barriers Assessment and Reduction with Zakiya N. Moton, MPH


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Sponsor/Host: UIC
Location: Online
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Please join us for the upcoming webinar Barriers Assessment and Reduction!

Register here 

Gilda’s Club – Zumba


Location: GildasClubChicago.org
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Message from Gilda’s Club:

Dance-fitness program with Latin music

Saturdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Please RSVP here. Login information for virtual programming will be emailed the day prior to the program, or one hour before the program start time, depending upon when we receive your reservation.  Please note registration closes one hour prior to the program start time.

Gilda’s Club – Yoga with Mary


Sponsor/Host: Mary - Gilda's Club
Location: GildasClubChicago.org
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Message from Gilda’s Club:

Mat yoga class including stretching, deep breathing, balancing, functional strength and relaxation.  Stretch your body and mind.

For class:

Two blocks or a stack of books that can be used for lunges on the floor

Strap or belt or scarf

Blanket to fold and sit on

Bolster or pillow

Sticky/yoga mat

Please RSVP here. Login information for virtual programming will be emailed the day prior to the program, or one hour before the program start time, depending upon when we receive your reservation.  Please note registration closes one hour prior to the program start time.

Due to the unprecedented need caused by Covid-19 Gilda’s Club Chicago has created a robust virtual program. We now have more than 150 online programs scheduled including support groups, wellness workshops, yoga and art therapy. Please go to GildasClubChicago.org to RSVP. We will then send you further instructions on how to join zoom.

Gilda’s Club – Artes y Manualidades


Sponsor/Host: Gilda's Club
Location: GildasClubChicago.org
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Acompáñanos para el arte que puede hacer desde la comodidad de su hogar. Los proyectos utilizarán elementos comunes que se encuentran en su hogar para crear algo maravilloso. La instrucción se dará en español, pero todos son bienvenidos.

Esta semana el proyecto será Tessellations. Los materiales necesarios son hojas de papel, un lapiz, tjeras y cinta; materiales opcional son el cartón de una caja de cereal u otro cartón delgado y un post-it.

Por favor confirme aquí. La información para el programa virtual será enviada por correo electrónico el día antes del programa o una hora antes, dependiendo de cuándo recibimos su reserva. Tenga en cuenta que el registro se cierra una hora antes del inicio del programa.

 

Join us for art you can make from the comfort of your home. The projects will use common items found in your home to create something wonderful. The instruction will be given in Sp​anish, but all are welcome.  

This week the project will be tessellations. The only materials required are paper, pencils, scissors and tape; optional materials are thin cardboard and post-its.

Please RSVP here. Login information for virtual programming will be emailed the day prior to the program, or one hour before the program start time, depending upon when we receive your reservation.  Please note registration closes one hour prior to the program start time.

COVID-19, Cancer Survivorship and Care


Sponsor/Host: UIC
Location: Register Online
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The webinar will feature Dr. Susan Hong, MD, MPH. She is the current Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at the University of Illinois Cancer Center. She will be sharing her expertise with community organizations who work with cancer survivors and patients in active treatment.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Registration Link:

https://is.gd/cancerengagecovid19survivor

CACCCEC-Cancer Survivorship_5-8-2020

Gilda’s Club – Mother’s Day Celebration


Location: GildasClubChicago.org
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Message from Gilda’s Club:

Calling all moms!  You are invited to join us virtually for a Mother’s Day Celebration as we celebrate each other!  Our virtual event will begin with sharing our favorite Motherhood moments followed by some beautiful live music courtesy of The Lyric Opera Chicago.  We will then finish with a recipe exchange which will be compiled into a booklet for you to keep!

Lyric Opera Stage Artists will include:

Ideale – Kelsea Webb

A Cloris – Ken Donovan

Over the Rainbow – Pam Williams

Somewhere – Kelsea Webb

Maria – Ken Donovan

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Pam Williams

Momma a Rainbow – Bradford Newquist

Please send your recipe directly to:  [email protected] to be included in the distribution of the booklet after the event, via email.

Lyric Opera Chicago was founded in 1954.  Lyric Opera Stage Artists (LOSA) is a service organization that is comprised of members of the AGMA shop at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  They participate in many community outreach programs including volunteering at food banks, putting on concerts in senior centers and sponsoring a tee-ball team. For more information plaease visit www.lyricoperastageartists.org.

Gilda’s Club – Unleash Your Creativity


Sponsor/Host: Audra Eisin-Banazek
Location: GildasClubChicago.org
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Message from Gilda’s Club:

Art can be great for mind, body and spirit! Chase away the stress of the day and join Audra Eisin-Banazek in an art group perfect for anyone new to art making, as well as the seasoned professional. Using simple materials from around the home, we will explore creativity while connecting with others. The motto of this group: There is no wrong way to make art!

Projects will differ each week with materials and desires of the participants in mind. Suggested materials: Pens, pencils or any drawing materials, paper (scrap paper is fine), scissors, junk mail, old magazines. We will work with whatever you are comfortable with and are inspired by.

Fridays | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please RSVP here. Login information for virtual programming will be emailed the day prior to the program, or one hour before the program start time, depending upon when we receive your reservation.  Please note registration closes one hour prior to the program start time.

Due to the unprecedented need caused by Covid-19 Gilda’s Club Chicago has created a robust virtual program. We now have more than 150 online programs scheduled including support groups, wellness workshops, yoga and art therapy. Please go to GildasClubChicago.org to RSVP. We will then send you further instructions on how to join zoom.

COVID-19 and its Impact on Beauty Industry Professionals


Sponsor/Host: Dr. H. Steven Sims
Location: https://uichicago.webex.com/join/jeangonz

The  webinar will discuss COVID-19 and how to protect you and your family. We will also feature South Shore business owners, Catrice Moore and Curtis Eskridge. Salons, barber shops, spas, massage studios, and wellness clinics everywhere are making hard decisions on what to do considering the Corona Virus and COVID-19 pandemic. During this webinar we will share a few resources on what to consider over the next few days and weeks to come as you prepare to address the needs of your clients and community in the future amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.

See details to join:

https://uichicago.webex.com/join/jeangonz
Meeting number: 808 484 566
Join by phone: +1-312-535-8110 (Chicago)
Access code: 808 484 566

Anxiety with Cancer During a Pandemic Webinar


Sponsor/Host: Chicago Academic Cancer Center Community Engagement Collaborative (CACCCEC)
More information: View Event Page »

The webinar will feature Mr. Chris Balmaceda, LCSW, OSW-C, a social worker in

supportive oncology. He is part of the Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern

Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial

Hospital.

Friday, May 1, 2020 Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Registration Link https://is.gd/cancerengagementcovid19anxiety 

Hosted by the Chicago Academic Cancer Center Community Engagement Collaborative (CACCCEC) – A collaborative between the Lurie Cancer Center, UChicago’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Community Engagement Teams.

 

 

Wellness House with Mile Square – Yoga for Cancer


Location: Online Class
Email: [email protected]
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Message from Wellness House:

Welcome to online programs! Feel free to join any class that has a registration link. All of our classes are provided at no cost! Programs for the next week are uploaded every Friday morning. If you’re new to Wellness House and want to learn more about our programs or have questions about registration or classes that require pre-registration, please contact our reception desk at 630-323-5150 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you get started.

Interested in online fitness classes? Register here for a FREE online yoga class with Wellness House with Mile Square!

Wellness House with Mile Square – Sobrevivientes Saludables: Manteniendo la Salud mental en Casa


Location: Online Webinar
Email: rece[email protected]
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Message from Wellness House:

Welcome to online programs! Feel free to join any class that has a registration link. All of our classes are provided at no cost! Programs for the next week are uploaded every Friday morning. If you’re new to Wellness House and want to learn more about our programs or have questions about registration or classes that require pre-registration, please contact our reception desk at 630-323-5150 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you get started.

Topic: Healthy Survivors. Register here for this online webinar on maintaining your mental health and well-being in your home.

Wellness House with Mile Square – Yoga for Cancer


Location: Online Class
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Message from Wellness House:

Welcome to online programs! Feel free to join any class that has a registration link. All of our classes are provided at no cost! Programs for the next week are uploaded every Friday morning. If you’re new to Wellness House and want to learn more about our programs or have questions about registration or classes that require pre-registration, please contact our reception desk at 630-323-5150 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you get started.

Interested in online fitness classes? Register here for a FREE online yoga class with Wellness House with Mile Square!

Gentle, beginner and restorative yoga postures designed to reduce cancer related side effects. No prior yoga experience is needed. All equipment provided for use during class. Chair modifications will be offered for standing and mat-based postures, if needed. An Informed Consent Waiver is required for all mind/body movement participants and will be provided in class.

Wellness House with Mile Square – Tai Chi


Location: Online Class
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Message from Wellness House:

Welcome to online programs! Feel free to join any class that has a registration link. All of our classes are provided at no cost! Programs for the next week are uploaded every Friday morning. If you’re new to Wellness House and want to learn more about our programs or have questions about registration or classes that require pre-registration, please contact our reception desk at 630-323-5150 or [email protected]. We’re here to help you get started.

Interested in online fitness classes? Register here for a FREE online Tai Chi class with Mile Square.

Seminar Series – Policy Brief Webinar


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Online
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Virtual Zoom Live Cancer Support Group


Sponsor/Host: Sisters Working it Out
Location: Online

Encore Presentation: COVID-19 Impact on the Cancer Care Delivery Ecosystem


Sponsor/Host: Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC)
Location: Online
More information: View Event Page »

Central time zone: 4:30PM-7:30PM

Virtual Discussion: Community-Engaged Research Partnerships During COVID-19


Sponsor/Host: Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)
Location: Online
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Community-Engaged Research Partnerships During COVID-19: Staying True to Principles of Engagement in Community-Engaged Research Partnerships during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University supports and promotes community-engaged research partnerships. During the COVID-19 pandemic, community-academic research collaborations need to consider how the pandemic is impacting health and equity in their communities and how research projects and partnerships can adjust in response to this crisis.

NEIU HEALTH FAIR


Sponsor/Host: Northeastern Illinois University
Location: NEIU El Centro
Address: 3390 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM SEMINAR


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB)
Address: Room 4175, 909 S Wolcott Ave Chicago
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Women in Science Conference


Sponsor/Host: Northeastern Illinois University
Location: NEIU Main Campus
Address: 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Women in Science is Northeastern Illinois University’s annual conference celebrating women in the sciences. This year, the conference focuses on women in the field of chemistry. The conference will include keynote and plenary speakers, a career panel, a scientific art and media display and competition, hands-on, chemistry-based learning activities, and a theater performance about Marie Curie at the end of the day.

Free Webinar “A Jury of Peers: Untangling D&I Grant Reviews with the People Who Chair Them” featuring Dr. Melissa Simon


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Sponsor/Host: NCI
Location: Online Webinar
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Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00pm CST, Dr. David Chambers will be joined by Drs. Bartels, Brownson, and Simon who have all served as past Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) Study Section Chairs and will share insights gleaned from their collective leadership of the peer review committee. We will delve into how the standard NIH review criteria may be interpreted in the context of DIRH, including how concepts of significance and innovation are considered, and draw from our participants a range of questions about the review process through the eyes of those who lead the effort.

This session rounds out our trio of grantsmanship webinars and is preceded by an early-October session featuring investigators who used career development awards to grow implementation science capacity and a late-October session featuring investigators who have shared their successful grant applications in our DCCPS Sample Grant repository, responding to broader questions about their paths to successful funding as well as speaking to the portions of their applications they found the most challenging .

Presenters

Dr. Melissa Simon

Organization: Northwestern University

Dr. Ross C. Brownson

Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Stephen J. Bartels

Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital

The 4th Bi-Annual Breast Cancer Event-Anambra Women United


Sponsor/Host: Anambra Women United
Location: Serbian Social Center
Address: 18550 Stony Island Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438
More information: View Event Page »

 

Susan G. Komen Chicago 2019 Annual Gala: All Bets on Pink


Sponsor/Host: Susan G. Komen Chicago
Location: Palmer House Hilton | Grand Ballroom
Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60603
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COMMUNITY TOWN HALL – STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE AND HEALTH EQUITY


Sponsor/Host: The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago)
Location: AKArama Foundation
Address: 6220 S. Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL
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American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk


Sponsor/Host: American Cancer Society
Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green
Address: 1410 S Museum Campus Dr Chicago, IL
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11th Annual Celebration of Life Fundraiser Dinner


Sponsor/Host: Tatisa C. Joiner Foundation
Location: Embassy Suites,
Address: 5500 North River Road Rosemont, Illinois
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6th Annual Peace March this Friday!


Sponsor/Host: Marshall Square Resource Network
Address: 2831 W 24th Blvd
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Fourth Annual ChicagoCHEC Community Forum


Sponsor/Host: Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC)
Location: Truman College
Address: 1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Email: [email protected]

Click here for more information and to RSVP: https://forms.gle/w8CDLRpHqyrarg2YA
Para mas información y confirmar su asistencia, siga el enlace: https://forms.gle/w8CDLRpHqyrarg2YA

 

¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!


Sponsor/Host: Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition (CHHC)
Location: McKinley Park
Address: 2210 W. Pershing Road
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

2019 Illinois Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Cancer Partnership
Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
Address: 228 West Miller St., Springfield, IL 62702
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

2019 Illinois Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting Registration Link: https://www.ipha.com/event/details/103/2019-illinois-cancer-partnership-annual-meeting

 Scholarships Available – Register NOW!

Hope Light foundation has donated 20 scholarship opportunities for students and interns to attend the 2019 Illinois Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting. The scholarship application can be accessed at the link above. Please complete the scholarship application and return it to [email protected] and [email protected]. Recipients will be notified on or before May 31, 2019.  

Cancer Impacts All of Us: A Conversation With Survivors


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center, Peer Plus and ChicagoCHEC
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center West
Address: 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Mammogram Party: Join us for mammograms, food, health information, support


Sponsor/Host: Sisters Working It Out (SWIO), University of Illinois Cancer Center,Mile Square Health Center , Mi-Mamo Program and ChicagoCHEC
Location: Mile Square Health Center
Address: 1220 South Wood St., Chicago, IL 60612

 

Butterfly Stroll, May 2019


Sponsor/Host: Tatisa C. Joiner Foundation and W.O.T Foundation
Location: Gather at the fountain on the corner of 51st and Drexel
More information: View Event Page »

Cancer Prevention and Control Program Talk


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center and Institute for Health Research and Policy
Location: Room 461
Address: 1747 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
More information: View Event Page »

Fourth Annual Faith, Health, And Research Dialogue


Sponsor/Host: Chicago State University
Location: Chicago State University Library, 4th Floor
Address: 9501 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60628
More information: View Event Page »

Colorectal Cancer Webinar


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health
Location: Webinar
More information: View Event Page »

The Illinois Department of Public Health invites you to the fourth, and final, webinar in a series to commemorate National Minority Health Month.

Colorectal Cancer

Presenters

Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA

Associate Director of Community Engaged Research

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice

Research Scientist

University of Illinois Cancer Center

 

Barbara Williams, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator

Patient Navigator (Breast, Cervical, Colon, and Lung)

 

Candace Henley, CPN

Chief Surviving Officer

The Blue Hat Foundation

 

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire background knowledge about the colorectal cancer outcomes and screening practices
  • Learn strategies for navigating patients to colorectal cancer screening using a patient navigator model at FQHCs
  • Attain tactics for building community partnerships to promote patient screening and support services
  • Receive resources for patient support services
  • Hear a colorectal cancer survivor’s testimonial

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Research: What’s Community Got to Do with It? A Workshop on Building Research Partnerships


Sponsor/Host: CCTS, Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships, University of Illinois Cancer Center, UIC School of Public Health and UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Location: UIC College of Nursing
Address: 3rd Floor Event Center, 845 S Damen Avenue, Chicago Il 60612
More information: View Event Page »

 

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Sponsor/Host: CFHC and the American Cancer Society
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Address: 3200 E. 91st St., Chicago, IL 60617

Please join us for a community event in observance of the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Cecil, our inflatable colon, will be there. Come learn about colon health and cancer screening!

Diversity in Clinical Trials Roundtable Discussion – Building a Diverse Workforce Pipeline in Clinical Trials


Sponsor/Host: Pfizer in partnership with National Urban League and Chicago Urban League
Location: Chicago Urban League
Address: 4510 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60653

 

 

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 28, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 200 S. Bell School Rd., Rockford IL 61108

ScreenABLE Saturday


Sponsor/Host: UIC Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities, ChicagoCHEC, UI Health (Mile Square Health Center)
Location: University of Illinois Health System - Mile Square Health Center
Address: 1220 S Wood St, Chicago, IL, 60608
More information: View Event Page »

 

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 15, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Chicago
Address: 75 W. Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights IL 60005

Mission: HPV Cancer Free


Sponsor/Host: American Cancer Society
Location: Malcolm X College
Address: 1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60612

Shine Light on Lung Cancer


Sponsor/Host: Memorial Regional Cancer Center & Shine a Light Lung Cancer Alliance
Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, Curtis Theatre Classroom
Address: 228 W. Miller St., Springfield IL

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 14, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Hyatt - Lisle
Address: 1400 Corporetum Dr., Lisle IL 60532

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 9, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Erin's Pavilion at Southwind Park
Address: 4965 S. Second St., Springfield IL 627023

ARCC Town Hall


Sponsor/Host: Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities
Location: Lawndale Christian Conference Center
Address: 3750 W. Ogden Ave
Email: [email protected]

 Join for meaningful community & academic engagement across the research spectrum to improve health equity.

 Invite open to all Chicagoland community (community, faith, patient, public) & academic stakeholders (Northwestern faculty, staff, trainees/students).

 Help cheer ARCC’s first 10 years & give input on next 10.

 Learn about funding opportunities. Time for networking. Enjoy live performance, tasty food & drink!

 

Details: www.ARCConline.net

RSVP: [email protected]

2018 IDPH School Health Days – October 30, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Gateway Center
Address: 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville IL 62234

Women in Science Conference


Sponsor/Host: Northestern Illinois University
Location: Northestern Illinois University
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Northeastern’s annual conference celebrating women in the sciences. This year the conference is on October 26th, 2018 and focuses on Mathematician. The conference will include keynote speaker and plenary speakers, NSF grant writing workshop, scientific art and media display and competition, and a free screening of the movie “Hidden Figures”.

 

Knowledge to Action: Breast Cancer Awareness & Survivorship Luncheon


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: UIC College of Nursing (CON) 3rd floor Event Space
Address: 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Breast Cancer survivors (in or out of treatment), advocates, healthcare providers, community members and researchers are invited to attend this free luncheon.

Purpose: To create a space for breast cancer survivors to network/share stories, present the latest advances in breast cancer research from experts, and discuss research and community engagement priorities.

Please register by Tuesday, October 23. Lunch will be provided.
Parking will be provided at the Wood Street Parking Structure (1100 S. Wood St.). Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

Partners in Survival


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Sponsor/Host: Gilda's Club
Address: 537 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Email: [email protected]

PARTNERS IN SURVIVAL™ A Workshop focuses on the needs of men who support women with cancer. This is a program that will empower you with a blueprint and tools for women and their male caregivers who are battling cancer. Men will have the opportunity to meet with the leader and other male caregiver of cancer patients and survivors. Marc Heyison, President and Founder of Men Against Breast Cancer will lead the workshop.
If your wife, girlfriend, mother, or sister has cancer, this group is for you. Come and meet other men who are going through the similar situation as you.

Third Annual Community Forum-“Healing Together: From Surviving to Thriving”


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Kennedy–King College
Address: 6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60621
More information: View Event Page »

For more information and to RSVP, contact us at (773) 231-7789 or https://goo.gl/forms/l4iG8TjeKbokNYHn1

Para mas información y confirmar su asistencia contáctenos al (773) 231-7789 o https://goo.gl/forms/l4iG8TjeKbokNYHn1

 

 

Seminars in Survivorship


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Sponsor/Host: The University of Illinois College of Medicine
Location: College of Medicine Research Building
Address: 909 S. Wolcott Chicago, Illinois
More information: View Event Page »

CHER Chicago Community Symposium


Sponsor/Host: CHER Chicago and University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: TBD
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago) will be a groundbreaking and inclusive hub of research and community partnerships creating a world free of structural violence.

Our mission is to make transformative contributions toward the elimination of structural violence through collaborative community partnerships, innovative research, and development and growth of researchers.
We plan to launch two grant applications- three grants available for research endeavors with community partners at $50,000 each and three seed grants for community partners ranging between $5-$10,000 each.
Please distribute this to your networks. We look forward to learning from you!

Chicago Town Hall For Future Medicare Eligibles, Enrollees & Caregivers


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Sponsor/Host: Movement is Life
Location: South Side YMCA
Address: 6330 S. Stony Island
Email: [email protected]

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!


Sponsor/Host: Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition (CHHC)
Location: McKinley Park Fieldhouse
Address: 2210 West Pershing Road - Chicago, Il 60609
More information: View Event Page »

CPC Seminar: Empowering Latinas to Obtain Breast Cancer Screening (and K01s)


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Dr. in the House with Dr. Terry Mason: “I’m Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired”


Sponsor/Host: WVON 1690AM
Location: Radio Show

Chicago Latina Expo 18


Sponsor/Host: Dia De La Mujer Latina Organization
Location: UIC Forum
Address: 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago Il. 60608
More information: View Event Page »

A New Frontier: Biosimilars and Cancer Care


Sponsor/Host: The Atlantic
Location: Venue SIX10
Address: 610 S. Michigan Avenue
More information: View Event Page »

Life After Cancer: What Comes Next?


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: UIC College of Nursing, 3rd Floor Event Center
Address: 845 S. Damen
More information: View Event Page »

1ra Conferencia Annual “INSPIRING LATINAS: Liderazgo en la Mujer”


Sponsor/Host: Inspiring Latinas
Location: Instituto del Progreso Latino
Address: 2520 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
More information: View Event Page »

Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Clear and Effective Manuscript Writing


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
Location: College of Pharmacy Building Room 134-3
Address: 833 S. Wood St.
Email: [email protected]

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

Clear and Effective Manuscript Writing

Susan J. Marriott, PhD

Professor, Virology and Microbiology

Baylor College of Medicine

Founder, BioScience Writers

Researchers recognize that publication is the primary means of disseminating their research findings and is also a critical part of career advancement. This workshop is intended for UIC faculty who want to enhance their written communication skills to facilitate publishing in high impact journals. It will offer practical training in clear and effective research writing that will enable participants to more efficiently prepare successful manuscripts for top tier international journals.

 When:

Friday, May 18, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Where:

College of Pharmacy Building

Room 134-3

833 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL 60612

 Questions:

Contact Jaclyn Jackson at [email protected] or 312/413-5429.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1TR002003. The content is solely the responsibility of the presenters and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Mother’s Day Event


Sponsor/Host: Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Location: STUDIO XFINITY
Address: 901 Weed Street, Chicago, IL  60642
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, which works to eliminate health inequities in the Chicago area for uninsured, underinsured, and medically insured women, started a bilingual navigation program so that Latina women can access free mammograms and other breast health services in their preferred language.  Please join Dr Yami Molina for their Mother’s Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00 – 7:30 at STUDIO XFINITY, 901 Weed Street, Chicago, IL  60642.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact the Task Force at 312-942-3368 or [email protected], or you can also RSVP at https://chicagobreastcancer.salsalabs.org/mothersdayevent2018/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/events/187268465245529/.  Thank you – we look forward to seeing you on May 9!

Gary Kruh Cancer Research Symposium and Student Poster Competition


More information: View Event Page »

Breakthroughs in the 21st Century, A Focus on How Science Has Driven New Cures

Friday, May 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Student Center West
Thompson Room, Second Floor
828 S. Wolcott Ave.

Registration Button

The day will include a program of featured guest speakers, followed by a panel discussion and student poster competition.

Poster contest submissions due by Friday, April 6, 2018
All attendees must register by Friday, April 27
Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact us at 312-413-5598, or [email protected]

This annual event brings together cancer researchers, faculty and students, and is named for the former University of Illinois Cancer Center director, Dr. Gary Kruh, who specialized in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. His research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that enable cancer cells to resist chemotherapy agents.

SPONSORED BY:

University of Illinois Cancer Center logo     

ECOG-ACRIN Spring 2018 Group Meeting


Sponsor/Host: ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Address: 540 N. Michigan Avenue
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

About ECOG-ACRIN

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer. The Group is dedicated to its stated purpose, which is to achieve research advances in all aspects of cancer care and thereby reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life and survival in patients with cancer.

The ECOG-ACRIN Semi-Annual Group Meetings

Purpose:

  • Present the latest in basic, clinical, and translational research by Group members in the areas of cancer prevention, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment studies
  • Provide a forum for ECOG-ACRIN physicians, clinical research professionals, patient advocates, and other members to engage in academic inquiry, exchange information on therapeutic interventions, discuss the newest clinical agents, and facilitate and enhance progress in cancer clinical trials.
  • Provide programs and educational sessions that enable healthcare professionals and patient advocates to better engage patients and the public in the clinical research process.
  • Reinforce compliance with ECOG-ACRIN policies and procedures
  • Provide non-CME educational workshops for research professionals

People with Disabilities: An Unrecognized Cancer Disparities Population – Evidence and Opportunities


Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center/IHRP
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

Research on the Health and Well-Being of African American Men: Emerging Issues and Research Best Practices


Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: College of Nursing Event Center
Address: 845 S Damen, 3rd Floor
Email: [email protected]

This free workshop is designed to provide an overview of African American men’s health, as well as discuss emerging issues, and research best practices with regards to recruitment and retention, measurement, and community engagement in this population. Students, post-doctoral researchers and scholars in Chicago conducting research specifically on African American and Black men are encouraged to attend.

Registration Required
Questions? Contact Raymond Ruiz at [email protected]

Presented by the CCTS Recruitment, Retention & Community Engagement Program, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) & the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research.  

 

Third Annual Faith, Health, and Research Dialogue


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: Catholic Theological Union Conference Center
Address: 5416 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
More information: View Event Page »

UI Cancer Center Seminar: “Insights in Cancer Epidemiology from the American Cancer Society’s Prospective Study”


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Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center and UIC IHRP
Location: UIC IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series On Cancer Health Disparities


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: Student Center East-Cardinal Room
Address: 750 S. Halsted St. 3rd Floor
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Sanctuary Healthcare for All : Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People


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Sponsor/Host: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
Address: 2229 S. Halsted St.
Email: [email protected]

CHER CHICAGO LAUNCH EVENT


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Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center and the UIC School of Public Health
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art
Address: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Email: [email protected]

CHER CHICAGO LAUNCH EVENT – THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 at 9AM

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) received $6.75 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a specialized Center of Excellence in minority health and health disparities research to build the Center for Health Equity Research Chicago, CHER Chicago.

CHER Chicago, based out of the UI Cancer Center and the UIC School of Public Health,  and in collaboration with The University of Chicago Medicine, investigates how various social structures and determinants contribute to the health of marginalized groups.  CHER Chicago acknowledges that structural violence and its effects on people and communities can only be eliminated through engaging community partners in meaningful ways to transform academic research to real world social change.  RSVP and forward to your networks as space is limited to the first 100.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Robert A. Winn, Dr. Martha Daviglus, and Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Steve Meeks, Chief of Health Services of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The CHER Chicago Request for Funding Proposals is now open.  Please click here to learn more.

UIC Movember 3v3 Basketball Tournament and Men’s Health Resource Fair


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center and UIC Urology
Location: UIC East Campus Student Rec Facility
Address: 737 S. Halsted
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

ScreenABLE Saturday


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Sponsor/Host: Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities
Location: Mile Square Health Center-Main
Address: 1220 S. Wood
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Walk From Obesity 5K walk/run


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Sponsor/Host: UI Health Bariatric Surgery
Location: Montrose Beach
Address: 601 W. Montrose
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health Bariatric Surgery) is hosting a Walk from Obesity 5K walk/run on Sunday, November 12th through the ASMBS Foundation! See attached flyer for additional information. To register, go to www.walkfromobesity.com

The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all over the country. The Walk from Obesity also provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.

All Walk from Obesity events are at a “set your own” pace, and are non-competitive. Participants are encouraged to walk or run as little or as much as they like.

Whether you are an individual struggling with obesity, have successfully treated your obesity, know someone who is struggling, or are interested in supporting the fight against obesity, we welcome you to join us as we Walk from Obesity. To find an event in your area please visit www.WalkfromObesity.com/events

The Walk from Obesity is also a fundraising event to support the ASMBS Foundation’s mission to raise funds for obesity research, education, and access to quality treatment.

For more information, contact:
Jenna Giannetti, RD, CSOWM, LDN
Outpatient Bariatric Dietitian
Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
(312) 996-6838
[email protected]

Beyond October


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Location: IIT Hermann Hall Conference Center
Address: 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

THINK PINK: Join Ald. Toni Foulkes and Pin-A-Sister™ / Examínate Comadre™ for Our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Party


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Sponsor/Host: ACCESS Community Health Network
Location: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning
Address: 5139 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60609
Email: [email protected]

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
More information: View Event Page »

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.

REGISTER NOW!

Agenda

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

Meeting location

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

Accommodations

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

www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/

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.

U&I Beating Breast Cancer


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center and UI Health Center for Breast Care
Location: UIC College of Medicine West Faculty Alumni Lounge
Address: 1853 W. Polk
Email: [email protected]

Research on the Health Disparities of LGBTQIA Populations


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Location: UIC College of Nursing
Address: 845 S. Damen Ave, 3rd Floor Event Space
Email: [email protected]

Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence


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Location: UIC Ear & Eye Infirmary, Auditorium 1.17
Address: 1855 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence
UIC Department of Medicine – Office of Health Literacy
Date: Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: 8:15-11:15am
Place: UIC Ear & Eye Infirmary, Auditorium 1.17, 1855 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL

This October 11th and 12th, Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence will be offered to graduate and professional students, clinicians, faculty, and researchers in the health science colleges and professions. These educational sessions will provide the opportunity to 1) learn about issues surrounding health disparities and health equity among socioeconomically diverse communities; 2) introduce health literacy as a means of intervention to improve patient outcomes, and 3) promote strategy and skill building in the area of cultural competence. This course is introductory and is intended for those who have not had previous exposure to or training in these topics.

The course will be taught by Professor Paula Allen-Meares in addition to guest lecturers. The class will offer an interactive format, culminating in a skill building workshop. This course is free and open to any interested participants.

To register for the course, visit: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/8335480

For more information, contact Brienne Davis Lowry at [email protected]

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium


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Sponsor/Host: Howard Brown Health
Location: JW Marriott
Address: 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The mission of Howard Brown Health is to eliminate disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBTQ people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Today our mission is more critical than ever. Despite threats to healthcare access, we continue our aim to empower healthcare professionals in offering high quality care that uplifts and affirms our community.

This year, Howard Brown’s Center for Education, Research and Advocacy will bring together healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, and advocates from across the country to disseminate evidence-based practices and engage in rigorous discussion around our theme “Breaking the Stigma.” Together, we can create a healthcare system that is sensitive to and informed about the needs of LGBTQ people. We are writing because we hope you will help us fulfill our mission by sponsoring this year’s symposium – held at the JW Marriott in Chicago, IL on October 6-7.

UI Cancer Center CPC Program Seminar


Event Type:
Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

3rd Annual #BeAGift Diversity in Clinical Trials Town Hall and Symposium


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Sponsor/Host: The American Cancer Society (ACS), The University Of Illinois Cancer Center, the Big Ten Cancer Conference
Location: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning
Address: 5139 S Ashland Ave
More information: View Event Page »

The American Cancer Society (ACS), The University Of Illinois Cancer Center, the Big Ten Cancer Conference along with many others, are proud to be partnering Monday, October 2 on the 3rd Annual #BeAGift Diversity in Clinical Trials Town Hall and Symposium and we would cordially invite you to attend this important conversation.  Historically, minority populations have been underrepresented in clinical trials, and as a result comprehensive responses to medicine based on sex, gender, race and lifestyle remain not well understood.   We hope you’ll consider joining us as we hear from diverse perspectives to call attention to this issue of importance in the public health community.  We will be dividing our event into three sections, to receive perspectives from:

  • Medical professionals & health care leaders (current participants include Dr. Robert Winn, Director the UIC Cancer Center, Dr. Karriem Watson of the UIC Cancer Center, Dr. Susan Goodin from the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium, along with a representative from Pfizer, Inc.);
  • Patients and caregivers (current participants include Alicia Cook from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, TaLana Huges of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of IL, and Star*Cunningham of 4D Healthware);
  • Decision makers in the legislative space (current participants include IL State Representative Mary Flowers, among others)

This year’s event will be in a town hall format to foster discussion on increasing participation of diverse patient populations, along with fully exploring the policy landscape related to it.  Please join us for this event on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:30am-2:00pm at:

Access Center for Discovery and Learning

5139  S Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

To RSVP, please visit and register free of charge.  Lunch will be provided:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beagift-diversity-in-clinical-trials-tickets-38006818417

Community Counts! – 2017 Community Forum


Event Type: ,
Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Arturo Velazquez Institute
Address: 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Email: [email protected]

RSVP below, or click to RSVP in a new tab: https://goo.gl/forms/o8EC16ZbL6BNYDT93

 


Please join community & civic leaders, community members, healthcare leaders, students, and academic partners for the Second Annual ChicagoCHEC Community Forum to:

— Bring people together to address cancer issues
— Be a call to action to address cancer inequities in Chicago communities
— Learn more about cancer research, prevention, treatment, and survivorship

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.


Únase a los líderes comunitarios y cívicos, miembros de la comunidad, estudiantes y socios académicos en el Segundo Foro Comunitario de ChicagoCHEC para:

— Reunirnos y dialogar sobre temas relacionados con el cáncer
— Tomar acción para mejorar las inequidades alrededor de cáncer en el área metropolitana de Chicago
— Obtener información sobre los estudios médicos, sobre prevención, tratamiento y sobrevivencia del cáncer

El evento es gratis y abierto al público. Espacio es limitado.

 

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