Monthly Center Events

Welcome to the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders’ monthly event listings. Check back often to see the latest changes and additions to the events section.



21-22Education and Screening Program for Medical Students at the UIC College of Medicine. Contact the Center for details.
29-31The Center will be attending the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) 2003 annual meeting in Maryland.



9Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders and the Physicians and Surgeons Division of the Jewish United Fund celebrate family day, “Genetics: Decoding Life,” at the Museum of Science and Industry. The program is open to physicians and their families, and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Rex Chisolm, director of the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School, and children’s games and activities. For more information about this fun and educational program, contact Karen at 312-357-4718.
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25Illinois Department of Public Health Conference. The Center will be attending this genetics seminar for nurses and public health professionals in Oakbrook, Illinois.
25The Center is cosponsoring “Genetics of Rare Disease: Window to Common Disorders,” with the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) at the National Resource Center. The conference will be at the Mayflower hotel in Washington, DC. Francis Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute is Honorary Chairman.
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30“Exploring Your Family Tree: Tracing Health and Disease through the Generations” is sponsored by the Center and the Illinois Genealogical Society and will take place at Niles Public Library.


TBAEducation and Screening Program for College Students. RSVPs will be necessary.
1“Gene Patenting” with Professor Lori Andrews, distinguished professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. The program is cosponsored by Northwestern Law School and the Kellogg Business School and will be held at the Spertus Museum on Thursday April 1, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. The program is hosted by the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders and Hillels of Illinois. For more information, call the Center at 312-357-4718.



1Women’s Health Symposium presented by the Center. “New Realities in Women’s Health: Choices and Challenges for Young Jewish Women” will take place at Anshe Emet Synagogue on Sunday, June 1, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.