Annual Meeting Special Interest Sessions

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2017 SGO Annual Meeting Special Interest Sessions

A Special Interest Session is a session created with a targeted audience in mind that builds skills and knowledge relevant to the intended audience.

Preconference Special Interest Session I: Coding and Practice Management
Preconference Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG): The Success of International Collaboration in Clinical Trials
Preconference Special Interest Session II: Contemporary Issues in Gynecologic Oncology: An International Focus
Preconference Special Interest Session III: Residents and Fellows
Special Interest Session IV: Allied Health Session

Preconference Special Interest Session I: Coding and Practice Management

Saturday, March 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Course Directors
Kevin Holcomb, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Mary Cunningham, MD, GYN Oncology of CNY, PC, East Syracuse, NY

Faculty
Barbara Goff, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mark Shahin, MD, Hanjani Institute for Gynecologic Oncology, Abington, PA
Jill Rathbun, Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA

Description
This year’s coding course will focus on coding for surgery and evaluation and management, as well as a discussion of global surgical and MIPPS quality measures, and case studies on common coding issues.

Additional fee: $200 for SGO members and billing coders who work with an SGO member, $250 for non-members.

Preconference Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup GCIG: The Success of International Collaboration in Clinical Trials

Saturday, March 11, 2017
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Course Director
Jonathan Berek, MD, MMS, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Description
This one hour course will review the following: What it is, vision, mission, structure, It’s role in Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials, Review of trial out puts and their impact, Other outputs of GCIG – Consensus documents, Enabling role of GCIG and partner groups- how to access as a young investigator, Review of current trials in the context of understanding the pathway – idea, clinical question, role of the patient, design, role of stats and operations, building a coalition, funding, implementation, recruitment, publication.

Preconference Special Interest Session II: Contemporary Issues in Gynecologic Oncology: An International Focus

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Course Directors
Audrey Tsunoda, MD, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, Brazil
Joseph Ng, MD, National University Hospital of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Description
Course Directors Audrey Tsunoda, MD, and Joe Ng, MD, will highlight worldwide gynecologic cancer incidence with an emphasis on the following topics: Third World Problems, First World Solutions: Learn more about challenges faced by women’s cancer professionals in low- and middle-income resource settings and how to connect them to a global audience. There will be a focus on clinical practice, training, and research, with opportunities for attendees to discuss issues of importance to the international gynecologic oncology community. Women’s Cancer Around the World: This presentation will introduce attendees to international efforts in women’s cancer from other first world health care economies. There will be additional opportunities for networking, and for U.S. fellows and residents, a chance to explore training and staging overseas. Researchers may also benefit from having the ability to initiate collaborations with global partners.

Preconference Special Interest Session III: Residents and Fellows

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Course Directors
Leigh Cantrell, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Floor Backes, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Description
After this course learners will have an improved understanding of recent important clinical trials conducted in ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer. Learners will understand the value of lymphadenectomy in advanced ovarian and cervical cancer. They will have gained insight in professional development topics including specific strategies to increase the chances of getting research published, different types of contracts and clauses, and will gain critical skills needed for contract negotiations. Lastly, learners will train in mindfulness and keeping balance in work and private life.

Special Interest Session IV: Allied Health

Sunday, March 12, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Course Director:  Sarah Bernstein RN, MS, AOCN

Description: This session will enable attendees to understand the guidelines for long-term monitoring and bone health care, as well as the effects of chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiation, and the post-menopausal status on bone health in gynecologic oncology patients.

Scheduled topics include:

  1. The effects of chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiation and the postmenopausal status on bone health in the gynecologic oncology patient.
  2. Skeletal Health:
    What are the current standards to monitor and assess bone health in the GYN oncology patient?
    What is the treatment for patients with bone metastasis and/or bone loss, in the patients under active treatment and those post treatment?
    What are the guidelines for long term monitoring and bone health care?
  3. Potential complications of pharmacologic therapies:
    Case study presentation of osteonecrosis of the jaw.