Exhibitor's Hall May 21, 2022 Noon - 5pm

Booth Set Up Beginning at 10 AM


Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM CDT
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:00 PM CDT

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Rush University Medical Center
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612

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The mission of I Am Abel Foundation and this amazing conference is to identify, engage and curate the large pool of untapped gifts, talent and intellect amongst our inner city youth, with the singular goal of raising our next generation of Healthcare Heroes.  



Dr. George Kondos of University of Illinois Cardiology teaching our students on simulation patient "Harvey."


Trena Burke, MHA, Board Member


Become an Exhibitor at one of Chicago's largest and most impactful "how to" conferences for Chicago area students interested in careers in Healthcare.  Showcase your program and meet hundreds of students at our Exhibitor's Hall that will open Saturday, May 21, 2022, Noon - 5pm. Set up your table  beginning at 10am.

The full two day conference will be held at Rush University, May 20 - 21, 2022 and will allow students to explore 7 Pre-Professional tracks that are FULL or HALF DAY, that gives students the "hands on" information they need to reach their professional healthcare goal. Tracks include, but are not limited to the following:

Professional Tracks (Current  Medical and Nursing School Students)

Pre-Professional Tracks:

  • Pre-Med (Middle, High, College, Graduate and Post-bacc sub tracks)
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Mental
  • Pre-Allied Health (Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy)

There will also be special Clinical Skills Workshops for current professional students (i.e. Medical and Nursing) so they can gain valuable clinical or technoloy skils that will be helpful on their rotations or in their clinical assignments including everything from basic and advanced EKG crash courses to bedside ultrasonagraphy. 

There will be a lot of opportunity for Exhibitors to meet potential students.  Residency and Graduate programs will have a large pool of potential student candidates as well.  More importantly, you will be a resource for our future Heroes in Healthcare as you share with them how your organization, academic center, pre-professional or professional program can assist students on their journey.  This is one of the largest conferences of its kind in Chicago and will attract a broad range of students, many from vulnerable, underserved and underrepresented communities.  The Chicago Health and Medical Careers Annual Student Conference is an important tool to build diversity within the medical community.  Your support as an exhibitor will help us to support our mission to raise the  next generation of healthcare heroes.



I Am Abel Foundation invites you to become a conference sponsor which comes with a complimentary Exhibitor's Booth.  Your sponsorship offers unique branding and signage opportunities that highlights your organization.  As a sponsor

  • You will be featured on the I Am Abel Foundation website as well as on the conference app. 
  • You can choose to be the Unique Sponsor for one of several conference events or you can be the Principal Title Conference sponsor for the two day event.  
  • You will receive 8 complimentary tickets to the our exciting Closing Student Reception at Rush University on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6pm with a lineup of phenomenal, nationally known and beloved speakers
  •  Or 4 complimentary tickets to our Heroe's Gala, a roaring 20's celebration celebrating Chicago's Heroes in Healthcare on Saturday, May 14th at Idlewild Country Club.
  • Complimentary Exhibitor's Booth (optional) at the Chicago Health and Medical Career's CItywide Student Conference, Saturday, May 21st, 2022, Noon - 5pm.



 The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

  • Title Sponsor for the 2 Day Conference
  • Exclusive Sponsor for the Opening Plenary Session, Friday Evening, May 20, 2022
  • Exclusive Sponsor for the Opening Plenary Session, Saturday Morning, May 21, 2022
  • Exclusive Sponsor for the Closing Reception and Student Celebration, Saturday Evening, May 21, 2022
  • Exclusive Sponsor for the Exhibitor's Hall
  • Exclusive Sponsor for the Posterboard Scientific Symposium

Click below to choose a sponsorship level.  


It is our fervent belief that through our pre-clinical, academic, research and mentoring pipeline programs, we will close the healthcare and death gaps that selectively impact vulnerable communities and those underrepresented in medicine resulting in poor and even devastating healthcare outcomes.  Our goal is to diversify the fields of research and medicine with exceptional talent by preparing underrepresented youth to serve their communities with passion, purpose and excellence.