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Masters of Surgical Oncology

November 11-13, 2011

 
Amelia Island, Florida
 

Course Overview  

Learn about the most recent advances in surgical oncology.   This post-graduate course will focus on how to integrate new advances in surgical technique, cancer genetics, radiation therapy, and targeted therapies to optimally manage the cancer patient. The focus of the course will be on malignancies commonly evaluated by general surgeons and surgical oncologists. The discussions will be led by faculty from Duke as well as several internationally recognized experts and will focus on breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma, endocrine malignancies, and primary/metastatic liver tumors. There will be case presentations, video, and interactive discussions for each of the tumor types.

Audience
 
This program is designed to meet the continuing educational needs of general surgeons and surgical oncologists as well as those who assist surgeons who manage patients with cancer. The curriculum will focus on a spectrum of oncologic problems including new operative technologies and how they are changing the management of patients with cancer, the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, and the emerging role of genetics in the work up and management of cancer patients. The course will be beneficial to residents and fellows in general surgery or surgical oncology training as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners who help manage cancer patients.
 
Learning Objectives
 
• Describe ways to integrate new advances in surgical technique, cancer genetics, radiation therapy, and targeted therapies to optimally manage the cancer patient

• Develop competencies to identify malignancies commonly evaluated by general surgeons and surgical oncologists

• Discuss oncologic problems including new operative technologies and how they are changing the management of patients with cancer, the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, and the emerging role of genetics in the work up and management of cancer patients
 
Agenda

The course starts Friday, November 11 at 6:30 pm with a welcome reception and ends on Sunday, November 13, at 12:30 pm. View complete agenda
 

Commercial Support

This CME activity is supported by educational grants.  A complete list of supporters will be published in the course syllabus.