16th Annual Fall Midwest Thoracic & GI Oncology Conference

16th Annual Fall Midwest Thoracic and GI Oncology Conference

Thursday-Friday, October 28-29, 2021 • via Zoom

THORACIC SESSION — Thursday, October 28

The Thoracic session will cover many of the new guidelines, treatment options, and therapeutic discussions occurring in the management of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Topics include imaging guidelines and adjuvant therapy for NSCLC; lung cancer in the non-smoker; lifestyle medicine for cancer prevention; and treating patients with stage IIIA disease and oligometastatic disease.

GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) SESSION — Friday, October 29

The GI session will cover a wide range of organ systems from the esophagus to the rectum including hepatobiliary and pancreas; changes in National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for gastric, pancreas, colon, and gallbladder cancer; nonclinical barriers such as nutrition, health disparity, and microaggressions in the workplace; and the effect of COVID-19 on cancer care.

Conference Agenda


Target Audience

This conference is intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists; primary care providers; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; nurses; respiratory therapists; fellows, residents, and students caring for patients with thoracic and GI cancers.


Conference Objectives

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

THORACIC SESSION

  1. Identify the newest targets available for treating NSCLC
  2. Select patients with early-stage disease suitable for adjuvant therapy
  3. Analyze current options available for managing patients with stage IIIA NSCLC
  4. Recognize the unique challenges associated with NSCLC in a non-smoking population
  5. Describe updates in the imaging guidelines for NSCLC
  6. Discuss strategies for educating patients to help empower them to change behaviors to aid in cancer prevention

GI SESSION

  1. Review updates in guidelines for colorectal, pancreas, and gallbladder cancers
  2. Describe potential problems of the COVID-19 vaccine in patients needing/receiving immunotherapy
  3. Recognize the challenges of COVID-19 on colon cancer screening and provide strategies to improve the situation
  4. Analyze the imaging and pathology associated with COVID-19
  5. Discuss strategies for dealing with dealing with nonclinical barriers in the workplace

Continuing Education Credits

JA Provider MarkIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

Thoracic Session
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

GI Session
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES

Thoracic Session
7.5 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
Nebraska Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

GI Session
7.5 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
Nebraska Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Full Conference
15.0 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
Nebraska Medicine is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Registration Information

The registration fees for this conference have been reduced to reflect the financial hardships caused by COVID-19 as well as to honor our health care professionals:

Fellows, residents, and students may attend this conference for FREE. Send an email to Jackie Farley for your registration fee-waive code.

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Registration Deadline: October 21, 2021


Cancel/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by mail, fax, or email to the UNMC Center for Continuing Education. A refund of the registration fee, less $25 processing fee, will be given if the request is received by October 21, 2021. No refund will be given after this date.


Questions?

Please contact Jackie Farley via email.

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.