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LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: A SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN'S HEALTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: Let’s Talk About It: A Spotlight on Women’s Health

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2010
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Jefferson Room (Concourse Level)
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009

MODERATOR: Linda Carlozzi, Member of the NIAF Board of Directors and a Breast Cancer Survivor

PANELISTS: Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Silvia Formenti, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Ignazio Marino, Chairman, Investigative Committee on the National Health Care System – Italian Senate

Dr. JoAnne Zujewski, Senior Medical Oncologist at the Center for Cancer Research at NCI

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Antonio Giordano, President and Founder, Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc. and Director, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center for Biotechnology, Temple University Professor of Pathology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy


NIAF’s panelists will discuss the latest in preventative strategies for breast cancer, including the newest recommendations for diet, lifestyle and mammography screenings.

This event will feature the first annual awarding of the Giovan Giacamo Giordano NIAF Award for Ethics and Creativity in Medical Research. Plaque designed by artist Lello Esposito.

Held in collaboration with the Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum and the Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc., the conference is presented in conjunction with the NIAF 35th Anniversary Convention and Gala Weekend. All conferences are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.niaf.org/galaconference.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent.




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