SHRO Hosts "Conference on Current Advances in Medicine, Surgery and Biotechnology" on October 26 during National Italian American Foundation's Annual Gala Weekend in Washington, DC
Source Newsroom: Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)
Newswise — The Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc. (SHRO), in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Temple University's College of Science and Technology and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation (http://www.shro.org/SHRO/IggGiordano.html) , will host the "Conference on Current Advances in Medicine, Surgery and Biotechnology" on October 26, 2013 at 3:00-5:00PM in the Independence Room of the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.
This year's event is the fourth annual medical conference hosted by SHRO on the occasion of NIAF's annual gala weekend and in recognition of the national campaign, "October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month". The conference will feature an Introduction on "Medical Research and Biotechnology" presented by SHRO's President, Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, who is also Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and the Center for Biotechnology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. The guest speakers will include Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, FACS, Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery, Director of the Division of Transplantation and Surgical Director of the Liver Tumor Center at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, as well as Pasquale De Blasio, BS, MBA, President of ISENET - USA LLC, Founding President of ESBB and Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University's College of Science and Technology. Professor Doria will speak about "Liver Cancer in the Third Millenium: from the Bench to the Bedside", while Dr. De Blasio will discuss "Tissue Microarray Technology for Basic Research and Diagnostic Application".
Professor Doria will be presented with the Giovan Giacomo Giordano NIAF Award for Ethics and Creativity in Medical Research, in recognition of his critical contributions to medicine over the course of his career. This year's award is an original design sculpted by the acclaimed Neapolitan artist, Gennaro Sguro. The award was established four years ago in honor of Antonio Giordano's father, the late Professor Giovan Giacomo Giordano, renowned pathologist and former Chair of the Department of Pathology, Second University of Naples, who dedicated over sixty years of his life to the study of cancer and the role of environmental factors in the onset of this disease.