Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons



The next Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET. The topic of this webinar will be Inherited Cancer Syndromes. Join us for this 1-hour webinar as we discuss hereditary cancers of the breast, colon and connective tissues and implications for clinical care.
1. Keeping Abreast of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
2. Hereditary Sarcoma Syndromes
3. Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
4. Question and Answer Session

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This activity is designed for surgeons. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Identify current evidence-based recommendations for genetic testing for a variety of inherited cancers.
• Describe current evidence-based recommendations for the management of hereditary cancers.

July 31, 2018

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.


The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons hosted a webinar on Tuesday, February 27th from 7:00-8:00 PM EDT. We invite you to view the online presentation on Genomic Assays for Personalizing Cancer Care as was presented by Bharti Jasra, MBBS, FACS, Michael R. Shafique, MD, and Jason Starr, DO. Listen as they discussed genomic assays for guiding treatment of lung adenocarcinoma, molecular profiling in colorectal cancer, and strengths and limitations of currently available breast-specific genomic assays. 

1. Genomic Assays for Guiding Treatment of Lung Adenocarcinoma
2. Molecular Profiling in Colorectal Cancer
3. Strengths and limitations of currently available breast cancer-specific genomic assays

CLICK HERE to visit our Channel where you can watch this presentation and others hosted by the FCACS!
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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.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer

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.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00am