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2019 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference
Jan. 17-18, 2019
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert C. Hickey Auditorium
R. Lee Clark Clinic, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
11.00 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 email@example.com. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
This conference expects to provide current information on identifying oncologic emergencies, the best practices when treating cancer patients with emergencies, the significance of palliative care in the patients presenting to the emergency department, symptom and pain management, toxicities associated standard of care therapies as well as immunotherapies, and other topics that are critical to supporting and treating cancer patients. Our conference aims to continue to fill the knowledge gap by providing information in an interactive forum that in turn enhances medical decision-making by healthcare providers. Our conference will cover a variety of topics including:
- Immunotherapy Panel Discussion(Understanding; GI Toxicities; Pulmonary Toxicities)
- CAR-T Cell Panel Discussion(Mechanics; Neurotoxicity)
- Side Effects of Conventional Chemotherapies
- Cardiac Toxicities
- Pulmonary Embolism Response Team
- Cancer Prevention in the ED
- Malignant Bowel Obstruction
- Oncologic Observation Units
- Palliative Care in the Emergency Department & Advance Care Directives
- Depression, Suicide & Neglect
- Pain Management & Symptom Control
- Neutropenic Fever
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, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Educate on supportive care treatment plans for cancer patients that experience complex symptoms that result in cardiac toxicities, tumor bleeding, bowel obstructions, pulmonary effusion, and enduring pain (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Integrate palliative care skills, inclusive of advance care directives, during the emergency visit, especially patients contending with late stage disease (Knowledge, Competence);
- Provide a comprehensive understanding of innovative cancer therapies, inclusive of the side effects, to the cancer patient (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Recognize other sociological aspects of the cancer diagnosis such as depression, suicide and neglect and identify opportunities to address prevention programs (e.g. tobacco cessation) that will offer benefits to the cancer patient (Knowledge, Competence);
- Discuss the benefits of placing cancer patients into an observation unit (versus admitting into the hospital) (Knowledge).
- Case study
- Poster session
- Question and answer sessions
- Poster presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Patient Experience
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 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The session entitled, ED Management at End of Life - Palliative Care and Advance Care Directives, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for .75 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 11 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 2019 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 11 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 14, 2018
The 2019 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 and should be emailed to: EmergencyMedicine2019@mdanderson.org.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM CST on Friday, December 14. Notification of acceptance for poster presentations will be acknowledged by e-mail by Friday, January 4, 2019.
Abstract Formatting Instructions
Limit abstracts to one page, type in 12-point Times New Roman font, single spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. Organize the abstract into: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations. Include the abstract title, full names, and institutional affiliations of all authors, and e-mail address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract. Underline the name of the presenting author. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author/publisher.
- Pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration opens at 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019, and will adjourn on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.
- Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
Postmarked before Dec. 7, 2018
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $375.00
- Fellows/Residents: $75.00
- RN/NP/PA: $200.00
- Pharmacists: $200.00
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $125.00
- Fellows/Residents: $50.00
- RN/NP/PA: $75.00
- Pharmacists: $75.00
- Medical Students: $35.00
- AAEM Members: $325.00
Postmarked after Dec. 7th
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $425.00
- Fellows/Residents: $100.00
- RN/NP/PA: $250.00
- Pharmacists: $250.00
- Physicians (MDs/DOs): $150.00
- Fellows/Residents: $75.00
- RN/NP/PA: $100.00
- Pharmacists: $100.00
- Medical Students: $35.00
- AAEM Members: $375.00
In Flight Medical Emergencies Satellite Symposium
Friday, January 18 - 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
- Registration Fee: .............. $50.00
- MDACC MD/DOs...........$35.00
- MDACC APPs...................$25.00
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 18th 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)
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.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Friday, Dec. 7, 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Wyndham Houston Medical Center located at 6800 S Main St, Houston, TX 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested. The hotel phone number is (713) 528-7744
- Early hotel reservation is suggested and the room block cutoff date is Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name: 2019 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $165.00 for a standard guest room. Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes.
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.
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Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.