The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that a new feature for the medical community has been added to its website, www.carcinoid.org. The section is entitled Continuing Medical Education (CME). Upcoming events include:
- The Penn Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium on September 9 at the University of Pennsylvania
- The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) symposium, NET Diagnosis and Treatment: A New Era – A New Direction, scheduled for October 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Ohio State’s Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Cancers: From Standard of Care to Cutting Edge Therapies on December 3 in Columbus, Ohio
The Penn Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium is designed for endocrinologists, internists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, geneticists, nephrologists, pathologists, radiologists, specialists in nuclear medicine, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals.
NANETS’ symposium is designed for physicians and other health professionals from a variety of practice settings and levels including the specialties of oncology, endocrinology, surgery, pathology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, research, diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, pulmonology, nuclear medicine, and primary care. Early registration is encouraged as enrollment is limited.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS). Nursing continuing education contact hours will be provided. For more information, click here.
Ohio State’s Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Cancers: From Standard of Care to Cutting Edge Therapies is a review of state-of-the-art evidence-based information on the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine cancers. This meeting will focus on the needs and practice gaps in physician practice to improve patient outcomes by promoting multidisciplinary teams to address clinical and patient issues. The December 3, 2011 meeting, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, is for specialists, primary care physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients with cancer.
There are also two CME opportunities through December 2011: Redefining Therapeutic Paradigms for Advanced Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, sponsored by Educational Concepts Group, LLC and Endocrine Self-Assessment Tool – Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors, presented by The Endocrine Society.
Members of the medical community are encouraged to share other CME opportunities with the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation so these activities can be listed on the Foundation’s website. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-722-3132, Eastern time, if you would like to provide information for future listings.