2020 Surgical Oncology Virtual Symposium

October 23, 2020

Multidisciplinary management of cancer is evolving, treatment algorithms are increasingly complex, involving care by surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and medical oncologists. 

This workshop will highlight the multidisciplinary approach and current national and international guidelines for these complex diseases, including guidelines that have been published within the past year, in an effort to further the discussion on optimal patient care and the importance of multidisciplinary, high-volume care. The intent is for clinicians attending to be able to better develop multidisciplinary programs at their own institutions. 


Key words: Adrenal cortex diseases, Adrenal gland neoplasms, Adrenocortical hyperfunction, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Parathyroid neoplasms, Thyroid neoplasms

Target Audience

  • Medical Oncologists 
  • General Surgeons 
  • Surgical Oncologists 
  • Radiation Oncologists 
  • Interventional Radiologists/Oncologists 
  • Radiologists 
  • Oncology Affiliated Practice Providers 
  • Oncology Nurses 
  • Palliative Care Providers 
  • Endocrine Surgeons 
  • Endocrinologists 
  • Otolaryngologists 
  • Dermatologists
  • Primary Care Physicians 
  • Fellows, residents, and students 
  • Allied Health Professionals 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the optimal management algorithm in the evaluation, staging, and treatment of patients with: Advanced melanoma 

    • Pancreatic cancer (localized and advanced)
    • Primary aldosteronism
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • GI cancers
  • Describe indications for surgery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Discuss the optimal extent of surgery for patients with low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer, including options for active surveillance
  • Participate in discussion of patient management in advanced surgical endocrine disease, including rare malignancies and reoperative thyroidectomy/ parathyroidectomy
  • For a breast cancer patient, describe the safety of skin-and nipple-sparing surgical techniques and options for reconstruction that are available to the patient
  • For the average woman, describe the breast cancer screening guidelines that exist from different national societies as well as management of benign breast problems found on mammography 
  • If a breast cancer patient requires chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, discuss the side effects of each treatment
  • For the patient who is experiencing lymphedema, describe the treatments available and know when to refer the patient to a therapist
  • If a patient is experiencing vaginal symptoms from breast cancer treatment, list the methods available for addressing this problem. 
  • Discuss the roll-out of the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer 
  • Discuss liver, peritoneal, nodal and pulmonary metastases as well as the advantages of molecular diagnoses especially evolving therapies for cancers with high mutational burden
  • Identify updates in radiation for metastatic CRC including use of total neoadjuvant therapy 
  • Identify updates in treatment of Gastro-esophageal junction cancers and GIST tumors 
Additional information


Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-1831
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2020 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
10/23/2020 - 5:10pm
United States
Callisia N. Clarke, MD, MS 
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology 
Amanda L. Kong, MD, MS 
Professor, Surgical Oncology 
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery 
Harveshp D. Mogal, MD, MS 
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology 
Susan Tsai, MD, MHS 
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology; Director, LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program 
Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH 
Professor, Surgical Oncology; Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships.  The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Callisia N. Clarke, MD, MS 
  • Amanda L. Kong, MD, MS
  • Harveshp D. Mogal, MD, MS 
  • Susan Tsai, MD, MHS
  • Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.




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 Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation For Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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  • Attendees claiming CE credit: $25
  • Attendees not claiming CE Credit: Complimentary 

During the registration process, please select which parallel session you plan to attend. If this changes after registering, you must contact surgeryevents@mcw.edu, so that you received the proper webex link. 

After registering, you will be sent the appropriate webex link(s) for the event. 



Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations postmarked 10/23/2020 and earlier will be fully refunded. No refunds are available for cancellations postmarked after 10/23/2020.


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please visit www.mcw.edu/surgery, or contact Heidi Brittnacher at (414) 955-1831 or surgeryevents@mcw.edu.

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