Monongahela Valley Hospital To Host Oncology Symposium


(June 7, 2016 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center offers one of the most progressive programs for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of MVH's continuing education program for medical professionals, the hospital is hosting its Annual Oncology Symposium on Wednesday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Physicians will receive 4.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours and nurses will receive 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU)for attending.

Featured topics will be presented by national oncology experts. Presentations include:

  • "The Changing Face of OPC: Evolving Trends of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma" - Alexander Barsouk, M.D., a specialty physician in Hematology and Oncology at the Medical Center Clinic in Pittsburgh. Dr. Barsouk earned his medical degree from Moscow Medical Academy in Russia. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh and continued with fellowships in Hematology and Oncology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • "Updates and Advances in Pancreatic Surgery" - Amer H. Zureikat, M.D. FAC, assistant director of Surgery and co-director of the UPMC Pancreatic Cancer Program. Dr. Zureikat received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago. His fellowship training in surgical oncology took place at the University of Pittsburgh where he focused on pancreas surgery and minimally invasive surgical oncology. Dr. Zureikat is one of the most recognized robotic pancreas surgeons in the world.

  • "Navigational Bronchoscopy in Early Detection of Lung Cancer" - Wissam Abouzgheib, M.D. FCCP, assistant professor of Medicine of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and section head of Interventional Pulmonary, the Department of Medicine, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, NJ. Dr. Abouzgheib received his undergraduate education at Apotres College in Jounieh, Lebanon and his medical education at the Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Medical School, in Beirut, Lebanon Rue Damascus. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care, and Interventional Pulmonary at Cooper University Hospital.

  • "Immunotherapy: Understanding the Immune System and How It Fights Cancer" - Andrew John Lepisto, Ph.D., executive medical science liaison, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Lepisto earned his Bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Washington and Jefferson College and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information or to register, call 724-258-1750.

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