Lung Cancer 2017: Progress and Future Directions


Date & Location
Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:15 AM - 3:35 PM   Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, DC

Specialties
Medical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery

Overview
This one-day symposium will provide a comprehensive update on recent advances in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. There is increasing recognition of a gap between evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice, with research demonstrating that up to 40% of patients fail to receive effective therapies and 20% of patients receive therapies that are ineffective or even harmful.  Reducing these gaps leads to reduction in patient morbidity and mortality, and decreased health care costs. With the rapid advances in thoracic oncology, this symposium attempts to crystallize current knowledge and provide critical information and key take-home points to the busy practicing clinician involved in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. Key focus topics will include the identification of patients at high risk for lung cancer, understand the upcoming changes to lung cancer staging using the IASLC 8th edition guidelines, patient selection for multi-modality therapy in lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymomas, management of patients with a spectrum of neuro-endocrine thoracic tumors, and recent advances in immuno-oncology and targeted therapies in lung cancer. This symposium will review all of the recent advances in a highly interactive case-based discussion format, supported by didactic lectures by thought leaders and other well-respected faculty in each field.

Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Utilize current USPTF/ACS guidelines based on the National Lung Screening Trial for appropriate screening for lung cancer in high risk individuals
  2. Identify lung cancer patients who are candidates for sublobar resection or proton beam therapy
  3. Apply the 8th edition of the IASLC staging system and utilize appropriate staging modalities to arrive at the correct stage to guide evidence-based treatment options.
  4. Analyze different technologies and processes utilized to maximize the efficiency of molecular profiling in thoracic oncology as it pertains to CAP guidelines for optimal biopsy considerations, tissue processing and test ordering sequence, and optimal turn-around-time for results
  5. Explain the evolving data pertaining to immuno-oncology in lung cancer with emphasis on appropriate sequencing with chemotherapy and the role of potential biomarkers for immunotherapy
  6. Discuss recent advances and future directions in the development of targeted therapies for lung cancer
  7. Identify patient selection for multi-modality therapies with focus on small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymoma

Registration

Physician $200
Resident/Fellow $35
Advanced Practice Clinicians $100
Nurse $100
Allied Health Professional $100

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing by September 22, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after September 22, 2017. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Washington Hospital Center will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1656 or email medstarcme@gmail.com if you any questions or need any additional information.



Accreditation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend a Category 1 CME certified activity can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record in order to document the courses attended and the hours obtained.