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Yale Esophageal Cancer Symposium 2019, on Nov. 1

October 23, 2019

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Yale West Campus

Click here to register

For more information, call 203-785-2425.

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Registration and Breakfast

Opening Remarks

Kimberly L. Johung, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Gastrointestinal Radiotherapy Program Stacey Stein, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, Richard Sackler and Jonathan Sackler Professor of Medicine; Director, Yale Cancer Center & Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Session One: Screening, Prevention, and Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer

Moderator: Loren Laine, MD, Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Interim Section Chief of Digestive Diseases

Risk Factors for the Development of Esophageal Cancer Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Cancer Screening and Prevention Program, and Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program; Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

Screening for Esophageal Cancer and Management of Barrett’s Esophagus Harry Aslanian, MD, Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Associate Director, Endoscopy; Director, Yale Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Endoscopic Palliation of Esophageal Cancer Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, MRCP, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director, Yale Center for Pancreatitis

Q&A

Session Two: Treatment Strategies for Patients with Early Stage Esophageal Cancer Moderator: Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, Chair, Department of Surgery; William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Assistant Cancer Center Director, Surgery, Yale Cancer Center

Endoscopic Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer James Farrell, MBChB, Professor of Medicine; Director, Yale Center for Pancreatic Diseases

Advances in Surgical Approaches for Esophageal Cancer Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery

Q&A Break

10:45 am

Session Three: The Role of Molecular Markers and Targeted Therapies Moderator: Dhanpat Jain, MD, Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Molecular Markers in Esophageal Cancer Joanna Gibson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology

Incorporating Molecular Markers into Clinical Practice Jill Lacy, MD, Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Q&A Lunch

Session Four: Multi-Modality Approaches for Patients with Locally Advanced and Metastatic Disease Moderator: Jeremy Kortmansky, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Esophageal Cancer Kimberly L. Johung, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Gastrointestinal Radiotherapy Program

Nutritional Support for Esophageal Cancer Patients from a Surgical Standpoint Andrew Dhanasopon, MD, Assistant Professor, Thoracic Surgery

Supportive Care for the Patient with Esophageal Cancer Andrew Putnam, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

The Emerging Role of Immune Therapy Stacey Stein, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Phase I Studies for Patients with Esophageal Cancer Michael Cecchini, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Q&A

Conclude

The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA

Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Submitted by Robert Forman on October 23, 2019