2017 Bon Secours Cancer Institute Summit

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Williamsburg

55 Kingsmill Road

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Cancer treatment guidelines change rapidly; common treatment one year ago, is no longer standard treatment today. Changes in guidelines are challenging to keep up with as physicians struggle with time constraints and patient load to have opportunities to discuss the latest updates. The standard of care for cancer treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach. The 2017 Bon Secours Cancer Summit conference is a forum to bridge the gap between independent providers. At this summit a review of updates to NCCN guidelines and changes to treatment recommendations are evaluated with 360° input so many can benefit from research and time spent by individual clinicians. Using a conference to review, evaluate and apply new technology and research results using a multidisciplinary approach allows for adherence to guidelines and ensures patients receive timely treatment resulting in improved quality of care. The mission to provide Good Help to Those in Need® takes on special meaning in the care of our cancer patients and their families. We strive to provide an environment where healing and hope can flourish.

For the 2017 Bon Secours Cancer Summit, we have chosen the following topics due to the timeliness with what the public is seeing in the media and the need for primary care and medical oncology physicians to have the ability to speak with their patients and answer questions on these topics and to address gaps in the literature: Palliative Care, Cancer Rehabilitation, Cancer Survivorship, Gynecological Oncology, Cancer Research and Colorectal Cancer.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, specialists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals interested in a deeper knowledge and understanding of the full continuum of cancer care including healthy survivorship

Educational Objectives

Participants at the end of the summit will be able to:

- Identify ways Cancer Rehabilitation can help their patients

- Describe patient care management through Survivorship care plans

- Articulate the role of Palliative care for their patients

- Differentiate and discuss the differences in colorectal cancer screening options

- Understand ways to bridge gaps in clinical trial enrollment of the underserved population

- Explain the role the HPV virus is playing in cervical cancer

Honored Speaker

Joeseph and Perrin Hall

Honored Speaker, Joseph Hall, MA, lost Perrin, his wife of 3 years to renal cell carcinoma. He will be sharing their journey with cancer from the caregivers perspective.


Deborah Mayer,

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has consulted with organizations on issues to improve cancer care and has 40 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. Dr. Mayer earned a PhD from the University of Utah, her MSN from Yale University, her BSN from Excelsior College, her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Maryland, and her diploma from Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing.Dr. Mayer is a member of the Adult and Geriatric Health Division in the School of Nursing and Director of Cancer Survivorship at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Charles Kamen

Charles S. Kamen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Rochester. He has a strong background and training in behavioral medicine, health disparities, and interventions for diverse couples and dyads. He leads the Health Disparities research effort in the University of Rochester NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base.

Dr. Kamen's research has focused on factors that lead to health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations, specifically disparities in cancer-related health outcomes and psychological distress.

Carrie Riddock, MSPT, CLT-LANA received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1997. Her specialty and passion is Cancer Rehabilitation. She received her initial Lymphedema training and cancer rehabilitation experience while working at Massey Cancer Center. In 2012 she created a Cancer Rehabilitation continuing education course which she teaches nationwide through North American Seminars, Inc.

Thomas Smith, M.D., is a professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, director of Palliative Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Care.

Dr. Smith received his M.D. from Yale Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in oncology and hematology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2011.

Dr. Vorenberg received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital and University of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. Certifications Board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as General Surgery.

Dr. McCann received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from University of New England. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. McCann practices gynecologic oncology and performs major gynecologic surgeries. He focuses on medical and surgical management of patients with ovarian, endometrial, vulvar and cervical cancer, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopy to enhance traditional gynecologic oncology procedures.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Bon Secours Cancer Institute.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. Bon Secours Cancer Institute maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded CEUs.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Virginia SONCE awards 6 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Disclosure of Faculty Financial Affiliations

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME accredited provider,and The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education as an ANCC accredited provider endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing medical education activities under our auspices.

The University of Virginia School of Medicineand School of Nursing require that all CME activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.

All faculty presenters participating in an accredited CME activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.).The University of Virginia School of Medicine will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant.Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The faculty, staff and planning committee of the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education and the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education have no financial affiliations to disclose.

Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.

The following faculty and staff have reported an affiliation to disclose:

  • James V. Pellicane, MD—the following faculty has disclosed Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer for Agendia; the following faculty has disclosed Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer for Focal Therapeutics; the following faculty has disclosed Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer for Dune Medical; the following faculty member has disclosed a Commercial Interest in Caris Life Sciences.
  1. Thomas Smith, MD-the following faculty has disclosed Speakers Bureau, Faculty, Peer Reviewer for Care Symptom Management; the following faculty member has disclosed Commercial Interest in GEOMC, Inc., Seoul Korea; the following faculty member has disclosed Clinical/Researcher for Neuromodulation.

The following faculty has disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any propriety entity producing healthcare goods or services:

  • Marylou S. Anton, MSN, RN, OCN*
  • Beth L. Brew, BSRT (R),(T), MBA*
  • William Irvin, Jr., MD*
  • Ryan Stuhlreyer, MBA*
  • George Parker, MD*
  • James V. Pellicane, MD*
  • Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS*
  • Kathryn Reid, PhD, APRN, FNP*
  • George Bousaba, MD*
  • Andrew Vorenberg, MD
  • Carrie Riddock, MSPT, CLT-LANA
  • Thomas Smith, MD
  • Christopher McCann, DO
  • Joseph Hall, MA
  • Charles Kamen, PhD
  • Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN

*denotes Planning Committee

The University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education requires that all participants at live CME activities sign attendance sheets daily to confirm participation in the CME activity for that day.


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