Friday, August 22, 2014
CME-certified regional program
Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD – University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Omid Hamid, MD – The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Asim Amin, MD, PhD – Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas Medical Center
Joseph W. Fay, MD – Baylor University Medical Center
Keith L. Knutson, PhD – Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
John D. Powderly II, MD, CPI – Carolina BioOncology Institute, PLLC
Brian I. Rini, MD – Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Alexander Spira, MD, PhD – Virginia Cancer Specialists
Specifically designed for clinical oncologists and the entire medical team involved in treating cancer patients with immunotherapy, this program provided an understanding of basic immunology principles underlying the clinical application of immunotherapy, provided insights into the indications and clinical management of patients receiving tumor immunotherapy, and discussed concepts in the tumor immunotherapy field.
Presented by leading authorities in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, this program reviewed the basics of the immune system and its relationship to cancer, summarized central themes in tumor immunotherapy, and described how the immune system is influenced by standard cancer treatments. It also addressed how immunotherapy can be combined with other immunotherapy agents and with chemotherapy or radiation therapy to improve therapeutic responses.
Attendees also took advantage of the opportunity for professional networking that promotes collaboration and scientific exchange with experts, clinical oncologists and other health care providers.
The target audience for this program included clinical oncologists, those involved in patient care, early career individuals, allied health professionals, and patient advocates who wish to learn principles of tumor immunology and immunotherapy, as well as improve their ability to select patients for immunotherapy and provide state-of-the-art clinical management for their patients.
Upon completion of this program, the participants are able to:
Jointly provided by Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)
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