Continuing Education — UT Southwestern Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

April 9

Location: UT Southwestern Medical Center Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium Dallas, Texas 75390

Roderich E. Schwarz, M.D.

Who should attend?
Physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs interested in the treatment of GI cancer within the fields of family practice, internal medicine, gastroenterology, advanced endoscopy, medical oncology, diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, general surgery, surgical oncology, and transplantation medicine.

Course Director
Roderich E. Schwarz, M.D. Professor and Chairman, Division of Surgical Oncology

Educational Objectives

  • Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Review of national treatment guidelines
  • Utilize prognostic indicators in GI cancer patient management
  • Utilize current imaging criteria in the diagnosis of hepatocellular cancer
  • Associate underlying hepatic disorders with the therapeutic options for HCC
  • Differentiate the indications and outcomes after curative HCC treatment options in the form of transplantation and resection
  • Review noncurative local and regional HCC therapies, including various embolization and ablation techniques
  • Assess current systemic therapy options for HCC
  • Review diagnostic and staging techniques for pancreatic cancer
  • Explain operative resection and indications for perioperative multidisciplinary therapy for pancreatic cancer
  • Summarize improvements in the systemic treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer
  • Standardize diagnostic and staging interventions for rectal cancer
  • Explain novel tissue-based tests in the diagnosis and treatment for high-risk colon cancer
  • Apply multimodality therapy to rectal cancer
  • Review surgical approaches to optimize sphincter preservation and regional control with robotic technology
  • Review developments in systemic therapies for colorectal cancer
  • Design multimodality strategies to optimize cure rates for metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Review a program for management of recurrent rectal cancer and intrapelvic malignancies

Credit: 6.5 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits

Overview: This one-day course on multidisciplinary aspects of gastrointestinal cancer is organized to offer concise reviews, the latest management updates and clinical protocol opportunities to physicians participating in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. It also features a tumor board discussion of challenging cases that highlights the process of organizing multiple specialties involved in therapeutic delivery.

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