The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will take place in conjunction with the 18th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (September 22 - 25, 2016). 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 Chicago. The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will provide funding to accepted international physicians and the majority of travel expenses.
Chicago's 28 Sister Cities:
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
An online application will be available soon.
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 July 8 deadline. Submit your letter via one of the following methods:
E-mail (scanned PDF files) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Erin Donoghue
676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611-2953
The application deadline is July 8, 2016.
Notification e-mails will be sent to all applicants by July 15, 2016.
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.