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Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2014
    • Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

    The Florida Health Care Coalition (FHCC) will hold an Oncology Symposium titled Oncology Management Best Practices, Trends and Opportunities.  The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida from 8:00am - 4:00pm. 


    1. How confident are you with navigating the oncology maze effectively and efficiently? 

     

    2. Did you know that for employers, the medical and disability expenses associated with cancer are significant?

     

    3. Did you know that cancer expenses are one of the top three medical expense categories and represent an average of 12 percent of total medical costs are rising yearly?

     

    If you answered any of the questions above with any doubt, you should consider joining FHCC and their expert speakers and panelists to learn about innovative benefit design and contracting approaches as well as pilot studies that are underway to improve the value and timeliness of care delivered to oncology patients and their caregivers. 


    Meet three of our speakers and find out what you will be missing if you don't attend this timely event for employers, hospitals, health plans and all health care providers!


    Barry Fortner, Ph.D., President, Ion Solutions

    Getting Value Out of Community Oncology

    This presentation will discuss the role of community oncology in the delivery of cancer care, its value proposition, and the potential for community oncology to lead on the reform of cancer care.

    Karen K. Fields, MD, Medical Director, Moffitt Oncology Network, Moffitt Cancer Center

    Living in a World of Accountable Care - Moffitt's Perspective

    Learn strategies for developing accountable care contracts including defining and measuring quality and value and using this information to develop contracts with payers.

    Mary Bradley, Director, Health Care Planning, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

    Managing Cancer at Work

    Pitney Bowes has recently launched a pilot program with the Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins to provide employees and their family member support needed as a patient or caregiver.  Come and find out how the program helps members recognize the early signs of cancer and to manage their treatment to optimize their wellbeing.

    • 21 Oct 2014
    • American Cancer Society building in West Palm Beach

                  The next meeting of the Community Cancer Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the American Cancer Society building in West Palm Beach.

              At this meeting, you will hear a presentation from Dr. Carisa Pearce of Florida Cancer Specialists, Oncologic Rehabilitation Medicine and Interventional Pain Services.


              The American Cancer Society building is located at 621 Clearwater Park Road, just north of the Marriott hotel on Okeechobee Boulevard (east of I-95).  An easy way to reach the building is to turn north off of Okeechobee at the Marriott (which is just west of the railroad tracks and the Kravis Center), go around to the back (north) side of the Marriott and continue out the exit of the hotel parking lot.  The ACS building will be on your left.  The meeting will be in the main meeting room on the first floor, just to the left of the lobby.  The phone number to reach ACS is 366-0013.


              For those who have attended meetings in the past, ACS looks forward to seeing you again.  And for those who have not had an opportunity to attend, they cordially welcome you or another representative to this meeting of groups and institutions that deal with cancer.


              As always, the ACS meetings will be a good opportunity to network with others who are involved in cancer-related services, so please feel free to bring any material about your programs or events, to give to the group.


             Please RSVP to me at rogekar@aol.com so ACS can get an idea of how many people will attend.


             The past meetings have been very informative, with excellent turnouts,  ACS hopes you can attend on Oct. 21 as they collaborate for the benefit of organizations and those served.


             Cordially,

             Roger J. Buckwalter

             Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope

             Community Cancer Council


    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Engaging Underserved Communities in Clinical Trial Recruitment

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Clinical trials are a critical resource for the discovery and development of better prevention, diagnostic and treatment methods for cancer. Many of today’s most effective prevention and treatment modalities are based upon previous clinical trial results.

    People with low income, the elderly, racial/ethnic minorities, women and those who live in rural areas represent the smallest percentage of clinical trial participants. Unfortunately these same populations also bear a disproportionate burden of disease.  Without adequate representation of these populations in clinical trials, researchers cannot learn about potential differences among groups and ensure the generalizability of results to the entire U.S. population. For clinical trials to be useful to all populations, individuals from all backgrounds, racial/ethnic groups, ages and locations need to participate.

    Our October R2R cyber-seminar will examine the issue of increasing the participation of racial/ethnic and other underrepresented groups in clinical trials. We are delighted to welcome Army of Women Research Director Leah Wilcox Eshraghi and Jennifer Ivanovich with the University of Washington to discuss their efforts and involvement with clinical trial accrual and under-represented populations and contributions to scientific research through and with community participation. 

    As always, part of the webinar will be dedicated to your questions. We look forward to you engaging with the presenters, and sharing your own experiences.

    Speakers:

    Leah Wilcox Eshraghi

    Leah Wilcox Eshraghi 

    Research Manager, Army of Women 

    Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

    Jennifer Ivanovich

    Jennifer Ivanovich, MS

    Assistant Professor, Genetic Counselor, 

    Director, Young Women’s Breast 

    Cancer Program Division of Public 

    Health Sciences 

    Department of Surgery Washington 

    University School of Medicine

    Register Now!

    Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars/engaging-underserved-communities-clinical-trial-recruitment.

    Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.  This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at http://researchtoreality.cancer.gov approximately one week following the presentation.

    Cyber-Seminar Archive

    If you have missed any of the previous cyber-seminars, you can view them all on the R2R Archive.  Watch the presentations, and join in the discussions.  

    Register Now!

    Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars/engaging-underserved-communities-clinical-trial-recruitment.

    Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.  This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at http://researchtoreality.cancer.govapproximately one week following the presentation.

     

    Cyber-Seminar Archive

    If you have missed any of the previous cyber-seminars, you can view them all on the R2R Archive.  Watch the presentations, and join in the discussions.  

    • 23 Oct 2014
    • Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza

    CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION &

    PEER-TO-PEER INTERACTION PROGRAMS

    MOFFITT CANCER CENTER

    Panel Discussion: Women’s Health Issues

    October 23, 5:30pm-8:00pm

    Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza

    To register, RSVP to CME.RSVP@Moffitt.org

    Most sessions are open to all physicians interested in the field and topic. Contact us at 813-745-4988 for details. For more information on upcoming conferences, visit MOFFITT.org/conferences.

    REGISTRATION:
    The program is free, however registration is necessary. Please RSVP to CME.RSVP@Moffitt.org and indicate event title in email subject line.

    1-888-MOFFITT

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    • 29 Oct 2014
    • 31 Oct 2014
    • San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California

    Please join Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD, Professor of Medicine
    Temple University School of Medicine Chief, Medical Oncology & Hematology at St. Luke’s Cancer Center
    and 19 other expert faculty and key opinion leaders at the 3rd Annual World Cutaneous Malignancies Congress taking place October 29-31, 2014, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California.

    This 2-day congress is dedicated to informing, educating, and fostering the exchange of clinically relevant information in the field of cutaneous malignancies on topics in melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, including:

    • The Molecular Biology of Cutaneous Malignancies - Implications for Personalized Therapy
    • Current Treatment Algorithms in Cutaneous Malignancies
    • Emerging Therapies, Combos, and Targeted Agents
    • Prevention and Early Detection
    • What's Hot in New Drugs and Clinical Trial Data
    • Meet the Experts Lunch - Take advantage of an informal setting to meet with our expert faculty and get your questions answered

    View the complete 2014 agenda.


    Confirmed Faculty

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Shailender Bhatia, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Oncology
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Seattle, Washington

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Christopher K. Bichakjian, MD
    Associate Professor
    Director, Multidisciplinary Merkel Cell Carcinoma Program
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Isaac Brownell, MD, PhD
    Head, Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section
    Dermatology Branch, NCI, NIH
    Bethesda, Maryland

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Leandro Cerchietti, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Rachael A. Clark, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
    Harvard Medical School
    Associate Dermatologist
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Reinhard Dummer, MD
    Associate Professor
    Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology
    University Hospital Zurich
    Zurich, Switzerland

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Axel Hauschild, MD
    Program Committee
    Professor of Dermatology
    Head of the Skin Care Center
    University of Kiel
    Kiel, Germany

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Steven N. Horwitz, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Karl D. Lewis, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of Colorado, Denver
    Aurora, Colorado

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Hector Martinez-Said, MD
    Melanoma Clinic Coordinator
    Instituto Nacional De Cancerologia-Mexico
    Mexico City, Mexico

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    James MacDonald, MD
    Dermatology and Dermatopathology
    Central Utah Clinic
    Provo, Utah

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Anjali Mishra, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine/Dermatology & Pathology
    Michael Piepkorn Chair in Dermatology Research
    University of Washington
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, Washington

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Pierluigi Porcu, MD
    Program Committee
    Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
    Division of Hematology
    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, Director of the Tumor Immunology Program Area
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    UCLA and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Los Angeles, California

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Caroline Robert, MD, PhD
    Head of Dermatology
    Institut Gustave Roussy
    Paris, France

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Aleksandar Sekulic, MD, PhD
    Program Committee
    Assistant Professor, Dermatology
    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
    Translational Genomics Institute
    Scottsdale, Arizona

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Susan M. Swetter, MD
    Professor of Dermatology
    Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program
    Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    Palo Alto, California

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    Stanford University Medical Center
    Palo Alto, California


    Register today by clicking on the link below.


    Best wishes,

    SANJIV S AGARWALA

    Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Temple University School of Medicine
    Chief, Medical Oncology & Hematology
    St. Luke’s Cancer Center
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


    Conference Location

    Hotel pic

    San Francisco Marriott Marquis 
    780 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone: 415-896-1600

    A discounted group room rate plus tax is available to all conference attendees until Wednesday, October 8, 2014.


    Cancellation Policy
    All ​refund ​requests ​must ​be ​submitted ​via our online form cutaneousmalignancies.com/contact-us ​no ​later ​than ​Friday, ​August ​29, ​2014. ​Refunds ​will ​be ​provided ​to ​registrants, ​less ​the ​service ​fee ​of ​$25, ​within ​2 ​weeks ​of ​the ​request ​approval. Please note, refunds are not available after this date.


    Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Temple University School of Medicine
    Chief, Medical Oncology & Hematology
    St. Luke’s Cancer Center
    • 01 Nov 2014
    • Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa

    9th Annual Breaking the Silence

    Breaking the Silence is a  symposium hosted  each year for breast cancer survivors by the Memorial Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Center, their family, friends and supporters. 

    The featured speaker is Julie Silver, MD, Founder of the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Program. 

    A beautiful brunch will be served, along with selected vendors, and activities to educate those looking for a better survivorship experience. 

    It is held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9-3 PM with the cost of  $10 for day.

     Reservations are required to call 954 265 2608 or e-mail cfrankel@mhs.net

    BROCHURE


    • 03 Nov 2014
    • National Press Club in Washington, DC.



      NCCN will be hosting its fifth annual Patient Advocacy Summit: Patient Concerns in 2014 – Big Data, Access, and Palliative Careon November 3, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Patients today are facing a variety of concerns and considerations when confronting cancer. From the plethora of data they encounter when making treatment decisions to accessing and paying for drugs and biologics to palliative care, patients need resources to help them make appropriate care and financial decisions. Click here for more information.



      SUMMARY: NCCN will be hosting its’ 5th annual Patient Advocacy Summit, Patient Concerns in 2014 – Big Data, Access, and Palliative Care, on November 3, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Patients today are facing a variety of concerns and considerations when confronting cancer. From the plethora of data they encounter when making treatment decisions to accessing and paying for drugs and biologics to palliative care, patients need resources to help them make appropriate care and financial decisions. Topics for discussion at the Summit include the patient role and experience in big data collection and utilization, how patients are accessing and paying for drugs and biologics in the current political and regulatory environment, and an assortment of issues within palliative care.

      ATTENTION PATIENT ADVOCATES:
      NCCN is pleased to offer travel and accommodation assistance to those patient advocates coming from outside the local Washington, DC area. Because of the limited funding for assistance, if you are interested in this assistance please contact Shannon Ryan at ryan@nccn.org or 215-690-0265 at your earliest convenience.


      • 07 Nov 2014
      • Broward Health Medical Center
      Barbara Ziegler Palliative Care Program
      13th Annual
      Palliative Care Symposium

      Bridging the Gap in Pediatric Palliative Care:
      From the Caregivers to Clinician’s Perspective

      Friday, November 7th, 2014
      7:30am - 12:30pm

      Broward Health Medical Center • Auditoriums A-C • 1600 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

      Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours Nursing and 
      Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, 
      Marriage and Family Therapy and 
      Mental Health Counseling CE Broker 50-1443

      Information is available for download prior to the event at BrowardHealth.org/PalliativeCareSymposium.

      Registration: Broward Health Employees log into Health Stream and all others call 
      the Broward Health Line at 954.759.7400.


      • 07 Nov 2014
      • 08 Nov 2014
      • Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

       

      2014 FLASCO Fall Session

       

       

      November 7-8, 2014

       

      Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

      4200 Jim Walter Blvd│Tampa, FL 33607

       

       

      The FLASCO Program Planning Committee

       has developed an outstanding speaker line-up for each of the offered oncology tracks:

       Radiation, Nursing,

      Hematology and Medical Oncology,

       and Patient Navigation. 

       

       This conference will offer a maximum

       of 6 AMA PRA Category I creditstm. 

       

       

       

      Be Sure to Check Out the

      MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

      for more information.

       

       

      Attendee Registration Form

       

      Exhibit Invitation 

      Exhibit Reply Form

      Corporate Registration Form

       

      INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES BY

      SHARING THE MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

       

      • 08 Nov 2014
      • Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, FL

      The SW Florida Run/Walk & Mile of Memories Memorial Walk is happening again this year

      November 8, 2014

      at Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, FL


      REGISTER NOW

      New & EASY registration software

      Click Here to Register Now

      Register yourself or your team on our new RunSignUp system.

      Sign in, find a team or set one up. Or sign up as an individual! Log back in at any time to see the status of your registration.

      Team Captains can see their teammates to manage communication with them!

      Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know might be interested!

      YOU DON'T HAVE TO RUN/WALK TO PARTICIPATE!

      Sign up a team to raise funds... 

      Our goal this year is to have 40 teams who will raise funds through participation and donations. Awards will be given to the top three teams who raise the most funding.    

       

      Businesses & Groups - Sign up a team to promote lung cancer awareness among your customers, employees, friends and family.

       

      Individual Donations - You may also simply make a donation on our website that will help further our goal.   

       

      THE MISSION:

      This fundraising event is about saving the lives of our loved ones, friends and neighbors by promoting lung cancer screening and early detection.  The Lung Cancer Research Council is YOUR local organization to do this; funds raised here stay here in Southwest Florida!

      Become an EVENT SPONSOR

      Wish to get More Involved?

      Event Sign Up

       

      Corporate Sign: If you or your business would like to support the Lung Cancer Research Council's mission and programs, we are seeking sponsors at several levels!

      Memorial Signs:  Purchased a memorial sign for $25 in honor of a friend loved one.  These will be placed around the "Mile of Memories" track and in the stadium.

      Purchase both of these online through the event sign-up store.  Click the link above.

      Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death in Southwest Florida. Our mission is to reduce lung cancer mortality through the promotion of screening and early detection.

      LATEST NEWS ABOUT LUNG CANCER
      HEALTH COVERAGE

      Lung cancer movement in the US is at a critical juncture. The 'Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services' (CMS) will decide in November whether or not to provide coverage for lung cancer screening using newer methods. 

      If the decision is made to provide coverage, we expect that, over the course of the next decade,

      survivorship from a diagnosis of lung cancer will double or even triple, from the 16 percent that it is today. This is huge because, as more people survive lung cancer, the greater the awareness of lung cancer will be, which will result in greater funding for screening, diagnosis and treatment.

      Your tax deductible

      donation & participation can help.

      Thank you!

      Sincerely,

       


      Thomas Cappiello
      and the Board of Directors for
      Lung Cancer Research Council

      A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. LUNG CANCER RESEARCH COUNCIL, INC. REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH40865

      • 12 Nov 2014
      • 15 Nov 2014
      • Atlantic Beach, Florida

      Register Today!


      Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Diseases

      One Ocean Resort and Spa
      Atlantic Beach, Florida

      Course Directors:

      Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D.

      Edith A. Perez, M.D.

      Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.

      Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.

      Course Description:
      The three-day continuing medical education course will provide a multidisciplinary update in prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of benigh and malignant breast diseases and survivorship issues.

      Wednesday, November 12 -- Pre-Conference Radioactive Seed localization breast surgery: An Alternative to Wire Localization skills workshop - Separate Registration Required.

      Credit Information: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 (18.75 for the General Session, 4.0 for the SEEDs Workshop; 2 for the Optional Evening Session) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 24.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      This course will be offering optional CME and self-assessment credits towards Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Registrants are able to earn credits for the self-assessment, in addition to the live event. The self-assessment will be available online after the course. An 80% overall score must be achieved to receive credit and the self-assessment can be taken a total of two times. The additional self-assessment credits include time to review the course material, take the self-assessment, review your individual report, identify gaps, and look up information from any of the references or other resources. Additional credit information will be available on the website soon.

      A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

      Accommodations:
      A limited block of guest rooms have been reserved for attendees with a special course rate of $179 per night, single or double occupancy, at One Ocean Resort and Spa. Guests 18 and younger stay complimentary in guestrooms with an adult.

      Group rates are honored three days prior to and three days following the course dates, based upon space availability. To make your reservation, call (800) 874-6000 or (904) 249-7402; please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic 2014 Breast Disease course when making your reservation. You are urged to make your reservations early.

      To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or by the expiration date of Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, whichever comes first. Following this date, reservations at the contracted meeting rate will be taken based upon resort room availability.

      Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. There is a cancellation policy of 72 hours prior to arrival. If reservation is cancelled within this time, the deposit is non-refundable.

      One Ocean Resort and Spa is an AAA four-diamond, Forbes Travel Guide four-star boutique resort perfectly nestled along the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic Beach. As northeast Florida's newest beachfront resort, offering an authentic, elegant and intuitive stay experience, the resort is situated across from the picturesque Beaches Town Center, luring guests in with its brick-paved streets featuring an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, art galleries, ice cream parlors and nightlife options.

      Registration Information: A complete program schedule and registration information is available in the course brochure and on the
      course website.


      • 15 Nov 2014
      • Center for Building Hope in Lakewood Ranch

      Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Announces

      “Party Under the Stars” Benefit for November 15, 2014

      Mexican-Themed Fundraiser Returns by Popular Demand    

      Sarasota, FL – October 10, 2014 . . . The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Fiesta Bajo Las Estrellas (Party Under the Stars). Introduced in September 2013, the popular event features a celebration of Mexican food, culture and music, and will be held at the Center for Building Hope in Lakewood Ranch at 7:00 PM on November 15, 2014. Florida Cancer Specialists’ CEO and FCS Foundation Board Chair Brad Prechtl and his wife Terri will host a private VIP reception at their home prior to the main fundraiser. Included in the evening’s festivities are exciting prizes, courtesy of friends and partners of the Foundation, and delicious food provided by the Polo Grill & Bar’s Fête Catering.

      Last year, the sold-out event was held at the Prechtl’s home and raised over $30,000. This year, Party Under the Stars will move to the Center for Building Hope to accommodate the growth and popularity of the event. This beautiful facility will provide the perfect setting for a fun and festive evening that directly benefits local individuals with cancer.

      The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation believes no one should have to choose between paying their rent or utility bills and paying for their cancer treatment. The Foundation was established to assist qualified individuals who are undergoing treatment for cancer and need assistance paying their essential, non-medical, living expenses. By helping with bills such as rent or mortgage, a car payment, auto insurance, and/or utilities, patients are able to focus on their health and recovery.

      Tickets for the main event are $100 per person. Tickets, VIP passes, and sponsorships can be purchased at http://foundation.flcancer.com/party-under-the-stars/.

      • 16 Nov 2014
      • Zoological Society of Florida

      Tommy Hilfiger Zoo Run 5K & Kidz Medical Services Zoo Kids Dash 

      benefiting 

      West Kendall Baptist Hospital and 

      the Zoological Society of Florida

      November 16, 2014 7:00 am

      Register Now
      Click to Register

       Come for a Race

      Stay for a Zoo Adventure!

      Amenities

      * Finisher Medals 

      * Premium Cotton Shirt 

      * Entry to Zoo Miami 

      * Post-Race Festival 

      * 50% Off Zoo Miami admission for Friends & Family Every participant in the Tommy Hilfiger ZooRun5K and Kidz Medical Services ZooKidsDash will not only get to take part in an amazing race, they will get free entry to Zoo Miami for the rest of the day plus 50% off admission to Zoo Miami for friends and family joining you on race day.

       

      Pre-Race Fee

      Round 1
      7/23 - 10/28

      Pre-Race Fee

      Round 2
      10/29 - 11/15

      Race Day Fee

      11/16/2014

      Cash Only

      ZooRun5K

      All ages

      $30.00

      $35.00

      $45.00

      ZooKidsDash

      ages 2-9

      $10.00

      $15.00

      $20.00




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      • 04 Dec 2014
      • Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza

      CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION &

      PEER-TO-PEER INTERACTION PROGRAMS

      MOFFITT CANCER CENTER

      Moffitt Mingles, A Holiday Networking Event

      December 4, 5:30pm-8:00pm (Non-CME)

      Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza

      RSVP to Terra.Dawson@Moffitt.org

      Most sessions are open to all physicians interested in the field and topic. Contact us at 813-745-4988 for details. For more information on upcoming conferences, visit MOFFITT.org/conferences.

      REGISTRATION:
      The program is free, however registration is necessary. Please RSVP to CME.RSVP@Moffitt.org and indicate event title in email subject line.

      1-888-MOFFITT

      REFER2MOFFITT.COM



      • 05 Dec 2014
      • Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, FL

      CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION &

      PEER-TO-PEER INTERACTION PROGRAMS

      MOFFITT CANCER CENTER

      Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™

      December 5, 8:00am-4:00pm

      Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, FL

      Register: www.sitcancer.org/sitc-meetings/aci2014/fl

      Contact Katie at KKoerner@sitcancer.org

      Most sessions are open to all physicians interested in the field and topic. Contact us at 813-745-4988 for details. For more information on upcoming conferences, visit MOFFITT.org/conferences.

      REGISTRATION:
      The program is free, however registration is necessary. Please RSVP to CME.RSVP@Moffitt.org and indicate event title in email subject line.

      1-888-MOFFITT

      REFER2MOFFITT.COM



      Most sessions are open to all physicians interested in the field and topic. Contact us at 813-745-4988 for details. For more information on upcoming conferences, visit MOFFITT.org/conferences.

      REGISTRATION:
      The program is free, however registration is necessary. Please RSVP to CME.RSVP@Moffitt.org and indicate event title in email subject line.

      1-888-MOFFITT

      REFER2MOFFITT.COM

       
      • 23 Jan 2015
      • 25 Jan 2015
      • Conrad Miami, Miami Florida

      12th Annual Miami Cancer Meeting (MCM)

      “Evolving to a Personalized Cancer Therapy 

      in the 21st Century” 

      January 23-25, 2015

      Conrad Miami, Miami Florida

      FLASCO Members Luis R. Raez, MD & Caio Rocha Lima, MD, invite you to attend this Meeting.

      This is a two day course designed for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP), physician assistants (PA), oncology nurses, registered pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and radiation therapists. General practitioners (internal medicine and family medicine) will have the benefit of a state of the art review of the standard of care and new developments in cancer therapy. Residents in training and fellows from these specialties are encouraged to attend. Topics in solid tumors and hematological malignancies will be reviewed; that will include topics in breast cancer, gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies, head and neck cancers, hematological malignancies (i.e. multiple myeloma, CLL and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), genito-urinary cancers (GU), brain tumors, malignant melanoma, and non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will be presented. There will also be a special session devoted to the area of supportive care in oncology, with emphasis on bone metastases, hypercalcemia, and management of chemotherapy related side effects like febrile neutropenia. The areas of focus for this conference will include the review of current standards of care in the treatment of all of the aforementioned malignancies and new developments in these areas of cancer care.

      Emphasis on the molecular diagnosis and individualization of cancer therapy based of molecular profiling. Presentations from latest national (ASCO or ASH 2014) and International (ESMO 2014 and IASLC 2014) meetings will be reviewed and guidelines for cancer care will be emphasized. The participants in the meeting will have the opportunity not only to hear outstanding reviews of these topics but also engage in personal interactions with our oncology experts in the field that have national and international recognition during our questions and answer sessions.

       REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

      Registration Fee:
      $250 for Physicians        $100 for Nurses, Allied Health Professional & Pharmacist

      $300 - Industry Liaison and representatives

      REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MECCINC.COM AND CLICK ON CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AND SCROLL TO "ONCOLOGY" AND CLICK READ MORE

       Hotel Information:          The Conrad Hotel Miami

      CALL NOW TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

      1-305-503-6585 and identify yourself as attending the 

      "Miami Cancer Meeting - MCM"

      To download brochure PDF and register online visit our website at www.meccinc.com

      • 24 Jan 2015
      • Loews Hotel North Minneapolis, MN

      Saturday, January 24, 2015

      Loews Hotel (formerly the graves | 601 hotel) 

      601 First Ave North Minneapolis, MN

      Course Directors:

      Thomas M. Habermann, M.D.
      Thomas E. Witzig, M.D.

      Course Description:
      This one-day program is for hematology and oncology and oncology clinicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. It provides an overview of the most recent treatment advances of various hematologic malignancies, based on abstracts presented at the December 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Invited speakers choose exciting and relevant abstracts presented at the ASH meeting and discuss clinical relevance to the hematology-oncology practice.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the results of important disease-specific clinical trials presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in 2014 putting them into clinical context and into the perspective of current clinical practice guidelines

      • Identify investigational therapeutic regimens that are available as alternatives to standard of care approaches.

      • Compare with current clinical practice the advances and new knowledge in managing various hematological malignancies that are presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting or that have been published over the last 12 months.

      Lodging Accommodations:
      The Loews Hotel offers course participants a special rate of $139 per night for a superior king room (single or double occupancy). Reservations must be made by Jan. 3, 2015, to receive this special rate. Call 866-523-1100 (toll-free) for reservations.

      Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

      More information, including registration and the program schedule available on the course website!

      Course Description:

      This one-day program is for hematology and oncology and oncology clinicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. It provides an overview of the most recent treatment advances of various hematologic malignancies, based on abstracts presented at the December 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Invited speakers choose exciting and relevant abstracts presented at the ASH meeting and discuss clinical relevance to the hematology-oncology practice.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Describe the results of important disease-specific clinical trials presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in 2014 putting them into clinical context and into the perspective of current clinical practice guidelines
      • Identify investigational therapeutic regimens that are available as alternatives to standard of care approaches.
      • Compare with current clinical practice the advances and new knowledge in managing various hematological malignancies that are presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting or that have been published over the last 12 months.

      Lodging Accommodations:

      The Loews Hotel offers course participants a special rate of $139 per night for a superior king room (single or double occupancy). Reservations must be made by Jan. 3, 2015, to receive this special rate. Call 866-523-1100 (toll-free) for reservations.

      Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. 

      More information, including registration and the program schedule available on the course website!
      More information, including registration and the program schedule available on the course website!
      • 25 Jan 2015
      • Miami Florida

      Join our 6th Annual DDF Dream Team in the Miami Marathon! CLICK HERE to register and remember to select Debbie's Dream Foundation under group affiliation on the registration form to join our Dream Team.  To create a fundraising page CLICK HERE.  For more details, to become a fundraiser, donate to our Team or to be a runner on our team, contact us at Events@DebbiesDream.org.

      • 07 Feb 2015
      • San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino Marriott
        

      New Drugs

      in Hematologic

      Oncology and the

      Cost of Cancer Care: 

      The 5th Business of Oncology Conference in Puerto Rico

      Saturday, February 7, 2015  

      7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino Marriott

      1309 Ashford Avenue San Juan, PR  00907-1325

      Reservation Phone Lines for the Marriott:

       

      888-817-2033  or  800-228-9290

       

       

      For Meeting Details be sure to check out the

      Meeting Announcement 

       

       

      To attend this meeting, please complete

      the appropriate registration form below

      and return to the FLASCO office

      (contact information on form).

       

      Puerto Rico Residents Attendee Registration

       

      Attendee Registration

       

       

       

       

      This conference has

      sponsorship opportunities! 

      Please complete the appropriate forms to

      support the Annual Business of Oncology Summit.

       

      Sponsorship Information

       

      Exhibit Reply Form

       

      Corporate Registration Form

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      • 12 Feb 2015
      • 15 Feb 2015
      • Ritz Carlton® Amelia Island, Florida

      20th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease

      Being held at the Ritz Carlton® Amelia Island, Florida 

      on February 12-15, 2015       


      For more information please contact:

      Karen Earick 904 244-6069 or Karen.earick@jax.ufl.edu 

      and visit the web-site at http://msbd.cme.ufl.edu  

      Click here to see brochure!

      • 13 Feb 2015
      • 14 Feb 2015
      • Mayo Clinic Simulation Center Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville



      Save the Date!

      Advances in Systemic Therapies
      for Breast Cancer
      February 13-14, 2015

      Mayo Clinic Simulation Center
      Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

      Course Directors:
      Edith Perez, M.D. 
      Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, M.D. 
      Minetta Liu, M.D. 
      Kathryn Ruddy, M.D. 

      Course Description:
      This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with breast cancer. Topics include genetic predisposition, molecular characterization, novel biomarkers, systemic therapy, survivorship, and clinical trial design. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

      Credit Information:
      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AOA Credit
      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      Accommodations:
      Accommodations are offered in conjunction with the 26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer at the Omni Jacksonville (a short Skyway ride away) or at One Ocean Resort in Jacksonville Beach, approximately 12 miles from the Convention Center. Book your hotel accommodations online.

      Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

      Course Description:
      This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with breast cancer. Topics include genetic predisposition, molecular characterization, novel biomarkers, systemic therapy, survivorship, and clinical trial design. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

      Credit Information: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AOA Credit
      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      Accommodations: Accommodations are offered in conjunction with the 26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer at the Omni Jacksonville (a short Skyway ride away) or at One Ocean Resort in Jacksonville Beach, approximately 12 miles from the Convention Center. Book your hotel accommodations online.

      Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
      Course Description:
      This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with breast cancer. Topics include genetic predisposition, molecular characterization, novel biomarkers, systemic therapy, survivorship, and clinical trial design. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

      Credit Information: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AOA Credit
      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      Accommodations: Accommodations are offered in conjunction with the 26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer at the Omni Jacksonville (a short Skyway ride away) or at One Ocean Resort in Jacksonville Beach, approximately 12 miles from the Convention Center. Book your hotel accommodations online.

      Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
      Course Description:
      This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with breast cancer. Topics include genetic predisposition, molecular characterization, novel biomarkers, systemic therapy, survivorship, and clinical trial design. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

      Credit Information: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AOA Credit
      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      Accommodations: Accommodations are offered in conjunction with the 26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer at the Omni Jacksonville (a short Skyway ride away) or at One Ocean Resort in Jacksonville Beach, approximately 12 miles from the Convention Center. Book your hotel accommodations online.

      Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
      Course Description:
      This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with breast cancer. Topics include genetic predisposition, molecular characterization, novel biomarkers, systemic therapy, survivorship, and clinical trial design. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

      Credit Information: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AOA Credit
      This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 11.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

      Accommodations: Accommodations are offered in conjunction with the 26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer at the Omni Jacksonville (a short Skyway ride away) or at One Ocean Resort in Jacksonville Beach, approximately 12 miles from the Convention Center. Book your hotel accommodations online.

      Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
      • 15 Feb 2015
      • Fort Lauderdale Florida


      Join our 1st Annual DDF Dream Team running in the A1A Fort Lauderdale Marathon and Half Marathon.  For a discount code, details on how to join our DDF Dream Team, to be a sponsor, to make a donation, or for more information, CLICK HERE
      • 12 Mar 2015
      • 15 Mar 2015
      • Hollywood, Florida

      NCCN 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™

      March 12 – 15, 2015

      Hollywood, Florida

      The NCCN Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ attracts more than 1,500 registrants from across the United States and the globe including oncologists (in both community and academic settings), oncology fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer.

      To Register


      Hollywood, Florida 
      • 10 Apr 2015
      • 11 Apr 2015
      • Orlando World Center Marriott


      The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology invites all

      FLASCO Members & 

      Oncology Health Care Professionals

      2014 Business of 

      Oncology Summit

      to be held in Conjunction with the

      2014 FLASCO Spring Session & Annual Meeting of Members

      Friday, April 10 thru Saturday, April 11, 2015

      Orlando World Center Marriott

      8701 World Center Drive

      Orlando, FL 32821

       

       

      • 10 Apr 2015
      • 11 Apr 2015
      • River North - Chicago, Illinois

      Save the Date!

      Hematologic Malignancies: 

      New Therapies and the 

      Evolving Role of Transplant

      April 10 - 11, 2015

      The Westin Chicago

      River North - Chicago, Illinois

      Course Directors:

      William Hogan, M.B., B.Ch.

      Mark R. Litzow, M.D.

      Course Description:

      This two-day course is presented by Mayo faculty discussing the role of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors in an era when new therapies for these diseases are becoming available. The course is for hematology-oncology physicians, allied health practitioners, and nurses and will help increase their understanding of when patients should be referred for BMT in the course of their disease.


      Accommodations:
      320 N. Dearborn St.
      Chicago, IL 60654
      888-627-8359
      $179 single/double

      Save the Date!

      Hematologic Malignancies:
      New Therapies and the
      Evolving Role of Transplant
      April 10 - 11, 2015
      River North - Chicago, Illinois

      Course Directors:
      William Hogan, M.B., B.Ch.
      Mark R. Litzow, M.D.
      Course Description:
      This two-day course is presented by Mayo faculty discussing the role of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors in an era when new therapies for these diseases are becoming available. The course is for hematology-oncology physicians, allied health practitioners, and nurses and will help increase their understanding of when patients should be referred for BMT in the course of their disease.
      Accommodations:
      Westin Chicago River North
      320 N. Dearborn St.
      Chicago, IL 60654
      888-627-8359

      $179 single/double

    Florida Society of Clinical Oncology
    10022 Water Works Lane
    Riverview, FL 33578
    Telephone (813) 677-0246
    Dorothy.Green@flasco.org

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