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Second Annual Update on Gastrointestinal Cancers

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Date

Friday, September 27, 2013

Time

7:00AM – 4:10PM

Meeting Location

Columbia University Medical Center
Bard Hall
50 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Program Co-Directors

K.S. Clifford Chao, MD
Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
P. Ravi Kiran, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FACS
Tyvin Rich, MD, FACR

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Tuition Fees

Physicians – $175
RNs, NPs, PAs – $100
Residents, Fellows, Students – $50
NYP Healthcare System Physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs – $75

Tuition includes registration, course materials, coffee breaks, and luncheon. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

Payment Methods

ONLINE: Online registration is CLOSED. Please register onsite at Bard Hall starting 7:00AM on Friday, September 27th.

For security purposes, credit card payments cannot be accepted in the mail or by phone. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa only.

BY MAIL: Complete the registration form and mail together with full payment to:
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
400 Kelby Street, 11th Floor
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Enclose a check or money order made payable to: Columbia University Department of Surgery. Checks must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.

Overall Goals

This course consists of lectures, case presentations, and Q&A panels with expert faculty. The course is broken into five sessions, each covering gastrointestinal cancer in a specific area of the GI tract. Speakers in each session will cover research and the latest standards of care including new innovations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment modalities including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. This course will increase participant familiarization with current guidelines and recommendations, and focus on the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify new technologies and modalities in the screening, surveillance, and diagnosis of relevant gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Offer patients non-invasive, interventional, medical, and surgical approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Identify emerging new chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy options and approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Apply their enhanced understanding of the benefits of the multidisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Target Audience

The target audience will include gastroenterologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with esophageal, hepatobiliary, gastric, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

Accreditation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Local Area Hotels

Click here for a list of local area hotels

Parking

Parking is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 168th Street.

Subway

Take the 1, A, C lines to 168th Street — Washington Heights/Broadway

Contact Information

Program Coordinator
Nina J. Scatton
Events Coordinator
Columbia University Department of Surgery
Office of External Affairs
Telephone: 212.304.7821
Fax: 212.304.7811
E-mail: njs2144@columbia.edu


Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Office of External Affairs
400 Kelby Street, Floor 11, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7810
Fax: 212.304.7822
Email: info@columbiasurgery.org

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