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Oral Oncology: Oncologic Dentistry & Maxillofacial prosthetics Symposium

May 15-17, 2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8
1155 Pressler Street, Houston, Texas

General Information

Goal 

The goal of the Symposium is to offer the healthcare provider an update on the multidisciplinary care of head and neck cancer patients and the sequelae of oncologic treatment. Multiple topics will be presented:  fundamentals of major cancer and biologic therapies, head and neck surgery techniques and reconstruction, management of oral and infectious complications related to cancer therapies, pain and symptom management, nutritional and psychological counseling, speech and swallowing rehabilitation, and prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the fundamentals of major therapies for head and neck cancer and the management of treatment-induced complications.

Educational Objectives

After attending this conference, participants should be able to

  • Identify fundamentals of major therapies for head and neck cancer (Knowledge)
  • Evaluate head and neck cancer patients with a complete oral diagnostic and radiographic workup, resulting in early diagnosis and more appropriate treatment (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Discuss key issues with the patient’s oncology team to ensure both local and systemic control symptoms (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Define and implement a “multidisciplinary approach” in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients to improve dental management in the oncology patient (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Identify and implement management strategies of primary oral sequela and secondary mucosal disorders of cancer therapy, which result in improved treatment, compliance, patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Summarize the phases of prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient and recognize key elements of fabricating maxillofacial prostheses (Knowledge)
  • Facilitate speech, swallowing, functional rehabilitation and nutritional counseling in head and neck cancer patients, resulting in improved functional outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Patient Outcomes)
  • Evaluate and treat infectious complications in cancer patients and manage the pain and symptoms, improving patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)

Target Audience

This conference should be of value to dentists, otolaryngologists, nurses, and dental and otolaryngology fellows, residents, dental and medical staff.

Educational Methods

Lectures - Audiovisual Presentations - Questions and Answers - Case Presentations - Panel Discussions - Posters

Evaluation

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

Physicians:
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 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dental:
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston —Office of Continuing Education, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American College of Prosthodontists, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of CME.  

Attendance at didactic sessions can earn a maximum of 18 lecture credit hours; in AGD Codes: 158 Tobacco Cessation, 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology.  

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns of complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp

The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 11/01/2011 to 12/31/2015. The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

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 health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


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