King’s Daughters Oncology Center of Excellence presents
Regional Cancer Conference 2017
beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The half-day conference will
take place in the Health Education Center at KDMC, 2201 Lexington Ave.,
lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage.
Speakers and their topics are:
Difficult Conversations, Lynne J. Goebel, M.D., professor of internal medicine and geriatrics at
the Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine. Dr. Goebel
will discuss ways of presenting bad news; counseling patients on CPR and
advance directives; and improving the care provided to family members
following the death of a loved one.
Colorectal Cancer: An Update in Epidemiology and Treatment, Jitesh Patel, M.D., fellowship-trained, board-certified colon and rectal
surgeon at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Patel will review the latest
research on colorectal cancer epidemiology and screening; discuss the
guidelines for staging and treatment; and review the role of laparoscopy
in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Lung Cancer Screening: Living for the CT, Anthony D. Weaver, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine and
assistant dean of the Rural Physician Leadership Program at UK’s
College of Medicine. Dr. Weaver will discuss incidence and risk factors
of lung cancer in Kentucky; review evidence on low-dose lung screening
programs; and discuss the risks and benefits of the screening.
Molecular Tumor Board, Jill M. Kolesar, PharmD. Dr. Kolesar is director of Early Phase Clinical
Trials, co-leader of the Drug Discovery, Development and Translation Program,
and co-director of Molecular Tumor Board at the University of Kentucky
Markey Cancer Center. She will discuss the technology that enables precision
medicine; collaboration in a multidisciplinary molecular tumor board;
and interpretation of clinical next generation sequencing reports.
The program has been approved for 4.8 hours contact hours for nurses by
the Kentucky Board of Nursing and for 4.0 hours of KMA CME credits for
physicians. Cost for the conference is $20, which includes a continental
breakfast. The conference is free for King’s Daughters team members
Pre-registration is required on or before Sept. 11.
Click this link to register online. For more information, please call Nichole Stamper at (606) 408-0099.