HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announced today that Andre Goy, M.D., Chairman and Director, Lydia Pfund Chair for Lymphoma, Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, will co-chair the 21st Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies: Focus on Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.  This will be Dr. Goy’s third time chairing the three-day conference, which focuses on encouraging collaboration between healthcare experts on treatment options in the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

«I am honored and energized to once again chair the 21st Annual Hematology Conference which brings together leading experts from around the world,» said Dr. Goy.  «Our Hematology Conference in Miami provides a forum for oncologists to meet experts, discuss cases and review the rapid changes happening in the field and in particular appreciate what becomes relevant as new standards.»

Attendees participate in interactive panel discussions led by speakers from world-class institutions such as John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Georgetown University, Paris University Hospital System, Emory University and Mayo Clinic.  This year, Dr. Goy is co-chairing the symposium again with Sager Lonial, Professor and Chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory School of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 

When: February 23 – 25, 2017

Where: Trump International Miami
18001 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancers. The 14 specialized divisions covering the complete spectrum of cancer care have developed a close-knit team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to the John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. Housed within a 775-bed not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art technological advances, compassionate care, research innovations, medical expertise, and a full range of aftercare services that distinguish the John Theurer Cancer Center from other facilities. www.jtcancercenter.org.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s «100 Best Companies to Work For,» one of the «20 Best Workplaces in Health Care» in the nation, and the number one «Best Place to Work for Women.» Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/john-theurer-cancer-centers-dr-andre-goy-to-co-chair-21st-annual-international-congress-on-hematologic-malignancies-300410975.html

SOURCE Hackensack Meridian Health