FMH to host cancer symposium

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FARMINGTON – Health care clinicians should mark their calendars now for a Cancer Symposium taking place on Friday, October 3, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ben Franklin Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

This year’s symposium is targeted to all health care professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and students in the health care field.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Miller, who is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. Dr. Miller practiced at Franklin Memorial Hospital and Central Maine Medical Center for 12 years until relocating to California in 2006. Currently he is an assistant
clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Since being at the UCLA San Fernando program, he has been voted “best subspecialist in teaching” for the two years since joining the program.

Also featured will be sessions on:

* Lung Cancer 2008 with Andrew Hertler, MD, medical director of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care

* Radiation Oncology: State-of-the-Art Cancer Care with Glen Collins, physicist

* Colorectal Cancer Screening Options and Recommendations with Jay Bosko, MD, chair of the Maine Colorectal Task Force

* Cancer Resource Network and Patient Supports with Kip DeSerres, MSPH, vice president of Health Initiatives of the American Cancer Society in Maine

The program will include ample time for networking among participants. A tuition fee includes the program, continuing education credits, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation and funded by Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a member of the Maine AHEC Network, which is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The registration deadline is September 26. For additional information, contact the Franklin Memorial Hospital Education Office at 207-779-2381.

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