Conference Puts Spotlight on Neoplastic Diseases

A conference focusing on oncology drew a diverse group of attendees to TTUHSC El Paso on Friday, June 14.

The all-day conference, titled “Neoplastic Diseases: Update for Practitioners,” featured 15 speakers covering a wide range of neoplastic diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid gland, breast, gynecologic tract and hematologic system.

The event was organized by the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and University Medical Center of El Paso and attracted nearly 80 attendees. The conference was aimed at pathologists, hematologists/oncologists, surgeons, internists, nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic diseases.

Attilio Orazi, M.D., professor and chair of the Foster School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology, presented on the topic of myeloid neoplasms during the Neoplastic Diseases: Update for Practitioners conference at TTUHSC El Paso on July 14.

Attilio Orazi, M.D., professor and chair of the Foster School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology, presented on the topic of myeloid neoplasms during the Neoplastic Diseases: Update for Practitioners conference at TTUHSC El Paso on July 14.

The conference’s joint sessions incorporated real-life cases, helping to stress the importance of a close integration between diagnosis, clinical findings and treatment strategy, said Department of Pathology Assistant Professor Syed Gilani, M.D., a conference organizer and presenter.

“This innovative, multidisciplinary approach with speakers from different departments and subspecialties was a welcome change and most likely contributed to the high attendance, because of the benefits that participants derive from such a multidisciplinary approach,” Dr. Gilani said.