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 CME Education Covers Pancreatitis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Pancreatitis. On this CME Webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on the causes and management of pancreatitis. Joining our moderator, Jim Allen, is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the medical director of the section of pancreatic disorders at Ohio State, gastroenterologist, Dr. Philip Hart.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis; and DESCRIBE the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of pancreatitis
  • Key to initial management of acute pancreatitis
  • Whether amylase/lipase levels should be followed serially
  • Strategies for enteral nutrition in acute pancreatitis
  • Identifying autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Whether patients with chronic pancreatitis should be screened for pancreatic cancer

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 Latest about Pancreatic Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer.  It seems as though about all physicians learned about the Whipple procedure in medical school and that is what most physicians associate with the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer. But what has happened in the 80 years since Allen Whipple did his first pancreatic surgery? Well, we now understand pancreatic cancer much better and we have a rapidly expanding repertoire of surgical procedures that can be used in pancreatic cancer. On our CME Webcast today, to tell us about the current approach to pancreatic cancer, are two of Ohio State’s top experts in the disease. First, we have Dr. Peter Muscarella who is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery.  Also joining him is Dr. Mark Bloomston, an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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: UNDERSTAND the indications for curative resection for pancreatic cancer; to RECOGNIZE the role of new chemotherapy regimens in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer; to REVIEW the epidemiology and diagnostic evaluation of pancreatic cancer; and to DESCRIBE recent advances in staging and multimodality treatment for pancreatic cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why pancreatic cancer frequently presents in advanced stage
  • Current treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Screening for pancreatic cancer
  • Biopsy approaches
  • Weight loss, diet, and pancreatic cancer
  • The role of the primary care provider in follow up of pancreatic cancer
  • Advanced endoscopic techniques and pancreatic cancer
  • Histologic types of pancreatic cancer

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.