November 11, 2008

Brain Tumor Awareness Day

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 350 brain tumor patients, caregivers, friends and loved ones will join premier experts in neurology, research, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, pathology and caregiving, for a day of information, support, and awareness about brain tumors and the importance of early detection, at the 7th Annual Brain Tumor Awareness Day Conference. Features include a session highlighting "Cell Phones and Brain Tumors."

   Where: Schwartz Lecture Hall "F"          NYU School of Medicine          401 East 30th Street (between First Ave. and FDR Drive)          New York City    When:  Sunday, November 16, 2008          8:00 AM - 8:55 AM: Registration, Breakfast          9:00 AM - 2:30 PM: Program (including lunch)          2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Concurrent Sessions           Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, Founder/President, The Brain Tumor Foundation          Michael Schreiber, Chairman of the Board and The Brain Tumor           Foundation          Alan D. Pesky, Awareness Day Chairman    What:  A unique opportunity to: discuss research and treatment options          with distinguished medical experts; participate in support          sessions; and share personal experiences.    Why:   Recent studies project that nearly one million people in the U.S.          are walking around with a brain tumor and don't even know it. Free          MRI brain scans are offered to each registrant of Awareness Day.   

Medical Panelists and Speakers include: Patrick J. Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder and President, The Brain Tumor Foundation, Joseph Ransohoff Professor of Neurosurgery, NYU School of Medicine; Cameron W. Brennan, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; David O. Carpenter, M.D., The University of Albany, SUNY; Ellen Feingold, M.D., The Homeopathy Center of Delaware; Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center; Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., The Brain Tumor Center at Duke; Joshua E. Muscat, Ph.D., M.P.H., Penn State Cancer Institute; Andrew T. Parsa, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco; Alfred Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., Johns Hopkins; Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D., New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Session chairmen and support group facilitators include: Michael Schreiber, Chairman of The Brain Tumor Foundation; Rhonda Barad, Board Member of The Brain Tumor Foundation; Sandy Markowitz, M.A., Support Group Project Chairman of The Brain Tumor Foundation, Rochelle Guttman, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist; Barbara Dietz, J.D., L.C.S.W., Support Group Facilitator; and Zazel-Chavah O'Garra, M.S.W., Dance Therapist and Social Worker.

Speakers are available for photo ops and interviews.

Brain Tumor Foundation

CONTACT: Paige Davis, +1-212-265-2401, [email protected],or Joel Schnur, +1-212-489-0600 (Ext. 204), cell +1-917-647-2249,[email protected]