Medical Oncology and Hematology 2012: Clinical and Scientific Approaches that Enhance Patient Outcom

Venue: MD Anderson

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 20, 2012
Registration Date: Oct 18, 2012
Early Registration Date: Oct 08, 2012
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Description

Goal
The goal of this program will be to address the ongoing need for education of practicing physicians with new cancer therapy and updating treatment guidelines and focus on new advances within the last year and other groundbreaking scientific discoveries. At the conclusion of the conference, physicians and other healthcare providers will have a new awareness and knowledge in optimal use of new therapies for cancer.

Target Audience
This conference will be beneficial to primary care physicians, medical oncologists and hematologists, trainees, fellows and other healthcare professionals.

Educational Objectives
After attending the symposium, participants should be able to

Incorporate new knowledge for each cancer diagnosis to articulate optimal treatments guided by prognostic factors and treatment options (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
Utilize available clinical trials for promising new treatments and appropriately select candidates for referral (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
Apply principles of personalized cancer treatment for each diagnosis (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
Implement new knowledge of cancer genetics to improve treatment of cancer patients (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
Educational Method
Lectures/Didactic
Question and Answer Session
Conference Post-Evaluation
Evaluation
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.

Accreditation/Credit Designation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. 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 PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ 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 health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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Venue

MD Anderson
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston
Texas
United States
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Additional Information

On-site registration will open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The opening session of the conference will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 and the conference will adjourn on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited. Please see the registration form for applicable fees. The deadline for advance registration is October 8, 2012. Registration Fees Postmarked before 10/8/2012 Postmarked after 10/8/2012 Physicians/Scientists $175.00 $225.00 MD Anderson Faculty/Alumni $100.00 $125.00 Fellows/Students/Residents $50.00 $50.00 MD Anderson Staff, Trainees & Allied Health Professionals $50.00 $50.00 Healthcare Professionals $100.00 $125.00 There are three ways to register: • Mail to: Department of CME/Conference Management, Unit 1381 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230-1439 • Fax to 713-794-1724 • On-Line Registration We accept the following forms of payment: Check (payable through US banks only) Money order Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express) Cash (accepted only at on-site registration) A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of receipt of your fee. The full conference registration fee includes the tuition, syllabus, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunch, and welcome reception. Refund/Cancellation Policy The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before October 8, 2012. 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 contact 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. Special Assistance Contact the Department of CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs.