2nd World Consensus Conference on Breast Implant
Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Nov. 6-7, 2020
MD Anderson, Onstead Auditorium
Mitchell Building (BSRB), Floor 3
6767 Bertner Avenue
Conf. # D122623
10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Target Audience: This Conference is ONLY for HealthCare Professionals and CONFIRMED Diagnosis Patients
This conference is targeted for Physicians, Physician Scientists, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Residents, Fellows and Patients.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of youreducational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rareoccasions 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.
This symposium aims to bring together a multidisciplinary team of plastic surgeons, hematopathologists, breast surgeons, oncologists, immunologists, and radiologists with experts from complementary disciplines to achieve an overall better understanding of the management of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Recent advances in biologic and immunotherapy specific to recognized actionable targets in BIA-ALCL tumors as well as chemotherapy and radiation therapy in advanced disease will be highlighted. Special sessions on difficult and interesting cases as well as challenging reconstructive cases of the chest wall and metastasis will focus on best practices through discussion of challenging cases by a multidisciplinary panel of experts. Didactic lectures, panel discussions, and discussion of different cases will provide opportunities for the participants to address practical management questions and concerns with experts in the field and the course faculty. The conference will begin with a half day dedicated to patient education which focuses on the fundamentals of the disease and utilizes patient advocate experts.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to
- Utilize surgical techniques for surgical management of BIA-ALCL chest wall tumors to improve patient outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Incorporate complex surgical techniques for reconstructing the breast and chest wall in the setting of adjuvant treatments (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Advanced disease patients may be appropriate for combination chemotherapy regimens and targeted immune therapy (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Utilize the information provided in the course to diagnose and surgically treat patients with BIA-ALCL (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
- Case Studies
- Panel Discussion
- Question and Answer Sessions
An online course evaluation tool will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or the 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 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The sessions marked with “*” have been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be emailed when an individual completes the online CME Verification process.
Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided via email to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
On-site registration opens at 8:00 am on Friday, November 6, 2020. The conference will begin with Opening Remarks at 8:30 am and will adjourn at 7:00 pm. Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited. Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
The full conference registration fee includes the tuition, program materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
The deadline for advanced registration is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
This Conference is ONLY for HealthCare Professionals and CONFIRMED Diagnosis Patients
Physicians (MD, PhDs)
Postmarked on or before 10/06/2020......................$200.00
Postmarked after 10/06/2020.....................................$260.00
Healthcare Professionals (Nurses/PAs, etc.)
Postmarked on or before 10/06/2020.......................$70.00
Postmarked after 10/06/2020...................................$100.00
Trainees (Students, Residents, Fellows)..................FREE
Diagnosed BIA-ALCL Patient Forum (Diagnosed Patients Only) *Fee includes main conference admission
*Patients must be vetted
Pearl Donor..........$100.00 (donation in additional to registration fee)
Registration On-line (Above): you may experience intermittent problems with creating new profile accounts for new registrations. If a problem does occur, please feel free to click the Printable Form (Below) and fax to our offices 713-794-1724. Please note the fax machine is located in a secured vault room.
There are two other ways to register:
CME/Conference Management, Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1707
Fax to: 713-794-1724 (Printable Form)
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 $25 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before October 6, 2020. 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.
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, e-mail, 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 at the Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel, located at 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030.
- Hotel phone number is 713-796-0080 or 1-800-228-9290.
- When making hotel reservations for both the 2nd World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL be sure to mention the name specific to which event you will be attending: 2nd World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL and be sure to use the Group Rate code of BIABIAR to obtain the $99 room rate for single/double occupancy. Please add 17% Texas State and local taxes.
**Early hotel reservation is encouraged as the room block cutoff date is as follows: 2nd World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL - Tuesday, October 6, 2020**
- You may also visit www.hotels.com for other hotels within the Texas Medical Center area of Houston, Texas.
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
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 $12. 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.
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Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.