Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Partnership with Chicago Sister Cities

The 2014 deadline has passed. Please check this site again in the spring of 2015 for next year's application.

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will take place in conjunction with the 16th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (October 9 - 12, 2014). The symposium, which attracts 800 physicians, is an annual professional educational event providing recent clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research.  The program is an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned cancer center, to meet breast cancer experts from around the world, and to learn about practical patient care strategies and the exciting possibilities of breast cancer research.

Through a generous grant from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, a competitive application process will award up to 14 clinicians from the 28 different Chicago sister cities the chance to attend the symposium held in ChicagoThe Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will provide funding to accepted international physicians and the majority of travel expenses. 


Program Objectives

  • To provide international physicians access to the latest clinically relevant cancer treatment options to share with patients, survivors, and healthcare professionals in their home city.
  • To provide international physicians with the opportunity to attend one of the most respected breast cancer meetings in the world.
  • To offer a unique perspective to international physicians on how breast cancer treatment options are developed and implemented in the United States.
  • To provide an intimate forum of learning, networking and to further develop relationships amongst peers in the field of breast cancer.

Eligibility

  • Up to 14 awards will be provided and physician applicants must reside in one of the 28 cities associated with the Chicago Sister Cities International Program (listed below). 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a special interest in the field of breast cancer and have a good command of the English language (no translation services will be provided).
  • Awards are limited to first-time program participants.
  • Applicants must have a plan to share the information gained with colleagues in their home city

Chicago's 28 Sister Cities:

  • ACCRA, GHANA: Chicago's Sister City Since 1989
  • AMMAN, JORDAN: Chicago's Sister City Since 2004
  • ATHENS, GREECE: Chicago's Sister City Since 1997
  • BELGRADE, SERBIA: Chicago's Sister City Since 2005
  • BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Chicago's Sister City Since 1993
  • BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Chicago's Sister City Since 2009
  • BUSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Chicago's Sister City Since 2007
  • CASABLANCA, MOROCCO: Chicago's Sister City Since 1982
  • DELHI, INDIA: Chicago's Sister City Since 2001
  • DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: Chicago's Sister City Since 1997
  • GALWAY, IRELAND: Chicago's Sister City Since 1997
  • GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN: Chicago's Sister City Since 1987
  • HAMBURG, GERMANY: Chicago's Sister City Since 1994
  • KYIV, UKRAINE: Chicago's Sister City Since 1991
  • LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Chicago's Sister City Since 2007
  • LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND: Chicago's Sister City Since 1998
  • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: Chicago's Sister City Since 1991
  • MILAN, ITALY: Chicago's Sister City Since 1973
  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Chicago's Sister City Since 1997
  • OSAKA, JAPAN: Chicago's Sister City Since 1973
  • PARIS, FRANCE: Chicago's Sister City Since 1996
  • PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL: Chicago's Sister City Since 1994
  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Chicago's Sister City Since 1990
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chicago's Sister Cities Since 1985
  • SHENYANG, CHINA: Chicago's Sister Cities Since 1985
  • TORONTO, CANADA: Chicago's Sister City Since 1991
  • VILNIUS, LITHUANIA: Chicago's Sister City Since 1993
  • WARSAW, POLAND: Chicago's Sister City Since 1960

 

Travel Grant Details
The Lurie Cancer Center will fund the awardees' symposium registration fee and the majority of travel expenses to attend the 3 1/2 day Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium, including shared hotel accommodations at the symposium venue (5-night maximum) and roundtrip airfare to Chicago. Applicants should not make any travel arrangements until they receive the notification email. Individuals electing to have their own room will be responsible for the additional expense.

Application Process & Deadline

Complete and submit the online application.

  • Describe interest in the field of breast cancer by briefly summarizing current research projects, training, and leadership.
  • Indicate how the knowledge gained from the symposium will be shared with colleagues.

Submit a recommendation letter from a professional colleague or mentor (on letterhead) describing the applicant's leadership and interest in the breast cancer field. Letters are due by the August 8 deadline. Submit your letter via one of the following methods:

E-mail (scanned PDF files) to Megan.cahill@northwestern.edu

  • Facsimile: +1 (312) 695-1399
  • Mail to:

Northwestern University
Attn: Megan Cahill
676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611-2953

The application deadline is August 8, 2014. 
Notification e-mails will be sent to all applicants by August 15, 2014.
Applicants should not make any travel arrangements until notified.

Selection Process & Program Chair
The selection process will be determined by the Symposium Chair, William Gradishar, MD. Selection will be based on the professional reference letter, the applicant's demonstrated interest in the field of breast cancer, and how the knowledge gained from the symposium will be shared with colleagues.

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation: 
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to the courageous spirit of Lynn Sage. The Foundation supports innovative contributions to the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer, in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. 

About the Chicago Sister Cities International Program
The Chicago Sister Cities International Program provides leadership to develop, manage, and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago's sister cities. It aims to increase international trade, promote economic development and support exchanges in the fields of culture, education, medicine, social services, environment, and technology with its sister cities for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses. Visit www.chicagosistercities.com for more information about the Chicago Sister Cities International Program.

Questions
E-mail: Megan.cahill@northwestern.edu
Phone: 312.695.1391
Fax: 312.695.1399


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