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On the Cutting Edge
Advances in Surgery for Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumors
Event Overview

This event was held on Sunday 26 April 2009 in the Goldwurm Auditorium at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The event is part of an annual series of symposiums for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor patients organized by the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, which is based in New York City.

view of Golwurm auditorium and audience

The theme of this talk was advances in surgical care for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine tumors. The talk featured presentations by distinguished guest speakers Dr. Philip J. Boudreaux, Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University Hospital School of Medicine (in Kenner, Louisiana) and Dr. Rodney F. Pommier, Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University Cancer Institute (in Portland, Oregon).

Dr. Richard Warner provided an introductory overview and later moderated a panel that included these distinguished speakers plus Dr. Steven Herman, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon from Brooklyn; Dr. Myron Schwartz, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Michail Shafir, Clinical Professor of Surgical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

montage of speaker images

The photo at top shows an audience of some 60 persons, seen from the back of Goldwurm auditorium at the start of the day's program. This hall has excellent technical facilities. The photos above show (clockwise from upper left) Dr. Pommier speaking on the subject of carcinoid crisis during surgery, Doctors Boudreaux and Pommier enjoying a break after their talks, and Dr Warner introducing the Physicians' Panel. More event photos are available for viewing and your comments are welcome.

Following are recordings of the various presentations.
About CCF

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF) was established in 1968 by Dr. Richard Warner as a non-profit corporation in the state of New York. The purpose of this organization is to stimulate awareness, education and research toward the ultimate goal of a cure for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) disease.

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Event photos © Monica Warner
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