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2018 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference
Jan. 25-26, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Building (CPB) Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
1155 Pressler St.
Houston, Texas 77030
10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This conference should be of value to emergency medicine clinicians, faculty, trainees, researchers, research staff, mid-level providers, medical students and other healthcare professionals.
- 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 conference expects to provide current information on identifying oncologic emergencies, implementing best practices when treating cancer patients with emergencies, addressing the significance of palliative care in the patients presenting to the emergency department regarding symptom and pain management, discussing toxicities associated with standard cancer therapy and emerging novel cancer modalities, as well as addressing other topics that are critical to supporting and treating cancer patients. Our conference aims to continue to fill knowledge gaps by providing information in an interactive forum that in turn enhances medical decision-making by healthcare providers.
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);
- Provide supportive treatment pathways for cancer patients that experience complex symptoms that result in renal dysfunction, cardiac toxicities, tumor bleeding, pulmonary effusion, neutropenic fever, and acute infections (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Continue to integrate palliative care skills into the framework of emergency medicine to patients with cancer (Knowledge, Competence);
- Utilize the expertise of the oncologic emergency medicine clinicians and pharmacists to provide a better understanding of supportive care and pain management drugs in combination with chemotherapies (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Identify and assess complications of stem cell transplant, especially graft vs. host disease (Knowledge).
- Case study
- Poster session
- Question and answer sessions
- Poster presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Patient Experience
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 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The lecture, Opioid Epidemic: Are Emergency Physicians the Problem orthe Solution, has been designated byThe University of Texas MD AndersonCancer Center for 1.00 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/orprofessional 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 10.75 MOC points[and patient safety MOC credit] 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 theparticipant’s behalf.
If you are licensed in the state of Texas, you may now use CME credits toward your relicensure.
The 2018 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 10.25 hours of ACEP Category 1 Credit.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the symposium. 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.
Deadline for Abstract Submission is January 5, 2018
The 2018 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 completedwork, work in progress, or work elsewherewithin the past 12 months.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstracts will only be acceptedelectronically and should be emailed to: EmergencyMedicine2018@mdanderson.org.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM CST on Friday, January 5, 2018. Notification of acceptance for posterpresentations will be acknowledged by-mail by Friday, January 12, 2018.
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, institutional affiliations of all authors and email 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, you may on-site.
- Registration opens at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, and will adjourn on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at noon.
- Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
Postmarked before Dec. 8, 2017
- 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. 8th
- 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
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. 8, 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.
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 Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel, located at 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 800-228-9290.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention the 2018 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $169.00 for a standard guest room.
- Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after Jan. 3, 2018, will be confirmed if space is available and at current hotel published guest room rates.
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.
Self parking is available for $12 per day. Enter the Mays Clinic Garage at Entrance 5, located on Bertner Avenue between Holcombe Boulevard and Pressler Street. When you enter the Mays Clinic building, go to the third floor and follow the hallway signs to the Duncan Building, or ask a security guard for directions. Take Elevator Q up to the conference center located on the eighth floor.
You can enter on foot through the Mays Clinic via J.V. Johnson Avenue or through the main entrance on Pressler Street.
Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.