Agenda & Presentations



7:30 am      Check in, Continental Breakfast, visit Exhibits and Experts

Ask the Experts - Survivorship and Integrative Therapies Expert                                              
Clinical Trials                                           Beauty Averion, BS, RN
Coping with Emotions  Joyce Mitchell, MSW, LSW, MBA
Giving Back Aiyana Pellegrino
Good Shepherd Penn Partners Eileen Britton
Home Care Marie C. Osborne BA, MS
Managing Physical Symptoms Susan Stonehouse-Lee, CRNP, MSN
Managing Physical Symptoms from Radiation Therapy Clara Hilton, BSN, RN
Nutrition Carly Roop, MA, RD, CSO

Marisa Healy, BSN, RN &
Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C

Patient Navigator

Megan Roy, BSN, RN, OCN, RN-BC


8:15 am     Welcome and Opening Remarks
                  Corey J. Langer, MD | Conference Chair
                  Joseph R. Carver, MD | Chief of Staff, Abramson Cancer Center

                  From The Lung Cancer Research Foundation
                  Dennis P. Chillemi | Executive Director

                  From Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center
                  Aiyana Pellegrino | Assistant Director of Development


8:40 am     Tell Your Cancer Story, It's Important: Providing hope and inspiration-a panel of cancer patients and their loved ones share their stories

9:15 am     KEYNOTE: Integrative Therapies for Lung Cancer
                  Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE  | Chief, Integrative Medicine Service | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

9:45 am     What Are My Scan Results? Coping with Uncertainty
                  Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD | Interventional Pulmonology

10:15 am    Interventional Pulmonology: Its Key Role in Diagnosing and Managing Lung Cancer and Pulmonary Nodules
                  Kevin C. Ma, MD | Interventional Pulmonology

10:25 am    Surgical Advances for Lung Cancer: TumorGlow®
                  Colleen B. Gaughan, MD | Thoracic Surgery

10:45 am    Break

10:55 am   Radiation Therapy: The Promise of Proton and Stereotactic Radiation for Lung Cancer
                  Steven J. Feigenberg, MD | Radiation Oncology

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: New Discoveries and Treatments in Systemic Therapy for Lung Cancer
11:15 am    
Joshua M. Bauml, MD | Hematology/Oncology PRESENTATION
11:40 am     Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH | Hematology/Oncology PRESENTATION

12:10 pm     Q&A Panel of Experts
                  MODERATORS: Corey J. Langer, MD and Steven Joel Feigenberg, MD
                  Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
                  Joshua Bauml, MD
                  Et-Tsu Chen, MD
                  Colleen B. Gaughan, MD
                  Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD
                  Kevin C. Ma, MD
                  Kyle W. Robinson, MD

1:00 pm     Lunch

1:30 pm     Town Hall: LIVING WELL
                  MODERATORS: Corey J. Langer, MD and Steven J. Feigenberg, MD
                  Beauty Averion, BS, RN | Clinical Trials Nurse
                  Clara Hilton, BSN, RN | Radiation Oncology Nurse
                  Joyce Mitchell, MSW, LSW, MBA | Social Worker
                  Carly Roop, MA, RD, CSO | Dietitian
                  Megan Roy, BSN, RN, OCN, RN-BC | Oncology Nurse Navigator
                  Susan Stonehouse-Lee, CRNP, MSN | Oncology Nurse Practitioner                      

3:00 pm     Closing