11th Annual Geriatric Symposium: Get Ready to Be Inspired! Updates in Cancer Care in the Elderly - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Online registration is now closed.  To learn more, please contact Helene DeCapua, Community Health & Outreach:

973-322-6885; Helene.DeCapua@rwjbh.org

3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Please join us as our presenters discuss current evidence for the use of geriatric principles in the care of the older cancer patient and new updates in treating breast, lung and prostate cancers in the elderly.


Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Case Managers, APNs, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Allied Health Professionals

Learning Outcomes: Surveys and feedback from participants reflecting effect on patient care, medical knowledge and interpersonal/communication skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Educate the audience on latest medical treatment options for cancer care in the elderly.
  • Develop a treatment plan for elderly cancer patients considering functional and cognitive testing.
  • Appreciate the limitations and expectations for the elderly cancer care and know when to refer for palliative or hospice care.

Program Agenda:

5:15 pm | Check-In/Light Meal

5:30 pm | Welcome
Richard L. Davis, President and CEO, CBMC

5:40 pm | Introduction
Moderator: Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP, Chief, Geriatric Health and Disease Management and Medical Director, Maida Geriatric Institute, CBMC; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

5:45 pm | Geriatric Oncology in 2024: Care for the Older Cancer Patient
Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD, AGSF, Chief, Geriatrics Service Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College

6:30 pm | Questions

6:45 pm | Break

6:55 pm | The Worried Well and the Worried Unwell: Breast Cancer in the “Less” Young
George Raptis, MD, MBA, Director of Oncology Services, Northern Region, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute

7:25 pm | Lung Cancer Treatment in the Aged Patient
Andrew Brown, MD,-Co-Director, CBMC Lung Cancer Screening Program, Thoracic and Head/Neck Oncology Leader, RWJBH Oncology Service Line

8:10 pm | Prostate Cancer in the Elderly
Gregory Mullen, MD, Endourologist, Department of Urology, CBMC

8:40 pm | Questions and Answers

Eisenhower Conference Center

290 West Mount Pleasant Ave.

Livingston, NJ 7039

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