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2020 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference
Jan. 23-24, 2020
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Onstead Auditorium, Mitchell Building (BSRB)
6767 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This conference should be of value to Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, pharmacists, fellows, and residents.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Committee Speakers and Committe
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
This is the 7th Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Our conference aims to continue to fill the knowledge gap in oncologic emergency medicine by providing information in an interactive forum that in turn enhances medical decision making by healthcare providers.
Our proposed program will cover a variety of topics including:
- Oncologic Emergencies in variety of subspecialties: Dermatology, Pediatric, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Pain and Palliative Care
- Case Reviews of common oncologic Emergencies
- Diagnostic Imaging & Ultrasound in Cancer Patients
- Difficult Conversations – End of Life
- Identification of Immunotherapy Side Effects in the ER
- Oncologic care of the bone marrow transplant patient in the ED
- Psychiatric Concerns
- Overall Future of Oncologic Emergency Medicine – Outcomes and Change in Practice
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Identify emergent medical conditions (e.g. adverse events, symptoms, pain, etc.) that occur in cancer patients and demonstrate best practices to maximize quality of care within an emergency medicine environment (Knowledge, Competence, Outcomes);
- Educate on supportive care treatment plans for cancer patients that experience complex symptoms such as Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Malignant Spinal Cord Compression, radiation related complications, neurologic syndromes, neutropenic fever, pulmonary embolisms, airway management, bone marrow transplant complications, as well as complications in pediatric patients (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Integrate palliative care skills, inclusive of advance care directives, and assessing the emotional state of cancer patients during the emergency visit (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Provide an understanding of innovative cancer therapies, related side effects and treatment options (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Obtain a better understanding of oncologic emergency medicine (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
- Case study
- Poster session
- Question and answer sessions
- Poster presentations
- Panel Discussions
A conference evaluation link will be included in the final program. This online survey 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 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The session entitled, Difficult Conversations, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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 ABIM MOC credit.
Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
In order to receive MOC points, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.
If you are licensed in the state of Texas, you may now use CME credits toward your relicensure.
The 2020 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 10.75 hours of ACEP Category I Credit.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance 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.
Deadline for Abstract Submission is December 9, 2019
The 2020 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference invites the submission of abstracts regarding clinical care or best practices in an emergency care setting. The goal is to provide the audience an opportunity to collaborate and stimulate discussions specifically on how an emergency center delivers quality patient care whether in an academic, hospital or community based setting. The type of research can be qualitative or quantitative and have a focus in public health, health services, epidemiology, or public policy. Ideally, there should be a focus on the care of the cancer patient in an emergency room setting but work in areas commonly encountered in oncological patients such as sepsis, pain, electrolyte imbalances, symptom management, and palliative care measures are encouraged.
Authors may submit abstracts of completed work, work in progress, or work elsewhere within the past 12 months. Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstracts will only be accepted electronically (in PDF format) and should be uploaded to: https://bit.ly/2Bi51go (case sensitive) using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM CST on December 9, 2019. Notification of acceptance for poster presentations will be acknowledged by December 20, 2019.
Abstract Formatting Instructions
Limit abstracts to 325 words, type in 12-point Times New Roman font, single spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. Organize the abstract intro: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author/publisher.
- On-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The conference will begin at 8:00 am and adjourn at 12:30 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020.
- Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
Postmarked before Dec. 23, 2019
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $375.00
- Fellows/Residents: $75.00
- RN/NP/PA's/Pharmacists: $200.00
- AAEM Members $325.00
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $125.00
- Fellows/Residents: $50.00
- RN/NP/PA/Pharmacists: $75.00
- Medical Students: $35.00
Postmarked after Dec. 23, 2019
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $425.00
- Fellows/Residents: $100.00
- RN/NP/PA/Pharmacists: $250.00
- AAEM Members $375.00
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $150.00
- Fellows/Residents: $75.00
- RN/NP/PA/Pharmacts: $100.00
- Medical Students: $35.00
Please answer on the registration form or on-line event portal the below questions.
Will you be attending the Thursday evening reception?
Are you interested in attending the CONCERN (Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network) meeting after conference on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm?
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)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. 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.
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 the contact numbers as given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, 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 InterContinental Houston – Medical Center located at 6750 Main Street, Houston, Texas.
- Book your room online at: https://bit.ly/2yoivWB
- The hotel phone number is (713) 422-2779.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested and the room block cutoff date is Monday, December 23, 2019.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name: 2020 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $179/night for a standard guest room. Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes.
Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). The following forms of ground transportation are available to and from the airports to the Medical Center.
Taxis: estimated fare; $55 - $65 USD (one way) Hobby/Medical Center
Taxis: estimated fare: $65 - 80 USD (one way) Houston IAH/Medical Center
Yellow Cab Company (713) 236-1111
United Cab Company (713) 699-0000
Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
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 $13. 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.
Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.