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Due to the evolving events related to COVID-19, the Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium, scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020, will be postponed. Updated information will be listed here when available.

Lurie Cancer Center Professional Education Events

4th Annual Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium: The Era of Transformative Molecular Oncology

On Friday, March 27, the OncoSET Symposium will provide healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art information related to significant advances in precision medicine in oncology and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care. The program will focus on the use of genomic technologies in both tissue and blood analysis. The meeting will provide the opportunity to learn about the steps to filter, evaluate and apply this knowledge to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. Symposium participants will discover new approaches to personalized cancer therapy based on current research and patient-specific genetic patterns. In addition, participants will learn strategies for translating advances in precision medicine to their clinical practice.

Event Details

Friday, March 27, 2020

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg Pavilion

251 E. Huron St., Chicago
3rd Floor Conference Center

Agenda (PDF)

Keynote Speaker

David Hong
David Hong, MD

Deputy Chair, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Confirmed Faculty

Geoffrey Greene, PhD
The University of Chicago

Manish Kohli, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah Health

Pamela Munster, MD
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Geoffrey Oxnard, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Aparna Parikh, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Milan Radovich, PhD
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Yong Wan, PhD
Lurie Cancer Center

Conference Fees

Lurie Cancer Center Affiliate Rates
Affiliates include Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine,  Lurie Children's, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and Jesse Brown VA.
  Student, Fellow or Resident Complimentary
  Nurse or Allied Health Professional $25
  Research Staff $25
  Faculty and/or Physician $50
General Rates
  Student, Fellow or Resident Complimentary
  Nurse or Allied Health Professional $50
  Research Staff $50
  Faculty and/or Physician $75
  Industry Representative $250

Onsite registration will be available, but we encourage all participants to register in advance.

Conference Chairs

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Lurie Cancer Center

Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

Accreditation Information

Target Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of patients with advanced or refractory cancers for whom precision medicine can help guide treatment choices. This includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, other translational-oriented laboratory scientists, nurses, pharmacists, genetic counselors, and physician assistants.


  1. Define and discuss the use of clinical genomics and its use in the personalization of treatment for patients with both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.
  2. Identify emerging approaches to acquiring and analyzing genomic information.
  3. Describe, discuss, and illustrate the roles of genomic sequencing, molecular analysis with standard pathology, precisely targeted treatments and clinical trials, and the benefits they confer on patients.
  4. Define both the challenges and the opportunities faced in the implementation of genomic sequencing in the treatment of cancer patients.

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty Disclosure

Current guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentation. Each speaker has been requested to complete a faculty disclosure form. The names of faculty members declaring a relationship or who will be discussing off-label usage will be indicated in the course syllabus.

Additional Information

For additional information about the event, please contact us at or 312-503-7809.

See also the OncoSET Precision Medicine webpage.

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