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The Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana’s 2nd Annual NeauxCancer Conference will be held March 15th – 18th at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans. This three day CME/CE conference is expected to attract a large number of medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other physicians as well as advanced practice providers, medical trainees, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The conference will offer a wide variety of multi-disciplinary didactic sessions and expert panels, focused on the advanced management of cancer patients including the intersection of new and emerging therapies, novel surgical approaches, radiation oncology, target therapies, immunotherapies, and the application of precision medicine, among many others. In addition, special sessions focused on health advocacy and policy as it relates to cancer care will also be featured. The conference will also feature an abstract competition with a poster session and oral abstract sessions, as well as a traditional Louisiana-style crawfish boil.
The Neaux Cancer Conference is designed for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists and other physicians, trainees, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of cancer patients. Hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, and family medicine specialists are also encouraged to attend. Those involved in healthcare policy and advocacy, drug development and/or marketing, and diagnostic testing related to cancer or genomics will benefit from a review of standard practices and emerging developments in the field.
The Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana is a non-profit organization bringing together cancer physicians, cancer survivors, and cancer non-profit organizations throughout the state. The organization has been instrumental in passing several new laws aimed at expanding insurance coverage for genomic testing, precision medicine treatment, early phase clinical trials, and mammograms for cancer patients. The organization’s Board of Trustees is led by President Chadwick Landry. CAGLA’s Scientific Advisory Board is made of several of the leading cancer care providers in Louisiana.