2017 Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative

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The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative once again took place in conjunction with the 19th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium from September 14-17, 2017.

Through a generous grant from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, in conjunction with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a competitive process awarded clinicians from Chicago’s sister cities with the opportunity to attend the symposium held in Chicago.

The award recipients were chosen from a review board led by the Symposium Chair, Dr. William Gradishar, MD.  The Lurie Cancer Center funded the awardees’ symposium registration fee and the majority of travel expenses to attend the 3½ day Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium.

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.

The sister cities doctors were welcomed at a dinner at Hubbard in on September 14.

Selected Doctors From

  • Accra, Ghana (2)
  • Athens, Greece
  • Belgrade, Serbia (2)
  • Bogota, Colombia (2)
  • Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Milan, Italy
  • Shanghai, China
  • Vilnius, Lithuania (2)
  • Warsaw, Poland