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Oncology Conferences Promote Knowledge and Learning in the St. Louis Community
Throughout the years, St. Luke's Hospital has hosted cancer-specific conferences to help bring together researchers, clinicians and caregivers to learn about the latest developments in diagnosis, treatment and quality of life. During 2013, our Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee organized three important programs for clinicians that coincide with our mission of cultivating support for initiatives that effectively promote cancer prevention and encourage proven treatment strategies.

The Annual American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Conference for physicians and other clinicians covered esophageal cancer and was presented by Dr. Amit Bhatt from the St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Department. The goals for the conference were to describe how to appropriately stage esophageal cancer patients, identify patients that would benefit from a combined modality approach (surgery and radiation) and to identify patients that can receive surgery alone.

The "Hematology for the Non-Hematologist: Anticoagulation and Operative Bleeding Issues" conference allowed participants to discuss the risks and benefits of hormone therapy in patients with prior clots and/or hypercoagulable states, describe a structured approach to the evaluation and treatment of surgical bleeding and discuss the role of new anticoagulants. Drs. Donald Busiek and David Kuperman presented at the conference.

The "31st Annual Oncology Update: Promises and Difficulties of Genomic Based Therapy in Hematologic Malignancies and Solid Tumor" conference allowed attendees to identify known genomic alterations in hematologic malignancies, classify "actionable" mutations and current therapies, discuss new areas of research and experimental therapies, categorize genomic alterations in solid tumors, describe current status of clinical treatments and trials and talk about future areas of research and experimental therapies. Dr. Albert Van Amburg, III was the conference director and moderator for the conference. Planning committee members included Dr. David Krajcovic and Dr. David Butler.

St. Luke's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Luke's Hospital is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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