Program Description: 

Treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent thoracic malignancy are in a continual state of evolution.  The MTTC provides pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists a forum in which to introduce new treatment options and protocols to the entire team, resulting in a more cohesive and comprehensive plan of care for each patient regardless of the subspecialty via which they entered our Cancer Center’s care.

Communication between the various treating disciplines is crucial in keeping each provider up-to-date on current treatment options.  This forum allows the subspecialists to review each patient’s unique set of physical and psychosocial factors and offer contributions to their care plan which might not otherwise have been recognized. 

The goal is to improve communication amongst the various oncologic disciplines, and increasing each physician and allied health professional’s fund of knowledge and comprehension of available and optimal treatment options. 

Target audience: 
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Chest radiologists
  • Nuclear medicine radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Allied health professionals
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Comply with evidence-based recommendations for treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent thoracic malignancies
  • Ensure current treatment techniques and options, including research protocols, available to thoracic cancer patients
  • Identify and evaluate personal patient care practices and outcomes (based on outcomes tools developed both inside our institution and nationally) and adjust treatment strategies accordingly
Faculty & credentials: 
 
Activity Director:
David Johnstone, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Planning Committte:
Tracy Erlitz, RN
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Coordinator
 

 

 

Contact

Name: 
Jodi Franklin
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-4488
Series date: 
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 7:00am to Friday, December 31, 2021 - 8:00am
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 
Group description: 
Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Conference 2021
Series location: 
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Specialty Clinics Building; 3rd Floor; Radiation Oncology Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States