Leading cancer researchers, patient advocates and industry execs from across the globe will convene in Chicago once again for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from May 31 to June 4 at McCormick Place. Here’s where to spend your after-hours to supercharge your networking and sneak in a few cocktails.
Thursday, May 30, 5:30-7:30pm | MATTER
On the eve of ASCO, stop by MATTER and hear from the founders of Forty Seven, an immuno-oncology startup spun out of Stanford University. Mark McCamish and Mark Chao will discuss the company’s unique approach to immuno-oncology and how they took their idea from lab to IPO.
Friday, May 31, 6pm – 8:15pm | Loft Lucia, 7 N. Carpenter St.
Join Gillian White, Deputy Editor of The Atlantic, and a diverse panel of speakers discussing the role of social media, journalism, entertainment, and technology in how stories of cancer are shared.
Friday, May 31, 4:30-6pm | Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Join the Chicago chapter of Healthtech Women to meet and network with other women from across the healthcare industry.
Sunday, June 2 | Buddy Guy’s Blues Club Chicago
Don’t miss the annual performance by this appropriately-named band of leading immuno-oncologists, including Nobel Prize Laureate James Allison and University of Chicago’s Tom Gajewski, at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Admission is $30 at the door and proceeds support the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).
Sunday, June 2, 6-7:30pm | The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Come learn about new grant opportunities from Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit that funds early-phase clinical trials, and hear from featured speakers Dr. Maurie Markman from Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Dr. Cynthia Wetmore from Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Sunday June 2, 9-11pm | Joe’s on Weed St.
Arrive hungry and ready to dance at this invite-only reception for Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and performances by Mitchell Tenpenny and The Sisterhood Band.