Advances in Colorectal Oncology 2017: A Century of Multimodality Rectal Cancer Care

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Date & Location
Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:00 AM - Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:00 PM   Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Target Audience
Colon & Rectal Surgery , Gastrointestinal Oncology


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announces 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. In addition to lectures, the course will include opportunities for interactive exchange of ideas between participants and faculty. 

The target audience includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgical oncologists, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, and specialists in internal medicine. 

This educational activity is endorsed by the AGA Institute and ESTRO.

Call for Abstracts (Submission Deadline: 10/1/17)

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the course. Abstracts for the poster session will be selected on the basis of scientific merit and content quality. Three travel grants will be awarded. To submit an abstract for this course, please click on the 'Abstracts' link above. 

Program Highlights

                          NOVEMBER 9
Tri-Institutional Symposium: Colorectal Cancer Robotic Surgery
In Collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic, the Tri-Institutional Symposium will feature a live surgery video stream from MSK's operating rooms!

Course Directors:
Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
George J. Chang, MD, MS, MD Anderson
David W. Larson, MD, Mayo Clinic

Rectal MRI Workshop
There will be a concurrent hands-on Rectal MRI Workshop during the Tri-Institutional Symposium for practicing radiologists and radiologists in training as well as anyone with an interest in pelvic MRI. View the workshop brochure and agenda.  

MSK Course Director:
Marc J. Gollub, MD, FACR, FSAR

Centennial Symposium: Celebrating a Century of Multimodality Rectal Cancer Care
MSK faculty, together with leading international experts, review a century of multidisciplinary treatment of rectal cancer. 

MSK Course Directors:
Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD
Leonard Saltz, MD
Garrett M. Nash, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS


Memorial Sloan Kettering gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for providing educational grants or financial support for this live activity:

  • Acelity
  • Applied Medical
  • CivaTech Oncology
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies
  • Medtronic 
  • Myriad Genetic Laboratories
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Hotel Accommodations  

A block of rooms has been reserved for this course at the following hotel. There are a limited number of reserved rooms available and we recommend you make hotel reservations as soon as possible. When making a reservation over the phone, please be sure to note that you are part of the "Memorial Sloan Kettering Advances in Colorectal Oncology CME in November" in order to receive the discounted rate. 

Renaissance New York Hotel 57
130 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
Group rate: 279.00 USD per night
Cut-Off Date: October 16, 2017
Make a reservation online or call 1 (800) 468-3571

  1. Update the learner on the progress made in the area of treatment of rectal cancer
  2. Bring participants up to date on the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment of colon cancer and multimodal treatment of rectal cancer
  3. Increase familiarity with new techniques and best practices to treat rectal cancer


Registration Fees

Registration Option: NOV 9
NOV 10-11
NOV 9-11
Both Symposiums
($100 Discount)
Physicians (MDs, PhDs and DOs)      $200 $400 $500
Residents, Fellows and 
Other Healthcare Professionals
$150 $300 $350
Industry Members* $475 $950 $1,325

*Industry professionals may attend CME activities for their own education. Marketing, sales, and promotion of products and services is strictly prohibited at MSK CME activities.

Rectal MRI Workshop*

(Centennial Symposium,
Nov 10-11, Complimentary)
All Registrants          $1,150

*Space is limited for the Rectal MRI Workshop - please register early!

Registration Details

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Please contact us at least one week prior to the course if you have any special dietary needs.

  • 30% Discounted Rate for MSK Alumni, MSK Alliance and Cancer Care Partners  
    MSK offers a discounted rate to MSK Alumni, MSK Alliance and Cancer Care Partners. Please contact for more information or to register.
  • MSK Employee Registration Waitlist  
    MSK staff interested in registering for this course should join the waitlist. We will notify you before the course if space is available.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when email notification is received by the MSK Office of Continuing Medical Education (MSK CME) at least 7 days prior to the first day of the course (

Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. MSK CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, we will refund the registration fee in full, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies. At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting MSK CME with the relevant information.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

MSK designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Per Day               
Tri-Institutional Symposium (Thursday, Nov. 9)
Rectal MRI Workshop (Thursday, Nov. 9) 8.00
MSK Centennial Symposium (Friday, Nov. 10) 8.00
MSK Centennial Symposium (Saturday, Nov. 11)