Cancer Treatment Centers of America Hosts Medical Symposium to Share Knowledge for the Continuous Improvement of Patient Care

Oncologists and researchers from across the nation gather for third annual CTCA Review

Jun 27, 2014, 08:00 ET from Cancer Treatment Centers of America

CHICAGO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer experts from across the country will gather in Chicago on Saturday, July 26 at the Trump International Hotel & Tower for CTCA Review, a medical symposium dedicated to sharing knowledge for the continuous improvement of patient care. This is the third year that Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has hosted the event, which features some of the nation's preeminent researchers and clinicians in the fields of hematology and oncology. CTCA Review allows healthcare professionals to openly discuss recent clinical advances and research trials in the rapidly evolving field of malignant hematology and oncology. The symposium also addresses questions and sparks discussion about varying views that have emerged from recent data presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual conferences.

"We're thrilled to provide a forum for top oncologists and healthcare professionals to share knowledge and work together towards the advancement of cancer research and care," said Maurie Markman, MD, president of medicine and science at CTCA. "It is an honor to host such an esteemed group."

Continuing medical education is offered for the conference, and attendees can choose from two tracks. An oncology track will be led by Markman, and a second hematology track will be led by Syed A. Abutalib, MD, assistant director of the stem cell transplant and cell therapy program at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern).  Sessions in each track will include interactive presentations, patient case studies and faculty panel discussions.

"The goal of this seminar is to help attendees better interpret recently presented data in the fields of hematology and oncology. We will review recent studies, break down the results and discuss how to incorporate the information into current practice," added Markman. 

The seminar offers an impressive list of presenters from many of the nation's top medical centers, including:

Oncology Track:

  • Dr. Maurie Markman, MD
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, MD
    Baylor University Medical Center
  • Dr. Everett E. Vokes, MD
    University of Chicago
  • Dr. Jaffar Ajani, MD
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Robert J. Motzer, MD
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Glen J. Weiss, MD
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Dr. Ravi Salgia, MD
    University of Chicago

Hematology Track:

  • Dr. Syed Abutalib, MD
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
  • Dr. Farhad Ravandi, MD
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, MD
    Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, Ph.D.
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Richard A. Larson, MD
    The University of Chicago Medicine
  • Dr. Jennifer R. Brown, MD, Ph.D.
    Dana‑Farber Cancer Institute
  • Robert A. Kyle, MD
    Mayo Clinic

CTCA has partnered with Dannemiller Inc. and Athena Medical Group to create rich educational content for CTCA REVIEW. Dannemiller Inc. will provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses and pharmacists who attend the symposium. Certificates documenting attendance will also be available for other healthcare providers.

CTCA REVIEW registration is free for hematology and oncology physicians, fellows and nurse fellows.  The registration fee for other physicians is $150, and $75 for other attendees, including naturopathic providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and chiropractors.  To register, or for additional information including video interviews of faculty who attended the 2013 conference, visit:

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer.  CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.  Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois was recently named a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program.

About Dannemiller, Inc.
Dannemiller Inc. (Dannemiller) is a leader in continuing medical education.  Beginning in 1984, Dannemiller has grown to become a leader in continuing education. The company annually accredits more than 250 medical education programs and provides more than 50,000 credit hours in a variety of therapeutic categories.   Today, with roots firmly planted in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Dannemiller continues to expand its offering to a wide range of specialties in the medical community.

About Athena Education Group, LLC
Athena Education Group, LLC (Athena) is an innovative medical education company based in New Jersey which creates high-quality and unbiased educational content and programs for healthcare providers. Athena's educational programs are offered in a variety of engaging and interactive formats, including live symposia, online programs, and new media/print enduring materials. Athena has been active in the development of medical education programs in the hematology and oncology space, including for oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses, primary care providers, and pharmacists.

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