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Annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

The 2013 State of the Art Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium is presented in partnership with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Somerset Inn
2601 West Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084

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Symposium Details

The symposium will focus on the multidisciplinary approach to gastrointestinal cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. The symposium will include case-based interactive audience participation and provides an excellent opportunity to get answers to challenging clinical questions of everyday practice, as well as education on cutting-edge treatments and the latest in clinical trials.

Topics:

  • Advances and management of colorectal cancer
  • The latest in GIST
  • Liver cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of Esophageal Cancer
  • Optimizing Treatment in Gastro-Esophageal Cancers
  • Rational Imaging in New Era of Healthcare
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Is the landscape changing?
  • SBRT, CyberKnife, IMRT, or proton beam?
  • Managing Pain in GI Cancers

Keynote Presentation

  Recent Advances in Managing Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Steven J. Cohen, M.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Symposium Director

Philip A. Philip, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
Leader, GI Oncology Multidisciplinary Team
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Professor, Department of Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Registration & Payment

Registration is required for all participant types, including our free category. 

  • $75 - Non-Karmanos Physicians
  • $25 - All Other Healthcare Professionals
  • This conference is free for all Karmanos physicians, residents, fellows and students

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

The registration deadline is November 1, 2013. 

Checks and cash are the only accepted forms of payment. Check should be made out to FMRE (Fund for Medical research and Education). Payment is accepted on the day of the Symposium or you can print your registration confirmation email and send your payment to:

Kristen Rushlau
Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R
Mailcode HW04H0
Detroit, MI 48201

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Agenda 

7-8 a.m.
Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast 
8-8:10 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Philip A Philip, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
8:10-8:30 a.m.
Minimally Invasive Surgery of Esophageal Cancer            
Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, M.D.    
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
8:30-8:50 a.m.
GIST: What is the Latest?
Anthony F. Shields, M.D., Ph.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
8:50-9:10 a.m.
SBRT, CyberKnife, IMRT, or Proton Beam?
Andre Konski, M.D., MBA, MA, FACR
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
9:10-9:30 a.m.
Pancreatic Cancer: Is the Landscape Changing?
Philip A Philip, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University   
9:30-9:50 a.m.
Panel Q&A
9:50-10:10 a.m.
Break & Exhibits
10:10-10:30 a.m.
Liver Cancers: Diagnosis and Treatment
Minsig Choi, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
10:30-10:50 a.m.
Rational Imaging in New Era of Healthcare
Peter J. Littrup, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
10:50-11:10 a.m.
Managing Pain in GI Cancers
Michael Stellini, M.D., MS
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
11:10-11:30 a.m.
Optimizing Treatment in Gastro-Esophageal Cancers
Hemchandra Mahaseth, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University 
11:30-11:50 a.m.
Panel Q&A  
11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Boxed Lunch
12:10-12:40 p.m.
Recent Advances in Managing Advanced Colorectal Cancer
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steven J. Cohen, M.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 
12:40-12:50 p.m.
 Q&A for Keynote Speaker
12:50-2:30 p.m.
GI Multidisciplinary Case Discussions

Case 1: Hepatocellular Cancer            
Case 2: Esophageal Cancer
Case 3: Neuroendocrine Tumor
Case 4: Rectal Cancer
                
Moderator: Philip A. Philip, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
                
Panel Participants

Anthony Shields, M.D., Ph.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Steve Kim, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Andre Konski, M.D., MBA, MA, FACR
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Jeffrey Critchfield, M.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University
                
Mohammed Ogaily, M.D., FACP
Michigan Society of Hematology & Oncology
Michigan State University
Oakwood Center for Hematology & Oncology – Downriver 
2:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

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More Information

If you have any questions about the Symposium, or regarding your registration, please contact Kristen Rushlau at  313-576-8746 or rushlauk@karmanos.org.
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