Here’s a little presentation I have at the 3rd Annual Oncology Symposium. It’s been postponed a few times and finally happened on the 2nd of October at Margaritaville in Hollywood. It was fun to be back and talk about my case, and see so many familiar faces again. The event was much bigger than in previous years, with 45 exhibitors and over 100 attendees. Success!
The feedback I got from the audience as well as YouTube comments was wonderful and heartwarming, and I can’t quite believe it has been 4 years almost to the day that I’ve been declared officially cancer free. I love being able to commemorate the occasion in style.
Julia and I helped out with the AV tech on the day, making sure the presenters had access to their slides and all other materials we needed for the day. Like last year, I brought along my streaming PC and transmitted the event live on YouTube. We had a viewer from France who was into T-Cell research and he enjoyed the many topics that were discussed. You can watch the whole stream here, it includes time-codes for all speaker segments. I’ve also split out all presentations and uploaded them to our dedicated Oncology Symposium channel, alongside last year’s presentations.
I gave this motivational talk at the Oncology Symposium 2019 in Hollywood, FL. It gave me a chance to describe what it’s like to survive cancer when the common treatment methods fail, and how immunotherapy (specifically Keytruda) saved my life. This is an abbreviated version of the story I’m telling in my book BROKEN BOWELS.
I didn’t have notes or a presentation, and did all this from the top of my head, while taking care of the event streaming and tech. Perhaps I’ll make a Power Point for next year 🙂
I’ve filmed this presentation at the Oncology Symposium 2019. Dr. Abi-Aad is talking about how to use Molecular Targets to personalize medicine, using genetic sequencing.
Dr. Simon Abi Aad is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology/hematology and has special interest in public policy and cancer care delivery to patients. Dr. Abi Aad earned his medical degree from the Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik Faculté de Médecine (Jounieh, Lebanon), did a research internship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York, NY) with extensive rotations at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After his residency, Dr. Abi Aad was awarded a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Miami – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Miami, FL).
In this presentation, one of my oncology nurses Kenia Caballero gives us an overview on how immunotherapy works. She was one of the many wonderful nurses who administered both chemotherapy as well as immunization drugs while I was undergoing treatment in Mount Sinai Miami Beach during 2016 and 2017.
I’ve filmed this talk at the Oncology Symposium 2019 in Hollywood, FL.
This is a presentation about updates and issues in hematologic malignancies, specifically B-Cell malignancies. Amy gave this talk at the Oncology Symposium 2019 in Hollywood, FL.
Amy L. Goodrich, RN, MSN, CRNP-AC, is a Research Associate at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies for The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She manages patients with various types of hematologic malignancies, concentrating on lymphomas, in addition to managing The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s team of research nurses.
I’ve filmed this presentation at the Oncology Symposium 2019 in Hollywood, FL. It’s about advances in breast cancer treatments over the last year. Please excuse the audio quality, she was the first speaker of the day and we were still figuring things out so early in the morning.
Dr. Krill-Jackson is a practicing Hematologist & Oncologist in Miami Beach, FL. Dr. Krill-Jackson graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1990 and has been in practice for 28 years. She completed a residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.