SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

An Interactive Discussion On Key Issues Affecting Young Adult Colorectal Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

Powered By Our Survivor Community and Their Families
Generously sponsored by Michael’s Mission

Hosted by Perlmutter Cancer Center At NYU Langone Medical Center

Farkas Auditorium
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Medical Center


8:00 – 8:45 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast served
9:00 – 9:15 AMWelcome and Symposium Overview
9:15 – 11:15 AMFinding the Ideal State of Wellness
11:15 – 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM – 1:10 PM Navigating the Survivorship Landscape
1:10 – 1:55 PM
Roundtable Lunch
2:05 – 4:30 PMImproving Outcomes For EAO-CRC


Thomas K. Weber MD FACS

Course Director and Host

Professor of Surgery, State University of New York at Downstate

Martha Raymond MA CPN

Course Co-Director

Executive Director, Michael’s Mission and Founder & CEO The Raymond Foundation

Susan K. Peterson PhD MPH

Course Co-Director

Professor of Behavioral Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


This event will bring together early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, loved ones, health care professionals and researchers from across the country. The program will provide extensive opportunities for participants to advance their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age in the U.S. and abroad.

This ground breaking program will, for a third year, provide both survivors and health care professional’s opportunities to leverage each other’s insights and provide an opportunity for all to hear leading clinicians on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and quality of life preserving treatment options for EAO-CRC.

The course will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions designed to facilitate multidisciplinary consensus regarding the priorities of EAO-CRC prevention, clinical care, quality of life and research moving forward.


  • Review the increasing incidence, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colorectal cancer
  • Discuss the current state of knowledge on the optimal standards of care and support for the young adult colorectal cancer patient
  • Provide an evidence based framework for reducing risk, increasing early stage diagnosis and improving treatment and quality of life for these patients


Finding the Ideal State of Wellness – Susan Peterson PhD MPH Moderator (Includes 15 Minute Directed Discussion)
  • Psychosocial/Psychological Support(s)
  • Survivorship Programs
  • Integrative Medicine and Wellness Strategies Including Optimal Nutrition/Exercise/Wound Ostomy
  • Support Systems and Resources for Saregivers
  • Directed discussion and action items
Navigating The Survivorship Landscape – Moderated By Martha Raymond CPN MPH (Includes 15 Minute Directed Discussion), Stephen Estrada Opening Remarks
  • Navigating Intimacy
  • Preserving and Optimizing Fertility
  • Protections for the Cancer Patient in the Work Place
  • Identifying and Protecting Those at Increased Risk of CRC
  • Directed discussion and action steps
Improving Outcomes for EAO-CRC – Moderated by Thomas Weber MD FACS and Dennis Ahnen MD AGAF FACG
  • Advancing Earliest Possible Stage Diagnosis: Recognizing Symptoms and Signs of CRC
  • The Genetics of Early Age Onset CRC Tumor Testing: Improving Access to Targeted Molecular Therapies and Clinical Trials
  • New and “In the Pipeline” Treatments for CRC
  • What are We Going to Do to Advance the Cause
  • Directed discussion and action steps


The Summit will feature presentations from EAO-CRC survivors, clinicians from the nation’s leading cancer centers, and advocacy organizations including the American Cancer Society, Columbia University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine, the Raymond Foundation, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, the University of Colorado, White Plains Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.

Dennis J. Ahnen MD AGAF FACGUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine
Sage Bolte PhD LCSW OSW-CInova Schar Cancer Institute Center​
Daniella BurgessFight Colorectal Cancer
Elyce H. Cardonick MD Cooper Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Zana Correa NP-BCMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stephen EstradaCRC Patient Advocate
Suzanne Gerdes MS RD CDN Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stacy Hurt MHA, MBA Healthcare Advocacy Consultant
Vashti Livingston MS CWOCN DAPWCA Kimmel Urology MSKCC Ambulatory Division
Susan K. Peterson PhD MPH The University of Texas MD Anderson 
Cancer Center
Joshua Raff MDWhite Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
A Member Of The Montefiore Health System
Martha Raymond MA CPNMichael’s Mission
The Raymond Foundation
Jacen Roberts CRC Patient Advocate
Allison Rosen MSDan L. Duncan Center in the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael SapienzaColon Cancer Alliance
Julia A. Smith MD Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Thomas K. Weber MD FACSState University 
of New York Health Sciences Center
President & Founder Colon Cancer Foundation
Debra Wolf JDNew York Legal Assistance Group
Terri L. Woodard MD The University of Texas MD Anderson 
Cancer Center
White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
A Member Of The Montefiore Health System


Directions to Farkas Auditorium:

Farkas Auditorium is located at 550 First Avenue. Go in the main entrance of NYU Langone Medical Center. Once inside turn right then at the first opportunity turn left  and walk through the breezeway through the double doors.   Farkas Auditorium is right past the double doors on the right hand side.

From Airports:

Laguardia Airport: Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal ($10-12). A taxi will cost approximately $25-30.

JFK Airport: Bus transport to Port Authority Bus Terminal, three trips per day ($10). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $45 plus tolls and tip.

Newark Airport: Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal ($12). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $45-50 plus tolls and tip

From Penn Station:

NYU Langone Medical Center/Skirball Institute is directly across town along 34th Street from Penn Station. Take the M34 bus going east (south side of the street) to its final stop. You can also walk east across town along 34th Street or 33rd Street. Taxis may deposit passengers at the main lobby entrance at 32nd Street and First Avenue.

By Subway:

The subway costs $2.50. The stops closest to NYU Langone Medical Center are:

  • 33rd Street Stop (at Park Avenue) on the Number 6 line
  • Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue

By Bus:

One bus fare is $2.50. A MetroCard or coins are required.

  • The M15 busruns the length of First Avenue in Manhattan and stops directly in front of the Skirball Institute.
  • The M34 bus runs the length of 34th Street in Manhattan and stops directly in front of the north entrance to NYU Langone Medical Center on 34th Street east of First Avenue, one block from the Skirball Institute.
  • The M16 busdirectly connects nationwide bus service at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street and 8th Avenue) with the NYU Langone Medical Center 34th Street entrance bus stop.


The Foundation has a negotiated rate with the following hotels – all within walking distance of NYU Langone Medical Center and the Symposium.

Park South Hotel

124 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016 |  Google Maps
(212) 448-0888
Reference When Booking by Phone: Colon Cancer Challenge

  • With a stay at Park South Hotel in New York (Midtown), you’ll be minutes from Flatiron Building and Empire State Building.
  • This 4-star hotel is close to Macy’s and Grand Central Terminal.Make yourself at home in one of the 131 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
  • Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Shelburne NYC
303 Lexington Avenue (at 37th Street),  New York, NY 10016
  • Warm. Inviting. Social.
  • Just right for a relaxed city stay
  • You love action-packed places. But some privacy when you need it. You want a happy medium, an opportunity to be social in a cool environment. Enter our comfortable & intimate boutique hotel, the Shelburne NYC complete with warm-toned interior design and homey common areas. Tucked into laid-back Murray Hill on Lexington Ave, a few blocks from Grand Central Station, it’s just right for guests who like to pop down on the train for New York nights with a relaxed vibe. Come kick back and check out the views—you can even go up to the seasonal rooftop Rare View from April-September to take in the stunning Midtown skyline.

Discount Code will be available in the next 24 hours.

For more information on hotels in New York City near NYU Langone Medical Center please visit the link below or try searching on travel websites for hotels in the Midtown East or Murray Hill neighborhoods. Please note that the following hotels may have a special negotiated NYU Langone Medical Center rate.