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ANA/NJ In Person Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Next ANA/NJ Virtual Support Meeting

Sunday, October 16, 2022

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST


                     Radiosurgery  for Acoustic Neuroma: Using the New

     Icon Model Gamma Knife”

A presentation and discussion session with Q&A by Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio, MD, who is Director of Neurological Surgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. D’Ambrosio is a member of our Medical Advisory Board. He is online at Neurosurgeons of NJ.

               Currently the Acoustic Neuroma Association of New Jersey (ANA/NJ) is limiting its  educational meetings to virtual ‘Zoom’ opportunities. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in this October 16, 2022 virtual support meeting with Dr. D’Ambrosio.

            You do not need to be a resident of New Jersey or a particular area in New Jersey or a member of ANA/NJ to participate, but you do need to register [registration information below].  Family members, caregivers, friends, and interested persons are welcome to attend as well.  Bring your questions and join peers for this interactive opportunity. 

            In order to receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting, please send an email to Dave Belonger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting attendance on October 16.  You will receive a link to the meeting on or about October 10th. 


 Previous Virtual Meeting

ANA/NJ Virtual Support Meeting - Options for Better Hearing

Sunday October 24, 2021

                                                                                                              A Discussion of Hearing Devices, with Introduction and Q&A by Dr. Jed A. Kwartler

            Jed A. Kwartler, MD, is Director of Summit Health Otology/Neurotology and Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in Newark. He has taught courses on acoustic neuroma surgery, age-related hearing loss, and hearing rehabilitation. He serves on international panels that evaluate the latest implantable and semi-implantable hearing devices.

Meeting Report - Click here

Meeting Video - Click here to view video of the meeting

Local Meeting Option

One of the commitments of ANA/NJ is to help organize local ‘satellite’ meetings for acoustic neuroma patients, friends and family who have found it difficult to attend our regular meetings because of their distant location. At a local meeting there would be the important opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and get to know other patients. If you have been unable to attend regular meetings, would you be interested in hosting a ‘satellite’ meeting in your area? It can be in your home or elsewhere, and can be a one-time or ongoing event. ANA/NJ will help contact patients in your local area and assist with expenses as needed. For information, please contact Wilma Ruskin at 609-510-9039.




We are happy to provide scholarships to assist AN patients for attendance at general meetings and in support of local meetings initiated by ANA/NJ members.  For information, please contact Jane Huck at 908-725-0233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..