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4th Annual School of Gastrointestinal Oncology™ (SOGO®)

4th Annual School of Gastrointestinal Oncology™ (SOGO®)


Saturday, April 27, 2019
Susan Tsai, MD, MHS
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP
8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:15 AM I Am Here From the Government and I Am Here To Help– REALLY!
Moderators: John L. Marshall, MD, and Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS
Speaker: Martha Donoghue, MD
9:00 AM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
9:05 AM Multimodality Neoadjuvant vs Adjuvant for Gastric Cancer
Matthew Porembka, MD
Radionuclides in Neuroendocrine Tumors
Thorvardur Halfdanarson, MD
Adjuvant Therapy for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer
Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP, and Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS
9:35 AM Q & A
9:40 AM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
9:45 AM Surgery for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Pushing Beyond the Border-Line Tumors
Susan Tsai, MD, MHS
Interprofessional Collaborative Survivorship Practice, Goals of Care and Patient Autonomy: When Too Much Becomes “Pork” and Too Little Becomes “Waste”
Noelle K. LoConte, MD
Handling Rare Molecular Subtypes in GI Malignancies
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP, and Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP
10:15 AM Q & A
10:20 AM Break
10:50 AM   Nevertheless, Genetics Persisted: Genetic Testing and the Impact to Patient Care
Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC
Practical How-To: Optimizing Dose and Schedule in Metastatic Disease
"Is More Less? Take It To The Supreme Court!"

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP
The Management of Malignant Biliary Obstruction
Emil I. Cohen, MD, and Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS
11:20 AM Q & A
11:25 AM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
11:30 AM Medical Crossfire®: Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer
Moderator: Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS
Speakers: Susan Tsai, MD, MHS, and John L. Marshall, MD
12:15 PM Lunch
Non-CME Sponsored Product Theater: LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets: Oral Chemotherapy for Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal, Gastric and Gastroesophageal (GEJ) Cancers
1:30 PM Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
Moderators: John L. Marshall, MD, and Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS
Panel: Attending Faculty
2:15 PM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
2:20 PM Locoregional Therapies for Liver Cancer:
What Are the Optimal Strategies?    

Emil I. Cohen, MD
Sequencing Therapies in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
“Filibuster No More”

Anthony El-Khoueiry, MD
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Cancer Pain Management: The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Palliative Care
Natalie Moryl, MD, and Brianna W. Hoffner, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
2:50 PM Q & A
2:55 PM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
3:00 PM The Use of SBRT vs IMRT vs Hypofractionation for GI Cancers
Amol K. Narang, MD
Right vs Left: Sidedness in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
“Is There A Middle Ground?”

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
Multidisciplinary Management of Cholangiocarcinoma
Matthew Porembka, MD, John L. Marshall, MD, and Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP
3:30 PM Q & A
3:35 PM Break
4:05 PM Advances and Controversies In Rectal Cancer: Time to Challenge the Establishment?
Larissa K. Temple, MD
The Role Of Locoregional Approaches in the (Truly) Borderline (or Un-) Resectable Patient With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Bassel F. El-Rayes, MD
Immune-Related Adverse Events: Monitoring and Management
Brianna W. Hoffner, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
4:35 PM Q & A
4:40 PM 5 minutes to Switch Rooms
4:45 AM Medical Crossfire®: Update on Immunotherapy for GI Cancers
Moderator: John L. Marshall, MD
Panel: Anthony El-Khoueiry, MD and Brianna W. Hoffner, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
5:30 PM Adjourn

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