Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Survivor David M. Bailey will be Guest Entertainer at Brain Tumor Awareness Conference


Bestselling folksinger-prophet and guitarist David M. Bailey has entertained throughout the country and overseas with his message of hope, a career that began when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996. Initially told he had less than six months to live, Bailey turned to the stage taking his audiences on musical journeys filled with his keen insights about time, faith, hope, love, and dreams.

Bailey will entertain fellow cancer survivors and their families and friends at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s annual brain tumor awareness conference on Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the The Westin Hotel, 400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The conference is titled, “Together in Hope, In Honor of Brain Tumor Awareness,” and is sponsored by UM/Sylvester and the Florida Brain Tumor Association. The event is organized by the Division of Neuro-Oncology, the University of Miami School of Medicine.

The conference will feature presentations by UM/Sylvester physicians Deborah O. Heros, M.D., Lynn G. Feun, M.D., Brian Bowen, M.D., Ph.D., Howard J. Landy, M.D., and B-Chen Wen, M.D. Topics will include managing seizures and medications, new treatments, imaging advancements, newest surgical options, and radiation treatments. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Health information will be available from the following sponsoring organizations – Biologics, Celgene Corporation, Curascript Pharmacy, Inc., Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Gamma Knife Institute, Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nichols Foundation, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Schering Corporation.

Bailey is scheduled to entertain in the morning and at the conclusion of the event, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. In May 2003, he won the prestigious Kerrville NewFolk songwriting competition. His albums, including the recently released “Silent Conversations,” will be available for purchase at the conference.

Cost of the daylong event is $20 per person and includes all conference materials, refreshments, lunch, and entertainment. To register or for further information, please call the Division of Neuro-Oncology at 305-243-4318.

UM/Sylvester was founded in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles more than 1,100 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,800 surgical procedures, and treats 2,900 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester Physicians are on the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 150 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

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