Friday, January 9, 2015

Fifth Friday Examines Infectious Disease and Public Health

How a Killer Virus can treat a Killer Disease

The first Fifth Friday luncheon of 2015 will be held on January 30, 2015 from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polifly Road in Hackensack.  Additional luncheons are scheduled for May 29 and October 30.  Tickets are $40.00 and must be purchased in advance by registering online at or by calling 201-489-9454 Ext. 112.
Often referred to as the best networking event in Bergen County, Fifth Friday is hosted by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. 
Keynote speaker is infectious disease specialist Peter A. Gross, M.D.,  Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Professor of medicine, preventative medicine, and community health at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.  He has published over 250 articles on implementing quality improvement, hospital epidemiology and influenza vaccine. 
His topic will be “Science fiction and the successful treatment of lymphoma”.  How a virus that was formerly a killer is now used to save the lives of patients with lymphoma and acute lymphocytic leukemia and what this means for the future of cancer treatments.
PNC Wealth Management has returned as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Fifth Friday series. Fifth Friday is also sponsored by Archer & Greiner, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, Synetek Solutions, and Lakeland Bank.
Sponsorships for the January 30 event are available. For more information about the Fifth Friday events, or about Bergen LEADS, call 201-489-9454 Ext. 112.


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