Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education Opportunities
- Third Annual Pacific Northwest Head and Neck Cancer Symposium: Update on Head and Neck Skin Cancers
- Oncology Symposium for the Primary Care Team
- Comprehensive Oncology Review Course
Friday, April 19, 2013
Swedish/Cherry Hill – Education and Conference Center, Seattle
Skin Cancer is the most common malignancy, affecting 1 in 5 Americans over their lifetime, with over 1,000,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. annually. Management of common and high mortality skin cancers, especially of the head and neck, requires the coordination of many specialists across multiple disciplines to achieve the best outcome with the fewest amount of side effects.
The Third Annual Pacific Northwest Head and Neck Cancer Symposium: Update on Head and Neck Skin Cancers has been designed to bring up-to-date scientific information to clinicians involved in the care of patients with head and neck skin cancer. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will be discussing the most recent clinical innovations in their respective fields. This symposium will enable participants to apply newly acquired knowledge, new techniques and more sophisticated protocols in order to maximize benefits to skin cancer patients.
For more information and to register online, please visit: http://www.swedish.org/PNWHN2013.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Co-sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Medical Center and UW Medicine.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Orin Smith Auditorium, UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus, Seattle
The 2013 Oncology Symposium for the Primary Care Team features speakers who are experts in the field of oncology. This symposium covers cancer risk factors, prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis, and survivorship of the patient who has a suspicion of or confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of shared decision making for both screening and diagnosis
- Discuss current cancer risk factors and strategies for cancer prevention
- Review the current screening guidelines for common cancer diagnoses
- Review and assess current and new diagnostic and therapeutic options in the management of the patient who has a suspicion of or confirmed diagnosis of cancer
- Explore and evaluate the multidisciplinary approach to the management of cancer patients
This symposium will be beneficial for primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and any other allied health professionals who are involved in the screening for and management of cancer.
To learn more about the symposium and view the program of speakers, download the symposium brochure, which also includes a registration form.
SCCA Network Office
825 Eastlake Ave. E., LG-200
Seattle, WA 98109
September 28 – October 1, 2013
W Hotel, Seattle
Returning in 2013, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and founding organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine are offering the Comprehensive Oncology Review Course. This four-day program will incorporate data supporting guideline-based recommendations and recent advances regarding therapeutic options for patients with malignant solid tumor disorders.
At the end of the course, physicians will leave with a comprehensive syllabus, a self-assessment, and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic modalities available for common solid tumor malignancies. There will be case-based review sessions and discussions. The course will be designed to help prepare you for certifying and re-certifying exams as applicable. For more information, visit www.uwcme.org.