Practical Approach to Patients with Lung Cancer

Fernandina Beach, FL US
February 17, 2017
Join us for an exciting and innovative one-day program to increase cognitive skills regarding lung cancer diagnosis, staging, and management in the era of personalized cancer care, minimally invasive treatment, and diagnostic modalities in order to improve patient care.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other health professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Contrast the positive and negative aspects of lung cancer screening in clinical practice;
  • Define the use of advanced bronchoscopic techniques, transthoracic needle aspiration, and surgery for diagnosis and molecular testing of lung cancer;
  • Outline the positive and negative aspects of needle techniques and mediastinoscopy for lung cancer staging and molecular testing;
  • Discuss the role of video-assisted surgery and robotic surgery for diagnosis and curative intent treatment of lung cancer;
  • Analyze the evidence supporting conventional and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for the treatment of lung cancer and oligo-metastatic disease;
  • List the immunohistochemistry panels and molecular markers relevant for histologic diagnosis and targeted therapy;
  • Identify the benefits and adverse effects of conventional chemotherapy, biologic agents, and immunotherapy drugs for advanced lung cancer;
  • Describe novel therapies for inoperable stage IA lung cancer.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Tom Weber
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Participation
Event starts: 
02/17/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
02/17/2017 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
United States
This conference will be held at The-Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved only until Monday, January 23, 2017.
Book your stay:
  • Online: Just click on the button below to make, modify, and cancel your hotel reservations.
  • By Phone: Contact the hotel and identify yourself as an attendee for the Lung Cancer Summit for the special discounted rate of $224 (plus tax.)


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.

  D. Kyle Hogarth, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Director, Bronchoscopy and Minimally Invasive Diagnostics
  Co-Director, Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Risk Clinic
  Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  Septimiu Murgu, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest 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.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and 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.


Under the "Registration" heading below, select your profession type. Click "Register Now!" and simply follow the prompts to complete your registration. For additional information, downlaod the conference brochure below.
Physician: $350
Other Healthcare Professional: $100
Resident/Fellow: $50

Physicians - Enter the code "LUNG100" in the "Discount" box at the time of registration to receive a $100 discount! Register today because this discount expires December 15th!

Residents/Fellows -  Please email letters of verification to for a special discount code!

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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by January 17, 2017. No refunds will be made after January 17, 2017.

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