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Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine: Care of the Elderly and the Cancer Patient

November 28-December 2, 2012
Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Perioperative Medicine is rapidly evolving with changing demographics of patient population, advanced technology, and emerging new concepts in monitoring and management. To date, there have been no exclusive conferences of meetings devoted to the perioperative care of the elderly and the cancer patient. The importance and immediate need for meetings are reiterated in Institute of Medicine's report on "Retooling for an Aging America", the executive summary noted that "In 2011 the first baby boomers will turn 65, ushering in a new generation of older Americans. Older Americans use considerably more health care services than younger Americans and their health care needs are often complex.
Cancer remains a major health problem in the United States. It is estimated that by 2030 the incidence of cancer would increase by 45% to a total of 2-3 million people largely as a result of the aging baby-boomer population and longer life expectancies. Cancer is currently the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States. In addition, for all cancers combined, people 65 years of older have an incidence rate 10 times greater than the rate for younger people and the mortality rate for older cancer patients is 16 times greater than the rate for younger patients.
This therefore, is an emerging "tsunami" that the government and the society have to be prepared to deal with. Our goal is for this program to evolve and mature into a multi-specialty international consortium that will address the educational, research and clinical needs of this emerging demographic.

Why MD Anderson?

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to patient care, research, education and prevention of cancer. US News & World Report's "Best Hospital" survey ranked MD Anderson as the top hospital in the nation for cancer care in 2012. It’s the sixth year in the row we’ve ranked No. 1 in this annual survey. We have achieved this highest ranking nine times in the past 11 years and have ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care since the magazine began its annual survey in 1990.
Our department has a long standing history of excellence in supporting our world class surgical programs. We have over 18 years' experience in conducting excellent educational programs, and we have the first Fellowship program in Cancer Anesthesia in the country.

Program Highlights

  • 5 day scientific and educational event
  • Scientific abstracts and best of the meeting awards
  • International scientific advisory panel
  • Lectures, pro-con debates, panel discussions and hands-on workshops
  • Welcome reception (11/28/12) and Social event with “Bollywood Theme” (12/1/12)

Registration Fees

All fees include registration, instruction and educational materials, CME and CE recording, breakfast, refreshments during mid-morning break, lunch (except on 12/2/12), and refreshments during mid-afternoon break on registered meeting days. Also included is a welcome reception on November 28, 2012.

Full registration (11/28/12-12/2/12) including workshops$ 850.00
Trainees (with appropriate documentation)$ 500.00
Five day registration with no workshop participation$ 500.00
Two day registration (12/1/12 and 12/2/12)$ 250.00
One day registration (11/28/12 only)$ 150.00

Entry to a fun filled social event on 12/1/12 can be purchased for $ 50.00 per person. The event will include dinner and dance based on “ Bollywood Theme “.

            ♦ Abstract submission deadline extended to September 30, 2012

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd- Unit 409
Houston, Texas 77030
Tel: 713-792 6911

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