City of Hope Continuing Medical Education (CME) kicked off its fall season with the Gastrointestinal Neoplasm Conference on Sept. 8 at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, and organizers are enthusiastic about attendees’ reactions to the presentations.
“Our fall educational offerings are among our best yet,” said Jean Kagan, CME manager. “I am very excited about the response rate to date — it is very encouraging.”
Among the upcoming CME events
• Update 2006: Management of Central Nervous Tumors, on Oct. 21. This conference will bring together a group of multidisciplinary experts to discuss and critique such topics as oligodendrogliomas, TomoTherapy and minimally invasive approaches to skull-based tumors.
• Sixth Annual Women’s Cancer Conference: Updates and Controversies, on Nov. 3 to 5 in Las Vegas. This three-day conference at the Bellagio will highlight breast, lung and ovarian cancers, as well as the clinical implications of ethnicity on women’s cancers.
• Thoracic Oncology: Current Methods of Evaluation and Successful Management, on Dec. 2. This conference will address issues in current and emerging therapies for mesothelioma and lung and esophageal cancers.
Robert Morgan, M.D., CME director, called 2006 “exceptional” for its CME offerings.
“Although there is a decrease in external funding, we have been successful. The quality and content of our CME offerings continue to expand and improve each year,” Morgan said.
“We are very pleased that our physicians and scientists, as well as external experts, are eager to participate,” he added. “I welcome and encourage all health-care professionals to take advantage of these educational opportunities.”
For more information go to www.cityofhope.org/CME.