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Grey Matters: The Principles of Brain Tumor Management
Michele R. Aizenberg, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain and Spine Cancer Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

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Targeted Molecular Radiotherapy: A New Therapeutic Approach
Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz, PhD
Professor
Director, Radiolabeling Facility
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty PhotoHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Late Radiation Tissue Injury
Jeffrey Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoLung Cancer Screening: Impacting Survival
Apar Kishor Ganti, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoGrey Matters: The Principles of Brain Tumor Management
Angela Gleason, PhD, APBB
Neuropsychologist
The Nebraska Medical Center;
Adjunct Professor, Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoCancer of the Liver and Bile Ducts
Wendy Grant, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Surgery Clerkship Director
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Medical Director of Pediatric Transplantation
Director of Living Donor, Liver Transplant Program
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoLung Cancer Screening: Impacting Survival
Rudy P. Lackner, MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoWhere Is Health Care Reform in 2014?
Alan Langnas, DO
Professor Chief, Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
Director of Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
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The Role of Genomic Medicine in Advanced Heart Failure
Brian Lowes, MD, PhD
William D. Angle Chair of Cardiology
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Faculty PhotoThe Evolving Landscape in Transplantation: Current Issues, Future Trends
Matthew A. Lunning, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoMelanoma: The Basics and New Directions in Treatment
Alissa Marr, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoAdvancement in the Treatment of Patients with Hepatitis C
Timothy McCashland, MD
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoIntestinal Rehabilitation and Intestinal Transplantation: Working Together to Change the Lives of Children with Intestinal Failure
David Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Transplant Section
Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoLung Transplantation and the Challenge of Chronic Rejection
Michael Moulton, MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
Section of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoUnderstanding Living Kidney Donation
Regina Rau, RN, BSN
Transplant Nurse Coordinator
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoPersonalized Medicine in Oncology
Warren Sanger, PhD
Professor
Department of Genetic Medicine
Director of Human Genetics Laboratory
Director of Clinical Genetics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoGrey Matters: The Principles of Brain Tumor Management
Nicole Shonka, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoUnderstanding Living Kidney Donation
Ketki Tendulkar, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoDiagnosing and Treating Pancreatitis
Luciano Vargas, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Director, Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Program Director, Comprehensive Center for Pancreatobiliary Disorders and Auto Islet Cell Transplantation
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Faculty PhotoGrey Matters: The Principles of Brain Tumor Management
Weining (Ken) Zhen, MD
Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Conference Planning Committee

Deborah Andersen, RN, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Liver and Intestinal Transplant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Haley Armstrong, BA
Marketing Outreach Consultant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Theresa Franco, RN, MSN
Executive Director, Cancer Care Service Line
The Nebraska Medical Center

Victoria Hunter, RN, RNC, BSN, CCTC
Manager, Kidney/Pancreas Program
The Nebraska Medical Center

Alan Langnas, DO
Professor
Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Director of Liver Transplantation
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
The Nebraska Medical Center

Suzanne Miller, RN, CCTC
Director of Solid Organ Transplant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Rita Potter, RHIA
Director of Managed Care
The Nebraska Medical Center

Brenda Ram, CMP, CCMEP
Coordinator, Continuing Medical Education
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tracy Rheault
Administrator, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Arlene Rome, RN, BSN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Aaron Sasson, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology Center of Excellence
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
The Nebraska Medical Center

Kim Schmit-Pokorny, RN, MSN, OCN
Manager, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Deborah Swanson, RN, BA
Contract Specialist
The Nebraska Medical Center

Lisa Vignolo
Marketing Outreach Consultant
The Nebraska Medical Center

Sue Wardian Hartung, RN, MSN, OCN
Coordinator of Patient/Family Education, Cancer Care Services
The Nebraska Medical Center

Administrative Support

Peggy McKenzie
Office Coordinator
The Nebraska Medical Center