Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time
October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

 In an effort to recognize the value of work/life programs in helping institutions to attract and retain top talent, October was designated National Work and Family Month by Congress in 2003.   Throughout the month, the office of work/life resources is sponsoring weekly workshops highlighting contemporary work/life topics.
 
We are particularly excited this year to have Brigid Schulte, author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time” as this year’s keynote speaker.
 
We are very excited to have Brigid speak at Northwestern on October 1st, 12:00  – 1:30 p.m.  She is an award winning Washington Post journalist and the author of a book entitled “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time”.  Her talk will be “From Time Confetti to Time Serenity”. In her book she looks at sociological trends in work and family, frequently citing both research and her own experiences. She not only highlights the current time pressures of modern life, but she also points toward potential solutions to help us re-think the way we live today.
 
The event is being held at the Norris Center, McCormick Auditorium, Evanston, IL.. To RSVP please email anna.freedman@northwestern.edu.

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: Sexual Dimorphism in Musculoskeletal Conditions
October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Our October forum topic will be "Sexual Dimorphism in Musculoskeletal Conditions" and will be presented by Laura Bruse Gehrig, MD. Dr. Gehrig is an Ortopaedic Surgeon at Sanford Health and is a Clinical Faculty Member at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 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 

Register today!

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://academyofwomenshealth.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://academyof womenshealth.org/conference/