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Program

Program Content/Format

The 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancer Symposium is a two-and-a-half day meeting featuring interactive case discussions; educational sessions on new multidisciplinary therapies, new targeted therapies, immunotherapy, treatment and screening guidelines, supportive care; and oral abstract sessions highlighting the most current, evidence-based practices. The goal of this meeting is to provide participants with updates on current early phase clinical and translational initiatives in thoracic malignancies, including targeted therapy, immunotherapy, advanced radiation and surgical methodologies, and pathological advancements in molecular categorization that are relevant to daily clinical practice. Additionally, the attendees will be updated on the appropriate integration of all the advancements in their daily practice, including indication, patient selection, combinations of different therapeutic modalities, prevention and management of common toxicities.

Statement of Need

With the advent of targeted therapies, immunotherapy, next generation sequencing, and advanced radiation and surgical techniques, the oncologist is now armed with an unprecedented arsenal to approach the patient with thoracic malignancy. With advances being reported almost daily, it is increasingly challenging for the clinician to be conversant on the optimal incorporation of these advances into daily practice. Additionally, although these newer approaches demonstrate significant promise, toxicities and adverse interactions have been observed. This meeting will highlight the relevant strengths and limitations of integration of these cutting-edge approaches into the therapeutic paradigm for thoracic malignancies.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this live activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Discuss the relevance of the precision medicine initiative for clinical practice in thoracic malignancies.
  2. Explain the appropriate integration of targeted and immunotherapy in the daily clinical management of thoracic malignancies.
  3. Explain the application and limitations of advanced radiation and surgical techniques in thoracic malignancies.

Elements of Competence

This educational forum has been designed to narrow the competency gaps of

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice
  • Patient-centered Care
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
  • Utilize Informatics
  • Professional Standing
  • Commitment to Lifelong Learning
  • Evaluation of Performance in Practice

13 of the 15 core competencies embraced by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Institute of Medicine.

Target Audience

This meeting is designed to meet the interests of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, physicists, nurses, diagnostic radiologists, pulmonologists and pathologists. 

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