UNM Professor To Speak at International Conference



April 26, 2011

Contact: HSC Public Affairs, 505/272-3322

Ashwani Rajput, M.D., Will Share Cancer Surgery Insights in UAE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The 5th Congress of Gulf Federation for Cancer Control to be held May 5-7 in ‘SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, will convene oncology experts the world over to focus on cancer control and prevention. Included prominently in the program is UNM’s Ashwani Rajput, M.D., Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Professor, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Chief of Surgical Services.

International oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists, general physicians, general surgical, dietitians and nutritionists, residents, students and nurses will attend three days of cutting-edge seminars based on the conference theme: "Colorectal Cancer - Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."

Rajput will offer three lectures:

1. Surgery Intervention – Early Disease Surgery: Colon

2. Surgery Intervention – Early Disease Surgery: Rectal & Virtual Colonscopy

3. Advanced Disease – Metastatic (Liver- surgical)

The Gulf Federation for Cancer Control is a federation of 12 cancer associations in the GCC states and Yemen organized primarily to promote cancer awareness in the region. One of the major objectives of the federation is to highlight the magnitude of cancer in the gulf area. Towards this objective, the federation organizes a regular regional conference every two years focusing on a specific type of cancer at each conference.

Contact: HSC Public Affairs, 272-3322

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