Annual Symposium 2015

October 26 2015

The Twentieth Annual
Ellen P. Hermanson Memorial Symposium

was held on Monday, October 26, 2015

The very latest developments in the fight against breast cancer will be presented by renowned breast oncologist Larry Norton, MD, followed by this year’s program:
“The DCIS Controversy Through the Lens of Better Science:
Will President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative Save Lives?”

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), announced by President Obama to advance the field of precision oncology, will be explored against the backdrop of established approaches to care.

The panel will discussed the new studies regarding treatment of DCIS, whether it impacts the standard of care to be employed by physicians treating DCIS, informed consent, and the benefits and availability of personalized “precision” medicine.

Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge, New York State

Panel of Judges:
Hon. Helen Freedman, New York State Appellate Division, 1st Department (Retired)
Hon. Karla Moskowitz, New York State Appellate Division, 1st Department
Hon. Alice Schlesinger, Supreme Court, New York County

Panel of Experts:
Deborah Axelrod, MD, Director Clinical Breast Surgery & Community Outreach,
NYU Langone Medical Center
Minna R. Elias, New York Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
Judith Livingston, Esq., Partner, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston, & Moore
Larry Norton, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, MSKCC
Jay Rappaport, Esq., Partner, Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch LLP

The Ellen P. Hermanson Foundation

Presenting Organization:
Judges And Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert

Supporting Organizations:
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
The New York Women’s Bar Association

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Hon. Shirley Werner Kornreich, Mikki Golar, Esq., Barbara A. Ryan, Esq.