13th Annual Fall Midwest Thoracic & GI Oncology Conference

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Thoracic Session — Thursday, October 11

As lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer deaths worldwide, the need to continuously assess the impact of our therapeutic options remains a high priority across all disciplines involved in the care of these patients. The thoracic session of the conference will cover many of the new guidelines, treatment options, and therapeutic discussions occurring worldwide in the management of the patient with NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer). Some of the topics covered in the conference include tobacco cessation, diagnosing and managing lung cancer in former smokers, molecular testing, immunotherapy, treating the patient with ALK+ adenocarcinoma, and assessing for complications resulting from new therapies. There will be an update on the management of patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer, discussion of robotic surgery in the management of thoracic cancers, and guidelines for managing the patient with ground glass opacities (GGO’s).

Download Thoracic Session Agenda


GI Session — Friday, October 12

Gastrointestinal cancers encompass a wide range of organ systems from the esophagus to the rectum including hepatobiliary and pancreas. The purpose of the GI session is to improve cancer care for patients throughout these systems. This year’s conference will focus on changes in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for gastric, pancreas, colon, and liver cancer as well as introduce nonclinical barriers such as health literacy and caregiver stress. Finally, the conference will strive to simplify genetic testing from the perspective of a geneticist and pathologist.

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Target Audience

This conference is intended for physicians, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, residents, and respiratory therapists in the specialties of cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, oncology, radiation oncology, pulmonology, pathology, interventional radiology, surgery, and internal medicine.


Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be better able to:

Thoracic Session

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Continuing Education Credit

PHYSICIANS
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Thoracic
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

GI
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full Conference
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES
Nebraska Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Thoracic
8.25 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-365

You must be able to attend the entire presentation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.

GI
6.5 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-366

You must be able to attend the entire presentation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.

Full Conference
14.75 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-367

You must be able to attend the entire presentation to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.