Join us this year on April 3, 2018 for our annual West Central Cancer Symposium at the Epik Center, located at the east end of the parking lot of the AG church of Willmar. This year’s topic will be on Colorectal Cancer.
In order to support physicians and patients, healthcare professionals need the latest information in cancer care. For 27 years, our cancer team has been providing current information from local and national cancer experts. Physicians, nurses, radiologists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, genetic counselors…the Willmar Regional Cancer Center finds the specialists in each field of cancer treatment to help you understand the best practices in patient-centered cancer care.
7:30 am – Registration & Exhibits
8:00 am – Welcome & Announcements
8:15 am – Colon Cancer Screening, Thomas Lange, MD
9:00 am – Histologic Examination of Colorectal Neoplasia, Kent Donelan, MD
9:30 am – Break & Exhibits
10:00 am – Surgery for Colorectal Cancer, Annie Callahan, MD, Michael Spencer, MD, MBA, Dusty Powers, RN, BAN
11:30 am – Lunch & Exhibits
12:15 pm – Ostomy Diversions due to Malignancy of the GI and Urinary Systems & Strategies to Maintain Quality of Life, Angela Beyerl, FNP, CWOCN, Suzanne Keuseman, APRN-BC, CWOCN
12:45 pm – Management of Potentially Resectable Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastasis, Jose Ruades, MD
1:30 pm – ColoWreckedEm Cancer, Nathan Olander, PharmD
2:00 pm – Break & Exhibits
2:15 pm – Keynote – Compassion Fatigue: Helping Your Scanning Brain, Russ Turner, MA, MS
3:45 pm – Closing
This workshop has been designed to provide 6 nursing contact hours, 6 clock hours (continuing education credits), 6 social work credits, and 6 AMA PRA category 1 credits. To receive credits, attendance at all sessions is required. No partial credits are given.
- Discuss the guidelines and methods of colon cancer screening.
- Examine the role of histology, laboratory and pathologist in the diagnosis of colorectal neoplasia.
- Differentiate between dysplastic/pre-malignant and malignant colorectal lesions.
- Explain the surgical options for the treatment of colon cancer.
- Classify the anatomy, and issues associated with the gastrointestinal and urinary systems, types of ostomy surgery, stoma construction and pouching systems, and the WOC nurse’s role in the care of ostomy patients.
- Demonstrate current standard of care in management of liver metastasis in colon cancer and options for treatment.
- Review why colon and rectal cancers are associated together and how this affects treatment.
- Describe the relationship between toxic stress, vicarious trauma, and short term health risks associated with compassion fatigue and burnout.
- Employ strategies for building wellness, health and resilience for both home and work life.
Physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals, including advanced practice nurses, who care for patients with cancer.
Exhibitors will be displaying their products and information related to the care of patients with cancer. If your business would like to be an exhibitor at the 2018 West Central Cancer Symposium, please contact us.
Fee (includes materials and lunch): $85 for early bird registration by 3/1, $95 for registration after 3/1. Deadline to register: Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Carris Health – Rice Memorial Hospital
Attn: Education Dept.
301 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
To book a hotel room for the night prior to the symposium, please call the Best Western Plus at 320.231.8943 and tell them you would like to book a room under the West Central Cancer Symposium room block.