- Thu, Nov 16, 2017 03:30 AM
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Latitude: 41.8885, Longitude: -87.6354
Join Cures Within Reach and the CWR Young Professionals Board for the 2nd annual CureAccelerator Live! event. Our 2017 event will focus on Cancer-related repurposing projects. CureAccelerator™ Live! is a live philanthropic pitch competition that gives YOU the chance to find the next breakthrough treatment. Watch Principal Investigators from all over the country pitch their clinical trials for repurposing medical treatments, while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. Then, cast your vote to help one winner secure funding for their project. ~~~ Medical repurposing, which involves discovering new uses for approved medical treatments, provides the quickest possible transition from bench to bedside. CureAccelerator™ Live! 2017 will focus on supporting repurposing clinical trials dedicated to improving treatment for unsolved cancers or unmet cancer needs, or repurposing existing cancer treatments in non-cancer diseases. Hosted at MATTER inside the Merchandise Mart downtown Chicago, CureAccelerator Live! 2017 is a unique networking opportunity for researchers, clinicians, patient groups, biomedical industry professionals and funders. Don’t miss this opportunity to help harness the power of repurposing research and help bring groundbreaking treatments to patients in need! ~~~ Meet the 2017 Finalists! Chris Lominska, MD Institution: University of Kansas Medical Center Project Title: Combining the Rheumatoid Arthritis Agent Auranofin with Radiation Therapy to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Rectal Cancer Michael Spiotto, MD, PhD Institution: University of Chicago Project Title: Feasibility of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs to Enhance Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Cancers Paul Swiecicki, MD Institution: University of Michigan Project Title: Old Drugs As New Therapies For Metastatic Thyroid Cancer Bakhos Tannous, PhD Institution: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Project Title: Human Clinical Trial to Evaluate a Novel Combination of Drugs to Dramatically Increase Glioblastoma Survival Rates Stephen Wong, PhD Institution: Houston Methodist Research Institute Project Title: Repurposed Cardiac Glycosides to Treat Children with Central Nervous System Tumors Price: $35 Early Bird Discount (through 10/31); $45 General Admission (through 11/14). Ticket price will increase day-of/at the door. Buy now and save! ~~~ Take a peek at last year’s event! For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Wayne, CWR Director of Sponsorships. To learn more about this event, please contact the CWR Young Professionals Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. About The Young Professionals Board The CWR Young Professionals Board (YPB), established in the fall of 2014, is a diverse team of young professionals from a variety of industries, including healthcare, business, law, and philanthropy, that advocates for research, funding, and networking opportunities within the field of medical repurposing.