Monaco Growth Forums Summer Edition’s Keynote Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf, Dr. Fadi Braiteh and Garrett Van Wagoner.

June 8, 2016 – Monaco Growth Forums by Andreea Porcelli is excited to announce their Keynote Speakers for their Summer Edition on July 25th-27th. Take a look at our Keynote Speakers:

Renowned Surgical Oncologist and Immunologist Dr. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, M.D., Ph.D. of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will serve as Keynote Speaker at the exclusive Monaco Growth Forums Gala Dinner in Monte Carlo on June 28th at 9:00pm.

Dr. Mittendorf is an associate professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson. Her focus encompasses both her clinical and laboratory efforts on the study of breast cancer, with a specific interest in breast cancer immunotherapy. She is the principal investigator on a number of clinical protocols, including the phase III PRESENT (Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment) study, a multicenter phase II trial investigating the efficacy of two additional HER2-derived peptide vaccines and an investigator-initiated phase II trial evaluating combination immunotherapy with vaccines and trastuzumab.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) oncologist and Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Fadi Braiteh, will serve as the keynote speaker at the forum’s gala on June 28th at 8:30pm during the Gala Dinner in Monte Carlo.

Dr. Braiteh’s presentation, titled “Immuno-oncology: A Leap Forward to Making Cancer a Curable Disease,” will shed light on how cancer treatment has evolved as well as the most recent innovations in the field of immunotherapy – a method of treatment that empowers the patient’s immune system to combat aberrant, harmful cancerous cells. Dr. Braiteh will join esteemed philanthropists and executives vested in the field of cancer immunotherapy to increase support and awareness of the treatment option.

Garrett Van Wagoner will be a Keynote Speaker during the kick-off cocktail reception on Tuesday evening, June 28th at the Le Meridien L’Intempo Bar.  He will be speaking on the topic of the Public/Private company ecosystem and best practices in identifying and investing in private equity.

Garrett Van Wagoner has an outstanding track record in identifying and investing in emerging technologies winning the Lipper Performance Achievement Award five times, running the best performing small-cap growth fund in 1993 – 1995 as well as best performing mid-cap growth fund in 1999 and 2008. In addition, highlights from his venture capital portfolio include 25 IPO’s and 26 portfolio sales.