Find a Physician | How to Contribute | About Us | Clinical Trials
Select a Cancer Type:

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building
Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior, Chicago
(Google Map)

The program is made possible by the generous support of Bears Care®, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears.

This one-day interactive course is 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.  

Lunch, refreshments, and discounted parking will be available for all registered guests. Cocktail reception from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building is located on the corner of Superior Street and Fairbanks Court. Please enter from the doors on Superior Street.

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

View a printable map with directions from the parking garage to the Lurie Research Building.


8:00 a.m. Registration / Check-in Opens
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Course Overview
Bears Care Rep
Shohreh Shahabi, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
8:45 a.m. Biology of Ovarian Cancer
Mario Pineda, MD, PhD, Lurie Cancer Center
9:05 a.m. Surgical Strategies
R.K. Potkul, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
9:20 a.m. Ovarian Cancer Future Therapies/Clinical Trials
Diane Yamada, MD, University of Chicago Medicine
9:40 a.m. Speaker Panel Discussion Q&A
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Genetic Testomg: Why, When, How?
Jeffery Dungan, MD, Northwestern Medicine
10:50 a.m. Stress, Mind, Body
Angela Lawson, PhD, Northwestern Medicine
11:20 a.m. Integrative Oncology
Alok Pant, MD, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
11:40 a.m. Speaker Panel Discussion Q&A
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Navigating Treatment If
Your Cancer Recurs

John Lurain, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
Summer Dewdney, MD, Rush University Medical Center
2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Sex Health and Cancer
Constance M. Sheehan, PhD, Northwestern University

Cancer Survivorship
Aubri Veneruso MMA, PA-C, Lurie Cancer Center

Palliative Care
Adeboye Ogunseitan, MD, Northwestern Medicine

3:30 p.m. Closing Presentation: Survivor Stories
Patient Stories and Emily Berry, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
3:45 p.m. Reception