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Praxair Cancer Center Seventh Annual Cancer Symposium

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Danbury, CT

Advances in the Management of Gynecological Malignancies, Sexuality, and Reproductive Issues


The conference will consist of a morning dedicated to the discussion of current advances in the management of gynecological cancers and side effects of treatment. Topics will include endometrial cancer, sexuality issues, the use of robotic surgery, fertility issues, research, and the pregnant mother with a malignancy.

Course Objectives

After attending this conference, the attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the clinical management of endometrial cancer related to obesity
  • Review management of issues related to sexuality and fertility
  • Explain current research and treatment for gynecological cancers
  • Identify current uses of robotic surgery in treatment of malignancies
  • Describe the Danbury Hospital GYN Oncology program

Keynote Speaker

Vivian E. von Gruenigen, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals System
Medical Director, Women's Health Services Summa Health System

Targeted Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, Radiologists, Residents, Nursing and Other Health Care Professionals

Program Agenda

7:30–8:00 - Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:30 - Shohreh Shahabi, MD - Establishment of the Danbury Hospital Woman’s Cancer Program

8:30–9:30 - Vivian E. von Gruenigen, MD  Endometrial Cancer Survivorship: What Does Obesity Have to Do With It?  (including Questions and Answers)


9:45–10:15 Robert Samuelson, MD  The Role of Robotic Surgery in Gynecological Malignancies (including Questions and Answers)

10:15–10:45 Cristiano Ferlini, MD Cytoskeleton Biomarkers Signal True Progress in the War Against Gynecologic Cancers

10:45–11:15 Michael Cohenuram, MD Advances in Cytotoxic and Targeted Therapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (including Questions and Answers)

11:15–11:45 Joshua Hurwitz, MD Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors

11:45–12:15 Mathew Kim, MD Management of the Pregnant Mother with Malignant Conditions (including Questions and Answers

12:15–12:30 Final Questions and Closing Remarks

Education Credits

Danbury Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Danbury Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses who attend the entire program will receive 4.25 contact hours. Danbury Hospital is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Connecticut Nurses' Association an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration Deadline

November 3


Danbury Hospital
John C. Creasy Auditorium
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT

For More Information

Please contact Lillian Monaghan at 203-739-7898

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