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2014 RIS Mini Medical School- April 12: “Finding Cures for Sarcoma Cancers”

Dr Jamie ModianoRIS Mini-Medical School Dean, Katheryn Dusenbery is pleased to announce that our fifth annual RIS Mini-Medical school that will highlight the very promising sarcoma research being conducted by the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Jaime Modiano.

2014 RIS Mini Medical School: “Going to the Dogs” – Finding Cures for Sarcomas through Canine Research will be held Saturday, April 12th 8:00 am to noon and presented in collaboration with University of MN School of Veterinary Medicine at the very new U of MN Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building. The event is free to all RIS supporters but advanced registration is required.
 
 
Several specific sarcomas will be discussed including Angiosarcoma and Osteosarcoma. A free continental breakfast will be provided to all enrollees starting at 8:00 am. The School will also feature a unique visit with researchers and a “behind the scenes” tour of the new Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. Mini-Medical participants will also be able to Cancer Cardio Research Buildingsign up for a free RIS tour of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center to be held in July - Sarcoma Awareness month in Minnesota.
 
All RIS supporters who have donated any amount to RIS from January of 2013 to April 2014 are welcome and encouraged to attend a no cost.  However the class size is limited and advanced registration is required.  To avoid disappointment register as soon as possible by clicking here or call 651-486-9114 or 1-877-SARCOMA, Ext 2.
 
Rein in Sarcoma 2014 Mini Medical School
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00 to 12:00 noon
Minneapolis, MN 55455
 
RIS 2014 Mini-Medical School Schedule
 
8:00 – Breakfast and Registration - Introduction (Pete and Sue Wyckoff)
8:30 - 9:15 Why study cancer in companion animals? - Blame it on evolution  ( Jaime Modiano)
9:15 - 10:00 Taking on angiosarcoma - the SRCBST trial (Dan Vallera, Jill Schappa, Antonella Borgatti )
10:00 - 10:15 QA and break
10:15 - 11:00 Using "bugs" and the immune system to cure osteosarcoma (Dan Slatzman and Sara Fritz )
11:00 - 11:30 QA and  WRAP UP  - walk over to CMMR - arrive at 11:30 
11:30 - 12 noon - visit with researchers and tour of Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (advanced imaging)