September 14 - 17, 2017   Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Lynn Sage Symposium Scholars Program

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 14, 2017
Application is now available here.

Made possible by a generous grant from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, the Lurie Cancer Center invites fellows and residents to apply for the Lynn Sage Symposium Scholars Program, which will take place in conjunction with the 19th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (September 14 - 17, 2017 in Chicago).  
The Lynn Sage Symposium Scholars Program provides fellows and residents with the opportunity to attend one of the most respected breast cancer meetings in the country, learn about the latest clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research, collaborate with esteemed colleagues in the field, and meet breast cancer experts from around the world.

In addition to attending the main symposium sessions, awardees also participate in a forum designed to offer unique perspectives of the different career options available to residents and fellows. Physicians from both the academic and private practice settings will present their experiences, recommendations, and guidance on the career paths available to residents and fellows.

Program Objectives

  • Identify key issues to consider when deciding between oncology careers
  • Describe characteristics of a successful clinician in academic medicine practice and private practice settings
  • Outline similarities and differences of breast cancer research in academic medicine practice and private practice settings


A limited number of awards will be granted through a competitive online application process

  • Residents and fellows from the U.S. and abroad are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the field of breast cancer (hematology/oncology, surgery, radiation, pathology, etc.)
  • Awards will be limited to first-time program participants
  • Awardees must be able to attend the entire program (arrival on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and departure on Sunday, September 17, 2017)
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s Program Director or mentor must be received by the application deadline

Award Details

  • Complimentary symposium registration
  • Roandtrip coach airfair to Chicago from awardee's home city
  • Hotel accommodations for maximum of four nights (non-local awardees only)
    • Double occupancy in the hotel rooms. Staff will assign you to stay in a hotel room with another awardee of the same gender for four nights. Or, the Lurie Cancer Center will fund two nights of your stay in a private room.
  • CME credit and symposium materials
  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • Awardee Breakfast Forum (attendance is required)

* Upon acceptance, awardees will receive specific instructions on how to book their travel and hotel.

Application Process and Deadline

Complete and submit the online application.

The application deadline is Friday, July 14, 2017. Notification e-mails will be sent to all applicants by August 1, 2017. Applicants should not make any travel arrangements until notified.

A letter of support from your Program Director or Mentor is required. Instructions for submitting the letter electronically will be sent to your mentor when you submit your initial application to us. Your application will not be complete until your letter is received. All letters must be received by the deadline of July 14, 2017.


Phone: 312.695.1391
Fax: 312.695.1328

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