Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Puts a Twist on Annual Welles Lecture, Broadens Scope of Cancer Discussion
Lake Forest Hospital October 17, 2008
LAKE FOREST, IL — For more than 20 years, the Welles Lecture has been one of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s signature cancer educational events. But don’t expect this lecture to be the same as previous years. For starters, don’t anticipate a “lecture.” Instead, come prepared for a lively panel discussion.
Also deviating from the norm: the topic of the panel. In previous years, the lecture has focused mainly on breast cancer. This year’s lecture will broaden the scope of discussion, concentrating on all types of cancers, as well as every angle of cancer treatment — from diagnosis to treatment to post-treatment reconstruction. The discussion will highlight the new developments in each area.
Master of ceremonies Joseph P. Imperato, M.D., S.A.C.R., says the lecture is always a wonderful outreach to the community. This is the eighth time he’s been involved in the event.
“This year will be extra special,” Dr. Imperato adds. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to learn about the newest breakthroughs in a variety of cancers, including melanoma and prostate cancer.”
You can join the discussion on Tuesday, October 28 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Come for appetizers at 6:30 p.m. and for the dinner and panel discussion at 7 p.m. Following the panel discussion will be a question and answer period.
Manager of Pastoral Care Emily Rosencrans, M.Div., MFT
Dietician Edye Wagner, RR., CDE
The annual Welles Lecture is sponsored by an endowment from the family of Betty & Edward Welles. For the last two decades, the event has strived to provide the community with cancer education. This is just one of the many ways in which Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital educates the community.