Praxair Cancer Center Seventh Annual Cancer Symposium
Advances in the Management of Gynecological Malignancies, Sexuality, and Reproductive Issues
The conference will consist of a morning dedicated to the discussion of current advances in the management of gynecological cancers and side effects of treatment. Topics will include endometrial cancer, sexuality issues, the use of robotic surgery, fertility issues, research, and the pregnant mother with a malignancy.
After attending this conference, the attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the clinical management of endometrial cancer related to obesity
- Review management of issues related to sexuality and fertility
- Explain current research and treatment for gynecological cancers
- Identify current uses of robotic surgery in treatment of malignancies
- Describe the Danbury Hospital GYN Oncology program
Vivian E. von Gruenigen, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals System
Medical Director, Women's Health Services Summa Health System
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, Radiologists, Residents, Nursing and Other Health Care Professionals
7:30–8:00 - Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:30 - Shohreh Shahabi, MD - Establishment of the Danbury Hospital Woman’s Cancer Program
8:30–9:30 - Vivian E. von Gruenigen, MD Endometrial Cancer Survivorship: What Does Obesity Have to Do With It? (including Questions and Answers)
9:45–10:15 Robert Samuelson, MD The Role of Robotic Surgery in Gynecological Malignancies (including Questions and Answers)
10:15–10:45 Cristiano Ferlini, MD Cytoskeleton Biomarkers Signal True Progress in the War Against Gynecologic Cancers
10:45–11:15 Michael Cohenuram, MD Advances in Cytotoxic and Targeted Therapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (including Questions and Answers)
11:15–11:45 Joshua Hurwitz, MD Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors
11:45–12:15 Mathew Kim, MD Management of the Pregnant Mother with Malignant Conditions (including Questions and Answers)
12:15–12:30 Final Questions and Closing Remarks
Danbury Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Danbury Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Registered Nurses who attend the entire program will receive 4.25 contact hours. Danbury Hospital is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Connecticut Nurses' Association an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
John C. Creasy Auditorium
24 Hospital Ave
For More Information
Please contact Lillian Monaghan at 203-739-7898
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