Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine
Care of the Cancer Patient Bending the Acute Care Cost Curve
Improving Perioperative and Oncological Outcomes
November 29 - December 3, 2017
Texas Medical Center Marriott
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Conf. ID: D117178
This activity is intended for physicians, CRNAs, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
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, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.
Perioperative Medicine is rapidly evolving with changing demographics of patient population, advanced technology, and emerging new concepts in monitoring and management. To date, there have been no exclusive conferences of meetings devoted to the perioperative care of the cancer patient. The importance and immediate need for meetings are reiterated in Institute of Medicine's report on "Retooling for an Aging America", the executive summary noted that "In 2011 the first baby boomers will turn 65, ushering in a new generation of older Americans with a significantly higher rate of cancer burden. Older Americans use considerably more health care services than younger Americans and their health care needs are often complex.
Cancer remains a major health problem in the United States. It is estimated that by 2030 the incidence of cancer would increase by 45% largely as a result of the aging baby-boomer population and longer life expectancies. Cancer is currently the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States. In addition, for all cancers combined, people 65 years of older have an incidence rate 10 times greater than the rate for younger people and the mortality rate for older cancer patients is 16 times greater than the rate for younger patients. This therefore, is an emerging "tsunami" that the government and the society have to be prepared to deal with. Our goal is for this program to evolve and mature into a multi-specialty international consortium that will address the educational, research and clinical needs of this emerging demographic.
Furthermore, given the current challenges with run-away costs of health care delivery in the US, this meeting will also focus on effective strategies on delivering value based perioperative care with patient centric focus (minimizing symptom burden, and enhancing functional recovery). The US health care system can benefit immensely if the focus is shifted to building effective teams by standardizing care processes through evidence based interventions, and to anticipate and mitigate risk by rapid rescue with effective and timely interventions. Given the goals of the conference and the need to develop effective teams in healthcare, there will be discussion on the opportunities and challenges to transform health care into a high reliability industry.
Why MD Anderson
MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the largest and most renowned cancer centers in the world. MD Anderson has ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in 1990. MD Anderson Cancer Center’s workforce is more than 20,000 strong. That includes more than 1,700 faculty members including nine Institute of Medicine members, three National Academy of Sciences members, four Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows and 34 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows.
In FY 2015, MD Anderson Cancer Center treated more than 135,000 people. More than 9,400 participants were enrolled in clinical trials exploring innovative treatments. It is the nation’s largest cancer clinical trial program. MD Anderson has 81 accredited Graduate Medical Education Programs, and almost 6,600 trainees are enrolled in its educational programs.
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots Program is an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. The program is designed to bring together the best attributes of academia and industry by creating multi-disciplinary teams to convert knowledge into tests, devices, drugs and policies that can benefit patients as quickly as possible. MD Anderson Cancer Center’s GAP (Global Academic Programs) supports MD Anderson's Sister Institution Network, the largest global network of cancer centers working collaboratively to end cancer.
Our department has a long standing history of excellence in supporting our world class surgical programs. We have over 20 years' experience in conducting excellent educational programs, and we have the first Fellowship program in Cancer Anesthesia in the country.
- 5 day scientific and educational event
- Scientific abstracts and best of the meeting awards
- International scientific advisory panel
- Lectures, pro-con debates, panel discussions and hands-on workshops
- Welcome reception (11/29/17) and Social event with “Tex Mex Theme” (12/1/17)
- Skills-Based Training
- Panel Discussions
- Poster Sessions
- Interactive Small Groups/Breakout Sessions
- Question-and-Answer Session
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.
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 34.75 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 as they depart 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 Democratizing Knowledge to Make a Quantum Leap in Improving Perioperative Care Session has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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.
Maintenance of Certification
This live activity offers ABA MOCA 2.0 Part 2 (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment) credits in the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (known as MOCA 2.0®). Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABA MOC credit.
Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
The Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® is a registered certification mark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Certified Nurse Anesthetists
A certification of attendance will be provided by the course organizers. Please contact AANA Continuing Education Department (www.aana.com) for information on CE credit.
Please contact your respective professional societies for acquiring CE credits for this course. A certification of attendance will be provided by the course organizers.
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.
Abstract Submission deadline: October 25, 2017. Please submit abstract for poster session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference committee will select abstracts for poster on the bases of their scientific merit and content quality. Participants will be notified by email of their poster’s acceptance by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
5 awards will be presented: 3 for Best of Category (Clinical, Research, or Educational) and 2 for Best of Meeting (1 national and 1 international).
- Limit poster abstracts to one page, typed single-spaced on plain 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
- Organize the abstract into Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions, and do not exceed 500 words.
- Define all abbreviations, and provide three to five keywords describing the nature and content of the abstract.
- Please include the name of the conference, title of your presentation, corresponding author’s full name, highest degree, and institutional affiliation.
- Please specify one or more categories for your abstract submission: Clinical, Research, or Educational.
- Include author’s telephone and e-mail information.
- On-site registration opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Texas Medical Center Marriott Hotel. The opening session of the conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, and the conference will adjourn on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, please refer to conference agenda for adjournment.
- Advance registration by Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- All fees include registration, instruction and educational materials, CME and CE recording, breakfast, refreshments during mid-morning break, lunch, and refreshments during mid-afternoon break on registered meeting days. Also included is a welcome reception on November 29, 2017.
Postmarked before November 15, 2017
- Physicians: $750.00
- Advanced Practice Providers (APRNs, CRNAs, PAs,AAs): $600.00·
- Registered Nurses: $ 500.00
- Trainees (Letter of Verification required): $400.00
- Students (Letter of Verification required): $300.00
- Same day registration: $ 1000.00
- One day registration for a didactic program: $350.00
Postmarked after November 15, 2017
- Physicians: $850.00
- Advanced Practice Providers (APRNs, CRNAs, PAs,AAs): $700.00
- Registered Nurses: $ 600.00
- Trainees (Letter of Verification required): $500.00
- Students (Letter of Verification required): $300.00
- Same day registration: $ 1000.00
- One day registration for a didactic program: $350.00
Other Ways to Register Mail to:
CME/Conference Management, Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1407
Fax to: 713-794-1724 (Printable Form)
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (Payable to MD Anderson through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registrations only)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $250 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Oct. 15, 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 email email@example.com.
A block of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Texas Medical Center Marriott Hotel, 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas. When you make reservations, be sure to mention the “Global Conference on Perioperative Medicine” to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $99.00 single or double occupancy, or use the link provided. Book your group rate for MDACC Department of Anesthesiology Medical Meeting. Please note that Texas state and local taxes will be added. Early reservation is suggested. The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080 and the toll free number is 1-800-228-9290.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center or the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine is not responsible for the payment of travel or lodging charges, nor is The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center responsible for cancelled reservations. It is the responsibility of the individual to contact the TMC Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 regarding all reservation issues.
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, or online at www.supershuttle.com
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.
Should you have any needs that may require additional assistance, please contact Sonia Soto at 832-750-1551 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before October 31,2017. A staff member will contact you to discuss these additional needs.