A Vision of hope

An annual Kidney Cancer education symposium for patients, caregivers & survivors.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
7AM - 4:30 PM

The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation presents the second annual A Vision of Hope Kidney Cancer Education Symposium in partnership with members of the medical community, our patient support group, patients and caregivers to achieve these goals: 

  • Educate, equip and empower kidney cancer patients on treatment choices
  • Optimize the care of the kidney cancer patient through connections & collaboration

Many topics will be discussed that are important for people who are in active treatment, recovering or have been cured. These topics include: 

  • Therapeutic options
  • Common toxicities of Kidney Cancer Medications
  • Surgical Treatment
  • Treatment options for Metastatic Kidney Cancer
  • Molecular targets for renal cancer

Symposium Course Presenters

  • Nahla H. Ahmed, Pharm.D, R.Ph.
    Pharmacist Oncology, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Meghna Ailawadhi, M.D.
    Oncology Survivorship Physician, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • John A. Copland, III, Ph.D.
    Professor Cancer Biology, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Renee Foster, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
    Social worker-Hematology/Oncology, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Caren L. Hughes, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
    Pharmacist Oncology, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Deb Maskens, M.A., M.S.M.
    Co-Founder Kidney Cancer Canada Guelph, ON Canada
    Vice Chair International Kidney Cancer Coalition
  • Jamie R. Merchan, M.D.
    Hematologist/Oncologist, University of Miami – Miami, FL
  • Raymond W. Pak, M.D. M.B.A.
    Renal cancer surgery innovations, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Michael Pendley
    Kidney cancer survivor
  • Susan Poteat – Co- Chair Clinical Trials Advocacy Team- Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation
  • Gary Poteat – Stage IV RCC kidney cancer survivor
  • Winston Tan, M.D.
    Vice Chair Hematology/Oncology-Education, Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL