Oncology

2017 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference


Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Add to Calendar

When
Jan. 12-13, 2017
7:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Where
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Building (CPB)
Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
1155 Pressler St.
Houston, Texas 77030

Target Audience
This conference should be of value to emergency medicine clinicians, faculty, trainees, researchers, research staff, mid-level providers, medical students and other health care professionals.

Focus
Emergency medicine physicians contend with multiple patient care modalities. Treating cancer patients in this setting requires critical decisions that involve certain supportive care methods that alleviate pain and other symptoms as well as an understanding of the acute medical challenges cancer patients encounter. This conference aims to provide the participants current information from experts in the emerging field of oncologic emergency medicine which will enable them to make effective choices when treating patients in a non-oncology based emergency center (e.g. hospital, academic center, community based emergency center, etc.).

Educational Objectives
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify emergent medical conditions that occur in cancer patients and apply best practices to maximize quality of care within an emergency medicine environment (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Assess patient health status in cancer patients to provide a better assessment and treatment plan to improve care for those who suffer with comorbid conditions (knowledge, competence, performance)
  • Offer options to implement supportive treatment for cancer patients that experience acute renal failure, hyperkalemia, symptom management, pulmonary toxicities and effusion (knowledge, competence)
  • Integrate palliative care skills into the framework of emergency medicine in order to render high level care to patients with advanced illnesses, such as cancer (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Identify complications of stem cell transplant in patients coming to the emergency medicine center, specifically GVHD, and provide improved care to these patients (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Utilize the expertise of the interventional radiologist to address specific emergent issues in the oncologic patient (knowledge, competence)

Registration Fees
Postmarked before Dec. 9, 2016
Physicians (M.D./D.O.): $350
Fellows/Residents: $75
R.N./N.P./P.A.: $200
Pharmacists: $200
MD Anderson Physicians (M.D./D.O.): $125
MD Anderson R.N./N.P./P.A.: $75
MD Anderson Pharmacists: $75
MD Anderson Medical Students: $35

Postmarked after Dec. 9, 2016
Physicians (M.D./D.O.): $400
Fellows/Residents: $100
R.N./N.P./P.A.: $250
Pharmacists: $250
MD Anderson Physicians (M.D./D.O.): $150
MD Anderson R.N./N.P./P.A.: $100
MD Anderson Pharmacists: $100
MD Anderson Medical Students: $35

For more information and online registration, visit: https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/professional-education/cme-conference-management/conferences/oncologic-emergency-medicine-conference.html


Location

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1155 Pressler St.
Houston, Texas 77030

Contact

Allison Baring

713-563-7388