New Developments in Colorectal Cancer and Peritoneal Malignancies Conference

Presented by Salem Cancer Institute and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Continuing Medical Education

Friday, May 1, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Allison Inn, 2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, OR 97132
  • Learn about the latest in colorectal cancer and peritoneal malignancies including:
    • Screening and early diagnosis such as genetic testing and endoscopic management of polyps
    • Multidisciplinary management of localized disease addressing the changing treatments to colon and rectal cancer
    • Multidisciplinary treatment of metastatic disease through chemotherapy heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy and resection therapy
    • Challenges of locally advanced rectal cancer and recurrence including surgical treatments and intraoperative radiation therapy
    • Each topic will conclude with a panel discussion with the speakers

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Dr. H. Richard AlexanderGuest Speaker: 
H. Richard Alexander, M.D.
Professor of surgery, University of Maryland






7:15 a.m. Continental breakfast
8 a.m.       Welcome and Introduction Kevin Billingsley, M.D.

Screening and Early Diagnosis

8:05 a.m. Current Screening Strategies for Colorectal Cancer Robert Ponec, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G.
8:30 a.m. Familial Syndromes and Genetic Testing Jone Sampson, M.D.
8:55 a.m. Endoscopic Management of Difficult Polyps Gene Bakis, M.D.
9:20 a.m. Panel discussion Robert Ponec, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., Jone Sampson, M.D., Gene Bakis, M.D., Kim Lu, M.D., F.A.C.S.
9:45 a.m. Break

Multidisciplinary Management of Localized Disease

10:15 a.m. Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Colon Cancer Johnathan Durning, M.D., F.A.C.S.
10:40 a.m. Adjuvant Therapy and Follow-up Strategies John Strother, M.D.
11:05 a.m. Evolving Approach to Rectal Cancer Kim Lu, M.D., F.A.C.S.
11:30 a.m. Panel discussion Jonathan Durning, M.D., F.A.C.S., John Strother, M.D., Daniel Herzig, M.D., Gina Vaccaro, M.D., Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D.
Noon Lunch

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Metastatic Disease

1 p.m.       Chemotherapy for Metastatic Disease Gina Vaccaro, M.D.
1:25 p.m. Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Malignancies H. Richard Alexander, M.D.
2 p.m.       Resection Therapy for Liver Disease Kevin Billingsley, M.D.
2:20 p.m. Panel discussion Gina Vaccaro, M.D., H. Richard Alexander, M.D., Kevin Billingsley, M.D., John Strother, M.D., Charles Lopez, M.D., Ph.D.
2:40 p.m. Break

Challenges of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer and Recurrence

3:05 p.m. Surgical Treatment of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Outcomes and Quality of Life Liana Tsikitis, M.D.
3:30 p.m. Role of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Advanced Pelvic Malignancies Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D.
4 p.m.       Panel discussion Liana Tsikitis, M.D., Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., Charles Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., Gina Vaccaro, M.D.
4:25 p.m. Evaluation and adjourn


Credit Statement


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Who should attend

Medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, general surgeons, surgical oncologists, hepatologists, pathologists, internal medicine, other health care providers

Registration fee

$250 for physicians (M.D./D.O.) 
$150 for mid-level providers (N.P./P.A.) 
$100 for other health care professionals 


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