Workshop Date and Time

Monday, December 6, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Colorectal Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Current Standard of Care
  • New Treatment Approaches
  • Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Staging & Biomarker Testing
  • Role of Precision Medicine, including Heritable & Non-Heritable Genetic & Genomic Testing
  • The Role of Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • How Research Contributes to Treatment Options
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects, Symptoms & Pain
  • Nutrition & Hydration Concerns & Tips
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Cooperative Groups, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, FACP

Leader, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Consultant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

CancerCare, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork: Please email your name, profession, and address to connect@cancercare.org after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.

Brochure

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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