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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Primary Care Update 2017

Topic-Specific Objectives

Pancreatic Cancer

Charles Yeo, MD, FACS

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of pancreatic cancer in the United States
  2. Describe the evaluation of a patient with a pancreatic mass
  3. Discuss the role of treatment on the prognosis of pancreatic cancer
  4. Review which patients might be a candidates for surgical resection of a pancreatic cancer

Breast Cancer

Stefania E. Nolano, DO and Anthony P. Scarpaci, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the latest guidelines for screening
  2. Discuss the latest controversies
  3. Discuss the various radiological screening modalities for breast cancer
  4. Describe the workup of a patient with breast mass
  5. Describe the role of tumor genetics on the treatment plan a patient with breast cancer
  6. Describe how to screen women with strong family history for breast cancer

Lung Cancer

Walter J. Scott, MD and Michael J. Seidman, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of lung cancer in the United States
  2. Review the guidelines for CT scanning for screening for lung cancer
  3. Discuss an approach to the suspicious pulmonary nodule
  4. Outline the evaluation prior to lobectomy for lung cancer
  5. Review common side effects of commonly used lung cancer treatments

Chronic Leukemias for Primary

Christian J. Fidler, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Differentiate between an acute and chronic leukemia
  2. Discuss how to diagnose CLL and CML   
  3. Identify when a patient with CLL should undergo treatment
  4. Describe the common side effects of medications used for chronic leukemias

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Mark S. Shahin, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe new data for utility of screening for ovarian cancer.
  2. Describe the approach to advanced ovary cancer, upfront surgery vs neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
  3. Discuss new treatment options available or on the horizon for recurrent ovarian cancer.

Colon Cancer

Steven A. Fassler, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of colon cancer in the United States
  2. Discuss the screening guidelines for colon cancer
  3. Compare and contrast the screening modalities for colon cancer
  4. Contrast the treatment protocol for rectal cancer from that of colon cancer
  5. Review the screening protocols for patients with a positive family history of colon cancer

Cancer Survivorship

Karon Martyn, CRNP

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of cancer survivors in the United States
  2. Describe programs that can assist primary care practices for caring for patients who are cancer survivors
  3. Discuss common symptoms that may be a result of cancer treatment and how to approach them in a primary care office

Prostate Cancer

Wayne H. Pinover, MD and Joseph K. Izes, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the controversies surrounding prostate cancer screening
  2. Describe the epidemiology of prostate cancer in the United States
  3. Discuss treatment options including watchful waiting in patients with prostate cancer
  4. Describe the side effects related to prostate cancer treatments

Top Articles in Oncology for Primary Care

Mark Sundermeyer, MD and Mike L. Nussbaum, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss new articles on screening for cancer in a primary care practice
  2. Review new articles on treatment of malignancies and how it relates to primary care
  3. Describe new surgical approaches to malignancy in the medical literature