Agenda: 2013 NYC Conference

Time Topic Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Intro to Meso Foundation Lee Krug and Mary Hesdorffer
9:30 – 9:55 am Management of pleural effusions and initial workup of suspected mesothelioma Robert Caccavale (Somerset)
9:55 – 10:20 am A discussion about surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma Raja Flores (Mt. Sinai)
10:20 – 10:45 am Peritoneal mesothelioma: surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy John Chabot (Columbia)
10:45 – 11:15 am Panel Q&A Caccavale, Flores, Chabot
11:15 – 11:30 am Coffee Break  
11:30 – 11:55 am Genetics of mesothelioma Mark Robson and Marjorie Zauderer (MSKCC)
11:55– 12:20 pm Novel biomarkers for mesothelioma Harvey Pass (NYU)
12:20 – 1:00 pm Panel Q&A Robson, Zauderer, Pass
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch  
2:00 – 2:25 pm Pleural radiation therapy Andreas Rimner (MSKCC)
2:25 – 2:50 pm Current clinical trials with new agents for mesothelioma Lee Krug (MSKCC)
2:50 – 3:15 pm Asbestos exposure and risk Andy Todd (Mt. Sinai)
3:15 – 3:35 pm Social support for patients and caregivers Mary Hesdorffer and Liz Blackler (MSKCC)
3:35 – 4:00 pm Legal implication of mesothelioma Bob Komitor, Esq., LPK
  Cocktail hour  

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