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Medical Oncology and Hematology 2013: Multidisciplinary Approaches that Improve Coordination of Care

October 17-19, 2013

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
R. Lee Clark Clinic – Floor 11, Hickey Auditorium
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas


General Information 

Program Goals

  • Address the ongoing need for educating practicing physicians about new cancer therapies, current treatment guidelines, and resources available to assist in cancer screening practices.
  • Enhance understanding about the unique medical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors and provide awareness for resources that can assist in navigating the various phases of cancer survivorship.
  • Focus on new advances and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.
  • Raise awareness and knowledge about optimal use of new therapies for cancer, screening practices and the transition to survivorship care.

Educational Objectives

  • Apply current recommendations and new treatments for skin cancer and apply those skills in the accurate detection of possible skin cancer and quick referral for optimal outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance)
  • Provide patients with prevention guidance as well as accurate detection of possible breast cancer before metastasis so that efficient referrals may be made to specialists who provide up-to-date optimal treatment plans (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Incorporate prognostic factors and guidelines by tumor site into clinical practice, providing more accurate, personalized diagnoses and optimal treatment options for improved patient care in hematology and solid tumor oncology (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Implement new discoveries in cancer genomics to improve and better apply the role of primary care in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer patients (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Apply current screening guidelines and recommendations to detect cancer in primary care settings early enough for optimal treatment and outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Be equipped with an awareness of the cancer care continuum and the place of primary care, as well as the resources available for assisting patients through phases of cancer survivorship (knowledge, competence)

Target Audience 

This program will be beneficial to physicians and other healthcare professionals who play a vital role in the management of patients seeking oncology care.

Educational Methods

  • Lectures
  • Questions and Answers
  • Case Studies 


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation  

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form. 

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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