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Summer 2019 Semi-Annual Reception and Symposium

The Metropolitan – Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive, 66th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Saturday, June 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oak Room

*Please note that a government issued ID is required to enter Willis Tower





Gold Sponsor

Preliminary Schedule*


5:00 pm             Doors and Registration Open, Social Gathering, Visit with Exhibit Booths

6:00 pm             Official Event Start, Social Gathering, Visit with Exhibit Booths

6:30 – 7:00 pm   CAHON Membership Presentations

  • Introduction of VIP Guests
    David Chang, MD, PhD, Board Chair, and Wenru Song, MD, PhD, Chair-Elect
  • CAHON Presidential Address
    Lei Zheng, MD, PhD, President
  • Updates on CAHON Journals
    Delong Liu, MD, PhD, Director
  • CAHON Executive Plan
    Chong-xian Pan, MD, PhD, MS, Vice President
  • Young Investigator Award Ceremony
    Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, and Wei Ding, MD, PhD, CAHON Academic Committee Co-Chairs

7:00 – 8:00 pm    Scientific Presentations

  • 7:00 – 7:15     Emerging Treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Andrew Zhu, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Liver Cancer Research, Massachusetts, General Hospital
  • 7:15 – 7:30     New Advances for the Treatment of Lung Cancers
    Tianhong (Tina) Li, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine University of California Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 7:30 – 7:45     Current Trends of Combination and Multimodality Therapy in GU Malignancy
    Jianqing Lin, MD, Associate Professor, Co-Program Leader, Genitourinary Oncology Program, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • 7:45 – 8:00      Panel Discussion

8:00 – 10:00 pm    Social Gathering and Visit Exhibit Booths

*Food and drinks will be provided throughout the reception and symposium

Sponsorship Opportunities


  --Gold-- --Silver-- --Bronze--

Recognition on Event Webpage on the CAHON Website and Event Program

Most Prominent Logo & Organization Description

Prominent Logo & Organization Description Logo & Organization Description
Two Complimentary Registrations X X X
Two Complimentary Meal Tickets X X X
Logo Included in Event Communications X X X
Poster X X X
Complimentary Exhibit Space
(includes two Exhibit Staff)
Advertisement in Event Program Full Page Half Page Fourth Page
Bar Sponsor X X  
Food Sponsor X    


Individual Sponsorship Options

Bar Sponsor

  • Includes sponsor sign at bar provided by CAHON
  • Sponsor can provide logoed beverage napkins and cups

Food Sponsor

  •  Includes sponsor sign at bar provided by CAHON
  • Sponsor can provide logoed beverage napkins

Event Program Advertisement

  • Color advertisement in event program - Full Page, Half Page, and/or Fourth Page

If you are interested in sponsoring our upcoming symposium or have questions, please contact Nichole Nikolic, Executive Director, at +1 (414) 918-9890 or by email at nnikolic@cahon.org.

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Exhibit or Poster Opportunities

Exhibit, $1,000

  • 6’ skirted table top exhibit and 2 chairs
  • 2 complimentary event registration with 2 meal tickets. Additional event registrations can be purchased
  • Exhibitor name and description included in exhibitor listing
  • Exhibitor name and description included on event webpage

Poster, $500

  • 1 complimentary event registration and 1 meal ticket

Download the Exhibit and Poster Application here. Fax completed form to +1 (414) 276-3349.

Questions regarding Exhibiting or on Posters? Contact Anna Douangphachanh, Meetings, Membership, and Administrative Manager, at +1 (414) 918-9890 or by email at adouan@cahon.org.

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Young Investigator Awards (YIAs)

To foster growth and achievement amongst CAHON’s early career or physician-in-training members, CAHON will award up to five, $500 prizes in support of travel expenses for the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO Annual Meeting. The awards are given based on the scientific merit of abstracts accepted to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. The research data from the abstracts will be given priority consideration for publication in the Journal of Hematology & Oncology (JHO).

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Current CAHON member –Available to physicians-in-training, including residency or fellowship training (Associate Member Category, waived dues) or,  physicians within 10 years of fellowship training at the level of instructor or assistant professor (Active Member Category, dues $100 USD).

    Membership applications available at http://www.cahon.org/membership.
  2. Recognized as the first or senior author in the abstract presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
  3. Availability to attend CAHON’s Young Investigator Award Ceremony on June, 1, 2019 at 6:00 -10:00 pm during the CAHON 2019 Summer Semi-Annual Reception & Symposium at the Metropolitan – Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 66th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, Oak Room.

Application Instructions

- Click here to download Instructions and the Application Form -

Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 3, 2019.

Applications should include:

  1. Application Form
  2. Accepted 2019 ASCO abstract including the abstract category (i.e., clinical, translational, etc.
  3. CV, including education and current training level or position

Questions regarding awards? Contact Anna Douangphachanh, Meetings, Membership, and Administrative Manager, at +1 (414) 918-9890 or by email at adouan@cahon.org.

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