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.

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 2018 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will be held at Sea Island, Georgia from July 25 to July 29. Registration is open.

Clinical Practice Updates in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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.

This educational activity targets practicing hematologists/oncologists who diagnose and treat patients with congenital and acquired hemostatic and thrombotic disorders as well as interested internists.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 10 in the Glenn Auditorium at Emory University Hospital Midtown (550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Registration is open.

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. Emphasis will be on multi-disciplinary care, novel new drugs that have been recently FDA-approved and upcoming clinical trials.

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 8th Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Georgian Terrace. Registration is open.

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

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 was held March 16-17, 2018 at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The theme was "A Decade of Excellence, A Decade of Hope." The keynote address was delivered by Atlanta television news icon Monica Kaufman Pearson, a two-time cancer survivor who was treated at Winship.

The 2019 dates are yet to be determined. 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 was held at the Emory Health Sciences Research Building in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 3. Future conference date is to be determined.

Select from the options below to view video clips of the first and second set of sessions at the 2018 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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