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2019 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference

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This conference expects to provide current information on identifying oncologic emergencies, the best practices when treating cancer patients with emergencies, the significance of palliative care in the patients presenting to the emergency department, symptom and pain management, toxicities associated standard of care therapies as well as immunotherapies, and other topics that are critical to supporting and treating cancer patients.  Our conference aims to continue to fill the knowledge gap by providing information in an interactive forum that in turn enhances medical decision-making by healthcare providers.  Our conference will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Immunotherapy Panel Discussion(Understanding; GI Toxicities; Pulmonary Toxicities)
  • CAR-T Cell Panel Discussion(Mechanics; Neurotoxicity)
  • Side Effects of Conventional Chemotherapies
  • Cardiac Toxicities
  • Pulmonary Embolism Response Team
  • Cancer Prevention in the ED
  • Malignant Bowel Obstruction
  • Oncologic Observation Units
  • Palliative Care in the Emergency Department & Advance Care Directives• Depression, Suicide & Neglect
  • Pain Management & Symptom Control
  • Neutropenic Fever

Educational Objectives

After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify emergent medical conditions (e.g. adverse events, symptoms, pain, etc.) that occur in cancer patients and demonstrate best practices to maximize quality of care within an emergency medicine environment (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Educate on supportive care treatment plans for cancer patients that experience complex symptoms that result in cardiac toxicities, tumor bleeding, bowel obstructions, pulmonary effusion, and enduring pain (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Integrate palliative care skills, inclusive of advance care directives, during the emergency visit, especially patients contending with late stage disease (Knowledge, Competence);
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of innovative cancer therapies, inclusive of the side effects, to the cancer patient (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Recognize other sociological aspects of the cancer diagnosis such as depression, suicide and neglect and identify opportunities to address prevention programs (e.g. tobacco cessation) that will offer benefits to the cancer patient (Knowledge, Competence);
  • Discuss the benefits of placing cancer patients into an observation unit (versus admitting into the hospital) (Knowledge).


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The session entitled, ED Management at End of Life - Palliative Care and Advance Care Directives, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.

In order to receive MOC points, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.  

ACEP Credits

The 2019 Oncologic Emergency Medicine Conference has been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 11 hours of ACEP Category I Credit.

Call for Abstracts- Deadline for Submissions is December 14, 2018. More information can be found on the registration website.