12th Annual Fall Midwest Thoracic & GI Oncology Conference

12th Annual Fall Midwest Thoracic & GI Oncology Conference

Thursday, October 12, 2017 — Thoracic Session

The thoracic session of the conference will delve into the nuances of managing Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Topics will include a focused review of mediastinal lymph node anatomy based on the IASLC classifications. This will be a lead-in to a presentation of advances in the diagnosis and staging of NSCLC, including an update in the use of EBUS, EUS and radial EBUS for tissue acquisition of the primary tumor and lymph nodes. This will be tied together with a state of the art discussion of the optimum handling of the specimens by the pathologist. The conference will also highlight current strategies for the use of targeted and immunotherapies in patients with all stages of NSCLC. To round out the program, we will also discuss the current options for managing lung cancer with surgery and radiation therapy. Attention will also be directed at strategies for managing the long-term issues that arise in those patients cured of their lung cancer.

Friday, October 13, 2017 — GI Session

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 the region. This year, the conference will focus on screening guidelines for gastric, pancreas, colon and liver as well as barriers to screenings from both physicians’ and patients’ perspectives. In addition, we will compare various modalities for imaging and therapy for neuroendocrine and liver metastases as well as propose treatment algorithms. Finally, the conference will review and recommend surveillance guidelines for GI cancers.

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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

GI Session


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 6.75 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 15.0 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 # NE1019-5-236

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

GI
6.75 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-237

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

Full Conference
15.0 Nursing Contact Hours Awarded
MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-235

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