MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) in collaboration with the Canadian Oncology Societies (COS), OncologyEducation.com and the Groupe d'étude en oncologie du Québec (GEOQ) is proud to host an international expert-level conference chaired by Dr. Jean Maroun (Ottawa Hospital) and Dr. Axel Grothey (Mayo Clinic) entitled Personalized Medicine in the Management of Colorectal Cancer in Montreal, Quebec on November 5th and 6th, 2013, to promote a better understanding of how medicine and society are preparing for a new age in cancer treatment.
With advances in technology and a progressive understanding of cancer biology, personalized medicine is being applied in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Knowledge of a patient's genetic makeup is driving the selection of the most effective therapies and the personalized medicine approach to the treatment of colorectal cancer will help physicians detect cancer earlier and improve patient outcomes.
This multidisciplinary meeting will cover how these concepts are being incorporated into today's clinical practices, to an audience of clinical researchers, members of the pharmaceutical industry, government regulatory authorities, healthcare management organisations, physicians, patients, oncologists, and others in the healthcare community. At a time when health care is evolving rapidly, this expert conference will highlight how we are preparing the landscape for the adoption of personalized medicine in the clinic.
ABOUT THE CCAC
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a national non-profit patient association dedicated to colorectal cancer awareness and education, support for patients and advocacy on their behalf. It is led by a national board of directors and advised by a national expert panel of health professionals.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physicians (family practice, epidemiology, GI, surgical oncology, pathology, medical and radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and psychosocial oncology) medical students and other health professionals, clinician-researchers and scientists, genetic counsellors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, laboratory professionals, bioinformaticians, medical informaticians and information technology professionals, pharmacists, bioethicists, interested public, patients, and regulatory authorities.
Science and medical media are welcome.
CME CREDITS GRANTED
This event is approved for up to 9.5 credits by the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The entire proceedings will be available to the public live at www.cos.ca.
Loews Hotel Vogue
1425, rue de la Montagne
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1Z3
Online at: www.personalizedmedpersonalisee.com
SOURCE: Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
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For more information, please contact:
Stephani Arulthas, Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
Tel: (514) 875-7745 ext. 228 or [email protected]
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