Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ - Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET

Hyatt Regency Fairfax – Fairfax, VA




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Michael B. Atkins, MD – Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Karin Choquette, RN, MSN, CCRC – Virginia Cancer Specialists
Alexander I. Spira, MD, PhD, FACP – Virginia Cancer Specialists


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Program Purpose

Specifically designed by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) for clinical oncologists, registered nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians and the entire cancer care team, the Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) programs are introductory, CME-, CPE- and CNE-certified programs. Presented by leading and local authorities in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, these six-hour programs will facilitate understanding of:

  • The rationale for common approaches to immunotherapy
  • The clinical applications of immunotherapy for disease states with FDA-approved treatments (melanoma, and lung, genitourinary, hematologic, and head and neck cancers)
  • Operational and reimbursement barriers to implementing immunotherapy in a community setting and strategies to overcome them
  • The identification and management of immune-related adverse events from the nursing and prescriber perspective in the clinic and emergency settings

Attendees will also have an opportunity for connecting with regional experts in the immunotherapy field at the live event, through two post-program webinars, and indefinitely through a dedicated online community forum. These connections will serve as ongoing resources while clinical oncologists and other healthcare providers incorporate immunotherapy into practice. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the live portion of this event.

For more information, including program objectives, click here.

This program is presented in collaboration with the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).      

                    

 

 

Program Registration

Advance online registration for the Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ in Washington, D.C. is NOW OPEN!

To take advantage of the discounted early registration rates listed here, register by September 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.
Advance registration will close on September 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET, and onsite registration will be available as space permits.

You can find a PDF version of the registration form here.

SITC members are eligible for discounted registration rates. To receive discounted member rates, your membership dues must be current through 2017.

Click here to learn more about the registration rates for members and non-members for this program.

Program Agenda

Preprogram Course: Introduction to Immunology

Participation in this online preprogram course is strongly recommended as it contains information that will not be covered at the program on October 7. This interactive course provides foundational knowledge that is necessary for understanding cancer immunotherapy content that will be discussed at the in-person program. Please click HERE to access the course.

October 7 Program

More program agenda details coming soon!

5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Click here for more detailed CME, CNE and CPE information and program objectives.

Presentations include time for Audience Response System (ARS)-assisted audience
interaction as well as general question and answer time.

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Check-in, Onsite Registration and Networking

Part A: Introduction to Incorporating Immunotherapy Into Clinical Practice

Session I: From Basic Principles to Clinical Applications of Cancer Immunotherapy

7:30 – 7:35 a.m.

Welcome, Introduction, and Pretest Questions by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

7:35 – 8:05 a.m.

Basic Principles of Cancer Immunotherapy
Michael B. Atkins, MD – Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

8:05 – 8:25 a.m.

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma
Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD - Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

8:25 – 8:45 a.m.

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer
Alexander Spira, MD, PhD, FACP – Virginia Cancer Specialists

8:45 – 9:05 a.m.

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genitourinary Cancers
James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, FACP - National Cancer Institute

9:05 – 9:25 a.m

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies
Chaitra Ujjani, MD – MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

9:25 – 9:45 a.m

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers
Ann W. Gramza, MD – Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:45 – 9:55 a.m

 Break

Session II: Overcoming Barriers to Incorporating Immunotherapy Into Community Practice

9:55 – 10:00 a.m.

Information About the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Resources

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Effective Practices for Incorporating Immunotherapy Into Hospital Operations
Alexander Spira, MD, PhD, FACP – Virginia Cancer Specialists

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Coverage and Reimbursement Challenges and Strategies
Alexander Spira, MD, PhD, FACP – Virginia Cancer Specialists

11 – 11:05 a.m.

Take-Home Points for Part A

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Part B: Immune-Related Adverse Event (irAE) Management

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Mechanisms of Immune-Related Adverse Events
Stephen Liu, MD – Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Nursing Perspective on irAEs: Patient Education, Monitoring and Management
Karin Choquette, MSN, RN, CCRC  – Virginia Cancer Specialists

12:20 – 12:50 p.m.

Management and Mitigation of irAEs for Immunotherapy Prescribers
Elizabeth M. Gaughan, MD – University of Virginia

12:50 – 1:20 p.m.

Identification and Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in the Emergency Setting
William T. Durkin, Jr., MD, MBA, CPE, FAAEM – William T. Durkin, Jr., MD, Inc.

1:20 – 1:25 p.m.

Posttest Questions by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

1:25 – 1:30 p.m.

Take-Home Points for Part B and Closing Remarks


The 2017 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ series is supported in part by independent medical educational grants
from Aduro Biotech, Inc., Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck & Co., Inc. and Prometheus Laboratories Inc.

Location

Hyatt Regency Fairfax
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033

Tags

  • CE
  • CME
  • CNE
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  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Lung Cancer
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