Knowledge is Hope in the Fight Against Mesothelioma

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On September 28, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be the host of its “Knowledge is Hope” conference on malignant mesothelioma taking place in New York City.

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"Knowledge is Hope" Conference on malignant mesothelioma

“Knowledge Is Hope” brings together top experts in mesothelioma from the New York area for a day of education, science and research, and discussions over the recent advances in mesothelioma treatment.

On September 28, 2012, on the heels of Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will proudly present “Malignant Mesothelioma: Knowledge Is Hope.” This is a one-day conference in New York City, NY, focusing on patients, families, doctors, and anyone wanting to understand more about malignant mesothelioma. The agenda includes:

  •     Visiting Rockefeller Plaza to raise awareness of mesothelioma during the Today show
  •     Sessions on standard treatments, ongoing research, complementary therapy, environmental/occupational exposure risk, and legal implications
  •     Morning presentations featuring Lee Krug, MD; Marc Ladanyi, MD; Harvey Pass, MD; Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD followed by a questions and answers panel
  •     Afternoon presentations by Garrett Nash, MD; Robert Taub, MD; Mary Hesdorffer, NP; Kathleen Wesa, MD; Jacqueline Moline, MD; and Robert Komitor, Esq.
  •     Musical entertainment by Leon Pendarvis, musical director of Saturday Night Live

“Knowledge Is Hope” brings top experts in mesothelioma from the New York area to the Harvard Club of New York City, located on 35 West 44th Street, New York, for a day of education, science and research, and discussions over the recent advances in mesothelioma treatment.

Registration is $25 per person (includes all sessions, breakfast and lunch). Registration is available online on the Meso Foundation’s website or by calling the Meso Foundation at (703) 879-3797. Availability is limited and the registration deadline is September 10.

This conference is made possible by a generous educational grant from Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP.

Mesothelioma, a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos is considered one of the most aggressive of all cancers. For the approximately 3,000 Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma every year there is currently only one approved treatment regimen. The Foundation is the only non-government source of funding of peer reviewed scientific research to establish more effective treatments for mesothelioma and, someday, a cure for this rare and aggressive cancer.

The Meso Foundation is the leading organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by it. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Foundation is the only organization funding peer-reviewed research solely for mesothelioma to help find effective treatment options and a cure for the 3,000 Americans diagnosed each year. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $7.6 million to research.

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