12th Annual Fall Oncology Conference: Clinical Challenges in Cancer Medicine Held in Conjunction With the Ninth Annual Medical Oncology Fellows Forum

Physicians' Education Resource
Last Modified: June 1, 2008

Conference Dates: September 19-21, 2008
Conference Location: Hilton Head, SC

Sponsoring Group: Physicians' Education Resource

Conference Web Page URL: http://www.cancerconferences.com/multi_disease/12th_fall_oncology_1102037/index.php

Topics Covered: The 12th Annual Fall Oncology Conference: Clinical Challenges in Cancer Medicine Held in Conjunction with the Ninth Annual Medical Oncology Fellows Forum has been designed to address clinical challenges and practical issues faced each day by community oncologists, registered nurses practicing in oncology, oncology physician assistants, and other oncology professionals. The conference is intended to inform oncology professionals and fellows in training of the recent data with agents approved for and being evaluated in the most common tumor types, including breast, lung, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, gynecologic and hematologic malignancies, melanoma, and glioma. Efforts will be focused on providing a thorough understanding of the toxicity profiles of controversial and evolving regimens with hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, and novel targeted agents in these cancers in order to aid oncology professionals in making effective decisions regarding treatment, patient management, and trial enrollment. Featured keynote lectures will cover current concepts in developmental therapeutics, from target discovery and validation to drug development. A portion of the conference will be devoted to providing continuing education specifically to fellows in training in order to facilitate and improve their efforts in providing patients with state-of-the-art care. Practical topics focusing on career choices in oncology, design and interpretation of clinical trials, and techniques to optimize patient care in oncology will also be introduced. Ample time will be provided for interaction between the faculty and the participants in order to allow the sharing of both clinical issues and potential solutions.

Who Should Attend: This educational program is directed toward medical and radiation oncologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurses in oncology as well as others with an interest in recent advances in the treatment of solid tumors and/or hematologic malignancies. A portion of this program is directly intended for hematology/oncology fellows in training who have been nominated by their program directors from across the country. No specific skills or knowledge other than a basic training in oncology are required for successful participation in this activity.

Registration Information: Registration fees include continental breakfast, breaks, and conference/syllabus materials. * INDUSTRY is defined by PER as any person employed by a for-profit organization, including biotech, financial, and pharmaceutical. Industry registrations cannot be processed on-line. To request attendance at a conference, registrations can be submitted via fax, phone, or e-mail. For more information e-mail us at CME@pergrouplp.com. A cancellation fee of 25% will be assessed on refunds requested prior to August 22, 2008, and a 50% cancellation fee will be applied to requests between August 22, 2008, and September 5, 2008. No refunds will be made after September 5, 2008. There is no charge for substitution. Persons who register within 2 weeks of the meeting might not receive conference materials. There will be a Welcome Reception on Friday night, September 19, 2008, for the faculty, attendees, and guests. Welcome Reception Friday, September 19, 2008 • 8:00 pm Additional adults $25.00 Children 12 years of age and younger $10.00 Evening Social Function: Friday, September 19, 2008 Welcome Reception Conference registration includes social function for participants and their guests. Eighth Annual Medical Oncology Fellows Forum: Sunday, September 21, 2008 In addition to the Fall Oncology agenda, a special Medical Oncology Fellows Forum will be held; the focus of the forum will be the business aspects of oncology. Scholarships are available to fellows; please complete a Fellows Forum Application from PER, and forward it with a letter of good standing from your Fellowship Director. Scholarships include meeting registration, coach airfare, and hotel accommodations (based on shared accommodations). Private accommodations are available for a fee of $105.50 plus tax per night payable to the hotel. For an application and more information, contact Shelia Ratzer at Physicians’ Education Resource at (888) 949-0045, ext. 3465.

Conference Fees: April 30 - June 30, 2008 Physicians $220.00, Fellows, Nurses, Pharmacists, Other $195.00, Industry*$920.00 Prices increase July 1st.

Continuing Education: Yes. Physicians:Physicians’ Education Resource is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physician’s Education Resource designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: Physicians’ Education Resource is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity meets Type I criteria for mandatory continuing education requirements toward relicensure as established by the Texas Board of Nursing. Physicians’ Education Resource provides up to 14.67 contact hours for completion of this educational activity. Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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