Review Course for Clinical Oncologists: A Symposium to present Highlights of the 2018 ASCO Meeting

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This program is designed to bring information acquired at the 2018 ASCO National Meeting back to the central Pennsylvania area for physicians and other health-care professionals to use in their daily clinical practices.


Hematology and oncology physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals may benefit from attendance.


  • Present the latest scientific information
  • Review treatment and research findings
  • Assess implications for clinical practice



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 5.5 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 5.5 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.


Expert faculty from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine will present the material, along with invited faculty.

Invited Faculty

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
116th President National Medical Association
Philadelphia, PA

Glenn W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, FACEP
Chair of Healthcare Informatics
Graduate Program
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, PA


7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check-In/Continental Breakfast

Harold A. Harvey, MD

Breast Cancer: Practice Changing Reports
Harold A. Harvey, MD
Cristina I. Truica, MD
Monali Vasekar, MD

Recent Progress in Urologic Tumors
Monika Joshi, MD

Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Changing Landscape
Harold A. Harvey, MD

A Potpourri of Tumors
Joseph Drabick, MD


Liquid Biopsies and Other Markers: Present and Future
Kim Leitzel, MSc

Head and Neck Cancer: Causes and Therapies
Diane Hershock, MD, PhD

Lung Cancer: Immuno-Oncology Comes of Age
Salah Almokadem, MD

Lunch/Exhibits; Keynote: Medicine’s Big Leap is Here
Glenn W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, FACEP

Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP


Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Interventions in Palliative Care
Suhail Ali, MD

Cardio Oncology: An Emerging Field
Ricardo Carter, MD

Communicating Prognosis in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Joyson Poulose, MD


Course Directors

Harold A. Harvey, MD
Professor of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Ricardo Carter, MD
Private Practice
Hematology/Oncology Cancer Program Director
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
Lewistown, PA


Fee is $65 per person.

Registrations received after July 12, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

Fee includes:

  • Cost of instruction
  • All listed meals
  • Online handout materials


Cancellations received after July 5, 2018, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after July 9, 2018.

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.


ASCO is registered trademark of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

This presentation is not endorsed by or affiliated with ASCO.


A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

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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