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7th Annual BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS DAY Conference on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 in NY

Posted on: 11/05/2008

The Brain Tumor Foundation will be hosting its 7th Annual BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS DAY Conference on Sunday, November 16th, 2008.    Its a daylong program dedicated to providing information and support to brain tumor patients, their caregivers and loved ones.
For details:

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Schwartz Lecture Hall "F"
NYU School of Medicine
401 East 30th Street (bet. First Ave. and FDR Drive)
New York, NY 10016
Time:8:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast, Meet & Greet
9:00 AM 4:00 PM
Program (including luncheon and coffee breaks)
Registration fee:
Each person @ $20.00
Groups of 4 or more: 4th and each additional person @ $15.00
To register: please call 212-489-0600.

Presentation/Panel Discussion/Q&A Topics:
    Latest in treatment and patient care
    Developments in research, clinical trials
    Complementary therapies
    The Cancer Genome Atlas findings
    Empowering patients in decision making
Strategic Breakout Support Groups for:
    Patients and tumor management strategies
    Caregivers and strategic resources

Stressing the crucial importance of the early detection of brain tumors, asymptomatic registrants are offered a free, onsite, MRI brain scan (first come, first served basis)

Featured Panelists and Speakers to Include:
Patrick J. Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Founder and President, The Brain Tumor Foundation
Joseph Ransohoff Professor of Neurosurgery,
NYU School of Medicine
Cameron W. Brennan, M.D.
Assistant Attending Neurosurgeon,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ellen Feingold, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, The Homeopathy Center of Delaware
Mark R. Gilbert, M.D.
Deputy Chair and Professor, Dept. of Neuro-Oncology,
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery,
The Brain Tumor Center at Duke
Andrew T. Parsa, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence, Neurological Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco
Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Special session with:
Ronald B. Herberman, M.D.
Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
David O. Carpenter, M.D.
Director, Institute for Health and Environment,
State University of New York at Albany
Joshua H. Muscat, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences,
Penn State Cancer Institute
The Patients Perspective with: Michael Gates Gill
Brain Tumor Survivor & Bestselling Author, "How Starbucks Saved My Life"


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