The Chicago AYA Oncology Symposium: Breakthroughs in Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults with Leukemia

Chicago, IL US
June 1, 2018
As the number of young people with cancer continues to grow, we want to help equip other physicians and clinicians with the ability to comprehend that young adults with cancer have different challenges than other populations with cancer. Many challenges affect diagnosis and treatment. A young adult may not act on symptoms of cancer because it is uncommon. Some symptoms may be similar to the symptoms on noncancerous conditions. Young adults may not have health insurance, or they have limited financial resources to pay for cancer treatment even if they have health insurance. Many young adults have no previous experience receiving care for a complex diagnosis. As such, they may have trouble navigating the health care system. Young adults also have a wide range of emotional, physical, and social concerns, including relationships, sexuality, parenthood, education, and employment. This activity will directly address those challenges and give the participants strategies to over come them.

Learn more by visiting the Chicago AYA website here.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of adolescent and young adult cancers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify a rationale and mechanism for treating young adults with blood cancers in a specialized clinic;
  • Examine new strategies for treatment of young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia including CAR T-cells and other new immunotherapeutic approaches;
  • Define the importance and goals of survivorship for young adults with malignancies;
  • Discuss insights into the unique challenges facing young adults with leukemia.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
06/01/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/01/2018 - 1:15pm
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*Program agenda and speaker selection subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Richard A. Larson, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
  Wendy Stock, MD
  Anjuli Seth Nayak Professor in Leukemia
  Tara Henderson, MD, MPH
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Director, Childhood Cancer Survivors Center

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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