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 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 12th Annual Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Oncology Nursing Symposium will be held virtually on June 12, 2021. Registration 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 (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 2021 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will be held at Sea Island, Georgia from July 29 to August 1. Online registration is now open for in-person and virtual participation.

Updates in the Management of Advanced Thyroid Cancer

The Updates in the Management of Advanced Thyroid Cancer 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 will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel (3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326). Online registration to open soon. Contact Program Coordinator Keir Gray via email for more information.

Updates in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

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 will be held Saturday, October 23 and for the moment planned to be in-person at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Online registration to open in the spring. Contact Program Coordinator Shelby Smith via email for more information.

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 will be held on Saturday, November 13 tentatively at the Emory Health Research Sciences Building Auditorium (1760 Haygood Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30322). Online registration to open in the spring. Contact Program Coordinator Shirley Miller via email for more information.

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 Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium was held virtually on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Future conference date is to be determined. Contact Program Coordinator Shirley Miller via email 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 theme, Addressing Disparities in Cancer Outcomes in Georgia, brought together subject matter experts representing a range of disciplines and perspectives. The free virtual event took place over two half days, November 16 and 17. 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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