American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: DC18
Title: Surgical Oncology for the Rural and Community Surgeon
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 25: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Rural America makes up twenty-five percent of the population; yet only nine percent of the nation’s physicians practice in rural areas. The majority of oncology care is provided by practitioners in the community setting. We will highlight rural and community programs that have successfully managed increasing volumes, evolving management guidelines, and further specialization among surgical disciplines. We will focus on the unique perspectives of building effective rural and community oncology programs, as well as factors associated with sustaining these efforts. Cancer care guidelines and genetic testing recommendations are changing rapidly. Patients with breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, thyroid cancer, and melanoma are commonly treated by general surgeons. Current care guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, thyroid cancer, and melanoma will be reviewed. Screening guidelines and options for high risk populations will also be reviewed. Up-to-date Genetic testing guidelines for these disease sites will be reviewed.
CME Credit Hours: 6
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
General Surgery (GEN), Surgical Oncology (ONC), Rural Surgery (RUS)
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, Committee on Diversity Issues, Commission on Cancer
Program Participants:
Aeisha K. Rivers, MD FACS
Mark W Puls, MD, FACS
Speaker Oncology Care in the Community: A Statistical Overview
Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS
Filling the Need: How We Did It
Speaker Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Screening at Safety Net Hospitals
Adam C. Yopp, MD
Speaker Rural Breast Program/Clinical Trials
Gary W. Unzeitig, MD, FACS
Break and Questions
Speaker Community Colon/Breast Cancer Outreach
Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS
Speaker Genetic Testing Guidelines
Linda Robinson, MS, CGC
Current Management Guidelines
Speaker Breast Cancer Screening and Management
Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, MD, MPH
Speaker Colon Cancer Screening and Management
Abier A. Abdelnaby, MD
Break and Questions
Speaker Rectal Cancer Screening and Management
Eric Joseph Szilagy, MD FACS FASCRS
Speaker Thyroid Cancer Screening and Management
Julie A. Sosa, MD, FACS
Speaker Melanoma Screening and Management
Joshua M.V. Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS
Questions and Wrap-Up