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Earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  1. 1. Earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM / 2.0 AACN Contact Hours / 2.0 ACPE Contact Hours Registration and Course are Free Register NOW by printing and faxing the attached form OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Dear Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for an exciting educational activity, Community Updates in Oncology 2008: A Case-Based Approach to treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Cancers. This certified CME/CE accredited dinner meeting offers an opportunity for community-based cancer caregivers to rapidly acquire knowledge of the most recent advances in gastrointestinal cancer care. Designed to be multidisciplinary and interactive, this meeting will be facilitated by a physician from the practice who will stimulate and guide discussion of the latest data and their application through the presentation of select patient cases. Our guest faculty, Dr. Naimish Pandya from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will provide a presentation on the latest practice-changing data and participate in the case discussions. Please refer to the agenda below for further meeting details, or e-mail Dawn Riggenbach at dawn.riggenbach@oncologytoday.com. On behalf of Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land, we hope that you will join us at Café Annie Thursday, August 28, 2008 from 6:00PM-8:30PM as we provide a multidisciplinary perspective of the most up-to-date treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal cancers and offer suggestions for their implementation into your practice. Sincerely, Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land Oncology Today TM 16825 Northchase Drive, Suite 140, Houston, TX 77060
  2. 2. Meeting Agenda 6:00PM–6:25PM Registration and Reception 6:25PM–6:30PM Welcome and Introduction Vivek S. Kavadi, MD 6:30PM–7:20PM Presentation Updates in Treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Focus on Colorectal Cancer Naimish Pandya, MD 7:20PM–7:25PM Question and Answer 7:25PM–8:25PM Case Presentations and Discussion Meghana Bhandari, MD Bei Fang Liu, MD, PhD 8:25PM–8:30PM Closing Remarks Vivek S. Kavadi, MD Meeting Moderators and Guest Speaker Meeting Moderators Case Presenters Guest Speaker Vivek S. Kavadi, MD Radiation Oncologist Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land Sugar Land, Texas Meghana Bhandari, MD Medical Oncologist Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land Sugar Land, Texas Bei Fang Liu, MD, PhD Medical Oncologist Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land Sugar Land, Texas Naimish Pandya, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Overview With the constant evolution of oncology research, it is a significant challenge for community-based hematologists/oncologists to stay abreast of the most effective gastrointestinal cancer treatment paradigms.Tumor board-styled dinner meetings have been proven as valuable, educational tools that enable cancer care professionals to assimilate the latest trends in hematology, oncology, and gastroenterology. Hosted by Texas Oncology Cancer Center-Sugar Land, this certified CME/CE, case-based dinner meeting offers cancer-care providers the benefits of tumor boards including the opportunity to discuss difficult case vignettes presented by local physicians. The activity also features a lecture by a guest expert faculty in gastrointestinal cancer patient care. Participants will take away a multidisciplinary opinion to assist in formulating and delivering optimal treatment strategies for their patients. Target Audience This continuing medical education meeting is intended for community-based gastroenterologists, medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, and fellows. Internists, general/family practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and mid-level practitioners involved in the care of gastrointestinal cancer patients are encouraged to attend.
  3. 3. Learning Objectives At the end of this meeting, you should be able to: • Summarize current treatment practices for patients with colorectal cancer • Implement new practices for patients with all stages of gastrointestinal cancers • Discuss currently available clinical trials with appropriately selected patients Method of Instruction This meeting will be comprised of a lecture from a national expert in the field of gastrointestinal cancers and two to four patient case-presentations provided by local physicians. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss both the cases and challenging patient management issues with the expert presenters and their colleagues. Accreditation: ACCME, AACN, and ACPE This meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Oncology Today. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This meeting has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 2.0 Contact Hours, Category A, File Number 2008- (1114). The University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education. Pharmacists documenting completion of the meeting “Community Updates in Oncology 2008: A Focus on Gastrointestinal Cancer (# 066-999-08-023-L01-P) by signing in and completing evaluations will receive 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEU) pharmacy continuing education credit, and will receive a statement of credit by mail within 3 weeks of UHCOP being notified of the completion date. Policy on Disclosure It is the policy of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that the sponsors and faculty disclose real and apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the syllabus of the course material. Special Assistance In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, the University of Texas Medical Branch and Oncology Today will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. Please call (866) 924-5290 if you need special assistance. This certified CME/CE activity is supported by educational grants from: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Bristol-Myers Squibb Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  4. 4. Register Now. It’s Easy! It’s Free! Community Updates in Oncology 2008: A Case-Based Approach to Treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Cancers Please copy completed form and fax to: (832) 601-8872 or register online at: www.oncologytoday.com Café Annie 1728 Post Oak Boulevard Houston, Texas 77056 (713) 840-1111 Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:00PM–8:30 PM Please Print: Name (First/Middle Initial/Last) Degree/Credentials Title Affiliation/Institution** Address City State Zip Code Telephone Fax E-mail Specialty Special Assistance Needs For additional course information, please call Dawn Riggenbach at (866) 924-5290. Please reply by August 21, 2008 to guarantee your reservation, as space is limited. Physicians will be give priority registration. Confirmations will be sent via e-mail ONLY (e-mail will be used solely for confirmation purposes). **INDUSTRY (defined as any person employed by a for-profit organization, including biotech, financial, and pharmaceutical) MUST REGISTER via phone. Please call Dawn Riggenbach at (866) 924-5290 to register.