Medical Continuing Education Conference Oncology

October 24-25, 2014
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee
Jointly provided by the UT Graduate School of Medicine and the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute

Conference Overview
It is projected that more than 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2015. At the same time more than half a million Americans are expected to die of cancer, nearly 1, 600 people per day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease. However, nearly 16 million Americans with a history of cancer are still alive. This educational activity will provide up-to-date information for practicing healthcare providers regarding advances in patient care and health literacy.

This course is designed for physicians practicing in primary care, radiology, hematology, palliative care, surgery and oncology. Physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied healthcare professionals are also welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational program, the participant who works with cancer patients will be able to:

  • Discuss socio-demographic challenges in Appalachia
  • Evaluate appropriate screening, follow up, and survivorship strategies
  • Recognize the role and management of diagnostic and therapeutic radiological approaches
  • Utilize appropriate genetic screening
  • Incorporate proper use of molecular testing for individualized therapeutic decisions
  • Assess importance of clinical trials including trial options
  • Recognize the role radiation plays in management with focus on new technologies
  • Discuss the effects on patient care with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Identify the importance of caring for emotional, spiritual, and physical health
  • Appraise why survivorship care matters and how to do it correctly

Registration Fees $100 Nurses, Retirees, Allied Health Professionals

$150 Nurses, Retirees, Allied Health Professionals

Ticket(s) for Football Game: University of Tennessee vs. Alabama, Saturday, October 25, 2014
$50 each (Limit 2)

Hotel Reservations
A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the conference participants at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at the discounted rate of $90 plus tax for Thursday, October 23, and $305 per night, plus tax for Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25.

Please note: Due to the high demand for guest rooms over this weekend, the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park requires a two-night minimum for all guests Friday and Saturday nights. Holiday Inn World's Fair Park accepts one-night reservations for Thursday only.

Discounted guest rooms are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The discounted room rates will be valid until September 23, 2014, or until the room block is full, whichever comes first.

To make hotel reservations, please contact Holiday Inn World's Fair Park directly by calling (865) 522-2800 or toll free (800) HOLIDAY and mention code GSM, or visit (link to )

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