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 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

Winship's annual Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium includes a series of interactive case-based presentations and didactic lectures. The symposium will have expert review of the latest procedures, technology and medical treatments for GI cancer patients. National guidelines will be reviewed. Additionally, there will be case-based discussions incorporating multi-disciplinary care approaches, novel, recently FDA-approved drugs, and clinical trial eligibility.

This symposium is for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and oncology nurses who care for cancer patients. At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize the different treatment modalities available for their patients with GI cancers and formulate a tailored treatment plan.

The 11th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022. (Postponed from original date of February 26.) Registration is open. A registration discount for the live or virtual experience is available to Winship faculty/staff, Winship Cancer Network affiliates, Emory medical students, fellows and residents. Contact Program Coordinator Shirley Miller via email to request the code or for more information.

Winship Scientific Symposium

The annual Winship Scientific Symposium seeks to highlight the outstanding research of Winship investigators, deepen our understanding of important topics, and provide opportunities to cultivate collaboration. This year's symposium, organized around the theme Winship 2030: The Future of Cancer Research, will feature Douglas R. Lowy, MD, as the keynote speaker.

The 2022 symposium will be held on Emory University's campus on November 4. Contact Sr. Events Manager Julie Hawkins via email for more information. Registration is open.

Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference

Each summer, Winship hosts the Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology Conference (DDHO). 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.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Bio Ascend LLC, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The 2022 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference was held on July 21-24. Visit conference website for soon-to-be-posted presentation recordings and slides. Save the date for next year's conference to be held July 20-23, 2023 at Sea Island, Georgia.

Oncology Nursing Symposium

Our annual Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium 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 attendees the opportunity to earn up to 20 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 13th Annual Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Oncology Nursing Symposium was held on June 11, 2022. Future conference date is to be determined. Contact Monique Jones at monique.jones@emoryhealthcare.org for more information.

Hematology and Oncology Updates for the Advanced Practice Provider

The Hematology and Oncology Updates for Advanced Practice Providers hosted by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is a two-day continuing education program designed to provide advanced practice providers with the latest, evidence-based strategies to optimize care and outcomes for patients with cancer. This conference is intended for advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and APP students.

Selected topics include updates in chemotherapy, immunotherapies, precision medicine, and CAR T-cell therapy; oncodermatology; fertility; oncologic emergencies; infectious disease; pain management; supportive oncology; cardio-oncology; HPV-associated malignancies; electrolyte abnormalities; and cancer-associated venous thromboembolism.

The 2022 program was held on May 14-15. Future conference date is to be determined.

Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Community hematologists and oncologists generally receive little formal education on the diagnosis and management of hemostatic and thrombotic disorders. As a result, many patients with bleeding disorders have a delayed diagnosis that leads to morbidity and mortality. Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis is designed to provide practitioners with information on the diagnosis and management of inherited and acquired hemostatic and thrombotic disorders along with new medication updates. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches will be explored via interactive case discussions.

The 2021 conference was held virtually on Saturday, November 13. Contact Program Coordinator Shirley Miller via email for more information. Future conference date is to be determined.

Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer

The Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium is a live symposium exploring 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, case presentations and audience response input.

The 2021 symposium was held virtually on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Contact Program Coordinator Shelby Smith via email for more information. Future conference date is to be determined.

Updates in the Management of Thyroid Cancer Symposium

The Updates in the Management of Thyroid Cancer Virtual Symposium will provide practitioners with information regarding nationally acceptable standards for the treatment of thyroid cancer. Participants will gain current knowledge regarding the best practices for thyroid cancer treatment that meets acceptable national standards and guideline changes as implemented by the American Thyroid Association. This activity is intended for otolaryngologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals who provide medical care for patients with thyroid cancer.

The symposium was held virtually on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Contact Program Coordinator Keir Gray via email for more information. Future conference date is to be determined.

Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Symposium

The Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology 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 and other cutaneous malignancies.

The 2020 Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma Conference was held on March 7 at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building in Atlanta, Georgia. Future conference date is to be determined.

Diagnosing Amyloidosis: From Cardiology to Neurology

In this live symposium, learners will learn how to identify hereditary ATTR amyloidosis symptoms and explore evidence - based treatments for the rare disease. This symposium is appropriate for primary care providers, neurologist, cardiologists, hematologists and oncologists.

The symposium was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel (1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329). Future conference date is to be determined.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University presents the Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium, a half-day educational event for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants, covering a multidisciplinary approach to management of neuroendocrine tumor patients including sequencing of therapy, knowledge of various treatment options, side effects and treatment implications.

The 2019 Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium was held on March 9 at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Auditorium. Future conference date is to be determined.

 

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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