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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Cancer Treatment Update 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine , Medical Oncology, Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant

1 day conference highlighting new advances in cancer treatment ongoing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The Interventional Cancer Pain Symposium
Friday, September 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Integrative Medicine, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Radiology-Interventional

The Interventional Cancer Pain Symposium (ICPS 2017) will showcase the state of the art techniques for management of cancer pain syndromes.
Current Paradigms in Interventional Pulmonology: Endobronchial Ultrasound and Lung Cancer Staging
Friday, September 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Pathology, Thoracic Medical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery

Endobronchial ultrasound has quickly become the standard of care, along with advanced peripheral bronchoscopy techniques, in the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancy, including primary and metastatic disease, as well as benign disease, such as sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. Optimally performing these procedures, in appropriate patients, is paramount. Suboptimal procedures greatly impair diagnostic yield. Furthermore, handling and processing the acquired specimens is often an afterthought by the bronchoscopist. This well-received annual CME course reviews these crucial advanced diagnostic and staging procedures, how to optimize performance in a multidisciplinary fashion and provides hands-on workshops with expert faculty.
6th Annual State-of-the-Art in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Symposium
Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Hematology, Hematology & Oncology

This course is designed to provide an important annual educational forum for Hematology & Oncology doctors. The ultimate objective of this activity is to enhance physician understanding of the disease state and treatment advances for the benefit of patients.
State of the Art Ovarian Cancer Conference
Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York , NY

Specialties: Family Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Internal Medicine , Medical Oncology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Palliative Medicine, Physicians Assistant, Radiology-Diagnostic, Research Fellow, Solid Tumor Oncology, Surgical Oncology

Advances in women’s health research provide important opportunities to enhance the screening and prevention of ovarian cancer. New modalities in the treatment of the disease provide the ability to individualize therapy, accomplish best clinical outcomes, and optimize the patient experience. The target audience includes all clinicians, scientists and advocates interested in women’s health, and in optimizing the prevention, screening and treatment for ovarian cancer. Clinicians including OB/GYNs, surgical/medical/gynecologic oncologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, fellows and residents and other healthcare professionals are welcome.
4th Annual Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Friday, October 6, 2017 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Physicians Assistant, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery

Physicians and allied health professionals will improve their understanding of contemporary, minimally invasive surgical approaches to lung and esophageal cancers. The course will help participants to appreciate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating thoracic malignancies and to understand the roles of thoracic surgery in the era of targeted therapy.
The 10th Joint MSKCC/HSS/IOR Course in Musculoskeletal Tumor Pathology and Clinical Oncology
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Medical Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatric Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology-Diagnostic, Research Fellow, Spine Surgery, Surgical Pathology

The 10th Joint MSK/HSS/IOR Course in Musculoskeletal Tumor Pathology and Clinical Oncology is designed to give a current review of musculoskeletal tumor pathology and principles of management to orthopaedic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. This course covers the most common and clinically relevant benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors from diagnosis to integrated treatment and outcome. This course is in collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery and Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

October 10, 2017: Benign bone lesions. Chondrosarcoma. Case discussion. Invited lecture.
October 11, 2017: Review of Thursday topics. Primary bone malignancies. Benign and malignant soft tissue
tumors. Integrated multidisciplinary management of sarcomas. Case discussion.
October 12, 2017: Review of Friday topics. Spine Tumors. Myeloma, Lymphoma. Metastatic bone disease.
Integrated management of metastatic bone disease.

13th Annual Dermoscopy Intermediate Course
Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:30 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Dermatology , Family Medicine, Internal Medicine , Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant

Dermoscopy permits the observer to visualize skin structures located below the stratum corneum that are not visible to the unaided eye. The morphology visualized through dermoscopy has led to improved clinical diagnostic accuracy with increased sensitivity and specificity for the detection of cutaneous malignancies.
3rd Annual Oncologic FDG PET/CT CME Course
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Nuclear Medicine, Radiology-Diagnostic

This course will cover the body from head-to-toe, in an organ systems based approach. It will emphasize the integration of FDG PET and CT findings to arrive at the best interpretation of imaging findings in each organ system.
Essentials of Caring for and Communicating with the Older Cancer Patient
Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology & Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities, Integrative Medicine, Medical Oncology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Palliative Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physicians Assistant, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgical Oncology, Social Work, Psychology

This interprofessional two day course aims to educate professional stakeholders caring for older patients on the complexities of cognitive decline.
First Annual Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium: Focus on Management
Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, NEW YORK, NY

Specialties: Breast Medical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Genitourinary Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Head and Neck Oncology, Hematology & Oncology, Medical Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Palliative Medicine

Systemic anticancer therapies (cytotoxic chemotherapies, targeted therapies, immunotherapies) radiation, and therapeutic transplants have resulted in remarkable improvements in patient survival. Despite this remarkable success, the majority of patients will develop toxicities of various organ systems, which may impact overall health and activities of daily living, resulting in inconsistent antineoplastic therapy, all of which may affect clinical outcome. Therefore, prevention and management of untoward events is critical for the maintenance of quality of life and the optimization of anticancer therapies.
Current Concepts in Head and Neck Oncology
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:30 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: ENT, General Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology, Nursing, Otolaryngology

This two day course will discuss current advances in the management of head and neck tumors. The format includes lectures, panel discussions, and operative techniques. Ample time will be allotted for participation by the audience with questions and answers. The workshop will be valuable to otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, speech language pathologists, and physician assistants.

Symposium Highlights

  • Management of thyroid cancer
  • State-of-the-art management of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx
  • Management of skin cancer and laryngopharyngeal cancers
  • Current status of combined modality and advances in radiation and medical oncology
  • Surgical techniques of complex head and neck procedures

Jointly sponsored by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Toronto 

Contemporary Management of Complex Skin Cancers
Friday, November 3, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, Dermatology , Dermatopathology, ENT, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Head and Neck Oncology, Hematology & Oncology, Medical Oncology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Ophthalmic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Physicians Assistant, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology-Diagnostic, Solid Tumor Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Pathology, Technologist, Social Work

The purpose of this course is to provide the attendee with a multidisciplinary management approach for patients with skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma and other complex skin cancers. The topics will focus on advances in epidemiology, pathology and imaging, medical and surgical management and radiation therapy. Complex skin cancer cases will be presented and discussed in a tumor board style with a multidisciplinary panel of experts.
Advances in Colorectal Oncology 2017: A Century of Multimodality Rectal Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Colon & Rectal Surgery , Gastrointestinal Oncology

MSK CME is pleased to announce the second annual conference of our Advances in Colorectal Oncology series. The overall objective of this course is to bring participants up to date on the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer and multimodal treatment of rectal cancer.
Clinical Application of CAR T Cells
Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Allergy & Immunology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Breast Medical Oncology, Hematology & Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Solid Tumor Oncology, Thoracic Medical Oncology, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell (’Living Drug’) immunotherapy is showing promising results in the treatment of cancers. There are nine ongoing clinical trials (Phase I & II) at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and more are on track to be initiated next year. Over the years, MSK has accumulated a breadth of knowledge about developing and translating these clinical trials from bench to bedside – choosing the ideal antigen target, constructing clinical grade CARs and vectors, investigating CARs in clinically relevant models, manufacturing, quality control, developing protocols for FDA approval, optimizing consent forms that cover emerging ethical issues, managing complications, and conducting world-class correlative science. In addition to the MSK faculty, national and international experts will discuss clinical and translational aspects of CARs, both for hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

Presentations & Panel Discussion Topics

  • CAR mechanics
  • CD19-targeted CARs: Clinical trials and beyond
  • CARs to target Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • State of the art clinical-grade CAR T-cell manufacturing and production
  • Beyond regulatory approvals: NIH RAC, IRB, IND, and FDA Driving CARs through solid tumors
  • Safety belts for CARs
  • Next-generation CARs

Target Audience

Medical oncologists and oncology fellows in training, basic scientists and research fellows in training, immunologists, and surgeons with interest in tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

2017 Onco-Nephrology Symposium
Friday, December 1, 2017 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine , Medical Oncology, Nephrology

Cancer patients present the nephrologist with more complex fluid and electrolyte disturbances than those typically encountered, and the introduction of novel anti-cancer drugs with fairly unique toxicities has created the need for specialized education in the field of onco-nephrology. This seminar will enable participants to advance and refine their understanding of unique issues relating to the evaluation and management of patients with cancer with acquired and chronic kidney disease. Didactic lectures will focus on electrolyte derangements in cancer patients, targeted therapies and their nephrotoxic effects, recognition and management of monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance, acute and chronic kidney disease in the bone marrow transplant patient, anemia management in cancer patients, and care of the renal transplant patient with cancer. Participants will learn about common urinary diversion procedures in these patients and their related complications. Additionally attendees will participate in clinicopathologic case presentations. 

This course is directly sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering and in collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Target Audience
This course is intended for physicians and healthcare professionals in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Oncology.

Intraoperative Imaging Technologies for Cancer Detection and Treatment
Friday, December 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Specialties: Breast Medical Oncology, Breast Surgery, Clinical Anatomic Pathology, Colon & Rectal Surgery , Computational Biology, Gastrointestinal Oncology, General Surgery, Genitourinary Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Head and Neck Oncology, Medical Oncology, Molecular Pathology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiology-Diagnostic, Radiology-Interventional, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Pathology, Thoracic Surgery

A cutting edge overview on the progress and future of intraoperative imaging technologies.