FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC Hosts Update for Clinicians at Moffitt Cancer Center
PLAINSBORO, N.J. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®), the go-to source for excellence in continuing medical education, will host an Update for Clinicians on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies on Sept. 28 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
In recent years, there have been dramatic changes in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that lead to cutaneous malignancies, as well as new advances in harnessing the immune system to control them. This CME-certified activity is a one-day educational and scientific meeting that will focus on key clinical topics in the management of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies.
In partnership with Moffitt, this interactive forum will target medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists and encourage collaboration between local and national Moffitt faculty to increase knowledge and ultimately improve patient outcomes. The treatments and advances are dynamic, and dermatologists, dermatopathologists and pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals are invited to attend.
“PER® is proud to help the oncology community stay on top of recent advances in the treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies in order to enable the best patient care possible,” said Deborah Augustus, Vice President, Independent Medical Education of PER®. “We are proud to partner with Moffitt Cancer Center to bring these specialists together.”
Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Physicians in Moffitt’s Cutaneous Oncology Program have helped pioneer the development and understanding of the role of lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in staging patients with clinically negative nodes. They have also investigated adjuvant therapy for both node-negative and node-positive patients.
“The upcoming melanoma symposium will feature outstanding speakers from Moffitt’s Department of Cutaneous Oncology and outside lecturers who will present the latest information on diagnosing, staging and managing cutaneous malignancies,” said Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D., Moffitt medical oncologist and director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center of Excellence. “We look forward to hosting an educational and interactive program highlighting this fast-moving field.”
To register or view the program agenda, please visit www.gotoper.com.
About Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®) is the certified medical education resource of choice for live and online activities focusing on oncology and hematology. Based on identified needs and practice gaps, PER® provides high-quality, evidence- based activities featuring leading national and international faculty with a focus on practice changing advances and standards of care in treatment and disease management. PER® serves the oncology health care community, including physicians, fellows, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers. Learn more at www.gotoper.com.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.
For Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC