A CELEBRATION OF HOPE: BRINGING THE HOPE TO YOU

A Kidney Cancer Educational Symposium

WHEN

Saturday, March 11, 2023

8:00am-3:00pm

WHERE

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gordon Center for Medical Education

1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL  33136

The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation and The University of Miami Health System: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center present “A Celebration of Hope: Bringing the Hope to You” an educational symposium with members of medical community, our patient support group, patients and caregivers to achieve three main goals:

• Identify common risk factors of kidney cancer

• Increase awareness of the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer

• Develop and encourage a healthy lifestyle in kidney cancer patient

Who should attend:

• Those at risk and anyone affected by kidney cancer

• Family members, caregivers or healthcare professionals

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SPEAKERS

Jaime Merchan, MD, MMSc.

Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Phase 1 Program

Sylvester Comprehensive Center

Walter Johnson

The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation

Racquel Kaufler

Patient

Janaki Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Marijo Bilusic, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Medical Oncology/GU Site Disease Group Lead

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Health System

Ana Harwood, APRN, DNP

GU Oncology APP

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Tina A. Cloney, PhD, MSPH, RD, LDN, CDCES

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Maria Rueda Lara, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

AGENDA

8:00am

STAGE

Breakfast and Registration/Check In

9:00am

STAGE

Welcoming Remarks

Jaime Merchan, MD, MMSc.
Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Phase 1 Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Center

Walter Johnson
The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation

9:10am

STAGE

My Fight with Kidney Cancer: A Patients Perspective

Racquel Kaufler
Patient

9:40am

STAGE

Kidney Cancer 101:  What every patient needs to know

Janaki Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

10:10am

STAGE

Overview of Surgical Options for Kidney Cancer

Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD.
Professor of Urology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

10:40am

STAGE

What is new in Kidney Cancer Treatments

Jaime Merchan, MD, MMSc.
Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Phase 1 Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Center

11:10am

BREAK

11:20am

STAGE

Clinical Trials in Kidney Cancer: What are they…and are they for me?

Marijo Bilusic, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Oncology/GU Site Disease Group Lead, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Health System

11:50am

STAGE

Identifying and Managing side effects from new Kidney Cancer Treatments

Ana Harwood, APRN, DNP
GU Oncology APP, Sylvester Comprehensive Center

12:20pm

STAGE

LUNCH

1:00pm

STAGE

The Importance of Nutrition in Kidney Cancer

Dr. Tina A. Cloney, PhD, MSPH, RD, LDN, CDCES
Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

1:30pm

STAGE

Survivorship in Kidney Cancer

TBD

2:00pm

STAGE

Emotional/Psychological Impact of Kidney Cancer: What each patient needs to know

Maria Rueda Lara, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Sylvester Comprehensive Center

2:30pm

STAGE

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