2014 Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative

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The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative once again took 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.

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Through a generous grant from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, a competitive process awarded 14 clinicians from Chicago’s sister cities with the opportunity to attend the symposium held in Chicago. The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative provides funding to accepted international physicians and the majority of travel expenses.


Doctors who participated in the 2014 symposium as part of the CSCI Medical Initiative were from Chicago’s sister cities of:

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Delhi, India
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Shanghai, China
  • Warsaw, Poland