The University of Chicago 2023 AYA Oncology Symposium: AYA Cancer Therapy and the Patient Voice in Clinical Trials

Chicago, IL US
June 2, 2023
This interprofessional and interdisciplinary educational activity convenes leading national oncologists and scientists to present and evaluate cutting-edge technology and clinical approaches in the management of three important AYA cancers – sarcomas, Hodgkins lymphoma, and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL/LLy). It focuses on recent advancements in the development of targeted therapies being incorporated into novel clinical trials, along with efforts to integrate patient-reported outcome measures (PROs) to adequately assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in these trials.
This activity will provide healthcare professionals with critical updates in novel therapies for several important cancers in the AYA population and illuminate HRQoL issues that can only be learned from patients. It will improve the understanding of the scientific rationale for the targeted approaches to these cancers, how they are currently being investigated in clinical trials, and how they will be developed. Also, participants will hear directly from a patient panel on the impact of cancer and its therapy on HRQoL and how investigators are gaining a broader understanding of these issues. This activity will directly address these challenges and give participants strategies to overcome them.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practice practitioners, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating adolescents and young adults with cancers.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the role of the apoptotic pathway in T-ALL and the clinical implications of its targeting;
  • Identify novel therapies in Hodgkin lymphoma that are currently being investigated and how the microbiome may impact their effectiveness;
  • Recognize recent advances in targeting specific pathways in solid cancers that are refractory to multiple lines of therapy, including osteosarcoma;
  • Discuss why enrolling AYAs in clinical trials is both feasible and acceptable to AYAs, including in PRO/HRQoL-based studies;
  • Describe how future clinical trials will amplify the patient's voice.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 4.75 Participation
Event starts: 
06/02/2023 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/02/2023 - 1:00pm
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The University of Chicago 2023 AYA Oncology Symposium Agenda
The agenda is subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Built to meet the demanding requirements of the top-ranked University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Gleacher Center offers an outstanding educational environment. Steps from North Michigan Avenue, the six-story, 50,000-square-foot venue was meant to foster the interaction of people and ideas.
You will find all that Chicago has to offer right outside the doors of the Gleacher Center. This includes boat tours on the river, world-class shopping on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue, museums, dining options that range from a casual drink at a nearby tavern to a four-course meal at one of many fine dining establishments, and much more!
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Adam Duvall, MD, MPH
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago

  Tara Henderson, MD, MPH
  Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor of Pediatrics
  Director, Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Center
  Co-Leader, Comprehensive Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program
  Chief, Section of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases, Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance
  University of Chicago
  Kelly Kramer, MSN
  Nurse Practictioner
  University of Chicago

  Richard A. Larson, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
  University of Chicago
  Jennifer McNeer, MD, MS
  Professor of Pediatrics
  University of Utah

  Wendy Stock, MD
  Anjuli Seth Nayak Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 4.75 contact hours.

Other Health Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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