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NYOH Hosts Blood Cancer Conference

5/09/2015

May 16th at the Desmond Hotel in Albany

New York Oncology Hematology invites health care professionals, survivors and caregivers to attend a the second-annual Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies™ on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. The event is being held at the Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY.

This one-day CME-certified conference will provide an up-to-date understanding of blood cancers, including state-of-the-art science behind treatment, clinical management, ongoing translational research, and emerging therapies.

There is no fee for this educational activity. To register, or for more information, visit: http://www.spring2lifeheme.org.

“We launched this conference because blood cancers, also known as hematologic malignancies, affect everyone from children to the elderly,” explains Ira Zackon, MD, New York Oncology Hematology and Conference Chair and Moderator. “The success of our first conference last year proved there is a community need for more knowledge and understanding of these diseases. This year, we encourage more physicians and patients to join this important discussion and learning opportunity.”

This year’s program will focus on the aggressive B-cell lymphomas with a keynote on mantle cell lymphoma and include presentations from those touched by cancer; Edward Dick, LMSW; as well as experts from New York Oncology Hematology, PC (NYOH); Albany Medical College; and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The event is divided into two, half-day sessions:

  • Professional program (7:30AM‒1:00PM): The morning program focuses on mantle cell lymphoma and aggressive B-cell lympohomas and was designed to meet the educational needs of primary care practitioners, hematologists, oncologists, pediatricians, allied health professionals (including nurses, pharmacists, and social workers), and basic scientists.
  • Community session: (11:30AM‒4:15PM): The afternoon session is designed to benefit patients with cancer or who have survived cancer—as well as their families, companions, and caregivers—along with clinicians and clinical social workers. Patients and their loved ones will join healthcare experts, community oncologist/hematologists, and social workers to share stories and improve understanding in a supportive environment.

The symposium is hosted by New York Oncology Hematology, the region’s largest provider of community-based cancer care. Educational partners for this event include the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Conference attendees will enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as opportunities to view

There is no fee for this educational activity. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.spring2lifeheme.org.