21st Annual Research and Hope Conference

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21st Annual Research and Hope Conference

Join Gilda's Club South Florida to learn the latest in cancer research, treatment, and care. This event is free and open to the public.

By Gilda's Club South Florida

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 24 · 8am - 1pm EDT


Carl DeSantis Building 3050 Ray Ferrero Jr. Davie, FL 33314-7796

About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We’re celebrating 21 years of bringing the South Florida oncology community together to share knowledge and breakthroughs in cancer research and treatments Our Day of Research and Hope Conference provides cancer patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and the general public free education lectures on topics including treatment options, emerging therapies, management of survivorship issues and more. The event is FREE, open to the public, and will take place in-person on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Nova Southeastern University's Carl DeSantis Building. Registration is required.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast. Exhibitors will be on site from our sponsors and community partners.


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Key Note Speech - Understanding Cancer and Precision Cancer Care

Andrew Rosenberg, MD is a Clinical Professor who serves as the Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and in multiple administrative directors' positions at the University of Miami's Miller's School. He is bo...

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Session - Molecular Testing in the era of Targeted Therapy

Medical Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Cancer Institute Dr. Luis Raez is a hematologist/oncologist at Memorial Cancer Institute where he specializes in treating patients with lung an...

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Session - Cancer Rehabilitation

Romer Orada, D.O., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Miami Cancer Institute. Dr. Orada specializes in cancer rehabilitation and treats patients who have impairments related to ca...

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Session - Health Disparities in Cancer Care

Maray Salina, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC has been working in the healthcare field for over 7 years. Her nursing experience includes medical-surgical care, telemetry, oncology and hospice care. She has been a ...

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Session - Surviving Cancer: A Mental Health Perspective

Driven by her passion to help others face their darkest emotions and deepest fears, Dr. Yanique Levy-Brown decided to pursue her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern. Prior to...

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Session - Cancer Immunotherapy

Mehmet F. Hepgur, MD, is a physician specializing in hematology and oncology at Broward Health Medical Center. He is board certified in hematology, medical oncology, and internal medicine. Dr. Hepgur...

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing

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