Courses

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Advanced Breast Imaging with MR Workstation
Friday, September 9, 2016 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Radiology-Diagnostic

This course consists of didactic lectures with question and discussion periods as well as a two day Hands-On MR Workshop. It is designed for Diagnostic Radiologists who wish to begin or improve their interpretation of Breast MRI and state-of-the-art breast imaging.
5th Annual State-of-the-Art in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Symposium
Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Hematology Hematology & Oncology Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner Nursing Physicians Assistant

This course is designed to provide an important annual educational forum for Hematology/Oncology doctors in the New York area who might not otherwise have an opportunity to obtain this information meant ultimately to enhance the care provided to patients. The ultimate objective of this
activity is to enhance physician understanding of the disease state and treatment advances for the benefit of patients. This course is directed toward Hematology/Oncology doctors in practice for a yearly update on thrombosis and hemostasis as well as fellows in training programs.

Career Fair

There will be a career fair for participants during this course, featuring recruiting agencies and local hospitals recruiters. Participants are encouraged to bring their CV and join a networking reception immediately follow the course from 4:00-5:00 pm.

If you a recruiting agency, academic medical center or hospital recruiter and would like to participate in this job fair, please find more information here.

Current Paradigms in Interventional Pulmonology: Endobronchial Ultrasound and Lung Cancer Staging
Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM New York, NY

Specialties: Critical Care Medicine Pulmonary Medicine Radiology-Diagnostic 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.

Hands-On Workshops (Limited Space)

  • EBUS-TBNA
  • Cytology and Molecular
  • Radial EBUS
  • Navigation

State of the Art Ovarian Cancer Conference
Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Breast Medical Oncology Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner Nursing Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians Assistant

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.  

3rd Annual Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Friday, October 7, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 8, 2016 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Thoracic Medical 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 understand roles of thoracic surgery in the era of targeted therapy.
Intraoperative Imaging Technologies for Cancer Detection and Treatment
Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Pathology Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology-Interventional Research Fellow Surgical Oncology Technologist

The overall goal of the course is to update the learner on the progress made in the area of intraoperative imaging technologies for oncology
Envisioning the Future of Dermatology Through the Lens of Medical Informatics
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Dermatology Family Medicine Industry Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Research Fellow

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians and scientists with an updated overview of the future of dermatology through the lens of medical informatics. There will be ample time for questions and discussions throughout the day.

There are no CME credits offered for this course.

12th Annual Dermoscopy Intermediate Course
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM - Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:15 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, 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 lead to improved clinical diagnostic accuracy with increased sensitivity and specificity for the detection of cutaneous malignancies.

5th Annual Dermatologic Care in Oncology Symposium
Friday, October 21, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Dermatology Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner Nursing Physicians Assistant

Chemotherapy, radiation, and therapeutic transplants have resulted in remarkable improvements in patient survival. Despite this remarkable success, the majority of patients will develop dermatologic, ocular and mucosal adverse events, which lead to decreased quality of life and inconsistent antineoplastic therapy, both of which may affect clinical outcome. Therefore, attentive dermatological, ocular and mucosal care is critical for the optimization of anticancer therapies.
Psychopharmacology in Cancer Care: An Update for Clinicians of All Disciplines
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner Nursing Palliative Medicine Physicians Assistant Psychiatry Social Work Psychology

Clinicians have numerous tools at their disposal to help adult cancer patients dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other cancer sequelae. Psychiatric medications are most frequently prescribed to cancer patients by oncologists and general practitioners, however psychiatric syndromes are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Few oncology practices have dedicated psychiatric consultants familiar with the nuances of Psycho-Oncology. Even when patients receive psychotropic medications appropriately, they may have problems that arise before their next oncology visit or before they see the person who prescribed their psychiatric medications. Psychologists, nurses and social workers play an essential role in identifying psychological and physical symptoms as well as both beneficial and problematic medication effects as they provide frontline psychosocial interventions and support for cancer patients.

This course is designed for the non-prescribing psycho-oncology clinician as well as the psychiatrist who is new to the world of Psycho-pharmaco-oncology. Oncologists, palliative care clinicians, advanced practice nurses and oncology nurses will find this course useful as well. The course will focus on key target disorders and symptoms amenable to psychopharmacological intervention, including anxiety, depression, delirium, insomnia, pain, fatigue and cachexia. Participants will learn to identify psychological reactions to medical conditions or treatments; psychiatric presentations of medical conditions or treatments; medical presentations of psychiatric conditions and common medical complications of psychiatric conditions or treatments.

Basic information will be presented about medications used to alleviate Quality of Life symptoms that arise in the cancer setting from diagnosis to survivorship or end of life care, and the interface of psychotherapy and medication management.

We will review why certain medications are used and why some are avoided, looking at potential benefits, unwanted side effects, and drug-drug interactions, since you may be the first person to identify a serious adverse event. The course will also enhance your ability to provide psychoeducation to patients regarding psychiatric medications

Contemporary Management of Complex Skin Cancers
Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY


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: The Multidisciplinary Approach
Friday, November 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:30 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY


The overall objective of this course is to update the learner on the progress made in the area of treatment of colorectal cancer. This will be achieved by lectures and interactive audience participation encouraging the intellectual exchange of ideas between faculty and participants.

Pelvic MRI Course
Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Monday, November 14, 2016 12:30 PM Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY


The use of pelvic MRI in routine clinical practice is growing rapidly, mainly due to the extensive literature supporting its clinical value and expanding clinical indications. This hands-on course will offer the opportunity to learn or brush up on pelvic MRI skills. Short lectures and whole case reviews on individual workstations will demonstrate the pearls and pitfalls in the evaluation of the following examinations performed for various clinical indications:

Gynecologic MRI

  Prostate MRI

  Rectal MRI

Hands on review of cases will be intermixed with short didactic lectures. One workstation per participant.

Practical Management Strategies and New Innovations in Prostate Radiotherapy
Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:45 PM - Friday, December 9, 2016 3:45 PM Zuckerman Research Center 418 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065, New York, NY

Specialties: Medical Oncology Medical Physics Nurse Practitioner Nursing Radiation Oncology Urology

The course will include coverage of the following topics:

  • Comparing outcomes for surgery and radiotherapy in clinically localized disease
  • Optimal management strategies to treat acute and late side effects of radiotherapy
  • Tips for reducing errors and improving QA for Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Updates on SBRT and Proton therapy in the treatment of Prostate Cancer
  • Salvage radiotherapy after primary treatment failures and Expected Toxicity Outcomes
  • Optimal Integration of Hormonal therapy with Prostate Radiotherapy
  • New Developments in External Beam Treatment Planning including MR-Treatment Planning
  • Guidelines for the Radiation Oncologist contouring Target and Nodal Regions
  • Integrating imaging into Treatment Selection and Treatment Planning
  • Role of Focal Therapy for Treatment and Salvage