3rd Annual Advances in Colorectal Oncology

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Date & Location
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:00 AM - Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:00 PM, Zuckerman Research Center 417 E 68th St, New York, NY

Target Audience
Colon & Rectal Surgery , Gastrointestinal Oncology


The conference will provide attendees with up-to-date information on the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. In addition to lectures, the conference will include opportunities for interactive exchange of ideas between participants and faculty.

Thursday, November 8
Tri-Institutional Robotic Symposium

The symposium will include live and recorded demonstrations of surgical techniques, detailed step-by-step analysis of surgical procedures, and presentations by experts on the latest advances in the use of robotic technology for minimally invasive surgical treatment of colorectal cancer.

This symposium is intended for colon and rectal surgeons, general surgeons, surgical oncologists, fellows, residents, PAs, NPs, RNs, and anyone interested in learning about robotic surgery.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the requirements for a successful robotic colorectal program
  • Become familiar with different approaches to minimally invasive colorectal procedures
  • Review the principles of complete mesenteric excision in colorectal cancer

Rectal MRI Workshop (Thursday, November 8th) - This hands-on workshop for practicing radiologists, radiologists in training, and anyone with an interest in pelvic MRI will run concurrently with the symposium on robotics. For details and registration, visit mskcc.org/RectalMRI.

Friday-Saturday, November 9-10
Symposium on Nonmetastatic Colon Cancer

International thought leaders will provide up-to-date information regarding optimal care for patients with nonmetastatic colon cancer. Advances in imaging, neoadjuvant therapies, surgical techniques, and tumor profiling are leading to opportunities for greater personalization of treatment. One of the challenges faced by clinical practitioners and healthcare organizations is timely integration of these important innovations, often developed at specialty centers, into day-to-day clinical practice in the community setting, closer to where patients live.

With multidisciplinary expert panel discussions of real-life clinical scenarios and interactive audience participation, this symposium will examine key decision points in the management of nonmetastatic colon cancer. Attendees will learn how to tailor care to the unique needs of their patients and appreciate the value of interdisciplinary partnerships for optimizing outcomes.

This symposium will help oncologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, and other oncology care team members acquire clinically relevant, cutting-edge knowledge and translate it into best practices.

Educational Objectives:

  • Update participants on the latest developments in screening for colon cancer
  • Improve understanding of epidemiologic trends, causes, and treatment considerations specific to young-onset colon cancer
  • Increase familiarity with current approaches to improving the quality of surgery and optimizing colon cancer outcomes
  • Bring participants up to date on risk stratification and the use of adjuvant therapy for nonmetastatic colon cancer

Call for Abstracts (Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018)

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the poster session. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit and presentation quality. Three travel grants will be awarded: Attendings’ Choice Award, Best Resident/Fellow Award and People’s Choice Award. To submit an abstract for this course, please click on the 'Abstracts' link above. A discounted rate is available for authors of accepted posters. Information will be included in your acceptance email.

This educational activity is endorsed by the AGA Institute and the American College of Gastroenterology


 Registration Fees NOV 8
Robotic Symposium  
NOV 9-10
Symposium on
Nonmetastatic Colon Cancer 
NOV 8-10
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.

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 cme@mskcc.org for more information or to register.
  • MSK Employee Registration -Registration is complimentary for MSK staff. However, you must complete course registration to attend this course.
After your payment has been processed, no further promotional discount adjustments will be made to your registration.

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.


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 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.