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CME : 37.00

22nd Annual Oncology Symposium for the Healthcare Provider

Aug 29 - Sep 01, 2019   |   Boston, Massachusetts  United States Of America
Specialties : Oncology
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22nd Annual Oncology Symposium for the Healthcare Provider is organized by Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO) and will be held from Aug 29 - Sep 01, 2019 at Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 37 (23.75 earnable) AAPA Category 1 CME Credits.

Symposium Highlights:
This year's symposium features a cutting-edge agenda with new speakers, topics and networking Opportunities!
• Elight Best of ASCO lectures Provided on Aug 29, 2019.
• Interactive Workshops on Bone Marrow Biopsies, Lumbar Punctures and Palliative/Supportive Care
• Multiple tracks focused on Hematology/Oncology, Solid Tumor Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care and Oncology for the New Provider
• Opportunities to network with other PAs and NPs specializing in Oncology

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 1: Myeloma
Learning objectives:

• Understand new research findings in multiple myeloma
• Describe the impact of new research findings on clinical practice in multiple myeloma
• Review the basic principles of multiple myeloma management in 2019

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 2: Lung
Learning objectives:

• Name a targeted therapy used in the treatment of lung cancer and its corresponding mutational target
• Understand indications for immunotherapy in the management of lung cancer
• Name more than one immunotherapy drug used in the treatment of lung cancer

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 3: Leukemia
Learning objectives:

• Understand the new research findings in acute and chronic leukemias
• Describe the impact of the research findings on clinical practice in acute and chronic leukemias
• Review the basic principles of acute and chronic leukemia management in 2019

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 4: Lymphoma
Learning objectives:

• Discuss new treatment regimens/therapeutic agents for HL and NHL that are currently being studied, specifically reviewing the top 4 studies presented as ASCO 2019
• Discuss associated side effects and toxicities reported in studies presented at ASCO 2019
• Discuss limitations of current research and potential options for future studies in HL and NHL

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 5: Breast Cancer
Learning objectives:

• Become familiar with any recent high impact results presented with regard to breast cancer
• Understand how new results may change practice

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 6: Gyn-Onc
Learning objectives:

• Understand the new research findings in gynecological oncology
• Describe the impact of the research findings on clinical practice in gynecological malignancies
• Review the basic principles of the management of gynecological malignancies in 2019

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 7: GI Cancers
Learning objectives:

• To review the highest impact abstracts in GI cancers presented at ASCO
• To place the newest findings from ASCO related to GI cancers into context of current practice
• To discuss whether the newest findings from ASCO related to GI cancers should lead to changes in practice

Title of Session: ASCO Direct™ Highlights 8: Head and Neck
Learning objectives:

• Understand the new research findings in head and neck malignancies
• Describe the impact of the research findings on clinical practice in head and neck malignancies
• Review the basic principles of the management of head and neck malignancies in 2019

Title of Session: Keynote Speaker: Death, Dating and I Do
Learning objectives:

• Experience from a caregiver's point of view
• Make you all laugh, show you how much we appreciate you!

Title of Session: Membership and State of APAO Meeting
Learning objectives:

• Report to members on APAO ongoing activities such as advocacy, legislative, education
• Report to members from the AAPA HOD representative about how AAPA is working with APAO on broader issues

Title of Session: Advanced Practice Providers and CAR T Cell Therapy
Learning objectives:

• Understand the mechanism of CAR T Cell therapy
• Provide updates on current FDA approvals and key clinical trials with CAR T cell therapy
• Review common toxicities associated with CAR T cell therapy

Title of Session: Updates in Multiple Myeloma
Learning objectives:

• Understand new research findings in multiple myeloma
• Describe the impact of new research findings on clinical practice in multiple myeloma
• Review the basic principles of multiple myeloma management in 2019

Title of Session: The Ladyballs That No One Talks About
Learning objectives:

• Recognize the different histologic subtypes of ovarian cancer
• Establish an approach to patients with a pelvic mass
• Understand ovarian cancer treatment considerations: neoadjuvant vs. adjuvant chemotherapy

Title of Session: Overview of Infectious Diseases in Cancer Patients
Learning objectives:

• Review common infections seen in the hematologic and solid tumor patient population
• Understand common prophylactic medications used in patients with solid tumor hematologic malignancies
• Recognize current recommendations from IDSA and other governing bodies in the infectious disease community

Title of Session: Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Learning objectives:

• Describe TNBC
• Recommend appropriate treatments
• The role of BRCA positive in TNBC

Title of Session: Updates in ALL
Learning objectives:

• Review prognosis and historical treatments for ALL
• Understand novel therapies for the treatment of ALL
• Discuss the role of MRD in prognosis and management of ALL

Title of Session: What’s New in Caring for Patients with Stage III NSCLC?
Learning objectives:

• Review the 8th Edition staging for non-small cell lung cancer with a focus on Stage III
• Explore the evolving roles of surgery, radiotherapy and systemic therapy
• Discuss the implications of recently completed clinical trials in Stage III
• Discuss difficult cases and management approaches in Stage III
• Explore areas of on-going and future research in the management of Stage III

Title of Session: GVHD in Stem Cell Transplant
Learning objectives:

• Define acute and chronic GVHD
• Identify risks and prognostic factors
• Review prevention and treatment strategies

Title of Session: Skin Toxicities From Cancer Treatments
Learning objectives:

• Understand common dermatologic manifestations of hematologic and solid tumor malignancies and their treatment
• Review common presentations of these dermatologic manifestations of underlying disease/treatment
• Provide common management strategies for dermatologic manifestations related to underlying disease

Title of Session: Reviewing Therapies in ITP
Learning objectives:

• To differentiate ITP from other causes of thrombocytopenia
• To improve understanding of first and second line therapeutic options for ITP
• To introduce novel and emerging therapies for ITP

Title of Session: Colon Cancer Update
Learning objectives:

• Further understanding of colon cancer treatment options
• Clarify trajectory of colon cancer systemic treatment options and incorporation of experimental therapies
• Updates in colon cancer survivorship surveillance

Title of Session: Basic Mechanisms of Chemotherapy
Learning objectives:

• Recognize the different classes of chemotherapy
• Understand the mechanism of action related to each class of chemotherapy
• Identify key areas of use for each class of chemotherapy

Title of Session: Malignant Gliomas of the Brain
Learning objectives:

• Understand the presenting symptoms and signs of a primary brain tumour
• Understand the major clinical and molecular determinants of prognosis in malignant gliomas
• Understand the relative contributions of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy in the management of glioblastoma

Title of Session: Hospice for the Oncology Provider
Learning objectives:

• Discuss differences between Palliative Care and Hospice
• Review CMS guidelines for hospice eligibility
• Describe levels of hospice care and how to refer your patients

Title of Session: Chemotherapy Side Effects
Learning objectives:

• Recognize common side effects related to each class of chemotherapy
• Understand common management strategies related to chemotherapy side effects
• Discuss prophylaxis strategies for common chemotherapy side effects

Title of Session: Eye-Opening Discussion about Ocular Melanoma
Learning objectives:

• Discuss the workup and presentation of eye tumors
• Describe optimal treatment for ocular melanoma using trimodality approach
• Discuss surveillance and prognosis in ocular melanoma
• Discuss the role of genetics
• Discuss metastatic surveillance for ocular melanoma

Title of Session: Advance Care Planning 101
Learning objectives:

• Participants will be able to identify the different advanced directives, such as health care proxy/power of attorney, MOLST/POLST, living will, etc
• Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of these directives and the impact that they have on quality of care provided in an oncologic medical setting
• Participants will learn tools and strategies to competently discuss advance directives with their patients

Title of Session: The ABC's of BMT: Understanding the Basics of Bone Marrow Transplant
Learning objectives:

• Define the types of transplants are used to treat malignancies
• Compare the different Preparative regimens used for transplants
• Recognize side effects/toxicities of the treatments

Title of Session: SBRT: Its Evolving Role in Thoracic Tumors
Learning objectives:

• Review what is considered stereotactic treatment in the thorax
• Discuss management for Stage I NSCLC
• Review the literature on SBRT for Stage I NSCLC
• Discuss difficult cases in the management of oligometastatic cancer
• Apply recent clinical trials in the management of oligometastatic cancer

Title of Session: Trauma of Cancer: Managing Anxiety, Depression, and Psychosocial Impact of Advanced Cancer
Learning objectives:

• Review supportive methods to manage psychosocial issues
• Know options for psychosocial assessment including distress screening
• Describe interventions for management of anxiety, depression and pre-existing mental health

Title of Session: Oncologic Emergencies
Learning objectives:

• Identify patients at risk for having oncologic emergencies
• Describe signs and symptoms of common oncologic emergencies
• Identify how to treat and manage common oncologic emergencies

Title of Session: Minimizing Breast Radiotoxicity 
Learning objectives:

• To identify patients best suited for additional techniques to minimize toxicity including gating prone positioning, and partial breast radiation
• To discuss the role of positioning including benefit of prone positioning to minimize cardiac and lung toxicity
• To discuss benefits/ role in adjustment to standard treatment fields including use of partial breast radiation as well as high tangents.

Title of Session: Nonpharmacologic Management of Cancer Pain
Learning objectives:

• Examine when nonpharmacologic management is appropriate for cancer pain and review various options to treat
• Define total pain and learn how to evaluate for total pain
• Review interventional options of cancer pain management

Title of Session: Molecular Testing in Oncology
Learning objectives:

• Identify when molecular testing is indicated
• Interpretation of testing results
• Treatment options associated with positive molecar tests

Title of Session: Image-guided Brachytherapy for Cervix Cancer - A Critical Component of Curative Treatment
Learning objectives:

• Describe the role for image-guided brachytherapy to optimize outcomes in locally advanced cervix cancer
• Review local control for cervical cancer using 2D and 3D brachytherapy
• Discuss toxicities associated with brachytherapy for cervical cancer

Title of Session: Methadone: Understanding How to Safely Use the Old Drug in Novel Ways
Learning objectives:

• Describe the pharmacokinetics that make Methadone an opioid of choice
• List contraindications for use of Methadone
• Identify how to determine the right starting methadone dose and how to do a methadone opioid conversion

Title of Session: How to Perform a Bone Marrow Biopsy and Lumbar Puncture Workshop
Learning objectives:

• Understand the indications and procedural steps to perform bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures
• Recognize common adverse events associated with bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures
• Perform bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures on models

Title of Session: Palliative Care Communication Workshop: Difficult Conversations
Learning objectives:

• Name the challenges of having difficult discussions with our oncology patients
• Review the steps in REMAP as guidance in these discussion
• Give helpful language for use in these conversations

Title of Session: PA/NP Utilization Panel
Learning objectives:

• Discuss the utilization models of PAs and NPs in different practice settings
• Compare the pros and cons of different staffing models
• Discuss classifications of PA/NPs in different models

Title of Session: Updates in Approved Oncology Medications
Learning objectives:

• Review FDA approved agents in oncology during 2018 and 2019
• Understand pivotal trials which support the approval of the medication
• Identify common adverse events related to newly approved agents in oncology

Title of Session: Integrative Oncology: Breast Cancer 
Learning objectives:

• To appreciate the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer
• To appreciate the importance of physical activity and mindfulness in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer
• To learn how to realistically advise patients regarding lifestyle changes

Title of Session: The Changing Landscape of Venous Thromboembolic Management in an Oncology Population
Learning objectives:

• Discuss the diagnosis and evaluation of venous thromboembolism (VTE)in cancer patients
• Identify the therapies used in prophylaxis of VTE in cancer patients and the evidence behind it
• Review and discuss the current clinical trials evaluating direct oral anticoagulants in cancer patients

Attending

Laura Bellmont
Laura Bellmont

Oncology

Conference Details

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Registration Desk

Contact No. : (407) 774-7880
(407) 774-7880
Email:
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admin@apao.cc

Registration

Registration Type Due Date Price
Non Member - Full Symposium - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 364.00
APAO/ONS Member - Full Symposium - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 324.00
Non Member - Thursday, August 29 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 144.00
APAO/ONS Member - Thursday, August 29 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 124.00
Student - Thursday, August 29 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 25.00
Non Member - Friday, August 30 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 144.00
APAO/ONS Member - Friday, August 30 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 124.00
Student(Reception Ticket not included) - Friday, August 30 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 25.00
Non Member - Saturday, August 31 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 124.00
APAO/ONS Member - Saturday, August 31 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 104.00
Student(Student Day) - Saturday, August 31 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 Free
Non Member - Sunday, September 01 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 124.00
APAO/ONS Member - Sunday, September 01 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 104.00
Student - Sunday, September 01 Only - Late and Onsite Fee 29 Aug,2019 USD 25.00
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Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St,
Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

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