2017 DIPG Symposium
Nettie and Brad Boivin will represent the Julian Boivin Courage for Cures Foundation at the DIPG Symposium in Cincinnati on May 5-6. The DIPG Symposium, which occurs every two years, is the culmination of the DIPG Collaborative’s funding cycle in which the family foundations that fund much of the DIPG research receive unique perspectives, insights, and updates from researchers and experts around the globe.
Since joining the DIPG Collaborative as a foundational partner in 2012, Courage for Cures has contributed $330,000 to research grants approved by the DIPG Collaborative Medical Advisory Board. CforC’s annual contributions have hit $100,000 each of the last three years.
The DIPG Collaborative is a collection of foundations with the common interest of inspiring research into the cure of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) with the belief that through a cure for DIPG, significant advances in other cancer research will be made. Originally an organic development of the DIPG Symposium held in Cincinnati in 2011, today the DIPG Collaborative is made up of more than 20 foundations cooperatively funding between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 in DIPG research every two years.
With a goal of seeking the balance of research transparency, institutional collaboration and the elimination of duplication, the DIPG Collaborative funds both clinical and translational research worldwide.