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2018 Oncology Teaching Day

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2018 Oncology Teaching Day 

Wednesday,  May 16, 2018 |11:30AM-6:05PM 
 Marriott Pavilion | Ecolab Auditorium
 The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY



NOTE: Course Materials will be 
available online the week prior
to download and/or print
 at home.  No paper copies will be
provided by the CME office.


Program Schedule

This is a working agenda, it may change drastically between now and May 16, 2018.

11:30am –1:00pm    Registration and Lunch in Ecolab Auditorium

1:00pm - 1:10pm   Opening Remarks
                              - Glenn Loomis, MD, HQMP President, Chief Medical Operations Officer, Health-Quest Medical Practice

Session 1: Moderator:  - Cliff Connery, MD, FACSFCCP, Education Director;
                          Medical Director,  Thoracic Surgery, Dyson Center for Cancer Care,Vassar Brothers Medical Center;
                          Cancer Liaison, Program State Chair, NYS Commission on Cancer
1:10pm - 1:20pm    Hudson Valley Cancer Control Challenges

                               - Cliff Connery, MD, FACSFCCP, Education Director; Medical Director,  Thoracic Surgery, Dyson Center for
                              Cancer Care,Vassar Brothers Medical Center; 
Cancer Liaison, Program State Chair, NYS Commission on Cancer
25pm – 2:00pm   Malignant Mesothelioma
                                 - Raja Flores, MD, Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center

2:00pm – 2:25pm  Primary Cutaneous Melanoma and the Evaluation of suspicious skin lesions​
                                  - Vincent Beltrani, MD, Dermatologist, Care Mount Medical Group

2:25pm – 2:50pm    Management of Head & Neck Cutaneous Malignancies
                                 - Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist, Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Vassar Brothers
                                   Medical Center

2:50pm – 3:20pm  Break & Light Refreshments

Session 2: Moderator: - James Nitzkorski, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist,Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.;
                          Director, Gastrointestinal & Cutaneous Oncology, Dyson Center for Cancer Care, Vassar Brothers Medical Center

3:25pm –4:00pm  Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME)
                               - John H Marks, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery; Director, Fellowship in Laproscopic and Minimally
                                  Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Advanced Rectal Cancer Management, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA;
                                  Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

4:00pm – 4:25pm   Current Treatment Strategies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
                                   - Ryan Swan, MD, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon,
                                      Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.

4:25pm – 4:50pm   Entering the Era of Precision Medicine
                                - James Leonardo, MD, PhD, FACP, Hematologist Oncologist, Health Quest Medical Practice, PC - Division of
                                   Medical Oncology

4:50pm – 5:15pm    The Evolution of Axillary Management in Breast Cancer
                                    - Greg Zanieski, MD, Breast Surgeon, Dyson Breast Center, Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C

5:15pm – 5:35pm    Targeted Therapies in Gynecologic Oncology 
                                    - Patrick Timmins, MD* GYN Oncology, Womens Cancer Care Associate

5:30pm - 6:00pm     Question and Answer 


6:05pm Closing Remarks

* In the spirit of keeping you well informed, the physician identified is neither an agent nor an employee of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. This physician has selected our facilities as the place where he or she wants to treat and care for their private patients.


Cocktail reception to follow 

If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform the CME office
no later than April 28, 2018. 845-483-6013

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