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Brain Tumor Awareness Day: Free Brain Scans to Promote Early Detection

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 350 brain tumor patients, caregivers, friends and loved ones will join premier experts in neurology, research, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, pathology and caregiving, for a day of information, support, and awareness about brain tumors and the importance of early detection, at the 7th Annual Brain Tumor Awareness Day Conference. Features include a session highlighting "Cell Phones and Brain Tumors."

Where: Schwartz Lecture Hall "F"

NYU School of Medicine

401 East 30th Street (between First Ave. and FDR Drive)

New York City

When: Sunday, November 16, 2008

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM: Registration, Breakfast

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM: Program (including lunch)

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions

Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, Founder/President, The Brain Tumor Foundation

Michael Schreiber, Chairman of the Board and The Brain Tumor


Alan D. Pesky, Awareness Day Chairman

What: A unique opportunity to: discuss research and treatment options

with distinguished medical experts; participate in support

sessions; and share personal experiences.

Why: Recent studies project that nearly one million people in the U.S.

are walking around with a brain tumor and don't even know it. Free

MRI brain scans are offered to each registrant of Awareness Day.

Medical Panelists and Speakers include: Patrick J. Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder and President, The Brain Tumor Foundation, Joseph Ransohoff Professor of Neurosurgery, NYU School of Medicine; Cameron W. Brennan, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; David O. Carpenter, M.D., The University of Albany, SUNY; Ellen Feingold, M.D., The Homeopathy Center of Delaware; Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center; Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., The Brain Tumor Center at Duke; Joshua E. Muscat, Ph.D., M.P.H., Penn State Cancer Institute; Andrew T. Parsa, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco; Alfred Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., Johns Hopkins; Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D., New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Session chairmen and support group facilitators include: Michael Schreiber, Chairman of The Brain Tumor Foundation; Rhonda Barad, Board Member of The Brain Tumor Foundation; Sandy Markowitz, M.A., Support Group Project Chairman of The Brain Tumor Foundation, Rochelle Guttman, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist; Barbara Dietz, J.D., L.C.S.W., Support Group Facilitator; and Zazel-Chavah O'Garra, M.S.W., Dance Therapist and Social Worker.

Speakers are available for photo ops and interviews.

SOURCE Brain Tumor Foundation
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