Navigation Links
CME Course to Feature International Experts on Mesothelioma
Date:10/31/2013

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

On November 15, Mary Hesdorffer, nurse practitioner and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s executive director, will speak as part of the continuing medical education (CME) course “Pleural Mesothelioma 2013: Multidisciplinary Diagnosis, Treatment and Investigation,” organized in conjunction with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Ms. Hesdorffer, along with clinicians from the University of Pennsylvania, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and The Netherlands Cancer Institute, is a member of the faculty of the course, which purpose is “to provide the full spectrum of perspectives on the many challenging and controversial topics surrounding this cancer.”

Ms. Hesdorffer’s presentation will focus on the unmet needs of mesothelioma patients. This lecture will review the care currently provided to mesothelioma patients and will examine areas for improvement. In the course’s brochure, Mary Hesdorffer is described as “the person with likely the greatest number of contact with mesothelioma patients in the world.”

Ms. Hesdorffer received her undergraduate degree at the College of New Rochelle in New York and went on to receive her Masters of Science at the same institution. She is a fully credentialed nurse practitioner and has spent 16 years actively treating patients with mesothelioma. Mary has an expertise in the development and implementation of clinical trials. She is published in peer reviewed journals and has lectured nationally on topics pertaining to mesothelioma with particular emphasis on clinical trials, and symptom and disease management.

Lee Krug, MD, a member of the Meso Foundation’s Board of Directors, is also part of the course’s faculty. Dr. Krug is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Medical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Described as “an acknowledged world leader,”He will present “Mesothelioma – Is there a standard of care, is there a staging system?” This lecture “will discuss the current staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma, including the limitations of this system, and will review what is currently considered ‘standard’ treatment.”

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year and an estimated one-third were exposed in Navy ships and shipyards.

ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)3 non-profit 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 Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish more effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this rare, but extremely aggressive, cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.2 million to research.

More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11288148.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and True U Laser Launch 2-Day Hands-on Laser & Light Therapy Course
2. Body Systems Design Inc. Announces New Well-Being Course through Hippocrates Health Institute Partnership
3. Lil Yogi's NYC is Now Taking Requests for Kids Yoga Certification Courses from Home
4. Sexual Decoder System: Review Examining Craig Miller's Training Course Released
5. North American Seminars Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Online, The Lymphedema Toolbox
6. North American Seminars Received Physical Therapy Course Approval for Continuing Education for Advanced Examination and Treatment for Selected Shoulder Conditions
7. North American Seminars Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Geriatric Pain and Mobility
8. North American Seminars Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions
9. North American Seminars Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Spasticity, Abnormal Tone and Recovery Strategies
10. Hair Stylist Training
11. “Complete Hairdressing Master Course” Teaches People How To Become Professional Hairdressers – Vinamy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As part of its ongoing series of aquatic therapy related ... features a dynamic expert and thoughtful presentation to give attendees a better sense of ... events are free to attend, but registration is required. , Rehabilitation of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... Guard, to associations of medical professionals throughout the country. The Guard was specifically ... assessments, policies and procedures, employee training, regulatory updates, and compliance coaching. , In ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited to ... water brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment to ... premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in providing ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing ... the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer ... experts released today illustrates the prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Gout is like ... brings pain that is often severe, with intense swelling and redness. It is triggered ... million people, but older adults are the most susceptible, according to the February 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... A Worldwide Clinical Trials expert will ... Victoria Park Plaza in London , 24-25 ... and future advances for late phase research on Wednesday, 24 ... , associate director of project management at Worldwide, will focus ... regulations and standards in late phase research. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 10, 2016  The Baylor University ... an in-kind gift from Christie Medical ... vein finder for the nursing school simulation ... they learn how to start an IV ... technique. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ATLANTA , Feb. 10, 2016  LexisNexis® ... and technology, today announced the launch of ... analytics solution that helps improve and optimize the ... evaluation of performance using severity-adjusted scores. By measuring ... a critical solution to deliver better outcomes, improve ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: