HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Andre Goy, M.D., Chairman and Director, Lydia Pfund Chair for Lymphoma, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, co-chaired the 21st Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies: Focus on Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma this week. The conference took place from February 23 to 25 and was hosted at Trump International Miami.
"The 21st Annual Hematology Conference brought together world leading experts in the management of blood cancers," said Dr. Goy. "Healthcare providers from all over the world participated in thoughtful discussions about the unprecedented changes happening in oncology and how they will impact the outcome of patients with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. It was very energizing to see the enthusiasm of all attendees and this makes me incredibly optimistic about the future of our patients."
Nearly 150 healthcare professionals from 9 countries were in attendance and participated in interactive and thought-provoking panel discussions about applying the latest treatments and clinical trial data in hematological malignancies into practice.
"Our Hematology Conference in Miami provided a forum for oncologists to meet experts, discuss cases, and review the rapid changes happening in the field and in particular appreciate what becomes relevant as new standards," continued Dr. Goy.
This year's conference featured several highlights, including:
- Speakers from world-class institutions such as John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Georgetown University, Emory University, the Mayo Clinic and the Paris University Hospital System
- The well-known and highly interactive Medical Crossfire® discussion panels that encourage the exchange of ideas in a highly engaging format
- A panel discussion led by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), designed specifically for nurses
- Motivational speaker Amy E. Herman, an expert in professional development who has trained medical students how to improve their communication and observation skills with patients, as well as top law enforcement officials in the CIA, FBI and Scotland Yard. Throughout her discussion, Herman analyzed famous works of art to help attendees understand how perception impacts the clinical setting
"On behalf of the team at Hackensack Meridian Health and John Theurer Cancer Center, I would like to congratulate Dr. Goy on putting together another successful hematology conference," said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. "Dr. Goy is constantly striving for excellence in research and innovation as the head of one of the largest cancer centers in the nation. I have no doubt that the conversations he helped kick start at this year's conference will further advance our ability to successfully diagnose and treat cancer patients."
This was Dr. Goy's third time chairing the annual conference. This year, Dr. Goy co-chaired the symposium again with Sager Lonial, Professor and Chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory School of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to Dr. Goy, several other healthcare professionals from John Theurer Cancer Center participated in panel discussions including: Dr. David Siegel on "Emerging Therapies in Myeloma" and "Case Discussion and Medical Crossfire®"; Tatyana Feldman, MD, on "Reshaping the field of Hodgkin Lymphoma (Including Immunotherapy, Antibody-drug Conjugates, Bendamustine)"; and Melinda S. Weber, DNP, RN, APN, AOCN, C. on "CNE-Breakfast Symposium: Monitoring and Managing Patients Receiving Immunotherapy".
ABOUT THE JOHN THEURER CANCER CENTER AT HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancers. The 14 specialized divisions covering the complete spectrum of cancer care have developed a close-knit team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to the John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. Housed within a 775-bed not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art technological advances, compassionate care, research innovations, medical expertise, and a full range of aftercare services that distinguish the John Theurer Cancer Center from other facilities. www.jtcancercenter.org.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.
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