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2018 Minneapolis Agenda and Speakers

Please note that the agenda and speakers are subject to change.

The New York conference begins on Friday, Oct. 5 at 9:00 AM and will conclude with a cocktail reception. See the list of topics, impressive speakers, and full-day agenda below.

Topics: Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, Experimental Treatments (currently available clinical trials), the Future of Mesothelioma Treatment and Current Research & Managing Side-Effects and Controlling Pain.


Evan Alley, MD Prasad Adusumilli, MD
Karen Bartlett, RN
Gleneara Bates, MSW
Andrea Cercek, MD
Melissa Culligan, RN
Raja Flores, MD
Patrick Forde, MD
Joe Friedberg, MD
Erica Glass, NP
Mary Hesdorffer, NP Chuong Hoang, MD
Ali Massey, RN
Garrett Nash, MD Colleen Norton, RN 
Andreas Rimner, MD
Ken Rosenzweig, MD
Valerie Rusch, MD
Charles Simone, MD
Daniel Sterman, MD
James Stevenson, MD
Paul Sugarbaker, MD
Leslie Tyson, NP
Marjorie Zauderer, MD 


9:00 - 10:00 AM Check-in, Breakfast & Welcome from Executive Director & Conference Chair Mary Hesdorffer, NP & Marjorie Zauderer, MD
10:00 - 10:45 AM Pleural Surgery — Do's and Don'ts
Joe Friedberg, MD; Chuong Hoang, MD & Raja Flores, MD Moderator: Valerie Rusch, MD
10:45 - 11:00 AM  Q&A  
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Variations on a Theme Garrett Nash, MD; Paul Sugarbaker, MD and Andrea Cercek, MD
Moderator: Gleneara Bates, MSW
12:00 - 12:15 PM  Q&A   
12:15 - 12:45 PM Supportive Care: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Treatment
Mary Hesdorffer, NP; Karen Bartlett, RN & Gleneara Bates, MSW
12:45 - 1:45 PM Lunch   
1:45 - 2:35 PM Systemic Therapies: Choosing Wisely   Evan Alley, MD; James Stevenson, MD; Patrick Forde, MD & Marjorie Zauderer, MD
Moderator: Daniel Sterman, MD
2:35 - 3:05 PM
Clinical Trials: When is a trial the right choice?  Leslie Tyson, NP; Ali Massey, RN and Colleen Norton, RN
Moderator: Melissa Culligan, RN 
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM
Radiation Oncology: What, When, Where, and Sometimes How?
Ken Rosenzweig, MD; Andreas Rimner, MD and Erica Glass, NP
Moderator: Charles Simone, MD
4:15 - 4:35 PM  Tumor Boards  Evan Alley, MD; Charles Simone, MD; Prasad Adusumilli, MD; Patrick Forde, MD & Daniel Sterman, MD
Moderator: Marjorie Zauderer, MD 
4:35 - 5:00 PM Future Directions  Mary Hesdorffer, NP & Marjorie Zauderer, MD
5:00 - 6:00 PM  Cocktail Reception


Register for the New York Symposium on Friday, Oct. 5.