PMPRF Practitioner/Patient Symposium

The PMP Research Foundation held its first annual PMP Symposium on June 19, 2010 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA.

Speakers included:

Armando Sardi, M.D., F.A.C.S., internationally renowned surgical oncologist, serves as the director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, as well as the director of the Institute’s Surgical Oncology Division.

Laura Lambert, M.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

Steven Ahrendt, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Division of Surgical Oncology.  Dr. Ahrendt specializes in the surgical management of gastrointestinal malignancies and other gastrointestinal disorders with an interest in PMP and carcinomatosis.  His research interests include the use of molecular screening techniques for cancer detection.

Laurie Todd, The Insurance Warrior is an author, teacher, and insurance strategist. From 2006 through 2010, Laurie has helped dozens of people to overturn denials of care – many insurers, many conditions and diseases, all over the United States. Seeking to help more patients and medical providers, Laurie secured the backing of a major cancer research foundation, and published her book, Fight Your Health Insurer and Win. Laurie’s latest book, The Sample Appeal: More Insurance Warrior Wisdom is about how to write winning insurance appeals. Her book explains the basic principles of dealing with insurance bureaucracies and lays the groundwork for writing an appeal.

View video clips from the Symposium by clicking on the links below:

PMPRF 1 Symposium Grades of PMP

PMPRF 2 Symposium Grades of PMP (Continued)

PMPRF 3 Symposium Targeted education for early diagnosis of PMP.mpg

PMPRF 4 Educating Medical Groups PMP (Continued)

PMPRF 5 Educating medical group’s continued-Expert Qualifications

PMPRF 6 Standardized Credentials for PMP Experts

PMPRF 7 Potential use of Laparoscopic Surgery PMP

PMPRF 8 Consensus Statements to educate Oncologists

PMPRF 9 Chemotherapy Treatments and Best Practices Including Cytoreductive Surgery and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

PMPRF 10 Inflammatory Medicine uses for PMP

PMPRF 11 Post PMP Surgery Bowel Obstructions

PMPRF 12 Post Surgery Diet, Exercise and Weight Management

PMPRF 13 Post Surgery Reoccurrences -Watchful Waiting

PMPRF 14 Post Surgery CT & PT Scans

PMPRF 15 Post Surgery Diagnostic Laparoscopic & MRI

PMPRF 16 Evaluating Treatment Centers and Medical Teams

PMPRF 17 PMP Research Direction