2nd Surgical Oncology Advanced Practitioner Conference

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Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Add to Calendar

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Event Calendar Icon April 28, 2019 Conference ends 4/28/19 at 12:10 p.m.


The goal of this conference is to foster collaboration and share best practices among Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) working in surgical oncology by providing an educational forum that focuses on the latest advances in surgical management of solid tumors and the role of APPs in clinical practice.

This conference will provide learners a broad overview of surgical oncology topics, including over 40 lectures on solid tumor disease-specific topics from head-to-toe, as well as peri-operative management and APP professional roles and leadership.

Additional highlights include several hands-on interactive workshops, such as beginner and intermediate suturing, imaging, and common hospital-based procedures.

Educational Objectives

After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe recent advances in the surgical management of solid tumors originating from the following organ and/or disease sites: brain, spine, oropharynx, thyroid, lung, breast, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, prostate, kidney, bladder, ovary, skin, and bones (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Demonstrate and perform common hospital-based procedures, including suturing, wound care, and bedside ultrasound (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Describe fundamentals of solid tumor imaging, and how to review and interpret pertinent findings from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen (knowledge, competence, performance); and
  • Examine and illustrate the changing role of the Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of oncology care for surgical patients (knowledge, competence, performance)

Educational Methods

  • Lectures
  • Case Presentations
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Panel Discussion
  • Poster Session
  • Hands-on Workshops


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

General  Information


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030


Felisha Estelle