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One-Day Interactive Forum To Examine Cutting-Edge Treatments In Gynecologic Cancer

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC hosts the 9th Annual International Symposium on Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Malignancies®
PLAINSBORO, N.J. (Sept. 18, 2013) – Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®), a leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based meetings and activities, will host the 9th Annual International Symposium on Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Malignancies® on Oct. 5 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.
This one-day educational and scientific meeting will focus on key clinical topics in the management of ovarian cancer as well as endometrial, uterine, and cervical malignancies.
The course directors for this interactive forum are James Tate Thigpen, MD, Director of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine; Maurie Markman, MD, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology for Cancer Treatment Centers of America; and Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, Director of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Drs. Thigpen, Markman, and Birrer, along with a distinguished faculty of experts, will engage in a series of expert debates that will examine topics in the treatment of patients with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, and uterine carcinomas. The “pro and con” format of the debates is designed to provide attendees with practical clinical insights into treatment and present a nuanced view of the scope of current thinking on these topics.
Faculty will also discuss the role of genomic analysis in the management of patients with gynecologic cancers and highlight several promising novel chemotherapeutics and targeted agents for gynecologic malignancies currently undergoing clinical trial evaluation.
“With the current focus on individualized treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers and a robust pipeline of emerging therapies, it is imperative that oncology professionals stay current with the latest thinking and research,” said Deborah Augustus, Vice President, Independent Medical Education of PER®. “We are proud to provide oncologists with the opportunity to interact with and learn from our distinguished faculty and acquire knowledge that can help them to improve patient outcomes.”
This educational activity is directed toward medical oncologists and fellows who treat patients with ovarian cancer. Gynecologic oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of ovarian cancer will be invited to participate.
To register or view the program agenda, please visit
About Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®) is the certified medical education resource of choice for live and online activities focusing on oncology and hematology. Based on identified needs and practice gaps, PER® provides high-quality, evidence-based activities featuring leading national and international faculty with a focus on practice-changing advances and standards of care in treatment and disease management. PER® serves the oncology health care community, including physicians, fellows, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers. Learn more at
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