CME Webcast Teaches on Pancreatic Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Pancreatic Cancer. One out of 64 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer; it is the 4th leading cause of cancer death. On this CME webcast, we are going to take a look at pancreatic cancer: its causes, its diagnosis, and its treatment. We’re pleased to welcome today’s guest. Dr. Mary Dillhoff is a surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery here at the Ohio State University.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY and learn the types of premalignant pancreas cyst and when surgical referral or further work up is indicated; and DESCRIBE work up and staging or pancreatic cancer and the treatment options.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Pancreatic cancer survival
  • Screening for pancreatic cancer
  • Medical management issues after a Whipple procedure
  • Post-op cancer follow up

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Teaches on Adrenal Nodules. Pheochromocytomas are fairly rare with about 1,000 cases in the U.S. every year but overall, adrenal tumors are common, and you can find one in about every 20 patients who undergo abdominal CT scans. Most of these adrenal tumors are benign and require no treatment but knowing which ones are consequential and which ones are inconsequential can be a challenge. On this CME webcast, to show you how to manage the incidentally identified adrenal tumor is surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, we have Dr. Drew Shirley.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the imaging characteristics used to determine treatment strategies for adrenal nodules; and USE biochemical tests to aid in the diagnosis of functional adrenal nodules.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of adrenal nodules
  • Which adrenal nodule need to be biopsied
  • Familial syndromes involving adrenal tumors
  • Incidental adrenal nodules found when staging lung cancer
  • Performing adrenal nodule needle biopsy and FNA
  • What to expect during and after adrenal surgery
  • Approach to adrenal hemorrhage
  • Radiographic imaging follow-up of adrenal nodules
  • Laboratory follow-up of adrenal nodules in patients with hypertension

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Thyroid Cancer During CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about thyroid nodules: which ones need to be biopsied and which ones can be followed. And then we’re going to talk about thyroid cancer: how to diagnose it, how to treat it, and how to follow it. Our guest today is an endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Jennifer Sipos.  Enjoy this introduction.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the epidemiology of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer; and OUTLINE the general management principles for thyroid cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Physical examination of the thyroid gland
  • Detection of thyroid nodules by exam
  • Thyroid cancer histology and prognosis
  • Side effects of thyroid cancer surgery
  • Management of metastatic thyroid cancer
  • Role of CT scans in thyroid nodule detection and evaluation
  • Long-term follow-up of simple cysts of the thyroid
  • Evaluation of the multinodular goiter

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.