2019 Pheo Para International Conference June 6-8, 2019 Central New York Biotech Accelerator Syracuse, New York

June 6-8, 2019

Audience Watching a Presentation. Defocused Blurred Presenter Du

Conference Outline: (Preliminary)


Thursday, June 6, 6pm – 9pm
Grand Rounds and Dinner with Dr. Karel Pacak for healthcare providers and researchers only

Friday, June 7, 7:30am – 8:00pm
State of the Art PPGL Developments, Dr. Karel Pacak
PPGL: What every Endocrinologist (and Physician) Needs to Know, Dr. Ruban Dhaliwal
PPGL Diagnostics, Dr. Lauren Fishbein
Genetic Implications For PPGL, Dr. Justin Annes
Pediatric PPGL, Dr. Jonathan Riddell
Surgical Approaches for PPGL, Dr. Gennady Bratslavsky
Non-Surgical Approaches for PPGL, Dr. Joseph Dillon
Lunch provided
Future Opportunities of advanced PPGL results of modern genetic sequencing, Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Differences between Paragangliomas and Pheochromocytomas in malignant potential, in 80 Japanese patients, Dr. Shoichiro Ohta
Special Cases
Expert Panel
Mixer at Crowne Plaza

Saturday June 8, 2019, 7:30am – 12:30pm
Breakfast and Networking
PPGL Research: What’s on the Horizon, Dr. Rory Clifton-Bligh
Wellness For the PPGL Patient, Dr. Kaushal Nanavati
Tips from the Nurse Navigator, Bonnie Bennett, BSN RN
Patient Stories and Panel
Caregiver Presentation

Registration links:
Patient/family member registration:
Healthcare provider/researcher registration:

Hotel Blocks:
Crowne Plaza Syracuse:
SUNY Upstate Cancer Center Group code: UCC
Or call 315-479-7000 and request the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center room block
Rate: $125.00/night (includes parking)

Parkview Hotel:
Or call 315-701-2600 and ask for the Pheo Para Alliance room block
Rate: $125.00/night (includes parking)
* Complimentary Wi-Fi
* Complimentary Hot Breakfast

CME Credits:
CME credits will be offered at this conference.

Live stream information:

Friday June 7th Livestream Link –

Saturday June 8th Livestream Link –

About Syracuse:


Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc
Senior Investigator, Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology, NICHD, NIH

Gennedy Bratslavsky, MD
Professor and Chair of Urology, Upstate Medical Hospital
Division Chief of Urologic Oncology

Justin Annes, MD, PhD
Endocrine Oncology Cancer Care Program,
Head of Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Stanford University

Bonnie Bennett, BSN RN
Nurse Coordinator, Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment Program, University of Pennsylvania

Roderick Clifton-Bligh, BSC (med) MB BS (hons) FRACP PhD FFSc (RCPA) Head of Department of Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Conjoint Associate Professor in Medicine, University of Sydney

Ruban Dhaliwal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Upstate Medical University
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Joseph Dillon, MB, BCh, BAO
Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Associate Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic, University of Iowa

Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD, MTR
Assistant Professor in Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine

Kaushal Nanavati, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical Director of Integrative Therapy, Upstate Medical University

Shoichiro Ohta, MD PhD
Professor, School of Nursing, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Jonathan Riddell, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology, Upstate Medical University

Jeffrey Ross, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Upstate Medical University

Links to host organizations:
Pheo Para Alliance
Upstate Medical University
Upstate Medical University-Department of Urology
Upstate Cancer Center:



Accreditation – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SUNY Upstate Medical University and Pheo Para Alliance. SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation – SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy – To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity SUNY Upstate Medical University requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a position to control content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships in any amount with commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

Americans with Disabilities – In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks to make this program accessible to all. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this program, please contact the SUNY Upstate Civil Rights Coordinator at 315-720-8157 or the Continuing Medical Education office at 315-464-4600 for assistance