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Continuing Medical Education

2015 Thoracic Oncology Symposium

Friday, May 1, 2014
Location: UW Medicine, Orin Smith Auditorium, Seattle, WA

This symposium has been designed to bring up-to-date scientific information to clinicians involved in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies, including Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Esophageal Cancer. Our speakers are nationally and internationally renowned physicians who will share their expertise and foster interactive discussions of the most recent advances in lung cancer screening, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, novel targeted therapies, immunotherapies, palliative care, and lung cancer survivorship. 
During each session, attendees will be exposed to new concepts and management protocols for thoracic malignancies.

The goal of this course is to provide information on early detection and management of lung cancer, the management of stage I-III lung cancer involving surgery and new radiation techniques, the management and novel approaches for stage IV NSCLC, as well as the management of other thoracic cancers to help maximize the care potential for health care providers and their patients.

Register here. Download the  symposium brochure,

6th Annual 2015 Comprehensive Hematology & Oncology Review Course

Saturday, September 26 through Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Fred Hutch, this four-day program will incorporate data supporting guideline-based recommendations and recent advances regarding therapeutic options for patients with hematologic and malignant solid tumor disorders.

Check back for more information.

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5th Annual Pacific Northwest Head & Neck Cancer Symposium: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease—A Practical Approach

Friday, April 10, 2015
Location: Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill, Seattle, WA

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease - A Practical Approach is co-sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Cancer Institute, and UW Medicine. This symposium has been designed to bring up-to-date scientific information to clinicians involved in the care of patients with thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the most recent clinical innovations in their respective fields and expose attendees to new concepts and management protocols indicated in a variety of thyroid cancers and parathyroid disease.

Sessions will cover the topics below and more:
• Common surgical challenges
• Proper use of diagnostic techniques
• New strategies for managing recurrent and advanced thyroid cancer
• Integration of head & neck ultrasound into office practice through a live, practical demonstration

This symposium will enable participants to apply the newly acquired knowledge, new diagnostic modalities and optimized treatment strategies in order to maximize benefits to patients with thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease.

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National Speakers
In addition to hearing from local faculty experts, attendees will have the opportunity to see presentations by two national thyroid and parathyroid disease experts:

Robert A. Sofferman, MD
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Vermont Medical Center

R. Michael Tuttle, MD
Professor of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Download the symposium brochure, which includes a complete program schedule.