Join us on February 27th at 7PM for our upcoming webinar, Genomic Assays for Personalizing Cancer Care. Please click here for more information or to RSVP.
The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 27th from 7:00-8:00 PM EDT. We invite you to join the online presentation on Genomic Assays for Personalizing Cancer Care being presented by Bharti Jasra, MBBS, FACS, Michael R. Shafique, MD, and Jason Starr, DO. Listen as they discuss genomic assays for guiding treatment of lung adenocarcinoma, molecular profiling in colorectal cancer, and strengths and limitations of currently available breast-specific genomic assays.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
1. Identify the most clinically relevant genomic targets and when they should be utilized in lung adenocarcinoma
2. Discuss strengths and limitations of currently available breast cancer-specific genomic assays
3. Appraise the latest molecular characterization of colorectal cancer and associated treatments
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program planning committee and speakers complete disclosure forms. Members of the program committee were required to disclose all financial relationships and speakers were required to disclose any financial relationship as it pertains to the content of the presentations. The ACCME defines a ‘commercial interest’ as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients”. It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The ACCME considers “relevant” financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the session. The planning committee members and speakers were contacted and the conflicts listed below have been managed to our satisfaction. However, if you perceive a bias during a session, please advise us of the circumstances on the session evaluation form.
Please note we have advised the speakers that it is their responsibility to disclose at the start of their presentation if they will be describing the use of a device, product, or drug that is not FDA approved or the off-label use of an approved device, product, or drug or unapproved usage.
The requirement for disclosure is not intended to imply any impropriety of such relationships, but simply to identify such relationships through full disclosure, and to allow the audience to form its own judgments regarding the presentation.
Bharti Jasra, MBBS, FACS - I do not have financial relationships with commercial interests
Michael R. Shafique, MD - I do not have financial relationships with commercial interests
Jason Starr, DO - Honorarium/Advisory Board - Celgene
Christine Laronga, MD - Honoraria/Speaker's Bureau - Genomic Health. Royalties/Editor Sections on DCIS, Breast Cysts - Up-To-Date
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Watch the video on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Florida Initiatives
The Commission on Cancer, as part of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons hosted, “Colorectal Cancer Screening: Florida Initiatives” on December 4th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST. We invite you to join Maryam Sattari, MD, MS Tammy Semelsberger, MBA, and Imee (Imelda) Unto, RN, MSN, OCN as they discuss screening challenges and evidence-based efforts for colorectal screening in Florida. This enduring activity is eligible for up to one 1 credit hour of CME and 1 ACS Self-Assessment credit.
The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents HPV & Cancer: A Webinar. This presentation is provided at no charge to attendees and will discuss the prevention of HPV-related cancers through vaccination and best practices for HPV-related anal/head and neck cancers, while earning up to 1 credit hour of CME and 1 ACS Self-Assessment credit. The presentation is led by Anna Giuliano, PhD, Atif Iqbal, MD, and Rafael Toro-Serra, MD.
The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons hosted a webinar on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 PM EDT titled Best Practices for Compliance with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (COC) Survivorship Care Plans Standard. The presentation was led by Paula M. Termuhlen, MD, FACS, and Kyle Mobley, MBA. Dr. Termuhlen and Ms. Mobley identified barriers to compliance with the ACS COC Survivorship Care Plan Standard, reviewed the elements of effective Survivorship care plans and best practices for sharing plans with patients, and discussed disease site specific apps designed by the American Cancer Society for utilization by providers and survivors.
This online video will describe the compelling data which led to this program and review the facets of the new Commission on Cancer accreditation standard. This activity offers the opportunity to earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1 Self-Assessment credit.