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Extraordinary Innovations in Transplantation and Oncology Conference

3/29/2013

This conference will provide attendees with an extensive overview of emerging technologies and innovative strategies for the treatment and management of complex oncology, blood/marrow stem cell transplant, and solid organ transplant patients.

Join us as clinical experts highlight progressive interventions and novel surgical and nonsurgical techniques in the initial treatment, ongoing management, and continuing support of patients with complex cancers and organ failure. Specialists will share their insights on genetic testing, human research, the role of palliative care, critical-side-effect management, and quality improvement, as well as discuss the anticipated impact of health care reform directives. Conference participants will also gain unique insight into the liver and blood stem cell transplant experience from former patients and their family caregivers, who will share their personal stories.

Conference Benefits and Highlights

  • Earn up to 13.5 CME/CE credits.
  • Learn from experts at The Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center about topics such as:
    • The principles that drive blood/marrow transplantation, including types of transplant, typical treatment timelines, ongoing care, and indications for long-term follow-up, as well as the patient and family caregiver experience;
    • Treatment and toxicity-management strategies for select cancers, including innovative surgical options, radiotherapy techniques, and the role of interventional radiology;
    • The role of genetic testing in potentially identifying individuals and families at increased risk for certain types of cancer, and how genetic counseling is used effectively in promoting awareness, early detection, and cancer prevention;
    • Strategies for designing clinical trials that balance patient welfare, scientific protocol and regulatory constraints while addressing barriers that might limit patient participation;
    • The impact of the new health care reform mandates on solid organ transplant programs and the longstanding dilemma of limited organ availability; and
    • The importance of having multidisciplinary teams involved in complex patient management, highlighting the role of the palliative care team in solid organ transplant, destination therapy in heart failure, and the transition of teens as they move from pediatric to adult care.
  • Network with colleagues and industry exhibitors.

Enjoy complimentary breakfasts, lunches and reception.

Register for Extraordinary Innovations in Transplantation and Oncology Conference Here.

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