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Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Prentice Women's Hospital
3rd Floor, Conference Room L
250 E. Superior, Chicago
(Google Map)

Conference Chair:

Shohreh Shahabi, MD
Shohreh Shahabi, MD

This program is made possible
by the generous support of

the charitable arm
of the Chicago Bears

A one-day complimentary interactive course for women living with ovarian cancer — past or present — or those at increased risk of developing the disease along with their families and caregivers. The course will provide current information, valuable resources, access to experts in the field, and an opportunity to connect with others in the ovarian cancer community in a warm and supportive environment. The event is hosted by the Lurie Cancer Center.

Breakfast, lunch, and additional refreshments will be offered to all registered guests. Discounted parking will also be available.

A cocktail reception will be held in the Harris Family Atrium adjacent to the conference room.


8:00 a.m. Registration, Exhibits & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Course Overview
Shohreh Shahabi, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
8:45 a.m. Biology of Ovarian Cancer
John Moroney, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine
9:05 a.m. Rare Tumors
Jean Hurteau, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem
9:20 a.m. Integrative Oncology - Chemo Brain & Fatigue
Alok Pant, MD, Northwestern Medicine
9:40 a.m. Genetics of Ovarian Cancer
Lee Shulman, MD
Brittany DeGreef, MS, CGC
Northwestern Medicine
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. PARP Inhibitors, Immunotherapy & Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials
Daniela Matei, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
10:40 a.m. Surgical Strategies for Ovarian Cancer
Wilberto Nieves-Neira, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
11:00 a.m. Ovarian Cancer Clinical Care
Alissa Newman, PA-C
Karen Novak, RN MSN ACNP-BC
Mary Callaghan, AOCNS APN
Nancy Anderson, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Northwestern Medicine
11:20 a.m. Nutrition & the Possible Role of Energy Metabolism
Barbara Buttin, MD, Northwestern Medicine
11:40 a.m. Provider Panel Discussion Question & Answer
Alok Pant, MD, Northwestern Medicine
Barbara Buttin, MD, Northwestern Medicine
Lee Shulman, MD, Northwestern Medicine
Wilberto Nieves-Neira, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
John Moroney, MD, Northwestern Medicine
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Navigating Recurrence
John Lurain, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
Summer Dewdney, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Daniela Matei, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Sex Health and Cancer
Lauren Streicher, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Palliative Care
Gordon Wood, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Cancer Survivorship
Timothy Pearman, PhD, Lurie Cancer Center

3:00 p.m. Survivor Stories: Patient, Caregivers, & Support Resources
Provider Moderators: Anna Strohl, MD and Brandon Seagle, MD
Gynecologic Oncology Fellows, Northwestern McGaw Medical Center
4:00 p.m. Reception


Prentice Women's Hospital is located on the corner of Superior Street and Fairbanks Court at 250 E. Superior. The course will take place on the third floor, in Conference Room L.


Discounted parking will be available for this event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron Superior Garage, 222 E. Huron St, one block away (Google map). Parking passes can be purchased for $7 at event check-in.

Hotel Accomodations

A limited number of hotel rooms are being held at Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile (166 East Superior Street), just one block away from Prentice Women’s Hospital. Rooms are available at the Northwestern Medicine rate of  $189 per night. Reservations can be made online or through the in-house reservations team at (312) 523-0902. Please mention the group name “NWU Survive & Thrive."


Please direct questions to Kate Harken at or 312.695.1390.