2019: Survivorship after Cancer of the Head and Neck:

Pittsburgh, PA US
August 5, 2019 to August 6, 2019

Intent and Overview

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients.  This symposium is intended to improve healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

Target Audience

Professional providers, cancer survivors, primary care physicians, nurses, residents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, dentists and other interested healthcare professionals.

 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

1.         Recognize the components of high-quality head and neck cancer survivorship care.

2.         Identify prevailing late and long-term effects head and neck cancer survivors’ experience.

3.         Describe strategies and interventions to address the complex needs of head and neck cancer survivors.

4.         Recognize new systemic therapies for head and neck cancer and potential side effects.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 9.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/05/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
08/05/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/06/2019 - 1:30pm

SCHEDULE

Day 1 of 2:  Monday, August 5, 2019

Location:  UPMC Herberman Conference Center

  7:00 – 8:00 am          Registration and Breakfast

  8:00 – 8:05 am          Welcome

Jonas Johnson, MD

Moderator:                Jonas Johnson, MD

  8:05 – 8:45 am          Cancer Survivorship:  A Growing Challenge for Cancer Care

                                    Julia Rowland, PhD

  8:45 – 9:15 am          Burden of Treatment

                                    Marci Nilsen, PhD, MSN, RN

  9:15 – 9:45 am          Patient Experience:  Journey from Diagnosis to Survivorship

                                    Moderator:  Marci Nilsen, PhD, MSN, RN    

  9:45 – 10:15 am        Functional Reconstruction in Head and Neck Cancer

                                    Mario Solari, MD                              

10:15 – 10:45 am        Body Image After Head and Neck Cancer

                                    Evan Graboyes, MD

10:45 – 11:00 am        BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 am        Expanding the Horizons of Minimally Invasive Surgery

                                    Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

11:30 – 12:00 pm        Panel Discussion:  Enhancing Function and Cosmesis : Practical Considerations

                                    Moderator:  Shaum Sridharan, MD

Panelists:  Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD; Evan Graboyes, MD; Karen Scuilli, MBA, MSN, RN; Mario Solari, MD;

12:00 – 1:00 pm          LUNCH

Moderator:                  Marci Nilsen, PhD, MSN, RN

  1:00 – 1:30 pm         Advances in Systemic Therapies:  Implications for Survivorship

                                    Dan Zandberg, MD

  1:30 – 2:00 pm         Advances in Radiotherapies:  Therapeutic Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

                                    Heath Skinner, MD, PhD

  2:00 – 2:30 pm         Proffered Paper Session (No CME credit awarded)

                                    Selected Oral Presentation

  2:30 – 3:00 pm         Poster Session

Moderator:                  Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, MD, CCC-SLP

 3:00 – 3:45 pm          Dysphagia After Head and Neck Cancer:  Can we Cure the Cured

                                    Timothy McCulloch, MD

  3:45– 4:15 pm           Current Practice in Lymphoedema Treatment After Head and Neck Cancer

                                    Karen Losego, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

  4:15– 5:00 pm           Panel Discussion: Comprehensive Rehabilitative Strategies

                                    Moderator:  Susan George, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS

                                    Panelists:  Karen Losego, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA; Timothy McCulloch, MD; Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, MD, CCC-SLP

  5:00 pm                     Adjournment Day 1 of 2

Day 2 of 2:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Location:  UPMC Herberman Conference Center

  7:00 – 7:55 am          Registration and Breakfast

  7:55 – 8:00 am          Welcome

                                    Jonas Johnson, MD

Moderator:                Elizabeth Pawlowicz, DMD

  8:00 – 8:45 am          Optimizing Oral Care in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

                                    Mark Chambers, DMD, MS

 

  8:45 – 9:15 am          Strategies for Complimentary Therapy in Cancer Care

                                    Lanie Francis, MD     

  9:15 – 9:45 am          Pharmacologic Strategies for Symptom Control

                                    Brian Zitelli, Pharm D

9:45 – 10:30 am        Panel Discussion: Management of the Cascade of Symptoms After Therapy

                                    Moderator: Heath Skinner, MD, PhD

Panelists:  Mark Chambers, DMD, MS; David Clump, MD; Lanie Francis, MD; Brian Zitelli, Pharm D                   

10:30 – 10:45 am        BREAK

Moderator:                Marci Nilsen, PhD, MSN, RN

10:45 – 11:30 am        Self-Advocacy Navigating Cancer Care and Survivorship

                                    Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN

11:30 -- 12:00 pm       Proffered Papers (No CME credit awarded)

                                    Selected Oral Presentation

12:00 – 12:30 pm        Looking to the Future

                                    Marci Nilsen, PhD, MSN, RN; Jonas Johnson, MD

12:30 pm                     Adjournment Day 2 of 2

UPMC Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Avenue
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Mark Chambers, DMD, MS

Greater Houston Dental Society – CE Speakers’ Bureau

David Clump, MD, PhD

AstraZeneca – Grant/Research Support

Easle Pharmaceuticals -- Consultant

Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Medtronic – Consultant

Activ Surgical -- Consultant

Evan Graboyes, MD

National Cancer Institute – Grant/Research Support

American Cancer Society – Grant/Research Support

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation – Grant/Research Support

Karen, Scuilli, MBA, MSN, RN

Shadyside Hospital Foundation – Grant/Research Support

Jewish Healthcare Foundation – Grant/Research Support

Dan Zandberg, MD

I receive effort for my role as PI for trials with Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca -- Other

 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.9 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 9.5 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 9.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/05/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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