12th Neuroblastoma Parent Education and Medical Conference
Neuroblastoma researchers from around the country are developing new treatments and therapies to improve survival rates and reduce the long-term effects of treatment. Meet some of them at the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation’s 12th annual Parent Education and Medical Conference:
June 25th - 28th, 2015
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Neuroblastoma families have many, many questions, and resources aren’t always readily available. The Parent Education and Medical Conference is a chance for them to get the answers that they seek. Attendees will be able to hear directly from the top neuroblastoma researchers, form valuable networks with other families, and learn how they can become involved in – or create their own – fundraising opportunities in their communities.
Each year, families rave that the conference provides them with a chance to get away, relax, and commiserate with other people who can relate to their circumstance. Children ages 12 and younger can enjoy activities in our “Kids’ Room” * while their parents attend the meetings. (Older children and those not participating in the Kids’ Room are the responsibility of the parents).
The conference can accommodate no more than 200 attendees, and space fills up fast. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
We are pleased to advise that CNCF will be subsidizing part of the cost of the hotel rooms for each day of the conference. The cost to the family for each night is $59.00 + tax and any incidentals such as room service, movie rentals, etc.
Please note though when you do get to the Westin reservation screen it will show the entire room rate of $119 + tax/night. Please disregard this as when you check out of the hotel at the end of the conference, your charge will only be $59/night + tax and incidentals.
A Special Message from Pat Tallungan President of CNCF
We need your help, neuroblastoma families. In order to continue to put on this important conference every year, please consider CNCF in your annual giving and fundraising activities. Engage other family members, friends, co-workers and business associates in our mission, and direct them to our Web site to make a tax deductible donation. Donors can designate your child’s or your family name so that we know who to thank.
For those who have attended the conference in the past, you know firsthand the value of this program. Please help us to be able to continue this conference for yourself and the families who will be joining the neuroblastoma community. If you need financial assistance please contact Nicci DiBenedetto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we hope to see you soon.
Confirmed Guest Speakers to date (As of 3/2/2015):
Sloan Kettering Speaker
Dr. Giselle Sholler
Dr. John Maris
Dr. Yael Mosse
Dr. Araz Marachelian
Dr. Navin Pinto
Dr. Darrell Yamashiro
Dr. Danielle Friedman
As always, if any of your children are sick or not feeling well that day, we ask that they do not participate in the Playroom activities as some of our children are still immune-suppressed from treatment. Also if they have recently been vaccinated, been exposed to chicken pox, shingles or any other contagious disease we ask they stay with you and not join in with the other children. Thank you for your consideration in this very important part of the conference activities.
Casual to very casual (including jeans). Bring a sweater or jacket as the rooms tend to be cold.
***All other incidental hotel room charges, movie rentals, room service, etc are the responsibility of the guest.***