11 Dec Cancer, Asthma and ADA Innovations at Fourth HealthX on April 26th (2)
The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) held its fourth annual HealthX on Friday, April 26th; a TEDx talk-style conference that featured talks by top doctors and industry leaders from Adventist Health Glendale, Cedars-Sinai and MemorialCare sharing advances in health and wellness at Adventist Health Glendale.
Kenn Phillips, President and CEO of TVEA, Randy Witt, Chairman of TVEA and Ramella Markarian, Event Mistress of Ceremonies and Vice President of Business Development of Adventist Health Glendale opening HealthX with special welcoming remarks by City of Glendale Mayor Pro-tem Vrej Agajanian and Alice Issai, President of Adventist Health Glendale.
Dr. Dennis R. Holmes, internationally-renowned breast surgeon and researcher specializing in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and non-cancerous breast conditions shared advances in breast cancer care that are changing the way we treat breast cancer today with a focus on cryoablation, targeted intraoperative radiotherapy and oncoplastic surgery.
Leading specialist in internal medicine, pediatrics, immunology, allergy medicine and pulmonology, Dr. Inderpal S. Randhawa withMemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital presented new developments in prevention and treatment of asthma including airways directed therapy, COPD and childhood asthma.
Dr. Yulian Khagi, hematologist and medical oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Center discussed the future of cancer immunotherapy and shared evolving technologies and therapies that harness the immune system to fight and one day cure cancer. Dr. Khagi discussed cancer vaccines, cell therapies and gene therapy.
Daryn Harpaz, CEO and Founder of ZenythGroup demonstrated how non-sighted users navigate websites using assistive technology, explained how to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for website accessibility and showed a video comparison of a compatible versus non-compatible website.
“The event was beautifully executed from start to finish. We were proud to participate and support, as [The Valley Economic Alliance] brings this valuable programming to the community,” said Lauren O. Gallant, Community Outreach and Government Relations Manager with MemorialCare.
The event concluded with a moderated question and answer session with presenters and questions from attendees. Event sponsors were Adventist Health Glendale, MemorialCare and Cedars-Sinai.
“I really enjoyed HealthX, was impressed with the presentations and enjoyed speaking with other event participants,” Cecilia Laiche, Communications Manager, Walden Family Services.