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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Comprehensive Skull Base Course: Indications for Open and Endoscopic Approaches in the Management of Complex Benign and Malignant Pathology
Sept. 26-30, 2018
Microsurgical and Endoscopic Center for Clinical Applications Laboratory (MECCA Lab)
Baylor College of Medicine - DeBakey Bldg
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Conf. # D120685
38.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This activity is intended for Neurosurgeons, Head & Neck Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Rhinologists and Otologists/Neuro-Otologists
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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 713-794-7124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
The goal of this activity is to improve the understanding regarding relative indication for open and endoscopic skull base approaches, improve anatomic understanding of the full spectrum of open and endoscopic skull base approaches needed to treat skull base pathology, improve understanding regarding the indications and goals for surgery in the management of skull base malignancies.
This activity will include pre-recorded lectures on temporal bone and anterior/anterolateral skull base. These lectures will be available for participants to review before the activity, to allow for optimal time in the cadaver labs. The live activity will consist of 4 ½ days of short didactic lectures (tumor boards) followed by a hands-on workshop. The workshop will allow participants to gain experience with dissections and watch demonstrations by experts in skull base.
After attending the activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate the role of surgery within the context of multimodality care in the management of skull base malignancies (knowledge, competence)
- Assess the relative indications for endoscopic and open skull base approaches in the management of complex skull base pathology and implement them into practice. (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Understand the anatomical basis of various open and endoscopic skull base approaches in the management of malignant tumors of the anterior and anterolateral skull base (knowledge)
Lecture • Case Study • Panel Discussion • Hands-on Workshop • Skills-Based Training
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 38.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been certified as a Level 2 course according to the AMA Guidelines on New Procedures and Skills Courses. Level 2 Course: Verification of satisfactory completion of course objectives: the physician satisfactorily met all specified learning objectives.
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 activity evaluation will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the activity 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.
Online registration is now closed, please register on-site.
On-site registration opens at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Baylor College of Medicine, MECCA Lab, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas. The conference will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 26th and will adjourn on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm.
Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
Registration Fees: (Early registration: Before August 1, 2018, Late registration: After August 1, 2018
Temporal Bone Module:
- Early Registration Fee...................................$750.00
- Late Registration ..........................................$1000.00
Residents and Fellows...............$500.00 (verification letter required)
14 Participants Max/ 1 Registration per Fully Injected Cadaver Head
Anterior/Anterolateral Skull Base Module:
- Early Registration Fee...................................$1250.00
- Late Registration ..........................................$1500.00
Residents and Fellows................$750.00 (verification letter required)
24 Participants Max/ 2 Participants per Fully Injected Cadaver Head
Early registration: Before Aug. 1, 2018. Late registration: After Aug. 1, 2018.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before August, 24, 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.
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, e-mail, or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/ConferenceManagement 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. Please check the website www.mdanderson.org/conferences
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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 located at the intersection of Bertner Avenue and Moursund Street in the John P. McGovern Commons Building, which is directly behind the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building. The cost for parking is $12. There is an EasyPay Stations on the first floor, 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 elevators to the first floor and walk across the street.
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Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.
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