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WIB-Chicago Presents "Multiple Sclerosis: Collaborations for a Cure"
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When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST
Where: Matter
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL  60654
United States
Contact: WIB-Chicago

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the leading cause of chronic neurological disability in the adult population, and the combination of biological and environment factors intertwine to make each clinical case one of a kind. This program brings together a panel of experts from different sectors – neurologists and research scientists specializing in MS and companies and organizations focused on collecting patient data, developing cutting edge diagnostics, and accelerating drug development. Our panelists will share a unique perspective regarding issues affecting women with MS, challenges in clinical trials, and innovative ideas to improve patients' quality of life. Join us in learning more about this disease and the local life science community’s efforts to identify a cure.

Welcoming remarks:  Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

 Panelists include:

  • Susan Rubin, M.D., Department of Neurology; Director, Women's Neurology Center, Glenbrook Hospital
  • Zulma Hernandez, M.D., Department of Neurology; University of Illinois Hospital
  • Alyson Fournier, Ph.D., Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill Univ. Montreal Neurological Institute
  • Michelle Faits, Ph.D., CEO & Co-founder; Pro-Arc Diagnostics
  • Clare Thibodeaux, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs, Cures within Reach
  • Kimberly Cooley, Research Coordinator, Jump Simulation

Moderator:  Neelum Aggarwal, M.D., AMWA Chief Diversity Officer, WIB-Chicago MAPS Chair 


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.



5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           Registration, Networking, Appetizers, Opening Remarks

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           Panel Discussion

8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.           Audience Q&A, Dessert Reception


Pricing Information

Members: $15

Non-Members: $45


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price


Event Date/Time

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST


Maximum Capacity





222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230

Chicago, IL 60654


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