Symposia and Conferences

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University hosts a number of continuing education symposia and conferences throughout the year featuring focused topics by specific cancer type.

Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium

Our annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium, held each spring, is a comprehensive oncology nursing education program drawing participants from throughout the United States and internationally. The meeting will provide nurses and health professionals with practical strategies and tools to improve patient outcomes and advance professional goals. This course offers eight contact hours through Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) and is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The 10th Annual Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held March 16-17, 2018 at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This year's theme is "A Decade of Excellence, A Decade of Hope." The symposium will kick off Friday evening with a keynote address by Atlanta television news icon Monica Kaufman Pearson, a two-time cancer survivor who was treated at Winship.

On-line registration is currently open. Contact Monique Jones at monique.jones@emoryhealthcare.org for more information.

Melanoma Conference

The Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma Conference serves as a valuable forum for the presentation and discussion of newly available data. Participants will be provided with an update on practice-changing data in a practical and interactive format, fostering discussion and impacting clinical outcomes for patients with melanoma.

The 2018 Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma Conference will be held at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 3. Online registration is open.

Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference

Each summer, Winship hosts the Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference. The conference features a comprehensive review into mechanisms of disease and treatments for patients with cancer or blood disorders. Interactive debates and didactic lectures on controversial topics and standards of care offer attendees the opportunity to hear how science supports each point of view. Presentations and discussions focus on current basic and clinical research, including the use of molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapies, and other novel therapeutic approaches.

This activity is planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) through the joint providership of prIME Oncology and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. prIME Oncology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The 2017 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference was held at Sea Island, Georgia from July 26 to July 30. Future date for the next conference is to be determined.

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancer Symposium

Winship's annual Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancer Symposium, held each fall in Atlanta, includes a series of interactive case-based presentations and didactic lectures. Presenters from medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and gastroenterology give a comprehensive overview of new developments in the treatment of cancers. The symposium will feature a new session on genitourinary cancer this year.

The 7th Winship Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancer Symposium was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the Rollins Auditorium of Emory's Health Sciences Research Building. Future date for the next symposium will be posted here once available.

Select from the options below to view video clips of the first and second set of sessions at the 2017 conference.

Select the option below to view video clip of the final set of sessions at the 2017 conference.

Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer

This live symposium will explore the current treatment paradigms for the multi-disciplinary treatment of head and neck cancer. Recent data on this topic will be covered to appraise the audience of these rapidly evolving findings, and expert faculty will instruct participants on the optimal application of these data through a series of panel discussions and case presentations.

The Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building. Future date for the next conference is yet to be determined.

Select from the options below to view video clips of sessions one and two at the 2017 conference. 

Select from the options below to view video clips of sessions three and four at the 2017 conference.

Winship Multidisciplinary Oncology Grand Rounds are held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the John H. Kauffman Auditorium (Room C5012, 5th Floor Winship).

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