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.

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 2019 Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma Conference will be held at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7, 2020. Registration is open.

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 12th Annual Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held March 20-21, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The program, designed around the theme "Leadership and Resilience in Oncologic Nursing," includes a keynote talk from Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN, VP of practice and innovation at Emory Healthcare.

Registration for healthcare professionals is open. Contact Monique Jones at for more information.

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 2020 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will be held at Sea Island, Georgia from July 14 to July 18. More information to come soon.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

Winship's annual Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, held each fall in Atlanta, 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 10th Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the JW Marriott Buckhead (3300 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326). The registration link will be shared here once available.

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. Contact Program Coordinator Milini Mingo for more information at

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 symposium was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Georgian Terrace Hotel (659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Future conference date is to be determined. Contact Program Coordinator Milini Mingo for more information at

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. Contact Program Coordinator Milini Mingo for more information at

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 2019 conference was held on Saturday, November 9 in the Emory Health Research Sciences Building Auditorium (1760 Haygood Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30322). 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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