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 purpose of the Annual Advances in Colorectal Oncology series is to provide up to date information regarding biology, diagnosis, and treatment of Colorectal Cancer. In addition to lectures, this series will include opportunities for the interactive exchange of ideas between participants and faculty.

Thursday, November 8
Tri-Institutional Robotic Symposium

In collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic, the Tri-Institutional Symposium on robotics will use live and video demonstration 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 colon rectal cancer.

This symposium is intended for colon and rectal surgeons, general surgeons, surgical oncologists, fellows, residents, PAs, NPs, RNs, and any other parties interested in 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
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.

Friday-Saturday, November 9-10
Symposium in Non-Metastatic Colon Cancer

International thought leaders will provide up-to-date information regarding optimal care for non-metastatic colon cancer patients. Advances on imaging, neoadjuvant therapies, surgical techniques and tumor profiling are leading to opportunities for greater personalization of management for patients with non-metastatic colon cancer. 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.

This two day symposium will incorporate a multidisciplinary expert panel discussion of real-life clinical scenarios with interactive use audience participation to examine key decision points in the management of patients with non-metastatic colon cancer. 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.

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

Educational Objectives:

  • Update the learner on the progress made in the area of screening for colon cancer
  • Improve understanding of epidemiologic trends, causes, and treatment considerations specific to young onset colon cancer patients
  • Increase familiarity with current approach to improving the quality of surgery and the optimization of colon cancer outcomes
  • Bring participants up to date with risk stratification and the use of adjuvant therapy for non-metastatic colon cancer

Call for Abstracts (Submission Deadline: 09/15/18)

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. A discounted rate is available for authors of accepted posters. Information will be included in your acceptance email. 


 Registration Fees NOV 8
Robotic Symposium  
NOV 9-10
Symposium in
Non-Metastatic 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.


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