2013 Symposium - Agenda

 Please note that this agenda is not final and that topics and speakers may change before the conference. 

Wednesday
start time end time Speaker Topic Room
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Registration Registration Desk 3
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Rev. Eric Linthicum and
Rabbi Barbara Zacky
Celebration of Life Starvine 12
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Mary Hesdorffer, NP,
Melinda Kotzian and
Hanne Mintz
Welcome Reception Juniper Ballroom 3
Thursday
start time end time Speaker Topic Room
7:00 AM 9:00 AM   Registration Registration Desk 3
7:00 AM 8:30 AM breakfast served Juniper 3&4
7:25 AM 7:55 AM Mary Hesdorffer, NP and
Hanne Mintz
Welcome to VEGAS! Juniper 4
8:00 AM 9:45 AM moderated by
Anna McCurdy
bereaved breakout panel Starvine 2
8:00 AM 9:45 AM moderated by
Karen Mudrick
caregivers breakout panel Starvine 5
8:00 AM 9:45 AM moderated by
Melissa Culligan, NP
patient breakout panel Starvine 12
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Mary Hesdorffer, NP and
Hanne Mintz
Meso Foundation: Who we are and what we do Juniper 4
8:45 AM 9:45 AM Mary Hesdorffer, NP New Patient Juniper 4
10:00 AM 12:00 PM moderated by
Joseph R. Testa, PhD, FACMG 
News from the genetics front Juniper 4
12:00 PM 1:30 PM lunch served Juniper 2&3
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Jessica Barker and
Liz Darlison
Legislative Update Juniper 4
2:00 PM 3:45 PM moderated by
Mary Hesdorffer, NP 
Novel research findings overview Juniper 4
4:00 PM 5:00 PM moderated by
Lee Krug, MD
Pharma Speaks Up Juniper 4
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Legal Panel Juniper 4
6:00 PM   All attendees FREE NIGHT!! Fabulous Las Vegas!
Friday
start time end time Speaker Topic Room
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration Registration Desk 3
7:00 AM 8:30 AM   breakfast served Juniper 3 & 4
      Meet the Board of Directors Juniper 4
8:30 AM 9:15 AM Melinda Kotzian "Waking up in Vegas" Juniper 4
9:15 AM 12:00 PM moderated by
Mary Hesdorffer, NP 
multidisciplinary panel to promote interaction between clinicians and researchers to achieve the best possible outcome for mesothelioma patients Juniper 4
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch served Juniper 2 & 3
1:45 PM 2:45 PM moderated by
Mary Hesdorffer,NP 
Conversations with Community Members Juniper 4
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Shelly Kozicki and
Erica Ruble
Fundraising Juniper 4
2:00 PM 5:00 PM moderated by
Lee Krug, MD
Closed Science Session Starvine 12 & 13
Celebration of Hope
start time end time Speaker Topic Room
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Celebration of Hope Gala Reception Juniper 4
7:00 PM 10:00 PM   Celebration of Hope Gala Dinner Juniper 2 & 3
  Rev. Eric Linthicum Blessing  
    Hanne Mintz    
  Richard Mosca Recognition of those living with meso  
    Erica Ruble Recognition of those who have suffered a loss to meso  
  Don Bendix Flame of Hope Award
Shelly Kozicki
 
    Jessica Barker Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Congressman Peter T. King
Congressman Charles B. Rangel
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez
Congressman Michael G. Grimm
and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
 
  Mary Hesdorffer, NP Compassion Award
Melissa Culligan, NP and Karen Mudrick
 
    Dr. V. Courtney Broaddus Pioneer Award
Joseph R. Testa, PhD, FACMG 
 
  Hanne Mintz and
Marina Mintz
Klaus Brauch Volunteer of the Year Award
Fahed Alhabib 
 
    Melinda Kotzian Recognition of Named Grants  
  Mary Hesdorffer,NP and
Melinda Kotzian
Closing Remarks  
    Jill Cagle,
BethAnn Dodds,
Erica Iacono,
Bruce Jackson,
Lee Krug, MD,
Michael Lagana,
Sammy Lagana and
Dan Young
Meso Fighters Band  


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