The Annual Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics Conference is a yearly conference run by The Univeristy of Chicago Department of Medicine's Section of Hematology and Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and The City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics. The location of the conference alternates between these two hosts each year.
The conference has been designed to provide an interdisciplinary educational forum in which to update state-of-the-are science, discuss real-world cases, curate interesting pedigrees, and to prepare case summaries to disseminate new knowledge in translational genomics and evidence-based clinical management of high-risk patients and their family members. The goal is to improve detection of cancer syndromes and prevent cancer morbidity and mortality.
Physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, and oncology nurses across the United States and internationally who are currently involved in providing cancer genetics risk assessment services or initiating such services in their health care system. Special efforts will be made to educate clinicians practicing in geographically and/or socioeconomically underserved communities.
ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.