Symposium 2011: Thursday Schedule

Thursday Schedule Friday Saturday Thursday

Health Care Reform: Opportunity or Sacrifice?
12:00-3:00 pm, December 1, 2011

Lunch and Registration: 12:00-12:45 pm
Program: 12:45 - 3:00 pm

Georgetown University
Rafik B. Hariri Building | Lohrfink Auditorium
37th Street and O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20057

12:00-12:45 pm

Please Note: Food is not permitted inside the Lohrfink Auditorium. If you join us for lunch we ask that you please plan to arrive by 12:15 pm.


12:45 pm

Louis Weiner, MD
Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center


1:00 pm

The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Representative, 5th Congressional District of Maryland and House Democratic Whip, 112th Congress


1:15-3:00 pm
Schafer Memorial Lecture/Discussion

Moderator: M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Co-Director, Georgetown-Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health

David Kerr, MD (Presenter of the 2011 Schafer Memorial Lecture)
Professor of Cancer Medicine, Nuffield Department, Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Weill-Cornell College of Medicine, New York; President, European Society of Medical Oncology

The Thomas R. Schafer Memorial Lecture Fund for Research and Education in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancer was established in 1999 as a tribute by the late Thomas Schafer’s family and friends. They felt strongly that his spirit should live on through this fund for an annual lectureship, designed to discuss the latest concepts and innovations in cancer therapy.


Mace Rothenberg, MD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer, Inc.

Gilad Gordon, MD, MBA
President, ORRA Group, LLC

Martin Brown, PhD
Chief, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health