|[September 23, 2013]
One-Day Interactive Forum to Examine Cutting-Edge Treatments in Gynecologic Cancer
PLAINSBORO, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Education Resource®, LLC (PER®),
a leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based meetings and
activities, will host the 9th Annual International Symposium
on Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Malignancies® on
Oct. 5 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.
This one-day educational and scientific meeting will focus on key
clinical topics in the management of ovarian cancer as well as
endometrial, uterine, and cervical malignancies.
The course directors for this interactive forum are James Tate Thigpen,
MD, Director of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of
Mississippi School of Medicine; Maurie Markman, MD, Senior Vice
President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology
for Cancer Treatment Centers of America; and Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD,
Director of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at Massachusetts General
Drs. Thigpen, Markman, and Birrer, along with a distinguished faculty of
experts, will engage in a series of expert debates that will examine
topics in the treatment of patients with ovarian endometrial, cervical,
and uterine carcinomas. The "pro and con" format of the debates is
designed to provide attendees with practical clinical insights into
treatment and present a nuanced view of the scope of current thinking on
Faculty will also discuss the role of genomic analysis in the management
of patients with gynecologic cancers and highlight several promising
novel chemotherapeutics and targeted agents for gynecologic malignancies
currently undergoing clinical trial evaluation.
"With the current focus on individualized treatments for patients with
gynecologic cancers and a robust pipeline of emerging therapies, it is
imperative that oncology professionals stay current with the latest
thinking and research," said Deborah Augustus, Vice President,
Independent Medical Education of PER®. "We are proud
to provide oncologists with the opportunity to interact with and learn
from our distinguished faculty and acquire knowledge that can help them
to improve patient outcomes."
This educational activity is directed toward medical oncologists and
fellows who treat patients with ovarian cancer. Gynecologic oncologists,
surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners,
nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health
care professionals interested in the treatment of ovarian cancer will be
invited to participate.
To register or view the program agenda, please visit www.gotoper.com.
About Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(ACCME), Physicians' Education Resource® (PER®) is
the certified medical education resource of choice for live and online
activities focusing on oncology and hematology. Based on identified
needs and practice gaps, PER® provides high-quality,
evidence-based activities featuring leading national and international
faculty with a focus on practice-changing advances and standards of care
in treatment and disease management. PER® serves the oncology
health care community, including physicians, fellows, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, pharmacists, and
researchers. Learn more at www.gotoper.com.
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