NF Surgery Seminar 2019

May 5, 2019

New York, New York


NF Surgery Seminar NYC logo.

Millenium Hilton New York Downtown
55 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

The NF Surgery Seminar is a half-day educational seminar for patients with neurofibromatosis (NF) and for the medical professionals who treat them. Surgery is still the mainstay of treatment for most patients who require intervention. Although this is true of both Type 1 and Type 2 NF, the majority of the discussions will apply to NF1 patients. The conference will be primarily focused on the surgical treatments available. Details of current options will be discussed along with preoperative and postoperative considerations, candidacy for surgery, risks, and anticipated results.

As a special feature, we will be holding a Q&A session with Drs. Panossian and Weinberg. This is a unique opportunity for your questions to be answered regarding surgery for the treatment of NF.

In addition, we will be arranging individual appointments with Dr. Panossian for a brief consultation regarding your surgical options.

The conference will also provide an overview of exciting research frontiers in neurofibromatosis by Dr. Alice Soragni.

The NF Surgery Conference is a unique opportunity to educate patients and medical professionals on the available treatments and timing required for optimal results. Dr. Andre Panossian is board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a background in neurofibromatosis, peripheral nerve surgery, facial paralysis, and pediatric plastic surgery. He has been featured on Good Morning America, The Doctors, The Los Angeles Times and KTLA 5 News Los Angeles. He is joined this year by Dr. Hubert Weinberg, a world-renowned plastic surgeon with expertise in the treatment of cutaneous NF.

Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast for Registered Attendees Conference Hall
9:00 am Welcome and Overview of Neurofibromatosis Conference Hall
9:15 am Surgical Excision for Neurofibromatosis Conference Hall
9:40 am BREAK Conference Hall
9:55 am Electrodesiccation for Neurofibromatosis Conference Hall
10:20 am Current Research in Neurofibromatosis Conference Hall
10:45 am Q&A with Drs. Panossian and Weinberg Conference Hall
11:05 am Life with NF Conference Hall
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Individual Appointments Conference Hall

Join us at the NF Surgery Seminar NYC to learn more about the latest treatment options for neurofibromatosis!

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast prior to conference with group
  • Conference Activities – speakers and/or individual appointments
  • Parking at Hotel (Valet) – let them know you are with the NF Conference

For Questions Contact: Deb Henderson 310-699-7837
Please complete the registration form below if you plan on attending. Due to limited space, you MUST REGISTER to attend!

NF Surgery Seminar 2019 Registration Form

Due to seating limitations, you MUST complete all required fields to attend!


Dr. Panossian is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in neurofibromatosis, facial paralysis, vascular anomalies, and cosmetic surgery. He began his career treating kids with NF at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He currently is on the Board of Directors for Mending Kids International and is an attending physician at Shriners Hospital for Children.


Dr. Hubert Weinberg headshot.


Dr. Weinberg is a New York-based board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in neurofibromatosis treatment. In recognition of his contribution to the treatment of NF, Dr. Weinberg received the prestigious 2009 Children's Humanitarian Award from the Children's Tumor Foundation. He presently serves as an attending physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Dr. Alice Soragni of UCLA.


Dr. Soragni operates a laboratory in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UCLA. Her research program couples basic research into mechanisms of disease to the development of novel screening methods and therapeutic strategies. In particular, Dr. Soragni’s laboratory focuses on developing 3D tumor organoid models from clinical specimens, including neurofibromas. The lab uses these models to discover and develop more effective treatments for cancer and cancer-predisposition syndromes.