Abstracts for the Poster Session may be submitted to

FOCUS
This conference is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians
who manage medical issues in cancer patients and survivors and clinical researchers
interested in supportive care research in these patients. The conference will
cover issues related to toxicity of cancer therapies, supportive care, symptom
management, and quality of care. In addition, special sessions in three different
areas will be offered: clinical management, nursing management, and clinical and
health services research.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After attending the conference, participants should be able to
• Illustrate unique medical conditions that occur in cancer patients and survivors
and approaches to care to maximize quality of care (Knowledge, Competence,
Performance, Patient Outcomes);
• Incorporate appropriate workups with reasonable treatment plans for
cancer patients and survivors who also have comorbid conditions
(Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient outcomes);
• Provide details of the challenges that clinicians face when providing care to
cancer patients and survivors and illustrate optimal approaches to care
(Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
• Demonstrate the important components when creating a model for care of
the cancer patient and survivor (Knowledge, Competence, Performance,
Patient Outcomes);
• Implement optimal research methodology to measure and improve care for
cancer patients (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
TARGET AUDIENCE
The course should be of value to clinical faculty, physicians and trainees, clinical
and health services researchers, research staff, nurses, mid-level providers, medical
students, graduate students, and other health professionals involved in the care of
cancer patients and survivors.
EDUCATIONAL METHODS
Lectures - Question-and-Answer Sessions - Break-out Sessions – Poster Session
EVALUATION
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on
the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement
activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the
opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as
well as to identify future educational topics.
Please join the conference discussion on Twitter at #cancermedissues.
AGENDA
ACCREDITATION/CREDIT DESIGNATION
Friday, February 6, 2015
•Physicians
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
12:00 pmRegistration
1:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks ................................................. Ethan Dmitrovsky, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity
for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only
the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The presentation, noted by an asterisk*, has been designated by the University
of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM
in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
•Nurses
Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours will be provided.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of
continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, and accredited
approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
Accreditation.
Plenary Session I
1:15*
How to Integrate Palliative Care and Cancer Care: Really...........Thomas J. Smith, MD
Plenary Session II
2:15
Suspicion of Cancer............................................................................John T. Patlan, MD
3:15Break
3:30
Breakout Sessions
Nutrition and Exercise................................................................................Wenli Liu, MD
Predictors of Readmission in Cancer Patients..............................Josiah Halm, MD and Joanna-Grace M. Manzano, MD
4:20
Breakout Sessions
Pulmonary Toxicity in Cancer Patients....................................... Vickie R. Shannon, MD
Vaccination Issues in Cancer Patients.........................................Ella Ariza Heredia, MD
5:00
Reception and Poster Session
Saturday, February 7, 2015
• Risk Management
Risk Management credits will be awarded for the presentation noted by asterisks**.
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00
Friday Wrap-up and Preview of Saturday..................Maria Suarez-Almazor, MD, PhD;
and Ellen F. Manzullo, MD, FACP
CME CERTIFICATES AND ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION CERTIFICATES
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM or certificates documenting
attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the conference. To obtain
a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a
CME Verification Form.
8:15**
A Surgeon, Pilot:
Cancer Patient’s Perspective on Patient Safety..............................Richard C. Karl, MD
Plenary Session IV
Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other
health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing
boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstracts for the Poster Session may be submitted to [email protected]
Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, December 12, 2014.
Limit poster abstracts to one single-spaced 8 ½ x 11 page with ½” margins and
font size no smaller than 10 point. Organize abstracts into four sections: Purpose,
Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations and provide three
keywords describing the nature and content of the abstract. On a separate page,
include the name of the conference, title of your presentation, and author’s full
name, highest degree, and institutional affiliation. Also, please include author’s
telephone, fax, and e-mail information. The conference executive committee will
select abstracts for poster presentation based on scientific merit and content
quality. Abstract acceptance notices will be e-mailed on Friday, January 9, 2015.
Abstracts will not be edited and will be published as received.
Freestanding 4’ x 8’ display boards will be provided for displaying the posters.
If selected, you will receive a confirmation letter with detailed information
about the Poster Session
Plenary Session III
9:15*
Perspective of a Cancer Survivor.........................................................Oliver Bogler, PhD
10:15Break
10:30 Breakout Sessions
Advances in Infection Control...........................................................Roy F. Chemaly, MD
Prevention of Cardiac Toxicity................................................................... Peter Kim, MD
11:20
Breakout Sessions
Polypharmacy in the Older Patient With Cancer...........................Holly M. Holmes, MD
Liver Issues in Cancer Patients..................................................H. Franklin Herlong, MD
Noon
Lunch (Provided)/Poster Session
12:30 pm Meet the Experts
Perioperative Assessment ................................................................ Sunil K. Sahai, MD
Late Effects of Cancer Treatment .............................................................Jeong Oh, MD
What Nurses Need to Know:
Blood Born Pathogens and other Exposure Risks.........Mary B. Carlson, RN, MS, CCM
Endocrine Issue in Cancer Patients...........................Ashley Martin, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
1:15
2:00
2:15
Breakout Sessions
Viral Reactivation in Cancer Patients.......................................... Jessica P. Hwang, MD
Oncologic Inpatient Medical Emergencies.......................................... Norman Brito MD
Marina C. George, MD
Break
Breakout Sessions
New Anticoagulants............................................................................ Michael Kroll, MD
Skin Complications of Cancer Therapy................................................ Anisha Patel, MD
Plenary Session V
3:15
4:15
Year in Review............................................................................. Carmen Escalante, MD
Closing Remarks and Awards...............................Maria Suarez-Almazor, MD, PhD; and
Ellen F. Manzullo, MD, FACP
Adjourn
4:30 Registration Information
On-site registration opens at 12:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 in the CPB
Foyer on Floor 8 of MD Anderson’s Duncan Building. The opening session of the
conference will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015, and the conference
will adjourn at 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Advance registration is
encouraged as space and materials are limited. Please see the registration form
for applicable fees.
The course registration fee includes the tuition, final program syllabus, breakfast,
lunch, breaks, and reception.
The deadline for advance registration is Friday, January 16, 2015.
There are three ways to register:
• Online at www.mdanderson.org/conferences
• Mail to the Department of CME/Conference Management, Unit 1781,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301407,
Houston, Texas 77230-1407
• Fax to 713-794-1724
We accept checks (payable through US banks only), money orders,
credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, and AMEX) and cash (on-site only).
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically e-mailed to the
e-mail address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/
confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of the receipt of your fee.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
Please see www.mdanderson.org/conferences for refund/cancellation policy.
Accommodations
• A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at Jesse H. Jones
Rotary House International, 1600 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas.
• Early hotel reservation is suggested.
• The hotel phone number is 713-790-1600.
• When you make reservations, be sure to mention Group Prospectus for 1348
- Medical Issues in Cancer Patients and Survivors to be assured of receiving the
special meeting rate of $126/King or Queen Double occupancy. Please add 17%
Texas State and local taxes.
• Reservations and deposits received after January 24, 2015 will be confirmed if
space is available and at currently published hotel guest room rates.
Ground Transportation
Please see www.mdanderson.org/conferences for information.
Special Assistance
Contact the Department of CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free
at 866-849-5866 if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process
whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity
must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could
potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty
disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of
pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the
participants prior to the educational activity.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of
your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable
expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.