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1st Surgical Oncology Advanced Practitioner Conference
Apr. 13-14, 2018
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030
12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
The target audience includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients in surgical oncology.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Committee and Speakers
- Workshop Descriptions
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.
The goal of this conference is to foster collaboration and share best practices among Advanced Practice Providers (APP) working in surgical oncology by providing an educational forum that focuses on the latest advances in surgical management of solid tumors and the role of APP in clinical practice.
This conference will provide APP learners a broad overview of surgical oncology topics, including over 30 lectures on solid tumor disease-specific topics from head-to-toe, as well as peri-operative management and APP professional roles and leadership. Additional highlights include several hands-on interactive workshops, such as beginner and intermediate suturing, imaging, and common hospital-based procedures.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Describe recent advances in the surgical management of solid tumors originating from the following organ and/or disease sites: brain, spine,oropharynx, thyroid, lung, breast, esophagus, colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, appendix, prostate, kidney, bladder, ovary, skin, and bones(Knowledge);
- Demonstrate and perform common hospital-based procedures, including suturing, wound care, lumbar punctures, central line placement, intraosseous access, and management of various catheters utilized in the perioperative setting (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Describe fundamentals of solid tumor imaging, and how to review and interpret pertinent findings from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen (Knowledge,Competence, Performance);
- Examine and illustrate the changing role of the advanced practice professionals in the delivery of oncology care for surgical patients (Knowledge, Competence).
- Case Presentations
- Question and Answer Session
- Panel Discussion
- Poster Session
- Hands-on Workshops
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.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.
The Universityof Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centeris accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 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
Certificates awarding AMA PRACategory 1 CreditTM 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 Submission is February 16, 2018
Abstracts will be selected for poster presentation at the conference. The purpose of the poster session is to provide educational overview of the latest advances in surgical management of solid tumors and the role of APPs in clinical practice. (Please visit our website for more information.)
Authors of selected abstracts will receive a notification of acceptance via e-mail on March 1, 2018. Best of Poster awards will be given at the end of the conference. For any questions or concerns, please contact Jenilette Velasco at JDVelasco@mdanderson.org.
Abstract Submission Instructions
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Call For Abstract
- Pre-registration is now closed, On-site registration for the 1st Surgical Oncology Advanced Practitioner Conference opens at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. The opening session will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 and the conference ends at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
- Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- The full conference registration fee includes the tuition, final program, USB drive, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches and welcome reception.
Postmarked before Mar. 12, 2018
- Non APAO Member: $190.00
- APAO Member/
MDA EC Faculty/Staff: $150.00
- Trainees: $40.00
- One-Day Fee: $125.00
Postmarked after Mar. 12, 2018
- Non APAO Member: $220.00
- APAO Member/
MDA EC Faculty/Staff: $180.00
- Trainees: $40.00
- One-Day Fee: $125.00
Workshops (Limited) - Choose Session
- Basic Suture Skills for Surgical APPS Sessions Full - Friday
- Basic Suture Skills for Surgical APPS Session Open- Saturday
- Advanced Suture Skills
for Surgical APPS $25.00
- Crash Course in Acute
Inpatient Procedures Free
Guest Fee - Welcome Reception $40.00
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 Apr. 6, 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 conference attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center, 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention The MD Anderson 1st Surgical Oncology Advanced Practitioner Conference to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $109.00 single or double occupancy.
- Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after March 22, 2018 will be confirmed if space is available and at current hotel published guest room rates.
- 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round trip.For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826, or on-line at www.supershuttle.com.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $24 one-way and $48 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826, or on-line at www.supershuttle.com.
- Valet parking, fee: 28 USD daily
- Self-parking available in the Scurlock Towers garage entrance on 6535 Main St. for $13 USD daily, no in/out privileges.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.