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Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2019: Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care

  • Venue: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
  • Location: San Diego View Map
  • Start Date: March 14, 2019
  • End Date: March 16, 2019
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  • This course will focus on case-based and didactic presentations from Mayo Clinic and other international experts in the treatment of the whole spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small bowel, bile duct, anal and colorectal and gallbladder.

    The primary goal of this course is to guide practicing physicians on integrating the best and most current evidence into their day-to-day routine care for patients with GI cancers. This course will also bring a practical perspective on how to optimize multidisciplinary care for some of the more complex clinical management decisions.  Topics discussed will include:  locoregional modalities, the role of minimally invasive procedures and state-of-the-art radiation modalities.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, GI Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists involved in cancer care, Interventional Radiologists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurses and any healthcare professional involved in the care of GI malignancies.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    • Interpret the most up-to-date and practice-relevant data presented at various cancer-related meetings in 2018.
    • Integrate evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment strategies into clinical practice in various fields of medical oncology.
    • Determine the usefulness of biomarker-based treatment approaches in oncology.
    • Determine the current and future role of immunotherapy strategies in various GI malignancies.
    • Select the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with early stage cancers of GE junction, rectum, pancreas, and liver.
    • Identify ideal patients with hepatobiliary cancers and neuroendocrine tumors that would be candidates for transplant.
    • Describe the molecular biology and genetics of colorectal cancers.
    • Integrate statistical knowledge into the interpretation of published and presented data.
    • Select the appropriate regimens for sequencing therapies across multiple GI malignancies.
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