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PMP/Appendiceal Cancer Seminar

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 AM-12:30 PM

Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital are hosting a CME/CE Seminar featuring nationally recognized experts in the field of surgical oncology. Registration and parking are complimentary. Continental breakfast and lunch buffets will be provided.

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Innovations in the Multidisciplinary Management of PMP/Appendiceal Cancer

Presented By
Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, surgical oncologist, Frederick Regional Health System
Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD, FACS, FRCS
, director, Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Washington Cancer Institute

Program Director
Wilbur B. Bowne, MD, FACS, professor of surgery

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current role of CT and MRI in the radiographic evaluation of newly diagnosed or recurrent PMP/appendiceal cancer. Which modality of imaging more accurately determines amount of disease and/or peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI)?
  • Describe the role of modern expanded molecular profiling/next generation sequencing to determine optimal chemotherapeutic agents to employ in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings to treat PMP/appendiceal cancer.
  • Explain the role of and advances in intraperitoneal immunotherapy for the treatment of PMP/appendiceal cancer.
  • Analyze the status of clinical trials utilizing CRS and HIPEC for PMP/appendiceal cancer.
  • Emphasize the need for standardization of a common pathological classification for PMP/appendiceal cancer.
  • Assess the requirements to standardize a multidisciplinary treatment approach to optimize patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This symposium is geared toward:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • General surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners and nurses
  • Fellows, residents and students
  • Patients

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. The Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This program is eligible for 4.0 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

PSNA: Hahnemann University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation; 4.0 contact hours will be awarded for attending the entire conference.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Drexel University College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience, any relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience. The intent of this disclosure is to allow participants to form their own judgments about the educational content of this activity and determine whether the speaker’s commercial interests influenced the presentation. In addition, speakers are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.

We are pleased to acknowledge an educational grant from the ACPMP Research Foundation. Additional support will be acknowledged prior to the beginning of the activity.

Contact Information
Please contact Melissa Coleman, or 267.438.5505, or Kimberly Viola, or 215.762.1647 for more information.

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New College Building, Geary Auditorium
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Medical Residents/Fellows

Special Features

  • Free Food
  • CEU Available