Palliative Medicine & Supportive Oncology 2011 - The 14th International Symposium

Venue: Fort Lauderdale

Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 10, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2011
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The symposium focuses on providing an intensive multidisciplinary review of cutting-edge topics in the rapidly developing field of palliative medicine and supportive oncology. Providing updates in a format that allows informative interaction between the faculty and attendees, this international symposium brings together leaders in clinical practice and over 200 physicians and healthcare professionals to explore potential solutions to improving the quality of care of patients with chronic illnesses through palliative and supportive oncology therapies.

This year, parallel afternoon workshop sessions are being offering; one focusing on supportive oncology and the other in key palliative medicine topics.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for an international audience of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and other health care providers involved with palliative care and supportive oncology. In addition, health care professionals in hematology/oncology, internal medicine, family practice, and hospice care will benefit from the presentations.


After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do the following:
• Describe current management strategies for palliative care;
• Summarize the current management strategies for pancreatic cancer;
• Discuss current issues regarding abuse-resistant opioids;
• Summarize the advances in palliative medicine during the past 15 years;
• Describe the challenges involved in managing dyspnea in advanced disease;
• Summarize the research findings for cancer biomarkers;
• Highlight the controversies regarding guidelines on palliative sedation developed by the European Association for Palliative Care;
• Design a multidisciplinary pain assessment and management plan.