Lung Cancer 2015: New Discoveries, New Directions

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Program Co-Directors

Jeffrey L. Port, MD
Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD
Ronald J. Scheff, MD
Joshua R. Sonett, MD, FACS

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Belfer Research Building
413 East 69th Street at York Avenue
Second Floor: Rooms 204 B — D
New York, NY 10021

Registration

NYP = NewYork-Presbyterian
CUMC = Columbia University Medical Center (includes ColumbiaDoctors)
WCMC = Weill Cornell Medical College

NYP/CUMC/WCMC & ColumbiaDoctors Clinicians – $60
Clinicians (non-NYP/CUMC/WCMC) – $120
Fellows, Residents & Students (no CME credits will be awarded) – FREE

Please note that on-line registration is closed. In order to register for this course, please proceed to the "New Registration" table which will be located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Belfer Research Building
413 East 69th Street at York Avenue
Second Floor Skylight Lounge
New York, NY 10021

Registration fee includes

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • One day of program lectures by internationally recognized experts
  • Course materials
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks)

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Telephone registrations and/or cancellations are not accepted. Refund of registration fee, less a $25 administrative charge, will be made if written notice of cancellation is received by Thursday, May 28, 2015. No refunds can be made thereafter.

Overall Goals

This one day CME accredited educational course will review significant recent advances in the diagnosis, staging, and management of non-small cell lung cancer. Didactic sections will focus on lung cancer screening, treatment options for early stages of disease, genetic profiling of tumors, and cutting edge systemic therapies, including targeted agents and immunotherapies. A session will be devoted to highlighting major updates from the 2015 ASCO meeting. Cases illustrating clinical challenges will be presented in a Tumor Board format, and attendee participation and interaction will be sought during case presentation and Q&A sessions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients at high risk for lung cancer and the components of a successful screening program
  • Explain the roles of surgery, radiation therapy, and ablative therapy in the management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer
  • Discuss the roles of preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the management of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
  • Recognize the clinical relevance of genetic assessment of tumors
  • Describe the mechanism of action of immune checkpoint blockade and identify lung cancer patients who might benefit from such therapy

Target Audience

This activity is designed for internists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, physician assistants, pulmonologists, radiologists, respiratory therapists, thoracic surgeons, and other medical professionals involved in screening and managing lung cancer patients.

Accreditation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Support

We expect support for this program through grants from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Hotel Recommendations

Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212.644.6000
http://www.bentleyhotelnyc.com

Gardens Hotel New York City
15 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
http://www.affinia.com/gardens

Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel New York City
687 Lexington Avenue at East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
http://www.fitzpatrickhotels.com

Parking

Greenberg
525 East 68th Street, Between York Avenue & East River
NY, NY 10065
Phone: 212.746.2015 & 212.746.1886
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Helmsley
507 East 70th Street, Between York Avenue & East River
NY, NY 10065
Phone: 212.746.1974
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours
Parking is not included as part of the registration fee for this course

Subway

Take the #6 train to East 68th Street. Walk four blocks east to York Avenue, or take the M66 bus eastbound to York Avenue.

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:

Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7814
Fax: 212.304.7811
E-mail: cmr2146@cumc.columbia.edu

Contact Information

Jessica Scully
Senior Events Coordinator
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7817
Fax: 212.304.7811
E-mail: jas2134@cumc.columbia.edu

Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Office of External Affairs

400 Kelby Street, Floor 11, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7810
Fax: 212.304.7822
Email: info@columbiasurgery.org

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