Navigation Links
President of Uruguay to Speak at ASTRO Annual Meeting
Date:10/17/2007

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is pleased to announce that His Excellency Tabare Vazquez, M.D., President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, will present a special guest lecture at ASTRO's 49th Annual Meeting to be held October 28-November 1 in Los Angeles. Dr. Vazquez, who is a radiation oncologist by training and specializes in breast cancer treatment, will speak October 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center on the impact of cancer on the social arena.

Dr. Vazquez graduated from the University of the Republic School of Medicine in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1972 as a radiation oncologist. He has also been a Level 5 professor of oncology radiotherapy at the school of medicine since 1987.

In 1989, Dr. Vazquez was elected mayor of Montevideo, the largest city in Uruguay with a population of more than 1 million. He served on the National Mayor's Congress from 1990 to 1994 and was president of the congress in 1993. He has also served as the president of the political coalition Encuentro Progresista - Frente Amplio since December 1994. Dr. Vazquez was elected to his current position as president of Uruguay on October 31, 2004, and began serving his five-year term on March 1, 2005. He continues to see patients one morning a week at the Mammary Diagnostic Center in Montevideo.

"I am honored to have Dr. Vazquez speak at this year's Annual Meeting," said Louis Harrison, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and president of ASTRO. "It is truly inspiring how Dr. Vazquez divides his time between service to his country and service to his patients, and I believe that everyone attending this year's meeting will be very anxious to hear what he has to say regarding healthcare and politics."

The ASTRO Annual Meeting is the premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology and attracts more than 11,000 oncologists of all disciplines, physicists, biologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals from all over the world. The theme of this year's meeting is "Treating Cancer while Preserving Quality of Life," and the program will promote interdisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of ideas, information and practical solutions for prevention, organ function preservation, treatment options and quality of life for patients.

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
2. Past President Narayanans Condition Still Critical
3. President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns
4. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
5. President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country
6. President’s verdict: no need to panic over bird fl
7. Delhi Hospitals On Standby For President Bush
8. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
9. Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan Presidents House
10. Man Appeals to President to Save His Ailing Son
11. President Kalam Meets Striking Medicos However Stir to Continue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... A new addiction ... at a time when Virginia faces an opioid epidemic. , Last ... increase of 38 percent from 2015, underscoring the need for additional addiction treatment ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... September 21, ... ... top 50 senior housing operators, announces the acquisition of Isle at Kingwood Assisted ... Isle at Kingwood is an established retirement community with 55 assisted living apartments, ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... the Month, Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith ... co-author of Asleep at the Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Privacy, and the Failure ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... of Excellence (CoE) with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) thinking, announced today the ... quick and easy access to essential information that offers a more comprehensive understanding ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... as one of the Best Places to Work in the Research Triangle for ... Workplace. Once nominated, a company had to meet a threshold in employee participation--a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 8, 2017 ... Mobile MRI Unit coming to Washington DC ... When: Tuesday, September 12 th – Monday, ... to Washington, D.C. offering free MRI brain scans to the public.Where:  ... – will be parked at 501 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... Sept. 9, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... secondary endpoint data for lasmiditan, an investigational, oral, first-in-class ... statistically significant improvements compared to placebo in the Phase ... at the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society ... "The data presented today demonstrate lasmiditan,s potential to reduce ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... 2017  For nearly two decades, New Life Agency has been committed ... industry. Today, New Life Agency announces a powerful three-way partnership designed to ... ... ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: