News and Current Treatments in the Fight Against Cancer: Updates in Treating Hematological, Lung and Gynecological Cancers

Special Event

Join us for an update on some of the new exciting treatments for cancer patients. This program will focus on treatments specifically for hematological, lung, and gynecological cancers. Our presenters will give you a glimpse into the future of therapies and potential cures in the field of oncology.

This program is free. Dinner and registration will be provided at 6:30 PM.

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Description

Goal

To educate oncology professionals on the current treatment options being utilized to improve the treatment outcomes and quality of life for individuals living with a hematological, lung or gynecological malignancy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the current updates in the treatment of  leukemias and lymphomas
  2. Understand the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer
  3. Know the role of robotics in the treatment of lung cancer
  4. Be aware of the potential benefits of robotic surgery for lung cancer
Sponsor(s)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline
Cancer Services Program Eastern Suffolk County
Fighting Chance
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Sisters United in Health
Stony Brook Medicine

Speaker(s)

David J. Finley, MD
Assistant Attending Surgeon
Thoracic Service
Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Louis J. Avento, MD
Eastern Long Island Hematology/Oncology (ELIHO)
Attending Hematologist/Oncologist
Peconic Bay Medical Center and Southhampton Hospital

Michael L. Pearl, MD, FACOG, FACS
Professor and Director
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Stony Brook Medicine

Audience

This program is open to all oncology professionals.

Credit

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s) through the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 12/2011-12/2014. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive #1.5 CE clinical clock hour(s). Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation and license number, a certificate of completion will be issued to you following the program.

Location Information

Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead
2038 Old Country Road
Riverhead, NY 11901

Contact Information

Contact

Pre-registration is required by April 10th as seating is limited.
To register and for more information contact Karen DeMairo at 631-370-7532 or karen.demairo@lls.org.