Oncologist Wassenaar at cancer conference

POSTED: 10/26/12 12:47 PM

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Registered Nurse Jasmien Cijntje, non-governmental organization board members Graciella Zimmerman, Lydia Vanterpool and Dr. Henk Wassenaar, will be some of the speakers at the cancer conference that starts this morning.

Registered Nurse Jasmien Cijntje is currently supervisor outpatient services at the St. Maarten Medical Center; she has been working with chemotherapy patients since 1997. In March 1982 Cijntje became a Registered Nurse and in January 2000 she graduated with a Masters in Science in Nursing Management. She will speak about chemotherapy in SMMC statistics and be part of a panel discussion tomorrow.

Gracillia Zimmerman is a project assistant at the department of youth affairs. She is also a member of the Sint Maarten Cancer Foundation.
Zimmerman and her colleague Lydia Vanterpool, also from the Cancer Foundation, will highlight the role, expectation and services of non-governmental organizations.
Vanterpool is self-employed and managing director of Lydia’s flower shop. She was a store manager at the Orchid flower shop and a teacher at the Jack and Jill play school.
Dr. Henk Wassenaar has been an internist oncologist at the Horacio Oduber Hospital in Aruba since the end of 2005.
He will speak about the treatment process, procedures and background for prostate and colorectal cancer.

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