Mended Hearts Chapter 106 Meeting at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
September 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Mended Hearts Chapter 106 Meeting at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Topic: What is Vascular Disease? Mark Eskandari, MD

Date and Time: September 9, 2014,  6:00-7:00pm

Location: Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E. Superior St., Room J  (2nd floor)

All are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Mended Hearts is a national nonprofit organization that has offered the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for 60 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient care experience, Mended Hearts offers services to heart patients through visiting programs, educational forums and support group meetings.

Please check http://www.nmh.org/nm/bluhm-mended-hearts for schedule updates.

 

September Research Forum
September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lauren Streicher, MD will be presenting "Slip Sliding Away? Post Menopause Sexual Health" at our research forum on September 16, 2014. Dr. Streicher is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Streicher's clinical interests include all aspects of women's health, particularly menopause and sexual health. She has devoted her career to the belief that women should be given the most comprehensive, up-to-date information, in order to better make health decisions for themselves. She has published numerous articles and books and has appeared publicly as an expert in this field. We are pleased to welcome her as our September forum speaker. 

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St. 3rd Floor Conference Room L South 

 

Register Today! 

16th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium
October 9, 2014 - 8:00am to October 12, 2014 - 5:00am

 October 9 - October 12, 2014 at The Fairmont Chicago!

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University hosts this symposium geared toward practitioners treating breast cancer patients. Informal interaction with national and international thought leaders is frequently cited as one of the highlights of this annual event held in downtown Chicago.

This 3.5 day event features over 30 speakers and 8 sessions:

  • Supportive Care Issues in the Management of Breast Cancer
  • Breast Pathology for the Non-Pathologist
  • Challenging Clinical Cases
  • Risk & Prevention
  • Endocrine Therapy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Issues
  • Current Controversies in Breast Cancer Management
  • Unresolved Issues

Visit the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Website for details.

Who Should Attend

Surgical oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals and scientists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of breast malignancies.

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Hour Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate current guidelines and recent data on local therapies, including advances in surgical and radiation therapy, into the treatment of patients with breast cancer.
  • Integrate biomarkers, molecular assays, and other risk assessment tools in treatment decision-making for breast cancer when appropriate.
  • Review current standards and emerging data regarding systemic therapies for the treatment of early-stage, locally advanced, and metastatic breast cancer.
  • Summarize the challenges and available options in treating triple negative breast cancer.
  • Identify new agents for overcoming endocrine resistance.
  • Identify the options for individualizing care in the breast cancer patient and the challenges associated with providing care and long term survivorship planning.
  • Recognize the unique clinical and surgical decisions which need to be taken into consideration in younger and elderly patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Thank you to the
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
for its ongoing support

Exhibitor Information

 
Lynn Sage Town Hall Meeting
October 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

his FREE interactive discussion about breakthroughs in breast cancer is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts at Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center. Visit exhibits to discover breast cancer resources in your community and learn about local and national organizations providing support.

Register online or call 312.695.1390. Walk-ins welcome.

A Metastatic Meet Up will be offered before the Town Hall for patients living with metastatic breast cancer. Details and registration here.

Topics and Speakers:

Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc Family History, Genetics and Breast Cancer
Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc
Co-Director, Cancer Genetics Program
Samman Shahpar, MD Creating Your Cancer Rehabilitation Plan
Samman Shahpar, MD
Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
Meghan Stewart, MPH, RD, LDN, CSO Nutrition and Breast Cancer:
What You Should Know

Meghan Stewart, MPH, RD, LDN, CSO
Advanced Dietitian
Jonathan Strauss, MD New Developments in Radiation Therapy
Jonathan Strauss, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Getting There

The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center is located on the corner of Fairbanks Ct. and Superior St.(Google map)

Discounted parking available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron / St. Clair Garage, 222 E. Huron St. (Google map) and at the Erie / Ontario Garage, 321 E. Erie (Google map). Parking will be validated at Town Hall registration/check-in.

View a printable map with directions from the parking garages to the Lurie Medical Research Center.

- See more at: http://cancer.northwestern.edu/townhall/#sthash.SnOIr1nj.dpuf

his FREE interactive discussion about breakthroughs in breast cancer is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts at Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center. Visit exhibits to discover breast cancer resources in your community and learn about local and national organizations providing support.

Register online or call 312.695.1390. Walk-ins welcome.

A Metastatic Meet Up will be offered before the Town Hall for patients living with metastatic breast cancer. Details and registration here.

Topics and Speakers:

Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc Family History, Genetics and Breast Cancer
Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc
Co-Director, Cancer Genetics Program
Samman Shahpar, MD Creating Your Cancer Rehabilitation Plan
Samman Shahpar, MD
Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
Meghan Stewart, MPH, RD, LDN, CSO Nutrition and Breast Cancer:
What You Should Know

Meghan Stewart, MPH, RD, LDN, CSO
Advanced Dietitian
Jonathan Strauss, MD New Developments in Radiation Therapy
Jonathan Strauss, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Getting There

The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center is located on the corner of Fairbanks Ct. and Superior St.(Google map)

Discounted parking available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron / St. Clair Garage, 222 E. Huron St. (Google map) and at the Erie / Ontario Garage, 321 E. Erie (Google map). Parking will be validated at Town Hall registration/check-in.

View a printable map with directions from the parking garages to the Lurie Medical Research Center.

- See more at: http://cancer.northwestern.edu/townhall/#sthash.SnOIr1nj.dpufThis

This FREE interactive discussion about breakthroughs in breast cancer is a unique opportunity ot have you questions answered by the experts at Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center.   Visit exhibits to discover breast cancer resources in your community and learn about local and antional organization providing support.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Registration/Exhibits open:   Noon
Program:   1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

NOTE:   New location this year:

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior St., Chicago

To register:   http://cancer.northwestern.edu/townhall   or call 312-695-1304

October Forum: Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Diseases Across the Lifespan
October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Our October forum topic will be "Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Diseases Across the Lifespan" and will be presented by Nancy Lane, MD. Dr. Lane is an Endowed Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, and Aging Research, Director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, Director of the K12 NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, and Principal Investigator of the NIH Program on Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Diseases Across the Lifespan at the Unicersity of California at Davis School of Medicine where she has seved for the past 8 years. We are pleased to welcome her for our October forum on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM, Prentice Women's Hospital (250 E. Superior Street), 3rd Floor Conference Room L South 

Registration will be available soon.

7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine
November 10, 2014 - 9:00am to November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

The 7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine will be November 10-12, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Visit the website for more information.

Deadline for abstract submission is July 21, 2014.

Review abstract guidlines.

Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Conference
April 16, 2015 - 8:00am to April 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Congress

Grand Hyatt   Washington DC

Details:  http://academyof womenshealth.org/conference/

Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Conference
April 16, 2015 - 8:00am to April 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Congress

Grand Hyatt   Washington DC

Details:  http://academyofwomenshealth.org/conference/