The Art and Science of Managing the New Melanoma Landscape
5th Annual Collaborative Conference
Sept. 28-29, 2018
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Conf. #: D120686
11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This conference should be of value to medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, dermatologists, nurse practitioners, scientists/researchers and other healthcare providers managing patients with melanoma.
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, schedule 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 email@example.com. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending this conference, participants should be able to:
- Utilize the latest criteria and clinical evidence for treatment options for melanoma patients with clinically localized disease and interpret the components of the updated AJCC staging system for melanoma (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Make evidence-based decisions about the use of adjuvant immune and targeted therapies in patients with surgically resected stage III disease (Knowledge,Competence);
- Make evidence-based decisions about the optimal selection and use of immunotherapy in the first-line setting in patients with metastatic disease (Knowledge, Competence);
- Make evidence-based decisions about the optimal selection and use of targeted therapies in patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic disease (Knowledge,Competence);
- Diagnose and treat toxicities from current systemic therapies for advanced melanoma patients (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Understand the current data about the role of different treatment modalities, including immune and targeted therapies, in patients with brain metastases and with non-cutaneous melanomas (Knowledge).
There has been rapid and exciting progress in the development of targeted, immune and intralesional therapies for melanoma. We now have many therapeutic options that did not exist only a few years ago. Thus, it can be challenging to determine which new therapy is the best to use in a heterogeneous population of patients. This conference will discuss the optimal treatment approaches for different presentations of early and advanced melanoma to facilitate the optimization and personalization of patient management for this disease.
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.
- Case study
- Panel Discussions
- Audience Response System
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 11.25 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 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 health care 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 to any covered recipient under the ACA.
General Registration Information
- On-site registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The welcome and introduction will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the conference will adjourn at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
- Advanced registration by August 20, 2018, is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
Postmarked before August 20, 2018
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $150
- RNs/NPs/PAs/Trainees: $100
- MD Anderson Physicians (MDs/DOs): $50.00
- MD Anderson RNs/NPs/PAs/Trainees: Exempt
Postmarked after August 20, 2018
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $200
- RNs/NPs/PAs/Trainees: $125
- MD Anderson Physicians (MDs/DOs): $75.00
- MD Anderson RNs/NPs/PAs/Trainees: Exempt
Friday, September 28, 2018, Evening Reception at the Marriott.
Other Ways to Register
CME/Conference Management – Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1407
713-794-1724 (Registration Form)
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order schedule.
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before August 20, 2018. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the 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.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center, 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested as the room block cut-off date is Thursday, September 6, 2018.
- The Marriott reservations phone number is 713-796-0080 or 800-228-9290.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name MD Anderson Melanoma Meeting to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $205 for a standard guest room. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- 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 each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
- Parking is available at the Houston Marriott Medical Center. Valet parking is $28 per day. Self-parking is available in the Scurlock Towers garage entrance at 6535 Main St. for $11 per day and does not include in/out privileges.
- All prices subject to change. Please contact the Houston Marriott Medical Center at 713-796-0080 or 800-228-9290 with parking questions.
- Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.