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Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care: From Family Reunions to the Frontline of Developmental Therapeutics

Chicago, IL US
April 17, 2020 to April 19, 2020
Join us for the 9th Annual International Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics Conference in conjunction with the Personalized Cancer Care Consortium!
This activity will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum in which to update state-of-the-art science including novel therapies for inherited cancers, discuss real-world cases, curate interesting pedigrees, and prepare case summaries to disseminate new knowledge in translational genomics and evidence-based clinical management of high-risk patients and their family members.
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   This activity is brought to you in partnership with City of Hope.


Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals currently providing oncology care and cancer genetics risk assessment services or initiating such care and services in their healthcare system. Special efforts will be made to educate clinicians practicing in geographically or socioeconomically underserved communities.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recall advanced concepts in genetics, genomics, and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies;
  • Analyze controversies in cancer risk assessment and genetic testing including the integration of polygenic risk scores;
  • Recognize how scientific advances in Lynch syndrome and other inherited solid tumors and hematologic malignancies can improve the clinical management of patients;
  • Discuss how the integration of novel cancer therapies based on genomic alterations in tumor tissue may reveal germline mutations that can guide patient management;
  • Recognize the limitations of genomic testing as it relates to both cancer risk as well as therapeutic selection, including variants of uncertain significance and in silico predictions;
  • Identify how a globally-informed perspective on experimental therapeutics for rare cancers including immunotherapy can improve patient outcomes;
  • Discuss how emerging concepts in cancer interception and cancer risk modifiers including lifestyle and chemoprevention can impact disease management strategies;
  • State the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing in diverse populations.
Additional information
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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(219) 465-1115
Conference Brochure2.7 MB
Available credit: 
  • 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 18.75 Participation
  • 18.75 Genetic Counseling CEU
  • 19.00 ABIM
Event starts: 
04/17/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/19/2020 - 11:30am
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Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care: From Family Reunions to the Frontline of Developmental Therapeutics Schedule

Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care: From Family Reunions to the Frontline of Developmental Therapeutics Schedule

Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care: From Family Reunions to the Frontline of Developmental Therapeutics Schedule

Agenda subject to change.

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
At Chicago's most desirable address, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers contemporary accommodations with every imaginable comfort for the sophisticated traveler. Anchored by 400+ acres of protected park space in the heart of downtown Chicago, the hotel enjoys pristine views of Lake Michigan, Millennium and Grant Parks, and the famous Chicago skyline.

Special group rates are available for $189 a night plus tax (single or double occupancy). You have two easy options to reserve your room:
  • Phone: Please call the hotel at 312-565-8000 and identify yourself as part of the Cancer Genetics conference to receive the discounted rate.
  • Online: Should you prefer, you can also book online by clicking the button below.
All reservations must be made before March 15, 2020 to secure the discounted rate.

Additionally, the University establishes preferred relationships with hotels in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago for visitors and guests. These hotels offer discounted rates and complimentary amenities when booking under the University's name. Please contact the hotel directly and request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking. These rates are subject to availability. For the complete list of hotels and more information, click here!

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Parking is available at the Fairmont. The daily parking rates are as follows:
0-2 hours$29.00
2-8 hours$41.00
8-24 hours$73.00
Reduced parking rates with validation from mySpa and Fairmont restaurants are available. Overnight rate includes in & out privileges, and overnight guests have until 5PM on the checkout date to retrieve their vehicle before additional charges apply. 

Pay parking will also be available at numerous garages in the area.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Meeting Achievements via email at

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.

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP  Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, MBBS, FACP
  Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor
  Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
  Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics
  University of Chicago
Walter M. Stadler, MD  Walter M. Stadler, MD
  Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine and Surgery
  Dean for Clinical Research
  Director, Genitourinary Oncology Program
  Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
  University of Chicago
Kathleen Blazer, EdD, MS, LCGC  Kathleen Blazer, EdD, MS, LCGC
  Clinical Assistant Professor
  Associate Director, Cancer Genomics Education Program
  Co-Director, Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment
  Co-Investigator, Cancer Genomics Career Development Program
  City of Hope National Medical Center
Olatoyosi Odenike, MD  Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
   Associate Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago

Iris Romero, MD, MS  Iris Romero, MD
  Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  Associate Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
  University of Chicago
Jeffrey Weitzel, MD  Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD
  Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medical Oncology
  Director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Population Sciences
  Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention Programs Network
  Director, Cancer Genomics Education Program
  City of Hope National Medical 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 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Genetic Counselor Credit
This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
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. 

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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Early registration expires March 15, 2020!
Profession Type
Early Registration Fee
Discount Code
Regular Registration Fee
Genetic Counselor
(Does not include CEU credit)
Genetic Counselor + $25 CEU Fee
Other Healthcare Professionals
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by March 15, 2020. No refunds will be made after March 15, 2020.
CCGCoP Members: Enter the code "HOPE20" for $50 off registration.
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