Come see us at WIN 2017 in Paris – Early bird registration expires in 1 week!

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9th WIN 2017 Symposium
Expediting Global Innovation in Precision Cancer Medicine
26-27 June, 2017, Paris, France

Time to prepare your abstract!
WIN 2017 welcomes abstracts on topics within the scope of WIN and associated areas of research: Clinical trial design, New combinations (agents and modalities) and Target identification and validation. Click here for all abstract topics.

Why submit an abstract?

  • All accepted abstracts will be scheduled for poster presentation
  • The winner of the best-poster award will receive a prize of €750 at a special plenary poster awarding ceremony, where the winner will be given the opportunity to present their work

Click here for further details on abstract preparation and submission guidelines.

DON’T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY: Early Bird deadline registration ends March 31, 2017
With just less than one week until the early bird registration deadline of March 31, 2017 ends, it’s time to register at the Symposium to reap the full benefits of participation at this unique oncology event. By registering, you can save up to €200, visit the registration website now!
Why register for WIN 2017? Exceptional scientific program endorsed by ASCO®
“The 2016 WIN symposium brought together some of the most distinguished lecturers from around the world covering a broad array of topics that are likely to have a direct impact on the treatment of most of our patients with cancer” said Bruce E. Johnson, President of ASCO® 2017-2018, who delivered a keynote lecture in the last edition 2016. ASCO® has endorsed the WIN Symposium for the past eight consecutive years.
John Mendelsohn, Chair of WIN Consortium and Past President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will present in his Welcome Address, an overview of WIN disruptive programs aiming to significantly improve lung cancer patients’ outcomes.

José Baselga, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will discuss in his Keynote Opening Lecture “Genomic-driven Clinical Studies in Breast Cancer”.

The Closing Keynote Lecture and remarks will be presented by Leroy Hood from Institute for Systems Biology.

The scientific program brings together some of the leading academic and industry experts and will focus upon the following themes:

  • Innovation in clinical trial design – with Razelle Kurzrock (UCSD), Laura Esserman (UCSF), Donald A. Berry and J Jack Lee (UT-MD Anderson)
  • New avenues for target discovery – with Geneviève Almouzni (Institut Curie) and Giorgio Massimini (Merck Serono)
  • Immunological approach to personalized medicine – with Antoni Ribas (UCLA), Guido Kroemer (Gustave Roussy), Hans-Georg Rammensee (University of Tübingen) and Steve Anderson (Covance)
  • Next great steps in cancer therapy – with Olli Kallioniemi (Karolinska Institutet & FIMM), Henry Rodriquez (NCI) Peter Lichter and Stefan Fröhling (DFKZ)
  • Predict: what and how? – with Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart (Institute Jules Bordet), Jean-François Martini (Pfizer), Maureen Sullivan (Blue Cross Blue Shield) and Caroline Robert (Gustave Roussy)
  • Using new knowledge in clinical trials – with René Bernards (NKI), Daniel F. Hayes (University of Michigan, President of ASCO® 2016-2017), Reinhard Büttner (University Hospital of Cologne), Stefan Pfister (DKFZ) and Robert G. Bristow (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)
Take part in open debates with oncology experts
You will have access to the three following forums with open discussion for all attendees, where you will be able to debate on how to deliver better treatments to patients and improving their outcomes. These will be published in a synopsis of the symposium.

  • New trends in clinical trial design, moderated by Razelle Kurzrock (UCSD) and Brian Leyland-Jones (Avera Cancer Institute)
  • Place of immunotherapy approaches in precision cancer care, moderated by Antoni Ribas (UCLA) and Jean-Yves Blay (Centre Léon Bérard)
  • Challenges of real world implementation of precision medicine and implications for other diseases, moderated by Lisa Hutchinson (Nature Publishing Group) and Thomas Tursz (Fondation ARC) with the exceptional participation of Otmar D. Wiestler (Helmholtz Association), Richard L. Schilsky (ASCO®) Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart (Institute Jules Bordet), Gerald Batist (McGill Segal Cancer Center) and Francesco De Lorenzo (European Cancer Patient Coalition).
For symposium and sponsorship details contact:        
WIN Symposium Secretariat | Congress by design | T +31 88 0898101 |

WIN Consortium contact:        
WIN Consortium | Catherine Bresson |

Learning Communities Institute 2017 Annual Meeting – Call for Abstracts

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Dear Colleagues and Friends:

We enthusiastically invite you to submit research projects, creative ideas, and skills development efforts that pertain to learning communities for presentation at this year’s Learning Communities Institute (LCI) Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL, to be held September 15-17, 2017, hosted by the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Every year, this meeting provides an opportunity to connect with and learn from like-minded faculty members, students, and staff who are actively involved in their own learning community (or are building one). We encourage you to share this email with anyone involved in learning communities at your institution, including faculty, staff and students. We especially invite abstract submissions from students and staff (and encourage faculty members to include students and staff as collaborators).

We are accepting abstracts in the following categories:
* Foundational Skills (e.g. feedback, clinical skills teaching, mentoring/advising)
* Innovations (e.g. wellness, peer mentoring, students as teachers, community building)
* Research / Outcomes

Presentation formats:
– Workshops (90 minute interactive sessions)
– Oral Presentations / Posters (traditional brief oral presentations and poster session)
– Tools-of-the-Trade (for sharing of useful tools)

The deadline for submission for all abstracts and awards is Friday, April 28, 2017, at 5pm Pacific time.

Submit your abstract electronically here

We encourage those who qualify to submit their abstract for consideration for the Joel and Ellen Gordon Young Investigators Award (YIA), given to a student, resident, or faculty member within the first five years after completing training (this can be done from the abstract submission site above).

Finally, please see attached document regarding the Arky Award, which is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of learning communities in medical education.

Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 26, 2017.

Hoping to see you all in September!


Maya G. Sardesai, MD, M.Ed.
University of Washington
Research Chair of the 2017 LCI Meeting

Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH
Stanford University
Workshops Chair of the 2017 LCI Meeting

and the LCI Conference Planning Team

Thurs, March 23, 12-1pm: “Access to Justice: Promoting the Inclusion of Men & Women in the Criminal Justice System” & Women in Medicine Exhibit at GUSOM

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Dear GUSOM Students & Faculty:

We are excited to commemorate Women’s History Month in March with a dynamic Health Equity Panel during Health Justice Scholar Week sponsored by GWIM, the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative, and the GUSOM Office of Diversity & Inclusion on March 23 that will focus on promoting the inclusion of men and women in the criminal justice systems. The “Access to Justice” panel will address equity at the intersections of gender, medicine, law, and law enforcement and also include lunch and discussion.

Also, starting tomorrow, please enjoy the GUSOM exhibit: “Women Physicians Who Changed the Course of American Medicine,” featuring the profiles of 14 Female physicians who Made U.S. Medical History in the hallways of Med Dent Building. Exhibit Credits: Medscape ( Exhibit preview below!

Best,                                                                                                                                                                               Dean Cheng

Georgetown Women in Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative 

invite you to attend a Health Equity Forum as part of Health Justice Scholar Week

Access to Justice:  Promoting the Inclusion of Both Men and Women in Criminal Justice Systems

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater, Med-Dent Bldg.
Followed by lunch and discussion, Med-Dent Building Lobby
Please RSVP at
Contact with questions.

Kathleen Coogan is the Senior Gender Advisor for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and an Adjunct Professor at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.  She served as lead drafter of the INL Guide to Gender in the Criminal Justice System.  Previously she served as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a litigation attorney at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, and a counselor at a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Phoenix.

David A. Lewis is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who has served in Bahamas, Barbados, Mexico, and Pakistan.  Currently, as an INL Program Officer, he oversees rule of law programs in East Africa.  In particular, he manages initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that build the capacity of justice sector officials to combat sexual and gender-based violence and provide training to medical, legal, and law enforcement professionals in the preservation of forensic evidence for use as court-admissible evidence. 

Unveiling This Week: “Women Physicians Who Changed the Course of American Medicine” Exhibit

For more information, contact

CAM Program Seminar Series March 16th 12-1pm: “​Nutritional Education in an Era of Global Obesity and Diabetes: Thinking Outside the Box”

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Dear Students:

You are cordially invited to the CAM Program Seminar Series seminar:

ThursdayMarch 16th at 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building room 239:

Nutritional Education in an Era of Global Obesity and Diabetes: Thinking Outside the Box.”

David Eisenberg, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Director, Culinary Nutrition

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA

David M. Eisenberg, MD is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences Dr. Eisenberg served as the first US medical exchange student to the People’s Republic of China. More recently, Dr. Eisenberg served as an advisor to federal agencies with regard to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research, education and policy, and served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute of Medicine Report entitled, “The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public”. He directs a very popular CME course with the Culinary Institute of America, entitled, “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives.”


Health Justice Week Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, March 21: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week Plenary Session: Health Justice in Action: Street Medicine @ Proctor Amphitheater. RSVP required:

Wednesday, March 22: 12:00 to 1:00 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week Panel Discussion: Health Justice in Action: Taking it to the Street @ SW107. RSVP required:

Thursday, March 23: 3:00 to 5:30 pm: (Optional) Health Justice Week: M4 Presentations & Wine and Cheese Reception @ Proctor Amphitheater & Med-Dent Lobby. RSVP required:

Register now for NINR’s Symptom Science Research Symposium on April 25

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The NINR Intramural Research Program invites you to attend its scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health, highlighting NINR Intramural’s scientific advances and collaborations across the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

The symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center (Building 10) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The symposium will include scientific panels on:

  • The Role of the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis on Inflammation, Addiction and Infection – Moderated by Wendy Henderson, NINR
    • Colleen Hadigan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Lorenzo Leggio, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • The Role of Inflammatory and Glutamatergic Pathways on Fatigue – Moderated by Leorey Saligan, NINR
  • Identifying Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Care of Patients with Brain Injury – Moderated by Jessica Gill, NINR

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research. There will also be a poster session to highlight the research conducted by NINR Intramural’s fellows and trainees along with collaborating scientists from the NIH community and other institutions.

For additional details and to register for this event, please visit:  ninr-pic

CAM Program Seminar on March 2nd: “Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities”

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Dear Students

You are cordially invited to the CAM Program Seminar Series seminar:

Thursday, March 2nd at 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building room 239:

“Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities.”

Robert B. Saper, MD MPH


Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Director, Center of Integrative Medicine

Boston University Medical Center

Boston, MA

Dr. Saper is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He attended Harvard Medical School, completed a family medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF, and a three year NIH-funded Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. In 2004 he was named the founding Director of the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center. The mission of the Program is to bring evidence-based integrative medicine approaches to all, regardless of ability to pay. Dr. Saper is also the Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, an organization of over 70 academic health centers and health systems committed to advancing integrative medicine and health. His research on hatha yoga for chronic low back pain in diverse populations, including Veterans, is funded by NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.