Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

 

Advances and Current Management of GI Cancers:
A Multidisciplinary Approach

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Campus, Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building), Seattle, WA

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's faculty invites you on March 19, 2016 to learn the latest in management of gastrointestinal cancers. Gain knowledge that can affect practice strategies and the latest treatment options. Hear from world-renowned experts in the field and network with colleagues. Join us! 

Course Description:
Course is designed for medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, mid-levels, GI nurses, and other health care providers who treat patients with GI cancers and people who are interested in learning more on GI cancer clinical practices. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the most recent clinical innovations in their respective fields. 

  • The Goal: Further the understanding of the management of GI malignancies, and discuss the most relevant developments in clinical care. 
  • Topics: New developments in the diagnosis and treatment GI cancers, and the multidisciplinary model of GI cancer management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review recent developments  and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of GI cancers
  • Understand the treatment guidelines and best practices in the multidisciplinary management of patients with GI malignancies
  • Identify new technologies and novel techniques in GI cancers
  • Discuss evidence-based research that affects the practice of clinical GI oncology

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

Registration:

Download the  registration form and mail complete form and payment to:

SCCA Network Physician Education Office
825 Eastlake Ave. E., LG-200
Seattle, WA 98109-1023

Register online at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an SCCA employee, do not register online. Please email  sccanet@seattlecca.org to register.

 

6th Annual Pacific Northwest Head & Neck Cancer Symposium
Advances in Reconstruction: Optimizing Form and Function

Friday, July 15, 2016
Location: University of Washington Medicine South Lake Union, Orin Smith Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Co-sponsored with Swedish Medical Center.
 

Course Description:
This symposium has been designed to provide updates on advances in reconstruction for patients with head and neck cancers. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will be discussing the most recent clinical innovations in their respective fields including research, treatment management, current trends, and controversies in management and diagnosis. During each session, attendees will be exposed to new concepts and management protocols indicated for this patient population.

Educational Objectives:
This course will introduce new challenges, concepts, and management paradigms that can easily (and should) modify the therapeutic interventions of the audience. This course will:

  • Provide current guidelines, recommendations and surgical techniques to achieve superior head and neck cancer reconstruction.
  • Present novel techniques and methods for ensuring a high degree of success, managing complications and side effects of treatments for head and neck cancers, and maximizing outcomes
  • Discuss current research that may impact clinical management standards in the future
  • Review treatment options through complex case discussions with a panel of experts

Check back for more details and registration information.

 

Annual Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Review Course

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Location: W Hotel, Seattle, WA

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Previous Events

2015 Comprehensive Hematology & Oncology Review Course

Saturday through Tuesday, September 26-29, 2015
Location: W Hotel, Seattle, WA

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.

Download course brochure for more information 


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.


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.

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
Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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