Archive | December 2010

Nichelle Mitchem Shares Information about “The Eighth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies”

Organized by: Physicians’ Education Resource

Venue: The Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY

Date: April 8-9, 2011

According to the Physicians’ Education Resource, The Eighth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies provides a unique opportunity for medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other health care professionals to learn from and interact with international leaders in the fields of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies in order to increase their knowledge of recent advances in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with these malignancies and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Updates in disease prevention
  • Current and emerging diagnostic technologies
  • Genetic testing
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Emerging therapies for regional disease
  • Systemic therapies, such as immunotherapies
  • Targeted therapies for metastatic melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies

“This educational activity is directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists and dermatologists interested in the treatment of patients with melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies are also invited to attend.” –Physicians’ Education Resource

Information Source: http://www.cancerlearning.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/conference.showRegistration/id/5/conference_id/651

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Breast Cancer Highlights: Updates From the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Date: January 29, 2011

Venue: InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Contact Name: Jan Ryder

Organized by: Physicians’ Education Resource

This symposium will concentrate on key results presented at recent major international oncology meetings, such as the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, with the potential to change standards of practice in breast oncology. The symposium will present these data in a clinical context in order to facilitate integration of the information into practice in an effort to improve treatment selection and patient care. Controversial and emerging topics, including optimal adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies, the evolving role of biologic agents, current and future uses of breast cancer genotyping, and the optimal treatment of metastatic breast cancer, will be addressed. The symposium will also focus on new agents in development that will have an impact on the natural history of breast cancer. Case presentations and panel discussions will allow participants to discuss current controversies in the treatment of breast cancer with the faculty.

Website: http://www.cancerlearning.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/conference.showOverview/id/5/conference_id/660

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Current Trends in Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma

Date: January 22, 2011

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Organized by: Physicians’ Education Resource

Contact Name: Jan Ryder

As stated by the Physicians’ Education Resource website, “The 2011 Current Trends in Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma series of 1-day educational meetings is designed to update medical oncologists/hematologists and other health care professionals on potentially practice-changing data on the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma presented at recent international hematology/oncology meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about these advances through presentations by national and regional experts, interactive case discussions, and question-and-answer opportunities, with the overall goal of integrating these advances into clinical practice as well as enhancing awareness of novel agents in development. Furthermore, the most important data will be presented in the form of a poster session, for which ample time will be allocated for viewing. These features will reinforce the key data and allow participants to see and hear the information in multiple formats. This program will thus provide an invaluable and timely opportunity for practicing oncologists/hematologists to increase their knowledge base and improve their performance in managing their patients. These meetings will also foster networking opportunities for community practitioners.”

Website: http://www.cancerlearning.com/

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Nichelle Mitchem Shares Information About National African American […] Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities

LIFE FOREWARD, NEXT GENERATION

Venue: Brooklyn, NY

Date: January 20-21, 2011

Speaker:  Rev. Al Sharpton as the Speaker

Website: http://www.naesm.org/2011-Conference.html

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The 10th International Conference

Venue: The Santa Fe Convention Centre; Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA

Date: September 12  – 15, 2011

According to the 10th International Conference website, “the Martin Fishbein Commemorative Symposium will precede the Opening of AIDSImpact on the first day of the Conference. This day session will be devoted to the memory of Professor Martin Fishbein, who passed away unexpectedly last year. [Professor Fishbein] was a long-term member of the AIDSImpact International Board and [a] strong advocate [of the organization of] the first USA-based AIDSImpact Conference in Santa Fe. Registration for AIDSImpact includes complimentary attendance at this event. “

Website: http://www.aidsimpact.com/2011/

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2011 United States Conference on AIDS

Date: November 10-13, 2011

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Location: Chicago, IL

Contact: conferences@nmac.org or (202) 483-NMAC (6622)

URL: http://www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca

“The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), set for November 10-13, 2011, at Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, in Chicago, IL, is an event you cannot afford to miss. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought ‘to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.’

It is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over 3,000 workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As) to policymakers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. We hope you will be one of them.” –Paul A. Kawata, The Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council

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Annual Meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology

Date: September 22-24, 2011

Venue: Kansas City, Missouri

Organizers: Douglas Drevets and Pieter Leenen

All submitted abstracts will become posters for the conference upon approval by the review committee. In addition, some abstracts will also be selected for oral presentation.  These selected abstracts will present BOTH a poster and an oral presentation within the program. There will be a late breaking abstract submission period in late July and these submissions will be accepted as posters pending approval by the review committee. These submissions cannot be considered for oral presentation or for awards.

All abstracts will be published online as an e-JLB issue. Full internet access will be provided onsite at the hotel in guest rooms and meeting space for online access to the abstracts (bring your own laptop/device). Printed versions of the abstract booklet will be available for purchase ($25) during the registration process. Those who purchase an abstract book will receive it on-site at the registration desk upon check-in. –Society for Leukocyte Biology

Information Source: http://leukocytebiology.org/Abstracts.aspx

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