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ACS Cancer Research Program Educational Series Now Available

This four-webinar series from the ACS Cancer Research Program (CRP) has important content for physicians and allied health professionals. In the webinar "Surgical Oncology for the General Surgeons," we provide an update to the community surgeon about the latest advances in cancer care. Register to access the course content. Review the CRP series and register to access the other webinars. This series offers continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, and certified tumor registrars.

Participate in New ACS Patient Education Webinar on Safely Minimizing Opioid Use after Abdominal Cancer Surgery

The ACS Patient Education Program invites you to participate in a free webinar, "Safely Minimizing Opioid Use after Abdominal Cancer Surgery: Advice and Guidelines for Practicing Surgeons," at 6:00 pm CT on July 20. Presented in collaboration with the Commission on Cancer, this dynamic, Continuing Medical Education-eligible webinar is part of the Safe Pain Control Surgical Specialty Series and will be hosted by Cornelius A. Thiels, DO, MBA; Naruhiko Ikoma, MD; and Lesly Dossett, MD, MPH, FACS.

This webinar will focus on:

  • Opioid Overprescribing and Persistent Use in Patients with Early-Stage Cancer (Dr. Dossett)
  • Strategies to Minimize Opioid Usage after Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery (Dr. Ikoma)
  • Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines after Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery (Dr. Thiels)

The webinar will include a question-and-answer session with all faculty; participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage in sharing best practices for pain management. This webinar is also designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Register now to ensure your space. There is no charge to attend or to receive CME for the live session. Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

The program is partially funded by an educational grant from Pacira Biosciences, Inc. Contact Tarra Barot at for more information.