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Lenox Hill Hospital Einhorn Auditorium

131 E 76th Street

New York, NY 10075

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Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate.

Presented by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Zucker School of Medicine.

Bringing together the nation’s top cancer specialists and the investment community to promote innovative new therapies for brain tumors.

-Network with researchers, oncologists, surgeons, CEOs, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and leaders in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

-Get the latest updates on cancer treatments and learn what’s happening in clinical trials and research labs across the nation.

Program of the Day

7:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50am: Welcome and Introduction

John Boockvar, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Morning Scientific Session I- Immunotherapy and the treatment of GBM

Session Moderator: Alexis Demopoulos, MD & Marc Symons, PhD

8:00am: The importance of Novel Cancer Therapeutics and Phase I Clinical Trials

Robert Maki, MD PhD FACP FASCO

8:20am Update on Immunotherapy and Treatment of GBM

William Curry, MD

8:40am Immuno-oncology in the treatment of GBM

Matthew Fury

9am Overcoming Tumor Immune Suppression Using a Novel Retroviral Replicating Vector

Harry Gruber, MD

9:20am Questions & Answers

9:30am Networking Coffee Break

Weisner Conference Center

Morning Scientific Session II – Precision medicine and New Technologies to Treat GBM

Session Moderator: Deborah Gruber, MD & Rosamaria Ruggieri, PhD

10am Reinventing Clinical Research for the Precision Medicine Era

William Hoos, MS, MBA

10:20am Innovations in Brain Tumor Surgery in the Precision Medicine Era

Keynote Speaker: Steven Kalkanis, MD

10:40am Artificial Intelligence in the Neuroimaging of Glioma: Game on!

Christopher Filippi, MD

11am Glioblastoma Subtypes: Matching Patients to Therapies

Steven Davis

11:20am Questions & Answers for Panel

11:35am Autologous tissue transfers to bypass the blood brain barrier for human GBM

John Boockvar, MD and Nitesh Patel, MD

11:55am Lunch and Networking

1pm Patient Caregiver Forum:

What Can Providers Do Better for patients and their loved ones?

1:30pm Panel Discussion: Cancer Therapies and drug discovery: where are we going in industry, biotech and Pharma?

Moderator: Richard Barakat, MD, MBA

Panelists: Franklin M. Berger, CFA, Jonathan Siegel, Matt Cohen, PhD, Bruce Leuchter, MD, David Tuveson, MD, PhD

Afternoon Scientific Session I – Novel Applications and Treatments for Malignant Glioma

Session Moderator: Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

2:05pm Intra-operative Radiotherapy (IORT): Advances in the Treatment of Glioblastoma and Surgically Resected Brain Metastases

Christopher Cifarelli, MD

2:25pm EGFR-targeted, doxorubicin-packaged nanocells for treatment of recurrent glioma: pre-clinical and clinical update

Himanshu Brahmbhatt, Ph.D

2:45pm Selective Targeting of Dopamine Receptor D2 by ONC201 for H3 K27M-mutant Glioma

Joshua Allen, PhD

3:05pm 5 ALA Dye: Where are we now, where are we going?

Alan Ezrin, PhD

3:25pm Lauren Sciences V-Smart® Nanomedicine for GBM: LAUR-401 (V-Smart®-Irinotecan)

Susan Rosenbaum, J.D.

3:45pm TTFields Past, Present and Future

Brittany Cross, PhD

4:05pm EMulate Therapeutics – an investigational medical device for treating brain cancer

Donna Morgan Murray, PhD

4:25pm Closing Remarks

Wine and Cheese Networking Reception at Orsay Restaurant:

5:00pm-7:00pm: Please join us after the Summit for a wine and cheese networking reception at Orsay located at 1057 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (212) 517-6400.

*Medical Students - To receive a complimentary ticket, please email a copy of your ID to aamarain2@northwell.edu.

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