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2019 Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Oncology: Multidisciplinary Management and New Therapies

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Conference ID

E6487

Purpose/Overview

This conference is intended to update knowledge, new developments and emerging trends about patient care in gastrointestinal oncology.

Overall Objectives

  • Apply the standard approaches to diagnosis and management of digestive organ cancers.
  • Report multidisciplinary treatment of hepatic-pancreatic-biliary carcinoma, neuroendocrine and gastric tumors.
  • Present proceedings from international conferences of gastrointestinal oncology.
  • Interpret strategies for management of physical symptoms and psychosocial issues in patients with malignant diseases in the digestive system.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 4.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Fees

Fee is $75 per person and includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Oct. 10, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Oct. 4, 2019, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Oct. 8, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Faculty

Shirley M. Bluethmann, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Associate Member
Penn State Cancer Institute
Hershey, Pa.

Matthew Dixon, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

Jennifer Maranki, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

Kristina Newport, MD, FAAHPM
Director, Palliative Care
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, Pa.

Leila Tchelebi, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
Course Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

Agenda

  • 8 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibitors
  • 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
  • 9 a.m. | Pancreatic Cancer: Multimodality Therapy for a Complex Disease
    (case presentation, management options and multidisciplinary panel discussion)
    Jennifer Maranki, MD
    Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
    Matthew Dixon, MD
    Leila Tchelebi, MD
    Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 9:45 a.m. | Biliary Tract Cancer: Rare but Aggressive Tumors
    (case presentation, management options and multidisciplinary panel discussion)
    Jennifer Maranki, MD
    Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
    Matthew Dixon, MD
    Leila Tchelebi, MD
    Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 10:30 a.m. | Morning Break/Exhibitors
  • 11 a.m. | Primary and Metastatic Tumors in Liver: Pushing the Boundaries of Liver-Directed Therapy
    (case presentation, management options and multidisciplinary panel discussion)
    Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
    Matthew Dixon, MD
    Leila Tchelebi, MD
    Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch/Exhibitors
  • 12:45 p.m. | Neuroendocrine Tumors: No Longer Zebras
    (case presentation, management options and multidisciplinary panel discussion)
    Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
    Matthew Dixon, MD
    Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
  • 1:30 p.m. | Stomach Tumor: From GIST to Gastric Cancer
    (case presentation, management options and multidisciplinary panel discussion)
    Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS
    Matthew Dixon, MD
    Nelson Yee, MD, PhD, FACP, RPh
    Jennifer Maranki, MD
    Leila Tchelebi, MD
  • 2:15 p.m. | Afternoon Break/Exhibitors
  • 2:30 p.m. | Guideline-based Palliative Care for People with Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Kristina Newport, MD, FAAHPM
  • 2:55 p.m. | Survivorship Care: Living Your Best Life After Cancer
    Shirley M. Bluethmann, PhD, MPH
  • 3:15 p.m. | Clinical Trials/Closing Remarks/Adjournment

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Changes

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Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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