Changing the Course of Lung Cancer: Early Detection and Screening: What Everyday Practitioners Need to Know

October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019
5 – 8:30 p.m.

Blair County Convention Center
1 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

Intent and Objectives

UPMC Altoona and the UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery present a continuing medical education course on the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. This one-day program will consist of a series of didactic lectures. Experts will present on topics such as early detection screening plans, minimally invasive surgery for resectable lung cancer, and focused radiation therapy for high-risk lung cancer patients, among others.

 Who Should Attend

This course is designed for everyday practitioners, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, medical and surgical trainees, advanced practice providers, nurses, and any other interested healthcare professionals and researchers.

Course Directors

Rodney J. Landreneau, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Altoona
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Mehrdad Ghaffari, MD, FCCP
Chief of Pulmonary Services
Medical Director of Intensive Care Units, UPMC Altoona


Mohammad Alkayem, MD
Medical Oncology
UPMC Altoona


Jack D. Schocker, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Altoona
UPMC Department of Radiation Oncology


Hasan Bit Shawish, MD
Medical OncologyUPMC Altoona


Course Coordinator

Angela Kinnunen, MPA
Project Coordinator, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, C-903
Pittsburgh, PA 15213