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October 2006 Issue

Andrew Lowy, MD, poses with a group of appendix cancer survivors he has treated over the years.
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October News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published October 2006

Breast Cancer Symposium
Melvin Silverstein, MD, will discuss new strategies in oncoplastic surgery and other novel surgical techniques at the 10th Annual Comprehensive Breast Cancer Conference, slated for Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kingsgate Conference Center.

Silverstein is an internationally recognized authority on breast cancer research and treatment at the University of Southern California. Other leading physicians will lecture on advances in chemotherapy, mammography and pharmacogenetics.

The cost is $40 for professionals and $10 for residents, fellows and medical students. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, call (513) 584-2196.

Appendix Cancer Benefit
On Oct. 14, Vito’s Café in Ft. Thomas, Ky., will host a dinner and silent auction, “Night of Silence and Singing,” to support appendix cancer research conducted by UC’s Andrew Lowy, MD.

The second annual event features a variety of homemade Italian dishes and entertainment by Vito’s singing waiters. Ten percent of all food and drink sales and all proceeds from the silent auction—which includes signed sports memorabilia—will support appendix cancer research at UC’s Barrett Cancer Center. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50 per person.

Reservations are required by Oct. 12. For more information, call (513) 558-8624.

Pilot Research Training Program
UC’s Education and Research Center, supported by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, will host its 7th Pilot Research Project Symposium Oct. 12–13 at Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.

The annual event aims to increase the research capacity of trainees and young investigators in occupational health and safety from 10 collaborating universities throughout the region and to encourage those in related disciplines to pursue occupational health and safety research.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Continuing education units are available. For more information, call (513) 558-1730 or (513) 558-5710.

Associate Chair Appointed
Richard Snyder, MD, has been appointed associate chair for clinical affairs and professor of clinical medicine in the internal medicine department, effective Oct. 1. He will also codirect the Adult Sickle Cell Program and have clinical responsibilities in pulmonary and hematology- oncology.

Snyder joins UC from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was associate professor of medicine,vice chairman of internal medicine, acting hematologyoncology division chief and director of the sickle cell program.

UC Surgeons CME Event
UC Surgeons will host a four-hour symposium on what’s new in surgery from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct.21 at the Manor House in Mason.

The event—free and open to surgeons, primary care physicians, nurses and other health care providers—is designed to help community physicians better understand the services offered by the multidisciplinary team at UC. Continuing medical education credits are available, and a gourmet lunch is included. For more information, call (513) 558-5334.

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