New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Screening, and Management of Inherited Cancer Syndromes

Chicago, IL US
April 8, 2016 to April 9, 2016

This activity will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum in which to update state-of-the-art science, 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. The goal is to improve detection of cancer syndromes and prevent cancer morbidity and mortality.

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 health care professionals currently involved in providing cancer genetics risk assessment services or initiating such services in their health care system. Special efforts will be made to educate clinicians practicing in geographically and/or socioeconomically underserved communities.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline advanced concepts in genetics, genomics and next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies each year;
  • Recognize the impact of current advances in experimental therapeutics based on germline genomics in oncology practice;
  • Describe the challenges of managing affected individuals from high risk families and their at risk relatives;
  • Identify appropriate clinical management of patients and at risk family members with inherited pathogenic mutations in emerging cancer susceptibility genes.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Felicia Steverson
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.75 Participation
Event starts: 
04/08/2016 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/09/2016 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

We are excited and pleased to be returning to the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel in 2016!
At the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel you're in the heart of Chicago, steps from Michigan Avenue, the Gold Coast neighborhood, and Lake Michigan. This classic urban hotel is a symbol of hospitality on The Magnificent Mile.

We are pleased to offer a special discounted rate of $209.00 per night for single or double occupancy.

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 12pm.
Room reservations must be made by March 17, 2016 to guarantee the reduced rate. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or 1 night room and tax will be assessed.


You may also register by telephone. Please call the hotel toll free at 888-591-1234 and identify yourself as part of The University of Chicago Cancer Genetics 2016 event.

With a locale just one block from Michigan Avenue, near Chicago dining, shops, museums and art galleries, this hotel provides a great base to explore exciting Chicago tourist attractions. Additionally, you can maintain your healthy lifestyle with a satisfying workout in the fitness center or a swim in the sparkling indoor pool. All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

To help plan your stay in Chicago, visit


Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, MBBS, FACP, OON       
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Medicine and Human Genetics
Associate Dean for Global Health
Sonia S. Kupfer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk &
Prevention Clinic


Karen H. Lu, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Colin C. Pritchard MD, PhD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Kent Hoskins, MD
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Travis Bray
Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation
Park City, UT
Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Kathleen R. Blazer, EdD, MS, CGC
City of Hope National Medical Center     
Duarte, CA
Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD
City of Hope National Medical Center     
Duarte, CA
Angela R. Bradbury, MD
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Lydia Usha, MD
The Rush Cancer Institute
Chicago, IL
Kelly A. Metcalfe, RN, PhD
Women’s College Research Institute
Toronto, CA
William  Foulkes, MD
Jewish General Hospital Room
Montreal, QC
Marica Cruz-Correa, MD
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

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.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is eligible for Category 2 CEU credit from NSGC. Please visit the MSGC website for more information.

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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