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Oral Oncology Symposium
May 18-20, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert C. Hickey Auditorium
Floor 11, R. Lee Clark Clinic
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Conf. #: D116710
18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This conference should be of value to dentists, otolaryngologists, nurses, dental/otolaryngology fellows, residents, dental and medical staff.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Speakers/Committee
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending this Symposium, participants should be able to:
- Identify fundamentals of major therapies for head and neck cancer (Knowledge)
- Evaluate head and neck cancer patients with a complete oral diagnostic and radiographic workup, resulting in early diagnosis and more appropriate treatment (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
- Discuss key issues with the patient’s oncology team to ensure both local and systemic control of symptoms (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
- Define and implement a “multidisciplinary approach” in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients to improve dental management in the oncology patient (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
- Identify and implement management strategies of primary oral sequela and secondary mucosal disorders of cancer therapy, which result in improved treatment, compliance, patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
- Summarize the phases of prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient and recognize key elements of fabricating maxillofacial prostheses (Knowledge)
- Facilitate speech, swallowing, functional rehabilitation and nutritional counseling in head and neck cancer patients, resulting in improved functional outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Patient Outcomes) and
- Evaluate and treat infectious complications in cancer patients and manage the pain and symptoms, improving patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
- Questions and Answers Session
- Case Presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Posters Session and Presentations
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 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston - PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American College of Prosthodontists and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of CME/Conference Management.
Attendance at didactic sessions can earn a maximum of 18 lecture credit hours; in AGD Codes: 150 Nutrition, 158 Tobacco Cessation, 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 430 Pediatric Dentistry and 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology.
The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 11/01/2015 to 12/31/2019. The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
Dental Credit Information
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing contact hours will be provided.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs 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 healthcare 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 SUBMISSIONS IS - Friday, April 21, 2017
Submit abstracts for poster presentation to: email@example.com
Oral Oncology, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Oral Medicine, and Oral Cancer Research are acceptable. All abstract submitters should be prepared to present their work as a poster.
- Limit poster abstracts to one page, typed single-spaced on plain 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
- Organize the abstract into Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
- All abbreviations or acronyms should be spelled out the first time they are used.
- Provide three to five keywords describing the nature and content of the abstract.
- Please include the name of the conference, title of your presentation, author’s full name, highest degree and institutional affiliation.
- Please include author’s telephone, fax, and email information.
Registration for the conference must be submitted at the same time as the abstract. Register at www.mdanderson.org/conferences.
The conference committee will select abstracts for poster presentations based on the scientific merit and the quality of the content. Abstracts that are not submitted in the format above will not be accepted. Abstracts will not be edited. The firs tauthor of the abstract will receive an emai lconfirming that the abstract was received. Free standing 4 ft. x 8 ft. display boards and pushpins will be provided for the poster session. An award for the best two posters will be presented.
On-line registration is now closed, please register on-site.
On-site registration opens at 7:30 am on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The opening session of the conference will begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and the conference will adjourn at 12:35 pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
The deadline for advanced registration is Friday, April 28, 2017.
Postmarked before April 28, 2017
- Physicians/Dentists: $450.00
- Nurses/Hygienists/Dental Assistants: $350.00
- Students/Fellows/Residents: $190.00
- UT Faculty/Staff: $350
- UT Nurses/Hygienists/Dental Assistants: $350.00
- MD Anderson Faculty/Staff: $190.00
- MD Anderson Students/Fellows/Residents: $170.00
Postmarked After April 28, 2017
- Physicians/Dentists: $500.00
- Nurses/Hygienists/Dental Assistants: $400.00
- Students/Fellows/Residents: $225.00
- UT Faculty/Staff: $400.00
- UT Nurses/Hygienists/Dental Assistants: $400.00
- MD Anderson Faculty/Staff: $190.00
- MD Anderson Students/Fellows/Residents: $170.00
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 beautomatically 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, April, 28, 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 you may 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 at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the 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 Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel, 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080. The toll free number is 800-228-9290.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention the “MD Anderson/Oral Oncology Symposium” to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $119 single or double occupancy. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after Wednesday, May 3, 2017, will be confirmed if space is available and at currently published hotel 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.
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.
Click here for a map.
Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.