Facilitating Patient & Stakeholder

Engagement in Research Through Partnerships:

the Cancer Care Continuum





Travel Support




Who: Stakeholders vested in patient-centered cancer research, including PATIENTS, clinicians, researchers, ADVOCATES, funders and more!
What: A one-day FREE meeting to learn about and discuss the challenges faced and benefits gained from patient-centered cancer research
When: May 20, 2017, 8:30am - 3:30pm
*Registration begins at 8am
Where: Chicago, IL
UIC College of Nursing
Event Center (3rd Floor)
845 S Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612 
Parking: Wood Street Parking Structure
1100 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Please bring parking ticket with you for validation.


Arriving early? Join us on Friday May 19 from 5-7pm for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday  |  May 20, 2017
8:00 - 3:30 Registration
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome & Opening Session
9:00 - 9:20 PCORI: Progress in Patient-Centered Research with Lisa Stewart, MA
9:20 - 10:30 Patients as Experts: A Panel and Discussion Exploring the Needs of Patients
11:00 - 11:20 Examples from Chicagoland: Pastors 4 PCOR with Dr. Paris Davis and collaborators
11:20 - 12:15 Keynote and Q&A with Dr. Hayley Thompson
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 - 2:45 Building a Plan to Facilitate Patient Engagement
2:45 - 3:30 Reporting Out and Next Steps


Keynote address will be made by Dr. Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Program Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at  Karmanos Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Learn more about Dr. Thompson and her work!




Lisa Stewart, MA, Engagement Officer at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be speaking at the event and representing our meeting funder, PCORI. There will be opportunities to network and inquire about PCORI funding opportunities and ongoing projects.







Hotel Chicago Medical District
1622 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
*Mention Community-Campus Partnerships for Health to received our negotiated rate of $238/night.

Attendee Travel Support

If you are a patient attendee in need of travel support to attend this event, including transportation and/or accommodation scholarships, please fill out our online application to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Paige Castro-Reyes at programs@ccph.info or call (919) 714-8614. 



or call 1-800-799-2542 to register via phone


This event was brought to you in partnership with

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities at Northwestern University 


This event is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN-2517).