May 9-10, 2016
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Medical School and Department of Pediatrics
The Division of Epidemiology/Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING PROVIDED BY
Office of Continuing Professional Development
University of Minnesota Medical School
- Logan Spector, PhD
- Jenny Poynter, PhD, MPH
ACTIVITY PURPOSE/STATEMENT OF NEED
Given the current advances in the study of germline genetics of childhood cancer, a symposium is needed to gain a full understanding of what is known about the germline genetic risk factors for childhood cancers, what remains to be discovered, and how those working in this field might go about discovering future innovations.
Pediatric oncologists, oncology nurses, genetic counselors, and scientists studying pediatric cancer
This activity is designed as a symposium with invited speakers. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Describe the state of knowledge about germline genetic risk for childhood cancer.
- Recount the function of genes related to risk of childhood cancer.
- Explain scenarios in which genetic testing is warranted in cases of childhood cancer.
- High-penetrance variants - what is known and what is left to be discovered?
- Common variation - what is it telling us about the biology of carcinogenesis?
- The role of de novo mutation in childhood cancer.
- Is GxE interaction possible to examine in childhood cancer?
- Functional genomics approaches for childhood cancer.
- Moving germline genomics into practice through prediction, screening, and possibly prevention.
"Emerging Clinical Trials for NF1 Brain Tumors"
David Gutmann, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
The preliminary agenda (PDF) is available. The final agenda will be available approximately one week prior to the course.
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $129.00 single or double per night plus the current tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of April 18, 2016 and refer to the Dr. Logan Spector Symposium to receive the discounted rate. You may call 612-370-1234 or reserve your room online. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.
- Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will offer valet parking for $38 per 24-hour period.
- Self-parking is offered at $17 per 24-hour period and includes in/out privileges.
Attendance is limited to 100 people. Register by April 20, 2016 to ensure a space.
Registration is complimentary. Hotel/parking/meal expenses are not provided.
HOW TO REGISTER
Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by selecting Add to Cart in the Enroll Now section on the right side of this page. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.
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