Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care - Controversies, Insights & Scalable Solutions

Chicago, IL US
April 22, 2022 to April 24, 2022
This activity will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum in which to update state-of-the-art science in translational genomics and developmental therapeutics, discuss real-world cases, curate interesting pedigrees and prepare case summaries to disseminate new knowledge and evidence-based clinical management of high-risk patients and their family members. The goal is to improve detection of cancer syndromes and accelerate progress in drug development to prevent cancer morbidity and mortality in ALL populations.
A limited number of grants are available for merit - and need-based travel awards for clinicians and investigators early in their careers. The award will cover registration as well as reimbursement for travel and accommodations to attend the conference in Chicago on April 22-24, 2022. Submission of a research abstract or unique case report for poster presentation in the area of inherited cancer syndromes is REQUIRED as part of the submission.
Please submit abstracts at:
You can submit an abstract without requesting travel assistance and we encourage you to do so.

Applicants must have completed their training (including specialty fellowships) within 10 years of the application deadline. Fellow trainees, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minority health professionals and/or those who care for underserved populations are also encouraged to apply.

Submission Requirements
Candidates must complete the application below and submit an abstract or case report (not to exceed the space provided using 11 point font).

Completed applications should be emailed to Polly Rossi: Deadline for submission is April 10, 2022. Awardees will be notified by April 15, 2022.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals currently involved in providing cancer genetics risk assessment services or initiating such services in their healthcare system. Special efforts will be made to meet the needs of clinicians practicing in non-academic centers and geographically and/or socioeconomically underserved communities

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review advanced concepts in genetics, genomics, and next generation Omics technologies transforming the field;
  • Discuss controversies in cancer risk assessment and genetic testing including integration of polygenic risk score into comprehensive cancer risk assessment;
  • Appreciate advances in BRCA1 and BRCA2 research with special emphasis on progress in treatment of BRCA-associated cancers;
  • Describe emerging concepts in Men’s health and comprehensive risk assessment;
  • Develop a globally informed perspective on Precision Oncology;
  • Discuss emerging concepts in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to advance population health management;
  • Cite ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies for early detection of cancer in diverse populations.
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
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Heather De Gortari
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 19.75 Genetic Counseling CEU
  • 19.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 19.75 Participation
Event starts: 
04/22/2022 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/24/2022 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

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The Fairmont Chicago is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown. The address of the Fairmont Chicago is 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL. A limited number of guest rooms have been held for the Symposium at the discounted rate of $189 plus tax per night through March 31, 2022.

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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 Olopade, MD, FACP
  Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor
  Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
  Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Sonia Kupfer, MD
  Associate Professor
  Vice Chair for Translational Research
  University of Chicago Medicine

  Iris Romero, MD
  Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Shari Snow, MD
  Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  Chief, Section of Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  University of Chicago Medicine


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Genetic Counselor Credit
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Meeting Achievements  to offer up to 1.975 CEUs or 19.75 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Genetics in Clinical Cancer Care - Controversies, Insights & Scalable Solutions. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.
Nursing Credit
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 19.75 continuing nursing education units.
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 19.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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 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.

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.

This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision makers. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
The University of Chicago is pleased to provide opportunities for organizations to promote and educate attendees about their products and services at the conference. Whether you are displaying your products or interacting with physicians in the exhibit space, your message will reach over 350 physicians and allied health care professionals.
Download the PDF icon prospectus or contact Meeting Achievements at or (219) 465-1115. We hope to see you there!
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Early bird rates expire March 22, 2022!

Profession TypeEarly
Discount CodeRegular
Genetic Counselors (CEU Credit Included)$375EXPIRED$420
Genetic Counselors (CEU Credit NOT Included)$350EXPIRED$395
Other Healthcare Professionals$350EXPIRED$395
GENETIC COUNSELORS: Select the "Genetic Counselors (CEU Credit Included)" option if you would like to claim earned CEUs after the conference.
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 22, 2022. No refunds will be made after March 22, 2022.

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