Fourth Annual Update on Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

Friday, October 30, 2015

NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032

Course Directors

Frank G. Gress, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
P. Ravi Kiran, MBBS, MS, MSc, FRCS, FACS
Gary K. Schwartz, MD

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 7.25 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™.

Overview

This course consists of lectures, case presentations and Q&A with expert faculty. The course is broken into four sessions, each covering gastrointestinal cancer in a specific area of the GI tract.

Speakers in each session will cover research and the latest standards of care including new innovations for screening, diagnosis and treatment modalities including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. This course will increase participant familiarization with current guidelines and recommendations, as well as focus on the multidisciplinary team involved in the case of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify new technologies and modalities in the screening, surveillance, and diagnosis of relevant gastrointestinal cancers
  • Offer patients non-invasive, interventional, medical and surgical approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Identify emerging new chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy options and approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Apply their enhanced understanding of the benefits of the multidisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis, treatment and palliation of patients with gastrointestinal cancers

Target Audience

The target audience will include gastroenterologists, interventional gastroenterologists, surgeons, medical oncologist, radiation oncologists, transplant surgeons and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with esophageal, hepatobiliary, gastric, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

Registration

Please note that on-line registration is closed. In order to register for this course, please proceed to the "New Registration" table on Friday, October 30, 2015 which will be located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032

Space is limited, early registration is highly encouraged.

Registration Fees

  • $125 – Physicians
  • $75 – RN's, NP's, PA's
  • $50 – Residents, Fellows, Students

Fees for NYP Healthcare System

  • $75 – Physicians
  • $50 – RN's, NP's, PA's
  • FREE – Residents, Fellows, Students

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Telephone registration and/or cancellations are not accepted. Refunds of registration fee, less a $25 administrative charge, will be made if written notification of cancelation is received by September 19, 2015. Unfortunately, no refunds can be made thereafter.

Support

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

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

Parking/Transportation

Parking

Parking is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 165th Street. Parking is not included in the registration fee for this course.

Subway

Take the 1, A, C lines to 168 Street–Washington Heights/Broadway.

Hotel Information

The Lucerne Hotel
201 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212.875.1000 or 800.492.8122
www.thelucernehotel.com

NYLO
2178 Broadway at West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212.362.1100 or 800.509.7598
www.nylo-nyc.com

Crowne Plaza Englewood NJ Hotel
401 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201.871.2020 or 800.972.3160
www.cpenglewoodhotel.com

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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