The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Institute for Drug Development at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health Science Center) invites you to the 14th Annual Practical Applications of New Agents in Oncology to be held at the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio. The conference begins Friday, February 22 and features an expanded nursing session with content of interest to all professionals and continues on Saturday, February 23. Don’t miss the Friday evening reception where you can network with colleagues, invited speakers, and industry representatives. The reception will be held at 6p.m. at CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX in the Mabee Conference Room, 4th Floor Grossman Building.
Cancer remains a leading cause of death in the country. Educating the healthcare professional about newly available agents in oncology is crucial.
The CTRC at The UT Health Science Center has hosted this event since 1998. As a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, one of the only four in the state of Texas, the CTRC is recognized for scientific excellence and extensive resources focused on cancer. CTRC’s total patient care system – that consists of a breakthrough research, state-of-the-art technology, multidisciplinary clinical care delivered through a team of world-class physicians, laboratory scientists and other medical professionals – allows it to seamlessly translate the latest research directly to patients.
As a result of attending the conference, attendees will be able to cite the results of clinical studies of new anticancer agents and current dilemmas, with a principal focus on discerning the role of eventual role of new therapies in the clinical practice of oncology. They will also be able to describe the procedure for determining incorporation of new anticancer agents and therapeutics into clinical practice.
To provide the most up-to-date treatment and care to patients with cancer; information regarding new agents must be spread to the healthcare professional community. The Practical Applications New Agents in Oncology conference disseminates this information to the healthcare professional who in turn will use it to provide the highest quality cancer treatment.
This conference will focus on the large number of new anticancer agents and related supportive therapeutics that have been approved over the last several years, as well as those that will likely be approved. Several world renowned and local speakers will discuss the incorporation of these agents into standard clinical practice, providing guidance to front-line clinicians, nurses and pharmacists regarding current or projected appropriate use of these therapeutics. Topics will include both early and late stages of various malignancies, and combined modality therapies (chemotherapy + surgery + radiotherapy) whenever pertinent.
As a result of participating in this continuing medical education activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:
The conference has an attractive case-based format and represents national points of view, making it a stimulating meeting for primary care and oncology clinicians, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other health professionals, and medical students.
February 22-23, 2013
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard San Antonio, TX 78230
$106 (plus tax) per night.
Please make your reservations directly with the hotel. Be sure to state that you are attending the CTRC IDD conference to qualify for the special rate. These rooms will be held for conference attendees until January 31, 2013. After that date, the availability of rooms and conference rates cannot be guaranteed.