3rd Annual MSK Cancer Alliance Symposium - Innovations in Personalized Oncology: A Case-Based Approach

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Date & Location
Friday, May 4, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Breast Medical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery , Gynecologic Oncology, Head and Neck Oncology, Lymphoma, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatric Oncology, Thoracic Medical Oncology, Urology


Research advances are leading at an unprecedented rate to opportunities for greater personalization of management approaches for patients with cancer and the promise of related improvements in disease-control and patient-reported outcomes. A challenge facing clinical practitioners, oncology care teams and healthcare systems is the identification and timely integration of these important innovations, often developed at specialty centers, into day-to-day clinical practice in the community setting and closer to where patients live.

A central goal of this CME course is to help busy oncologists and other oncology care team members acquire clinically-relevant, cutting-edge knowledge and translate these innovations into best practices, using lessons learned within the MSK Cancer Alliance and highlighting the personalized approach to cancer care taken by MSK and its Alliance Members. 

Incorporating a case-based format that utilizes real-life, clinical scenarios, the moderator of each multidisciplinary expert panel will use audience response to examine key decision points and guide targeted commentary and presentations from panel members that include oncologists and other oncology care team members. 

Panels will cover eight different diseases, both rare and more common, and address a spectrum of management issues across the care continuum. Immunotherapy, from evolving predictors of response to symptom management for these new agents, will be the focus of two keynote talks. After this course, attendees will be better able to tailor care to meet the unique needs of their patients and appreciate the role of dynamic partnerships among providers to optimally personalize and improve outcomes of cancer care.

About the MSK Cancer Alliance 

The MSK Cancer Alliance is a collaborative relationship, leveraging bi-directional learning for mutual improvement. It is composed of MSK and a small number of high-quality, community healthcare systems seeking to be centers of excellence in their respective communities with a focus on clinical research and a culture of improvement. The MSK Cancer Alliance strives to bridge the knowledge gaps between an academic comprehensive cancer center such as MSK and community hospitals in order to help facilitate the delivery of high-quality cancer care at the community level, an important need since most cancer care is delivered in the community setting.

Target audience

The target audience for this course includes physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators looking for innovative, disease-specific oncology content set within multidisciplinary case discussions.

  1. Evaluate the potential utility of the covered developments and advances in current oncology practice.
  2. Outline and evaluate the supporting evidence for these developments and advances.
  3. Appreciate the appropriate clinical settings to apply the reviewed technologies and therapies.
  4. Incorporate appropriately these novel strategies into patient care.
  5. Understand how Alliance relationships can facilitate bi-directional learning and improve outcomes of care.


 Registration Type    
 Physicians (MDs, PhDs and DOs)      $250   
 Residents, Fellows, Nurses and Other Healthcare Providers                $150
 Industry Professionals*     $440

*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.

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.

  • Discounted Rate for MSK Alliance Members - MSK offers a discounted rate to all MSK Alliance members to attend a CME course. Please contact cme@mskcc.org for more information or a promotion code. 
  • 30% Discounted Rate for MSK Alumni - Please contact cme@mskcc.org for more information or a promotion code. 
  • MSK Staff Registration - Registration is complimentary for MSK staff. However, you must complete course registration to attend this course.

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 (cme@mskcc.org).

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.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Miami Cancer Institute of Baptist Health South Florida. 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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.