CC2019: Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Solid Tumors: Emerging Roles of the Surgeon (C)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer. Learn more about ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements.

Session Description

Immunotherapy is being increasingly used in the treatment of solid tumors. Surgeons should understand its use in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant settings. This session will discuss emerging evidence and ongoing clinical trials with immunotherapeutic agents being used in adjuvant or neoadjuvant settings in solid tumors, including mismatch repair deficient colorectal cancer (adjuvant colon and neoadjuvant rectal cancer), sarcoma (neoadjuvant in combination radiation), melanoma (neoadjuvant intralesional injection), and lung cancer. This session will focus on the role surgeons play in the study design, tissue acquisition and analysis, and endpoint assessment for identifying potential surrogates for clinical outcomes. At the conclusion of this session, participants will understand the clinical indications for immunotherapy and how surgeons contribute to and lead clinical trials that incorporate immunotherapy.

Moderator: Christina L. Roland, MD, MS, FACS, Houston, TX

Co-Moderator: Yi Qian N. You, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Presentations

Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Solid Tumors: Emerging Roles of the Surgeon
Christina L. Roland, MD, MS, FACS, Houston, TX

Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Solid Tumors: Emerging Roles of the Surgeon
Yi Qian N. You, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Dissecting the Breast Tumor Microenvironment
George Plitas, MD, New York, NY

Melanoma and Immunotherapy: Expanding the Role of Metastatectomy
Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, FACS, New York, NY

Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: A Surgical Perspective
Rebecca Ann C. Auer, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Ottawa, Ontario

Exploiting Oncolytic Viral Therapies to Treat Non-Melanoma Malignancies
John H. Stewart, MD, MBA, FACS, Chicago, IL

Sponsored by the ACS Clinical Research Program Education Committee

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

For questions about the course, please contact elearning@facs.org.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
11/15/2019
Course expires: 
01/05/2021

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, FACS - Pfizer Stock: Spouse is employee:
George Plitas, MD - Merck: Consulting Fee: Scientific Advisory Board Member; Tizona: Consulting Fee: Scientific Advisory Board Member
John H. Stewart, MD, MBA, FACS - Amgen: Research Grant: Study Chair
Rebecca Ann C. Auer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - ATGen Inc: PI; Enhanced Medical Nutrition Inc.: PI; Leo Pharma Inc.: PI
Yi-Qian N. You MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure

Ex-Officios

Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/15/2019
Course expires: 
01/05/2021
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This course is available as part of the Clinical Congress 2019 Webcast Packages