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Innovative Strategies for Improved Cancer Outcomes
Nov. 2-3, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Anderson Conference Hall
Floor 11 Conference Center (R11.1100)
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030
10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Target Audience: By Invite Only
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
Registration Information: This is a closed symposium by invitation only.
The ultimate goal of the Innovative Strategies for Improved Cancer Outcomes symposium is to provide the intellectual understanding that will enhance the learner’s abilities to make value decisions about innovative cancer care. We will focus on the latest scientific discoveries and disruptive technologies that have significantly changed the diagnosis and long-term management of cancer patients. Examples include discussions of molecular diagnostics, the microbiome, immunotherapy, CAR T-cell therapy, and new processes in enhanced recovery and imaging. All of these topics have significant impact on patient outcomes such as decreased morbidity, increased overall survival and cure rate. This 1 ½-day event will include panel and case-based discussions, and ample opportunities to ask questions. Active participation is encouraged.
Goals and Objectives
This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for health plan medical directors and case managers to hear from leading experts in multidisciplinary oncology care to:
- Recognize MD Anderson’s novel approaches to treating complex cancers (i.e.: biologic, immuno-, targeted- therapy) and assess the value associated with superior patient outcomes achieved by these novel approaches (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Evaluate the critical need for accurate histologic and molecular diagnosis and the methodology required to do so, as well as the superior patient outcomes associated with advanced diagnostic techniques (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Through case descriptions presented, observe multidisciplinary care conducted to more fully appreciate its positive impact on patient outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Understand MD Anderson research (biomarkers, subgroup analyses etc.) and be able to segregate out potential responders to specific therapies, and how this research applies to patient stratification to identify the most appropriate therapies to produce the best possible outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
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 10.75 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 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be will be emailed when an individual completes the online CME Verification process after the conference.
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.
Online registration is now closed, please register on-site. Invitation ONLY.
On-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Friday, November 2, 2018 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Anderson Conference Hall, Floor 11 Conference Center R11.1100, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas. The conference will begin at 7:00 am on Friday, November 2, 2018 and will adjourn at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Invitation Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.00
Hotel and Transportation
Registrants are responsible for funding their own airfare and hotel.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees Nov. 1-2, 2018 for $249 at Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main St, Houston, Texas.
- Transportation will be provided to and from Hotel ZaZa and MD Anderson.
- Room block deadline is October 2, 2018
- The hotel phone number is 713-526-1991.The toll free number is1-888-880-3244
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 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.
*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Directions to MD Anderson
Houston Area Information
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.
- Contact Mercilla Mangol in the Division of Cancer Medicine at 713-563-3951 if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs.
- Contact Fredrick Castellano, M.B.A., Director, Managed Care Contracting, at 832-750-1425 if you have specific topics, issues, or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chairs for consideration.