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17 November 2015
On November 17th, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation hosted its Sixth Annual Medical Symposium in sunny Miami, FL. Sponsored by Foundation Medicine and graciously hosted by our friends at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, this year's event was another exciting day of important scientific breakthroughs, discoveries and progress.
Medical Advisory Board Chairman, Stephen D. Nimer, MD led the morning and afternoon sessions and Medical Advisory Board member, Michael A. Caligiuri, MD gave a wonderfully inspirational keynote speech. Other speakers included grantees Juliet Barker and Ross Levine from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Tony Letai from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to name only a few. First-year grantee Lukas Wartman, a leukemia researcher from Washington University School of Medicine, received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his afternoon presentation about his own experience as a leukemia patient. Co-Founder Denise Rich welcomed the assembled and applauded their efforts, thanking them for keeping Gabrielle's dream alive and vowing to continue funding research until a cure is found.
Special Thanks to our sponsor Foundation Medicine, Sylvester's Jesse Bailey and Paula De La Espriella, and the EPIC's Yoli Hernandez and her entire team for making this a trip to remember.