Exhibitors - Frontiers In Precision Medicine for Inherited Cancers: From Risk Assessment to Targeted Therapies

Chicago, IL US
April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018
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 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 educate clinicians practicing in geographically or socioeconomically underserved communities.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify how advanced concepts in genetics, genomics, and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies;
  • Recognize advances in the clinical management of patients with inherited cancer syndromes including breast, prostate, gastrointestinal, and hematologic malignancies;
  • Discuss integration of novel cancer therapies based on genomic alterations in tumor tissue that may reveal germline mutations such as MLH1 and BRCA mutations into the practice of oncology;
  • Describe how to manage cancer patients from high risk families using a globally-informed perspective;
  • Discuss emerging models for cancer risk assessment and genetic testing including integration of a polygenic risk score;
  • Recognize the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing in healthy 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: 
Polly Grieger-Rossi
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.00 Participation
Event starts: 
04/20/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/21/2018 - 5:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Frontiers In Precision Medicine for Inherited Cancers: From Risk Assessment to Targeted Therapies Agenda

Frontiers In Precision Medicine for Inherited Cancers: From Risk Assessment to Targeted Therapies Agenda

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
521 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
We are excited and pleased to be moving to the Gwen Hotel in 2018! Named one of the Best Hotels in Chicago by Travel + Leisure, The Gwen is located off of the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building near all of the things to do in Chicago.  The reimagined icon is adorned with panels created in 1929 by sculptress Gwen Lux, the hotel’s namesake.

Experience the culture and urban energy of downtown Chicago when you stay at the Gwen Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Michigan Avenue, just about everything is within walking distance: the symphony, museums, galleries, world-class restaurants, shopping, Lake Michigan and the Loop financial district.
We are pleased to offer a special discounted rate of $185.00 per night for single or double occupancy. Room reservations must be made by March 20, 2018* to guarantee the reduced rate. All rates are subject to state and city taxes and must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Check-in time is 3pm and check-out time is 12 pm. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to arrival or 1-night room and tax will be assessed.

To reserve a room at the special rate, please call the hotel toll free at (312) 645-1500 and identify yourself as part of the University of Chicago Cancer Genetics 2018 event or book online!

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 Polly Grieger-Rossi at 219-465-1115 or via email at polly@meetingachievments.com

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 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 Medicine

  Iris Romero, MD
  Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  Associate Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Kathy Blazer, EdD, MS, LCGC
  Associate Director, Cancer Genetics Education Program
  City of Hope National Medical Center

  Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD
  Chief, Clinical Cancer Genetics
  Professor of Oncology and Population Sciences
  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.

Accreditation Statement
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.
Genetic Counselor CEUs: 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.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending. 
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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