An Evidence-based, Individualized Approach to the Management of Gastrointestinal Malignancies
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Meeting Room: Grand Ballroom Salon E-G
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:00 PM Eastern 6:00 PM Central 5:00 PM Mountain 4:00 PM Pacific
- iPads provided to enhance learning experience
- Interactive, Case-based learning environment
John L. Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Georgetown University
Director, Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Jaffer A. Ajani, MD
Professor, Tenure Track
Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
This activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncologists, particularly community oncologists, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in caring for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
After completing the educational activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review evidence and guideline recommendations for optimally sequencing different treatment modalities across subsequent lines of therapy for advanced and metastatic gastric (GC) and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers.
- Discuss strategies to individualize therapy for advanced and metastatic GC and GEJ cancers based on patient’s characteristics and biomarkers across lines of treatment.
- Review the clinical evidence of the prognostic and predictive value of anatomical characteristics and biomarkers in guiding treatment selection for advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) across lines of therapy.
- Review the biology of α-fetoprotein (AFP) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); explain the clinical significance of elevated serum AFP; and discuss AFP’s role as a prognostic and predictive biomarker in HCC.
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Med Learning Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
CNE Credits:2 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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