Date: Wednesday 18 September 2013 - Friday 20 September 2013

Location: Tampa, FL

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Routine CT lung cancer screening of high-risk individuals would save thousands of lives per year for less than a dollar a month per patient if it were implemented throughout the U.S. -- and would be even cheaper than breast screening.

Small dosage CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, proficiently and rightfully has become a popular procedure for those diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Drawing knowledge from other screening histories, and from the recent support of the effectiveness of CT screening in a high risk population, it is clear that achieving this goal will require a well-informed public and the commitment of medical professionals to institute best practices. Advances in imaging and biomedical research will continue to evolve rapidly. The breach of CT screening into the healthcare system presents a unique opportunity to develop a coexisting mechanism for collecting data and specimens to accelerate that research and for introducing refinements into the screening process as imaging and biomedical advances occur and is validated.

Given the increasing number of hospitals who study lung cancer, this conference has been developed to provide a forum to all physicians and educators. This multidisciplinary meeting will promote interaction between Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and Principle Investigators to achieve the best possible outcome for thoracic cancer patients.

Learn About:

• Identifying Patients at high risk for the development of lung cancer

• Understanding some of the challenges for implementation of a Low Dose CT screening program, and receive tools to address such challenges

• Review the guidelines regarding patient selection for Low Dose CT screening

• Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation

• Developing clinical protocols for promoting smoking cessation in Lung Cancer Screening settings

• Essential elements needed to initiate and maintain a screening program

• Implementing strategies to appropriately screen and ensure patient follow up

• Developing a comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening program as a center of excellence

• How to deploy lung cancer screening responsibly and equitably

• How to approach on building a Lung Cancer Screening program from the ground up; benefits behind service line development

• Exploring the latest advances in CT imaging and biomedical research

• Best practices for controlling screening quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic procedures

• Administrative aspects of operating a Lung Cancer Screening program, and multi-disciplinary view points from the non-physician perspective

• Analysis and reporting mechanisms for results in existing Lung Cancer Screening Programs and Centers

• Discussing how much would a screening program would cost, if implemented on a national scale

Who Will Attend?

Senior-level executives representing Hospitals, Health Systems, Physician Clinics & Hospital Management Groups:

• Medical Oncologists

• Radiation Oncologists

• Principle Investigators

• Pulmonologists

• Internal Medicine Physicians

• Family Practice Physicians

• Physical Therapists

• Respiratory Therapists

• Physician Assistants

• CT Scanning Companies

For Hotel Information and Reservations

Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
5303 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609

Online Booking: Dedicated Website
Phone: 1-813-289-1950 (Active Communications International group)

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Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext: 128
Fax: 414-221-1900 

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Phone: 312-780-0700 Ext. 163 
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Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext: 126
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