The Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, a multidisciplinary scientific and educational meeting, addresses the needs of those who diagnose, treat, and study genitourinary malignancies. All members of the cancer care and research community, including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physicians, nurses and others, will benefit from the Symposium’s exploration of the latest science in the field and its clinical application.
Attendees can log into the iPlanner or CE Portal to access any of the following certificates after noting their participation:
- Continuing Medical Education Certificate – available for physicians who would like to receive CME credits for their participation at the Symposium
- Certificate of Participation – all other attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after recording their session participation. Please note that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance toward any licensure requirements will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted
- Certificate of Attendance – Attendees can download a Certificate of Attendance from the Attendee Resource Center if they need a record of their attendance at the Symposium but do not require documentation for continuing education purposes. Please note that this certificate does not award any continuing education credits.
For instructions on how to claim credit and access certificates, please see the ‘Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions’ section.
Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions
Every participant is encouraged to submit a Symposium Feedback Form, provide session ratings, and access certificates for the Symposium through the iPlanner app or CE Portal. Your feedback is utilized by leadership to enhance programs, develop new initiatives, gauge educational impact, and plan for future meetings.
- To provide feedback on a specific session
- Download the iPlaner app
- Select a session by searching by time or track
- Select "Rate This Session" to submit feedback on each session you attend
- To access certificates and claim credit
- Log in to the CE Portal using your ASCO.org username and password
- Select the appropriate meeting and your role
- Select "CME Certificate" to claim credit and download the certificate
- To give overall feedabck on the meeting
- Log in to the CE Portal using your ASCO.org username and password
- Select "Provide Meeting Feedback" to submit your feedback on the symposium
To receive ABIM MOC points, participants must submit their Symposium Feedback Form and claim their CME credits in the CE Portal for the Symposium by March 18, 2019. Once both of these steps are complete, ASCO will transmit all information to ABIM on the participant’s behalf.
Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Society of Clinical Oncology designates this live activity for 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA/NCCPA Credit Designation Statement – PAs
PAs may claim a maximum of 22.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
All non-physician attendees are welcome to submit a request for a Certificate of Participation, which may enable non-physicians to apply their meeting participation toward re-licensure. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.
This Symposium is designed for physicians and researchers interested in the prevention, screening, evaluation, and management of genitourinary cancers, including, but not limited to medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; and other translational-oriented laboratory scientists.
This Symposium may also benefit nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in clinical cancer care and cancer research.
Educational Needs Statement
The Genitourinary Cancers Symposium gives healthcare providers across multiple disciplines and professions the opportunity to receive critical updates and recommendations to improve the care of patients with these cancers. Although incidence and mortality rates continue to increase, emerging science offers new options for multidisciplinary precision care through new and emerging diagnostic approaches, as well as innovative therapy options. Continued evolution in the clinical evidence base highlights the ongoing need for education in this area to ensure that all members of the cancer care team stay current on emerging therapies and diagnostic technologies.
This program is also designed to provide opportunities for learners to interact with expert faculty of varying disciplines in both the sessions and in active networking events. These dialogues further equip health care providers to deliver optimal care for their patients diagnosed with genitourinary cancers.
Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be better able to
- Collaborate across different specialties and with all members of the oncology care team to provide effective and patient-centered treatment and supportive care;
- Examine the impact of healthcare disparities and differences in treatment standards across different global regions on the outcomes of patients;
- Consider the benefits and current challenges of implementing multimodality therapy for patients, to include accurate identification of subtypes as well as optimal treatment sequencing;
- Compare and contrast the disease characteristics that indicate different surgical options, as well as those that indicate that watchful waiting, to determine the best approach based on current evidence in the treatment of each patient;
- Review where certain diagnostic strategies can help to inform a more precise treatment of patients based on current evidence, including testing for genetic syndromes, molecular characterization of tumors, and the use of novel imaging techniques
- Outline recommended approaches for less common presentations of cancers in patients.
Disclaimer and Unlabeled Usage Statement
The information presented is that of the contributing faculty and presenters and does not necessarily represent the views of the Symposium Cosponsors and/or any named company or organization providing financial support. Specific therapies discussed may not be approved and/or specified for use as indicated by the faculty or presenters. Therefore, before presenting any medication, please review the complete prescribing information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse effects.
ASCO and Conquer Cancer gratefully awknowledge the following companies for their support of the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium:
Genomic Health, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.