Routine Checkup: What to Expect in U.S. Healthcare in 2013

5:00 pm on Monday, June 3, 2013
8:00 pm on Monday, June 3, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago 160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place Chicago, IL 60611
Contact Name:
Gabe Bolio
What are this year’s most important healthcare advances? What do you and your family need to know? Join Karen Antman, M.D., Boston University School of Medicine Dean and Provost of the Medical Campus, for a Routine Checkup: What to Expect in U.S. Healthcare in 2013. Learn more about medicine’s most promising breakthroughs and what’s ahead on the healthcare horizon. 6:00 p.m. | Reception 7:00 p.m. | Discussion $15 per person. Registration fee includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited. Register now! About our speaker: Recognized internationally as an expert on breast cancer and other malignancies, Karen Antman, M.D., became Dean of Boston University School of Medicine and Provost of the Medical Campus on May 1, 2005. Dr. Antman came to Boston University from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she served as Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical sciences in 2004 and 2005. Previously, she spent more than 10 years on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of Columbia’s Cancer Center. Dr. Antman was voted Senior Faculty Teacher of the Year by medical residents at Columbia in 1993. She also served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1979 to 1993, and had hospital appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Best known among oncologists for developing a standard treatment regimen for sarcomas, as well as her team’s research on blood growth factors, Dr. Antman also is outspoken on public health policy issues. She has written extensively about impediments to clinical research on cancer, and she has testified before Congress on the need for federal research dollars to support cancer research with articles in the medical literature (as well as Vogue and Readers Digest). She has written more than 300 journal papers and edited 5 textbooks and monographs, many with multiple editions. Dr. Antman has served as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She served for seven years as an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and currently serves on the international editorial board of the Lancet and several other major medical journals. She currently sits on the NIH’s Fogarty International Center’s Advisory Committee.