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Virtual Conference Agenda

7:30 am

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Clinical Trials Rianne C. Cueto, BSN, RN
Giving Back Aiyana Pellegrino
Good Shepherd Penn Partners Eileen Britton
Home Care Marie C. Osborne, BA, MS
Initial Intake - Lung Cancer Program Tammy Tursi, CRNP, MSN & Maeghan Christie, MSN, NP, FNP-BC
Managing Physical Symptoms from Radiation Therapy Clara Hilton, BSN, RN
Managing Physical Symptoms from Systemic Therapies Susan Stonehouse-Lee, CRNP, MSN
Nutrition Carly Roop, MA, RD, CSO Marisa Healy, BSN, RN & Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C
Patient Navigator Megan Roy BSN, RN, OCN
Social Work  Joyce Mitchell, MSW, LSW, MBA


8:40 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Corey J. Langer, MD | Conference Chair

News From The Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Dennis P. Chillemi | Executive Director

News From Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

Aiyana Pellegrino | Associate Director of Development

General Session

9:00 am

Tell Your Cancer Story: Providing hope and inspiration

Panel of cancer patients and Moderators Corey J. Langer, MD and Steven J. Feigenberg

9:30 am

KEYNOTE: Blazing New Trails - The Primacy of Tissue and Liquid Biopsy in Molecular Diagnosis

Jeffrey C.  Thompson, MD | Pulmonary Medicine

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH | Hematology/Oncology

Q&A Panel of Experts

Moderator: Corey J. Langer, MD


Aditi P. Singh, MD | Hematology/Oncology
Jeffrey C.  Thompson, MD  – Pulmonary Medicine

10:00 am

COVID-19 Update

Kathleen Murphy, MD | Infectious Diseases

Moderator: Corey J. Langer, MD | Hematology/Oncology  


Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD | Interventional Pulmonology
Kathleen Murphy, MD | Infectious Diseases


10:20 am

Interventional Radiology: New horizons

Stephen J. Hunt, MD, PhD, DABR | Interventional Radiology

10:35 am

Test Results – Navigating Radiology Reports – Dismantling the Jargon

Sharyn I. Katz MD | Radiology

10:50 am

Deciphering Pulmonary Nodules: When and when not to act

Narainder K. Gupta, MD  | Radiology

Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD | Interventional Pulmonology


11:10 am

Radiation Therapy: Old Targets, New Tools

Keith A. Cengel, MD, PhD | Radiation Oncology

11:30 am

The New Reality in Advanced Disease: Role of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

Melina Elpi Marmarelis, MD | Hematology/Oncology

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH | Hematology/Oncology

12:00 pm

Q&A Panel of Experts

MODERATORS: Corey J. Langer, MD and Steven J. Feigenberg, MD


Keith A. Cengel, MD, PhD | Radiation Oncology
Et-Tsu Chen, MD | Radiation Oncology
Andrew R. Haas, MD, PhD | Interventional Pulmonology
Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD, DABR | Radiology
Sharyn I. Katz MD | Radiology
John A. Kosteva, MD | Hematology/Oncology
Leslie A. Litzky, MD | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Melina Elpi Marmarelis, MD | Hematology/Oncology
Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, PhD | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1:10 pm


1:30 pm

Town Hall: Challenges in Survivorship and Follow-Up Care

Keynote Presentation: Beth Sandy, CRNP

MODERATORS: Corey J. Langer, MD and Steven J. Feigenberg, MD


Rianne Cueto | Clinical Research Nurse
Clara Hilton, BSN, RN | Radiation Oncology Nurse
Joyce Mitchell, MSW, LSW, MBA | Social Worker
Carly Roop, MA, RD, CSO | Dietitian
Susan Stonehouse-Lee, CRNP, MSN | Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Suzanne L. Walker, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, BC  | Oncology Nurse Practitioner

2:15 pm


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