Dr. Scott Gottlieb and breast cancer advocate, Nalie Agustin will give keynote speeches at the conference
December 19, 2019 10:34 AM Eastern Standard Time
CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), a leading resource for continuing medical education (CME), has named Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Nalie Agustin, as the keynote speakers for the 37th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®. This year’s keynote presentations will take place at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida.
“We are honored to have Dr. Gottlieb and Nalie join us at this year’s legacy Miami Breast Cancer Conference®,” said Phil Talamo, president of PER®. “Dr. Gottlieb has an incredible amount of experience in the field of health care access and public health advocacy and Nalie is such an inspirational breast cancer advocate that will provide a remarkable patient perspective to the audience.”
Gottlieb is a physician and served as the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2017-2019. His work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping health care delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety. Under his leadership, the FDA advanced new frameworks for the modern and safe and effective oversight of gene therapies, cell-based regenerative medicines, targeted drugs and digital health devices. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Fortune magazine has recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and in 2019, and he was named one of Time magazine’s “50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.” Gottlieb will present his scientific keynote speech on Saturday, March 7 at 11:40 a.m.
Agustin is an author, speaker and wellness advocate thriving with metastatic breast cancer. She has openly chronicled her life on social media and her blog Nalie.ca since she was diagnosed with breast cancer at only 24 years old in 2013. Since then, she has amassed a large and loyal community of women seeking for hope and inspiration. Her creativity, authenticity and positive outlook have opened doors to many opportunities including being featured on Apple's iPhone X billboards and in The American Cancer Society's YOUnited Against Breast Cancer campaign alongside celebrities like French Montana, DJ Khaled, Kristen Chenoweth and more. She has been the Ambassador for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for several years and is the spokesperson for her local hospital. Agustin is also the co-host of Thriver Talks, a podcast giving weekly tips on how to heal and live your best life beyond cancer and is currently co-authoring The Thriver's Guide with Stephanie Seban, launching in 2020. Agustin will present her patient keynote speech on Saturday, March 7 at 11:10 a.m.
For 37 years, the Miami Breast Cancer Conference® has brought together surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, as well as geneticists, pathologists, radiologists and supportive-care specialists, to foster awareness of state-of-the-art treatments for all stages and subtypes of breast cancer, provide expert perspectives on areas of clinical uncertainty or controversy, and encourage attendees to engage in cross-team cooperation in their clinics.
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Since 1995, PER® has been dedicated to advancing cancer care through professional education and now advances patient care and treatment strategies on a wide variety of chronic illnesses and diseases. In 2016, PER® initiated CME programming in the cardiovascular and endocrinology areas. While expanding into topics outside of oncology, PER® stands as the leading provider of live, online and print CME activities related to oncology and hematology. The high-quality, evidence-based activities feature leading distinguished experts who focus on the application of practice-changing advances. PER® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the California Board of Registered Nursing. PER® is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America, dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.
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