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Cutting Edge Science and Medical Treatment Advances to be presented at Three Professional Forums this Fall

Flushing, New York - New York Hospital Queens will present three forums on significant disease issues for the area’s medical professionals this fall, as part of the institution’s ongoing continuing medical education and clinical research showcase programs.

Each of the forums will feature national and local specialists and is expected to generate information that will be valuable to area health care providers – helping them to understand the most effective treatment techniques and options to manage significant diseases that affect their patients.

Upcoming programs being offered by New York Hospital Queens include:

Vascular Disease in Primary Care Symposium- October 2, 2007

Vascular disease is increasing in prevalence as the population ages and rates of disease such as diabetes accelerate. For example, it is estimated that 10 to 20 percent of patients evaluated in a primary care setting have atherosclerotic arterial disease. This full-day symposium includes talks from national leaders in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery and is geared toward helping providers on the front lines of health care (including primary care doctors and general practitioners) prevent and manage vascular disease.

Annual Nursing Research Conference- October 5, 2007

The 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference features clinical research studies conducted by the hospital’s nurses under the auspices of the hospital’s Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Research Center. This full-day conference includes presentations on pediatric asthma, pressure ulcers (bed sores), geriatric issues and the effect of aromatherapy on patient care. The Center currently has 100 active clinical studies underway.

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Mediastinal Chest Wall and Pleural Tumors - November 6, 2007

The 4th annual half-day symposium in thoracic oncology will review current trends and advances in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of mediastinal, chest wall and pleural tumors for primary care physicians and all others involved in the care of thoracic (chest) patients. Technological advances will be reviewed along with the best practices of tumor assessment and selection of treatment regimen.

The two symposia are available for continuing medical education credit for physicians. New York Hospital Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of New York State to sponsor continuing medical education.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Note to Editors: While these forums are geared toward medical professionals, and are not open to the general public, the information delivered will be valuable content for consumer-focused educational stories on these health topics.

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