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    OVERVIEW

    Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Alumni Association is proud to host its 2013 Regional Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference. The purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of cancer burden, promising research to reduce the cancer burden and the impact of the “Patient Accountability and Affordable Care Act” relevant to cancer prevention and control.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Practicing physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, residents and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with cancer.

    COURSE DIRECTOR

    Kitty Carter-Wicker, M.D.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Discuss approaches to preventing, treating and identifying patients at risk for common screenable cancers
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of various cancers and cancers unique to children and persons living with HIV/AIDS
    • Recommend appropriate cancer screening tests and procedures for their patients
    • Incorporate research findings and complimentary/alternative approaches to preventing cancer with the hope of decreasing cancer incidence, mortalities and disparities.
    • Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

      The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 hours in AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      REGISTRATION

      Fee: $150 per person
      Phone: (404) 752-1935

      HOTEL RESERVATIONS

      Chateau Elan Resort and Spa
      $149.00 per night + taxes
      Reserve room by calling 678.425.0900, ext. 41


      COURSE TOPICS & SPEAKERS

      Reducing Cancer Mortality and Cancer Disparities
      Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., F.A.C.P
      American Cancer Society

      Prostate Cancer Update
      James Benton, M.D.
      Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia

      Hospice, End of Life Care
      David Blake, M.D.
      Vitas Innovative Hospice

      Childhood Malignancies – Presentation and Management
      Natia Esiashvili, M.D.
      Winship Cancer Institute of Emory

      Acupuncture: Management of Cancer Pain
      James Lin, M.D.
      Morehouse School of Medicine

      Vitamin D’s Role in Cancer Prevention
      Leslie Matthews, M.D.
      Morehouse School of Medicine

      Surgical Management of Breast Cancer: Is More Better?
      Joel Okoli, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
      Morehouse School of Medicine

      Breast Cancer Update
      Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, M.D.
      DeKalb Medical/Emory Midtown

      Cancers Associated with HIV/AIDS
      Debbie Phoenix-Hagins, M.D., AAHIVS
      Chatham County Health Department

      Colorectal Cancer Screening, Incidence and Mortality
      Marcus G. Plescia, M.D., M.P.H.
      Centers for Disease Control

      Current Cancer Screening Guidelines
      Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., F.A.C.P
      American Cancer Society

      *Cost for CME credits are included in conference registration.

      RSVP by April 26, 2013