Cancer Care Conference

Molloy College, the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be presenting the program: "Understanding Blood Cancers: Lymphoma and Bone Marrow Transplant" on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6-8:30 p.m.  The conference will be offered at no charge and will be held in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square Building on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York, 11571.

Join experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to learn about tthis topic including recent advances in the field.

This program is offered at no charge and is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend, including healthcare professionals, students and the general public.

2 Nursing contact hours will be awarded (see below for details).

Dinner is included. Although the conference and the dinner are offered at no charge, registration is required. Seating is limited and you should pre-register for the conference. Register online by clicking here.


Erel Joffe, MD, MSc, Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is a hematologic oncologist and biomedical informatician. He specializes in treating all types of lymphoma, and has a special focus on follicular, small lymphocytic, marginal zone, and mantle cell lymphomas. He also has extensive experience in treating more aggressive types, such as Diffuse-Large B-cell, Hodgkin's, and Burkitt's lymphomas. He is a bioinformatician, his main interests lie in using data to generate new knowledge that will help tailor treatments to individual patients, as opposed to using a one-size-fits-all approach. He uses computational techniques to research the association between genomic features and how a disease will progress. Much of his work is driven by patients he encounters on a daily basis who deserve the best care for their unique situations. He is also involved in several clinical trials exploring novel combinations of targeted therapies looking for new biomarkers to help select treatments, and precisely identify if and when a disease may relapse.

Oscar Lahoud, MD, Hematologic Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for people with blood cancers. He has particular expertise in treating lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. Whenever possible, he offers his patients a wide spectrum of treatment options. This may include the most-advanced established treatment program or promising novel therapies, like immunotherapy. At MSK Commack and MSK Nassau, he helps his patients access clinical trials so that residents of Long Island can receive the same level of cutting-edge care that makes MSK a leader in cancer care. He also sees patients at the 64th Street Outpatient Center, in Manhattan. He will be the lead researcher at MSK for multicenter trials focused on myeloma and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The goal of these trials will be to improve current standards of care for people with myeloma by incorporating the most-novel targeted therapies into their treatment regimen.

Although the conference and the dinner are offered at no charge, registration is required. Seating is limited and you should pre-register for the conference.

Register online by clicking here. You may also phone in your registration by calling 516-323-3550. To register in person, by fax or mail, please visit: and then follow the directions.

A complimentary box dinner consisting of your choice of sandwich (grilled vegetables, roast beef and cheddar, chicken and mozzarella, and tuna fish), along with chips and bottled water will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Soda, coffee, tea and cookies will also be available. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

If you should have any special dietary requests, such as gluten-free or kosher meals, please notify Ramona Ali at 516-323-3553 or email her at: by Friday, November 1, 2019.

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to download a flyer of the program.

If you should have questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development at: 516.323.3550 or by e-mail at:

Nursing Contact Hours

Nursing Contact Hours: Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 2.0 Contact Hours for the program will be awarded. Participants must remain for the entire program in order to earn a contact hour certificate. Unless noted above, the faculty speaker/planners have no financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer of products or providers being discussed.