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2023 Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium: State of the Art Management of Colorectal Cancer


2023 Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium: State of the Art Management of Colorectal Cancer

Saturday, September 30, 2023

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (breakfast and lunch will be provided)

UTHSC – Mooney Building, Library, Room 201

875 Monroe Avenue; Memphis, TN

Registration is open for the 2023 Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium.  Here is the link to the brochure.  It will provide you with the finalized agenda and speakers.

Symposium Description

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Division of Surgical Oncology is hosting a one-day symposium on the management of colorectal cancer.  The purpose of this activity is to provide healthcare providers with up-to-date strategies in the evaluation and management of patients with localized and metastatic colorectal cancer.  The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for clinicians involved in the care of these patients to learn from and interact with leading national and local faculty to increase clinical knowledge, apply new data into practice, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review evolving strategies in total neoadjuvant chemotherapy for rectal cancer, including updates in recent clinical trials
  • Recognize when and how to perform screening for hereditary conditions in patients with colorectal cancer
  • Appreciate the indications and outcomes for immunotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer
  • Describe the application of circulating tumor DNA in the surveillance and treatment decisions in patients with colorectal cancer
  • Review the utility of biologic therapies in colorectal cancer, understanding what agents to use and when to use them
  • Discuss the role of surgical management for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Desired Outcome:

This symposium is designed to provide interactive educational activities that discuss complicated case scenarios that have been shown to improve participant application of evidence-based medicine for patients with colorectal cancer.  Providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, case-based studies, interactive question and answer sessions, collaborative sharing of patient care issues, and networking with other healthcare professionals has shown to improve participant knowledge and competency.

Here is the link to register.  There is no cost to attend this symposium.  This is a live, in-person activity.  There is neither a remote attendance option, nor will the sessions be recorded.

6 CME/CEU credits provided

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Target Audience: Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgeons (oncology, colorectal, general, hepatobiliary), Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Pathologist, Genetic Counselors.  All levels of providers and trainees including physicians, APPs, nurses, fellows, residents, and students are encouraged to attend.