Interventional Pulmonology in Cancer Patients
An Intensive Hands-On Course
Feb. 22-23, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mitchell Building (BSRB), Floor 3
6767 Bertner Ave.
Houston, Texas 77030
13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This conference should be of interest to board-eligible/certified pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and trainees in pulmonary, critical care medicine, and thoracic surgery that have an interest in interventional pulmonology.
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: email@example.com. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is pleased to provide an intensive hands-on, three-day course designed to review the current concepts and recent advances in interventional pulmonology as it pertains to the cancer patient, and to introduce new technologic advances that have revolutionized the diagnosis, staging, and
management of lung cancer.
The activity is designed to review the current concepts and recent advances in interventional pulmonology as it pertains to the cancer patient, and to introduce new technologic advances that are poised to revolutionize the diagnosis, staging, and management of lung cancer.
Malignancies involving the lungs continue to provide a significant challenge to chest physicians. With the exponential increase in technology, several minimally-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are becoming feasible. As the largest cancer center in the world, MD Anderson is able to offer a depth and breadth of clinical
experience and training that few can match. With a distinguished faculty made up of the world’s top experts, this course is designed to provide the participant with a state-of-the-art review of the principles and practice of interventional pulmonology in patients with thoracic malignancies.
This activity will be offer various educational formats. Twelve didactic lectures will be available online. The lectures will address screening, staging, airway management, anesthesia techniques and Endobronchial Ultrasound. This information will prepare participants for the live activity, where these content areas will be discussed during didactic and case presentations. In addition to attending interactive didactic sessions, participants will also receive extensive practical instruction in selected techniques utilizing in vivo animal models. Instruction group size is limited in order to maximize interaction and individual “hot zone” time. Additional instruction can be individualized for those wishing to emphasize particular techniques. Endobronchial Ultrasound techniques will be particularly stressed and participants should be able to acquire the cognitive and technical skills to safely perform Endobronchial Ultrasound guided transbronchial needle biopsies upon course completion.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Utilize appropriate lung cancer screening techniques according to national guidelines and standards (knowledge, competence, performance);
- Assimilate the therapeutic options for management of airway tumors (knowledge, competence);
- Interpret the available evidence for adjunctive therapies in the palliative and curative management of lung cancer (knowledge, competence);
- Utilize the principles of evidence based medicine in evaluating new technologies (knowledge, competence);
- Demonstrate the ability to perform Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration on a porcine model and to perform other aspects of cytological diagnosis (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Perform endobronchial stenting on a porcine model (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Incorporate evidence based best practices for the management of recurrent malignant pleural effusions (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Online Lectures and Quizzes
- Interactive Case Discussions
- Skills-Based Demonstration
- In Vivo Wet Lab Stations
- Panel Discussions
- Question-and-Answer Sessions
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 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 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 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.
On-site registration opens at 7:15 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the foyer outside Onstead Auditorium on Floor 3 of the Mitchell Building (BSRB).
The opening session of the conference will begin at 7:20 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018, and the conference will adjourn at 4:35 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited. Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
The conference registration fee includes tuition, breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and the welcome reception.
Registration Fees for Conference Only
Received by Feb. 1, 2018
Physician: $1,950 (Full Course)
Physician: $1,000 (Live Didactic)
Physician-in-Training: $1,000 (Full Course)
Physician-in-Training: $900 (Live Didactic)
Physician-in-Training will require a Letter of Verification
from your Department Chairman to firstname.lastname@example.org
Received After Feb. 1, 2018
Physician: $2,350 (Full Course)
Physician: $1,200 (Live Didactic)
Physician-in-Training: $1,200 (Full Course)
Physician-in-Training: $1,100 (Live Didactic)
Physician-in-Training will require a Letter of Verificationfrom your Department Chairman to email@example.com
- Full Course: Includes Online Educational Materials, Live Didactic and In Vivo Wet Lab Sessions
- Live Didactic: Includes Online Educational Materials and the Live Didactic Sessions
- Online Educational Materials: Includes only access to the Online Educational Materials
An Intensive Hands-On Course
Other Ways to Register Mail to:
CME/Conference Management, Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407Houston, TX 77230-1407
Fax to: 713-794-1724 (Printable Form)
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable 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.
Interventional Pulmonology in Cancer Patients - Online
- Physicians - Sakai (Online Access) $700.00
- Physicians-in-Training - Sakai (Online Access) $500.00
Online materials purchase, does not register you for the conference.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Feb. 1, 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, email, or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for course attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel, 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the MD Anderson IP Course 2018 to be assured of receiving the special conference rate of $189.00. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- The Marriott reservations phone number is 713-796-0080 or 1-800-228-9290. (Online reservation code IPCIPCA to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $189.00 single or double occupancy. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after Feb. 1, 2018 will be confirmed if space is available and at currently published hotel guest room rates.
(Prices are subject to change and vary depending upon 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 $40-60 to or from William P. Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center Hotel for $23 one-way, $42 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 Marriott/Medical Center Hotel 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 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. Walk through the breezeway into the Basic Science Research building and the elevators are directly inside. Take the elevator to the third floor. Turn to the right as you exit the elevators.
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Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.