CANCELLED - Managing Patients with Lung Cancer - October Session

Chicago, IL US
October 15, 2009
The goal of this one-day program is to increase cognitive skills regarding lung cancer diagnosis, staging and management in the era of personalized cancer care and minimally invasive treatment and diagnostic modalities.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Define the use of advanced bronchoscopic techniques, transthoracic needle aspiration or surgery for diagnosis and molecular testing of lung cancer;
  • Outline the positive and negative aspects of endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration and mediastinoscopy for staging and molecular testing;
  • Define the role of video assisted and robotic surgery for diagnosis and curative intent treatment of lung cancer;
  • Summarize the evidence of conventional and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for lung cancer and oligo-metastatic disease;
  • State the immunohistochemistry panels and molecular markers relevant for histologic diagnosis and targeted therapy;
  • List the benefits and adverse effects of conventional chemotherapy, biologic agents, and immunotherapy drugs for advanced 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: 
Renee Pullara
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Participation
Event starts: 
10/15/2009 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/15/2009 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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.

 Mark Ferguson, MD
 Professor of Surgery


 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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 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.
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