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Preliminary Agenda (as of 1/11/2022)

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Friday, March 25, 2022

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Registration, Welcome Reception, and Exhibits
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served

6 – 6:30 p.m. | Arts, Nature and Wellbeing: Non-Clinical Interventions in Health
Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

6:30 – 6:45 p.m. | Entertainment
Luciano Lamonarca: The Goodwill Tenor

6:45 – 7:15 p.m. | Dessert Reception

Saturday, March 26, 2022

7 – 7:30 a.m. | Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits

7:30 – 7:40 a.m. | Welcome
Al Maghazehe, PHD, FACHE
President & CEO, Capital Health

7:40 – 8:20 a.m. | Minimally Invasive Bronchoscopic Approach to Patients with Lung Lesions
Rabih I. Bechara, MD, FCCP
Director, Pulmonary Research
Co-Director, Advanced Endoscopy
Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program Director
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

8:20 – 9 a.m. | Update of Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer
Scott Kindsfather, MD
Capital Health Cancer Center

9 – 9:40 a.m. | Management of Central Nervous System Metastases in the Era of Targeted and Immune Therapies
Michelle Miran Kim, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan

9:40 – 10 a.m. | Coffee Break and Exhibits

10 – 10:40 a.m. | Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
Africa Wallace, MD
Director, Thoracic Surgery
Capital Health Surgical Group, Capital Health Cancer Center

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. | Disparities in the Delivery of Cancer Care and Its Impact on Each Step: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship
Keynote Speaker
Benny Weksler, MD, MBA, FACS, FACCP
System Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute
This Presentation is Supported by a Grant from Bristol Myers Squibb

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. | Medical Director Address
Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Medical Director, Capital Health Cancer Center
Director, Capital Health Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Question and Answer Panel
Moderator: Joyce Varughese, MD
Panelists: Rabih I. Bechara, MD
Scott Kindsfather, MD
Michelle Miran Kim, MD
Africa Wallace, MD
Benny Weksler

12 – 1 p.m. | Lunch and Poster Presentations: Exhibit Hall Open
Moderator: Patrick De Deyne, MPT, MSC, PhD

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.| Technological Advances and Artificial Intelligence in Neurosurgical Oncology
Navid Redjal, MD, FAANS
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology, Capital Institute for Neurosciences

1:40 – 2:20 p.m. | Artificial Intelligence for Medicine – Opportunities and Challenges
Nidhal Bouayanaya, PhD
Director, Rowan Artificial Intelligence Lab
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Rowan University
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
This Presentation is Supported by a Grant from Daiichi Sankyo

2:20 – 3 p.m. | An Introduction and Overview of Applications of AI Technology in Pathology
Elmer S. Gamboa, MD, FABP, FASCP
Chair and Medical Director, Capital Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

3 – 3:20 p.m. | Coffee Break and Exhibits

3:20 – 4 p.m. | Artificial Intelligence in the Management of Prostate Cancer
Eric Mayer, MD
Director, Urologic Robotic Surgery
Director, Center for Retroperitoneal Malignancies
Capital Health Urology Specialists

4 – 4:40 p.m. | Artificial Intelligence Applications in Radiology
Ajay Choudhri, MD
Chairman, Capital Health Department of Radiology
Section Chief, Capital Health Interventional Radiology
Capital Health Cancer Center

4:40 – 5 p.m. | Question and Answer Panel
Moderator: Rose Mustafa, MD
Panelists: Navid Redjal, MD, FAANS
Nidhal Bouayanaya, PhD
Elmber Gamboa, MD
Eric Mayer, MD
Ajay Choudhri, MD

5 p.m. | Closing Remarks and Evaluations
Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Medical Director, Capital Health Cancer Center
Director, Capital Health Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery


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