October 26-27, 2012
The overall purpose of the Eighth Annual Chicago Supportive Oncology Conference is to provide participants with the latest information on supportive care issues. The goal is to enable health care professionals to deliver state-of-the-art medical care, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the quality of life of patients with cancer. These activities will help reduce the barriers that prevent the integration of therapies into practice and support adherence to current guidelines.
This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, and fellows who will gain important insights into practical management issues in the palliative and supportive care of patients with neoplastic diseases
Literature reviews, surveys, and evaluations from previous activities indicate that clinicians feel only somewhat competent in handling supportive care issues such as communicating with patients and families, staying current with trial data and translating them into clinical practice, and integrating evidence-based guidelines into patientsí plans of care.
Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD and Michael J. Fisch, MD, MPH discuss
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