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Advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Course
Nov. 9-11, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert Lee Clark Clinic Building, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
The target audience includes practicing surgeons who treat and operate upon HPB cancer patients.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Speakers and Committee
- Conference Agenda
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness and/or scheduling conflicts, conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending the course, participants should be able to
- Apply oncologic principles in patient selection for surgery (Knowledge, Competence);
- Utilize knowledge of tumor biology to lead a local tumor board (Knowledge, Competence);
- Incorporate advanced surgical techniques for pancreas and liver surgery to reduce blood loss and complications (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Implement enhanced recovery programs into practice (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
The goal of this course is to share the pioneering advances in HPB surgical oncology on which MD Anderson has published hundreds of studies over the past two decades, in order to teach participants how technology and oncology can be used together to improve short-term surgical outcomes and long-term cancer-related outcomes.
- Skills-Based Training
- Case Studies
- Panel Discussions
- Questions and Answers
- Simulation – Hands-on Workshop
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 Information
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 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 Category1 Credit™ 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.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
Registration is now closed.
General Registration Information
- On-site registration will open at Noon on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
- The course will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 and will adjourn at noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
- Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
Conference Registration Fees
Postmarked by Oct. 20, 2017
Postmarked after Oct. 20, 2017
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Oct. 20, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or via email: email@example.com
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date, if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email, or the contact numbers as given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866.
Hotel and Transportation
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center, 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas, 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention the MD Anderson Advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Course to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $89 single or double occupancy. Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes. Reservations and deposits received after October 19, 2017 will be confirmed if space is available and at current hotel published guest room rates.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round- trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826, or online at www.supershuttle.com.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $24 one-way and $48 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826, or online at www.supershuttle.com.
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic, for $12 per day. There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket.
Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage. Take the crosswalk on level 3 of Garage 10 into MD Anderson. The first set of elevators on your left (next to the guard station) can be used to access floor 11. As you exit the elevator on floor 11, you will be at the back of the auditorium. Turn to your left to follow the hallway to the registration desk and the front of the auditorium.
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*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Directions to MD Anderson
Houston Area Information
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.
Contact the Department of CME/Conference Management if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs.
- Local phone: 713-792-2223
- Toll-free: 866-849-5866
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org