2013 Annual Meeting Archive Education Forums

2013 Annual Meeting Archive Education Forums

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2013 Annual Meeting Education Forums

Education Forum I: The Skinny on Obesity in Gynecologic Care
Education Forum II: The Science behind Gynecologic Care
Education Forum III: Gynecologic Cancer Genetics: The Practical Implications
Education Forum IV: Meet the Professor
Education Forum V: Coding Update: ICD-10 Preview and Interactive CPT Coding for Surgical Services
Education Forum VI: The Future of Clinical Trial Design
Education Forum VII: Are we Hitting the Mark? Targeted Therapies for Gynecologic Cancers
Education Forum VIII: Closer to Zero: An Update on the Progress of Cervical Cancer Screening
Education Form IX: Contemporary Management of Ovarian Cancer
Education Forum X: Tumor Board

2013 Annual Meeting Education Forum I

Education Forum I: The Skinny on Obesity in Gynecologic Care
Saturday, March 9, 2013
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Moderators:
Susan Modesitt, MD, University of Virginia
Vivian von Gruenigen, MD, Summa Health System

Course Faculty: Gary Taubes, MS,

Nationally acclaimed contributor to scientific publications such as Nature and Science and Discover magazine and science author, Gary Taubes, MS, will discuss his theory about medicine and nutrition during the hour-long Education Forum. Known for his controversial views on calories versus carbohydrates, Taubes’ knowledge will further attendees awareness about the roots of obesity and its impact on the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Click here to read his complete biography.

Biography

Gary Taubes (born April 30, 1956) is an American science writer. He is the author of Nobel Dreams (1987), Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion (1993), and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), which is titled The Diet Delusion in the UK. He has won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times and was awarded an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for 1996-97.

Born in Rochester, New York, Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford (MS, 1978). After receiving a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1981, Taubes joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter in 1982. Since then he has written numerous articles for Discover, Science and other magazines. Originally focusing on physics issues, his interests have more recently turned to medicine and nutrition.

Taubes’ books have all dealt with scientific controversies. Nobel Dreams takes a critical look at the politics and experimental techniques behind the Nobel Prize-winning work of physicist Carlo Rubbia. Bad Science is a chronicle of the short-lived media frenzy surrounding the Pons-Fleischmann cold fusion experiments of 1989. Click here to read more about Gary Taubes.

Education Forum II

Education Forum II: The Science behind Gynecologic Care This session will focus on key topics discussed at the recent American Association for Cancer Research meeting. Moderators: Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Amir Jazaeri, MD, University of Virginia; Faculty: Ron Drapkin, MD, PhD, Havard Medical Center and John Farley, MD, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Education Forum III

Education Forum III: Gynecologic Cancer Genetics: The Practical Implications This session will discuss challenges implementing universal cancer testing in BRCA in ovarian cancer, the role of cancer genetics panels in suceptibility testing and an update on PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer treatment. Moderators: Karen Lu, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Elizabeth Swisher, MD, University of Washington Medical Center. Course Faculty: Ursula Matulonis, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Education Forum IV

Education Forum IV: Meet the Professor This session will provide attendees an intimate setting for discussion with experts in gynecologic oncology. Faculty include: Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, Dennis Chi, MD, Robert Coleman, MD, Jonathan Ledermann, BSc, MD, FRCP, Amit, Oza, MD and Carol Brown, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education Forum V

Education Forum V: Coding Update: ICD-10 Preview and Interactive CPT Coding for Surgical Services Attendees will hear an overview of ICD-10. Key challenges and opportunities posed by the transition to ICD-10 along with possible strategies to address issues will be discussed. CPT coding for surgical services and cases will be presented as well. Moderators: William Robinson III, MD, Tulane Medical School and Emily Hill, PA, Hill & Associates Faculty: Mark Shahin, MD, Hanjani Institute for Gynecologic Oncology

Education Forum VI

Education Forum VI: The Future of Clinical Trial Design This session will focus on design of Phase I, II and II trials and multiple trial endpoints and regulatory factors. Moderators: Robert Coleman, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center , Deborah Armstrong, MD, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Bradley Monk, MD, Creighton University School of Medicine. Course Faculty: Kathleen Moore, MD, University of Oklahoma, and Anil Sood, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Education Forum VII

Education Forum VII: Are we Hitting the Mark? Targeted Therapies for Gynecologic Cancers During this session, speakers will discuss the contrasting use of antiangiogenic therapies in the context of specific markers. Additionally, course faculty will describe the importance of understanding the science behind receptor sequencing and overcoming challenges of expensive, personalized therapy and care. Moderators: David Curiel, MD, Barnes-Jewish/Washington University and Prof Jonathan Ledermann, BSc, MD, FRCP, UCL Cancer Institute & UCL Hospitals. Course Faculty: Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Education Forum VIII

Education Forum VIII: Closer to Zero: An Update on the Progress of Cervical Cancer Screening Participants in this session will learn  about screening women for cervical cancer, applying the epidemiology and natural history of human papillomavirus infections and of consequent pre-invasive and invasive cervical lesions that underlie new guidelines. Levi Downs, MD, University of Minnesota and L. Stewart Massad, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Education Form IX

Education Forum IX: Contemporary Management of Ovarian Cancer This session will discuss criteria for giving neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus primary debulking surgery, approach of using laparoscopy to decide who should have primary debulking surgery versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy and an update on HIPEC in ovarian cancer and on-going trials. Moderator: Dennis Chi, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Course Faculty: Peter Schwartz, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, Robert Bristow, MD, UC Irvine Medical Center, Javier Magrina, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and  Sharyn Lewin, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education Form X

Education Forum X: Tumor Board Tumor Board will include in-depth cases discussing use of bevacizumab in various clinical scenarios and palliative care. Moderator: R. Wendel Naumann, MD, Carolinas Medical Center Lois Ramondetta, MD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Jonathan Ledermann, BSc, MD, FRCP, UCL Cancer Institute & UCL Hospitals