2014 Seminar Information - October 23, 2014 • 8 am  - 5 pm

Genetic, Testing & Clinical Trials Scientific, Ethical & Legal Issues Thursday - NM Bar Center
5121 Masthead St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 • Phone:(505) 797-6000

At A Glance Schedule
8:00 "Access to clinical trials; consent to treatment"

9:00-9:45 "Economic issues & government regulation facing private practices doing clinical trials"
10 minute break
9:55-10:30 "Congressional attention to economic disparities in public/private facilities for clinical trials"
10:30-11:45 "Basics of Low Level Ionizing Radiation Effects & Research"
11:45-12:15 Complimentary Lunch
12:15-1:30 "Medical and legal ethics and issues"
1:30-2:30 "Privacy issues in genetic research-sharing the information Learned from genetic testing"
10 minute break
2:40-3:30 "New research to diagnose and treat childhood disorders and discover novel ..."
3:45-4:30 "Making diagnoses & creating personalized treatment plans for those suffering from..."
4:30-5:30 "Medical-Legal ethics and issues"

Listen To Your Mom - Shannon's Story

Evy Diamond & Shannon Shaw

Shannon was a loving father and husband who died from malignant melanoma on August 31, 2009. He had been a patient of the old UNM Cancer Center. He was the supervising petroleum engineer for the Bureau of Land Management in Santa Fe with oversight responsibilities in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

As brilliant, sophisticated, and good a man as he was, Shannon refused to listen to his wife, Christine, or his mother, Evy Diamond, to have a doctor examine a nasty mole on his hip. Several years after they began nagging him, he finally saw a dermatologist who diagnosed stage IV melanoma. He fought the battle with surgery, radiation, and chemo for about a year before he died. He told his children, Jacob and Marlena, “listen to your mom.” He asked his wife and mother to launch a campaign to help others avoid the pain suffered by his loved ones because of the stubbornness.

The mission of The Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Cancer Fund:

Shannon's family and friends established a fund in his memory at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center which opened the day of his death to establish educational programs, and clinics, in medically under-served communities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Shannon's parents, Jeff and Evy Diamond, are funding today's program with enormous volunteer help from lawyers and physicians and many friends so that 100% of your continuing education cost will go to the Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Fund at UNM Cancer Center Foundation.


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Events and Learning Experiences

  • Success at the Seminar!

    Affordable Care Act Key Topic of Third Annual Advocacy for Cancer Patients Program A grieving mother’s dream for a healthier Read More
  • Community Outreach

    Volunteers of The Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Fund participate in various events throughout the year in order to raise awareness Read More
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Silent Auction

  • Thank You Modified Dolls!

    The Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Fund shows great appreciation toThe Modified Dolls - New Mexico Chapter The Modified Dolls is an Read More
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3rd Annual Team Roping

  • Current Argus Article

    Stubbornness can cost you your life.Listening to your mom can save it. Shannon Shaw certainly learned that lesson when after Read More
  • 3rd Annual Memorial Team Roping Gallery

      View the embedded image gallery online at: http://listentoyourmom.org/#sigFreeId8b07c1a1b8 Read More
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