Dr. JOEL BAUMGARTNER

SPEAKER LINE-UP

Dr. JOEL BAUMGARTNER

JOEL BAUMGARTNER, MD

Surgical Oncologist, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego Health (UCSD)

Dr. Baumgartner is a surgical oncologist with Moores Cancer Center, University of California at San Diego Health (UCSD). Specialist in treating GI tract disorders, appendix cancer, and peritoneal carcinomatosis. One of PMP Pals’ most popular speakers, Dr. Baumgartner will help us understand the post-surgery recovery process.

Dr. JOEL BAUMGARTNER

JOEL NEEB

Fighter Jet Pilot, Author, Ironman Triathlete, American Ninja Warrior, and Appendix Cancer Survivor

Joel Neeb is a fighter jet pilot, author, Ironman triathlete, American Ninja Warrior – and appendix cancer survivor. Meet Joel and prepare to be inspired!

 

Dr. JOEL BAUMGARTNER

MUSTAFA RAOOF, MD

Surgical Oncologist, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA

Dr. Raoof is a surgical oncologist at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA.  A principal investigator for the clinical trial of pressurized intra-peritoneal aerosolized chemotherapy (PIPAC). Learn about the hope that clinical trials can offer us.

 

Dr. JOEL BAUMGARTNER

MARIA TIAMSON-KASSAB, MD

Psychiatrist, Palliative Specialist, and Psychosocial Oncology, Director of Patient and Family Support Services (Retired), Moores Cancer Center UCSD

 

Dr. Tiamson-Kassab is a recently retired Director of Patient and Family Support Services at Moores Cancer Center, UCSD Health, Dr. Tiamson-Kassab is a psychiatrist and specialist in palliative care and psychosocial oncology. Let’s talk about support and emotional health!

Location & Host Hotel

Marriott Courtyard, Liberty Station

 

The Marriott Courtyard at Liberty Station is the host hotel and venue for Meet-Up activities. The hotel property is conveniently located minutes from the San Diego International Airport, within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and next to a 46-acre park with breathtaking views of the waterfront and downtown San Diego.

The hotel offers several amenities, including a waterside bistro, lounge, heated pool, cozy fire pit, bike trails, jogging paths, paddleboard and kayak rentals, plenty of activities, and conversation areas to meet and connect with Pals.

Glimpse of the Weekend

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

HOPE Headquarters | Welcome Table
12 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
Location | Fireside Terrace Outdoor Patio
Visit the outdoor patio for casual conversations, pick up your name tag, and relax before the scheduled presentations begin.

Appendix Cancer and PMP | Presentations
2 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Location | Salon C, Indoor Meeting Space

Welcome Back LIVE Conferences!

We are excited to return to the past Pals conference format of hosting rare disease experts, including internationally renowned surgeons, specialists, researchers, and providers, to share the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques, therapies, and research directly with patients and caregivers. So gear up to learn, be empowered, inspired, and most importantly, hopeful: The lineup of speakers will promote resilience and hope in fighting this rare disease. You know this will be good!

INFORMAL SOCIAL HOUR(S)
6:15 P.M.
Location | Fireside Terrace Outdoor Patio
Get to Know You Reception | PALS Meeting PALS + Group Photo
A chance to finally have that in-person conversation!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022

10:30 SUNSHINE AND SNEAKERS | “MEET WITH YOUR FEET”
8:00 –9:00 A.M.

Location | Fireside Terrace Outdoor Patio

Rise and shine for coffee and a light continental breakfast, conversation, and introduction of morning activities at HOPE Headquarters, Fireside Terrace.

OPENING REMARKS + INFORMAL WALK

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Location | Fireside Terrace Outdoor Patio + Cancer Survivors Park

Lace-up your sneakers for a relaxing self-paced walk to Cancer Survivors Park. Sponsored by the Bloch Family, Cancer Survivors Park memorializes those we have lost to cancer and recognizes cancer survivors everywhere fighting the disease.

MEET-UP CONCLUDES | HOPE CONTINUES
10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Location | Fireside Terrace Outdoor Patio

Return to Hotel. Meet-Up closing comments and goodbyes.  Safe Travels.

The Meet-Up will energize our community to share hope and welcome new patients and caregivers to the PMP Pals network – AND let’s have a little fun while we’re at it. Appendix cancer numbers are rising now more than ever.

The heart of Pals’ mission to offer peer support and high-quality education is vital. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!