9th International Conference on Ovarian Cancer
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
8th Floor Conference Center Cancer Prevention Building 1155 Pressler Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas , USA
The goal of this conference is to bring together oncologists, gynecologists, general practitioners, and allied health providers to present and  discuss the most current information on the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Participants from all over the world will be able to exchange professional information and network with others in the field.  The conference will include new methods for detecting and diagnosing ovarian cancer, recent advances in basic and translational research, and discussions of contemporary and innovative treatments for ovarian cancer.
This program should be of interest to gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, OB-Gyns, genetic counselors, scientists/researchers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
    * Lectures
    * Panel Discussions
    * Question-and-Answer Sessions
    * Case Studies, Poster Session
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to

    * practice appropriate screening for ovarian cancer (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
    * incorporate contemporary and innovative treatments for ovarian cancer (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
    * interpret basic and translational research for ovarian cancer knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes).

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, December 1, 2011
18:00:00 Welcome Reception
Friday, December 2, 2011
06:55:00 MDACC, Cancer Prevention Building, 8th Floor Conference Center
07:00:00 Registration and Breakfast
08:15:00 Welcome David M. Gershenson, Richard R. Barakat
08:25:00 Session I | Ovarian Cancer Screening Stan Kaye
08:30:00 Screening for Ovarian Cancer in the General Population Karen H. Lu
09:00:00 Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Noah D. Kauff
09:30:00 Genetic Counseling and Testing Molly S. Daniels
10:00:00 Break
10:25:00 Session II | Rare Ovarian Tumors Jubilee Brown
10:30:00 Rare Ovarian Tumors David Huntsman
11:00:00 Low-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer David M. Gershenson
11:30:00 Mucinous Ovarian Cancer Michael Frumovitz
12:00:00 Lunch
12:55:00 Session III | Surgery Debates Robert L. Coleman
13:00:00 Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy vs. Primary Surgical Cytoreduction Ignace Vergote, Dennis S Chi
13:45:00 Secondary Surgical Cytoreduction Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Pedro T. Ramirez
14:30:00 Break
14:55:00 Session IV | Imaging and Quality of Life Lois M. Ramondetta
15:00:00 Novel imaging for Ovarian Cancer Homer A. Macapinlac
15:30:00 Palliative Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients Eduardo Bruera
16:00:00 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Teaching Medical Students
16:30:00 Adjourn
19:00:00 Conference Dinner | Houston Museum of Natural Science
Saturday, December 3, 2011
06:55:00 MDACC, Cancer Prevention Building, 8th Floor Conference Center
07:00:00 Registration and Breakfast
08:00:00 Abstract and Surgical Film Presentations David Huntsman, Anil K. Sood
08:55:00 Session V | Novel Therapeutics Katherine M. Bell-McGuinn
09:00:00 PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer - A 2011 Perspective Stan Kaye
09:30:00 New Directions in Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Anil K. Sood
10:00:00 Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Clinical Practice Robert L. Coleman
10:30:00 Break
10:55:00 Session VI | Chemotherapy Judith K. Wolf
11:00:00 Current Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer Carol Aghajanian
11:30:00 Consolidation Therapy in Ovarian Cancer Paul Sabbatini
12:00:00 Use of Biomarkers to Personalize Care for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Robert C Bast
12:30:00 Lunch
13:25:00 Session VII | New Concepts in Ovarian Cancer Ignace Vergote
13:30:00 Ovarian Cancer Genomics: Impact on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Recurrence Douglas A. Levine
14:00:00 Robotics in the Modern Era of Ovarian Cancer Management Ginger J. Gardner
14:30:00 Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery (VATS) in Ovarian Cancer Yukio Sonoda
15:00:00 Closing Remarks and Adjourn Kathleen M. Schmeler, Ginger J. Gardner
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