Jersey Shore University Medical Center presents Surviving Thyroid Cancer conference on August 2, 2013

Contact:Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 751-4166

Jersey Shore University Medical Center presents Surviving Thyroid Cancer conference on August 2, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in partnership with Meridian Cancer Care and the Light of Life Foundation, will present a free educational conference featuring Meridian Health specialists.

The conference, taking place in Jersey Shore's Lance Auditorium from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., will focus on vital topics for thyroid cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

"Surviving Thyroid Cancer" will also include exhibits on genetics, speech therapy and radiology. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Additionally, complimentary valet parking will be provided at Jersey Shore's Brennan Entrance.

To register for this event, please call 1-800-560-9990. If you are interested in learning more about this event, please call Megan Policastro at 732-776-4394.

Surviving Thyroid Cancer Program Agenda
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - Welcome/Introductions, Donald Winters, R.Ph., MPA; Joan Hallman, BSN, RN-BC, OCN
9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. - Overview of Thyroid Cancer, Danielle Lann, M.D., Endocrinologist
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Thyroid Imaging, Pritinder Thind, M.D., Radiologist
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Surgery and Thyroid Cancer, Alexander Shifrin, M.D., Endocrine Surgeon
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Break and Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Pathology of Thyroid Cancer, Theodore Matulewicz, M.D., Pathologist
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - Expectations for First Post-Op Endocrine Appointment, Danielle Lann, M.D.
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Radioactive I-131 Therapy & Post-Therapy Imaging, Pritinder Thind, M.D.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Questions & Answers
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Exhibits

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit