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Lung Cancer Survival 2017: New Treatments, New Strategies

Presented by Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers

Speakers

Angela Sisk, M.S.N., RN, OCN, AHN-BC
Deidra Teoh, M.S.N., RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Pushan Jani, M.D.
Syed Jafri, M.D.
Philip A. Rascoe, M.D., FACS
Aparna Surapaneni, M.D.
Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
Ted Tenczynski, M.D., C.T.R.
José L. Ramos, MD

Audience: Primary care providers, nurses, physical/occupational/respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists

The Memorial Hermann Health System is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Memorial Hermann Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Date: November 10, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
1635 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008

Target Audience

Primary Care Providers, nurses, physical/occupational/respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists

Description

Join Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers for a continuing education course for physicians and clinicians — including primary care providers; nurses; physical, occupational and respiratory therapists; and speech-language pathologists — focused on lung cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide overview on lung screening for early detection; ultimately saving lives
  • Explore associated diagnostics and what to expect
  • Provide tobacco cessation resources
  • Review a new medical management technique; immunotherapy
  • Examine the latest in surgical techniques
  • Define lung cancer rehabilitation
  • Provide an overview on supportive advanced care
  • Define Survivorship and Memorial Hermann resources

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Course evaluation.

Speaker Information

Angela Sisk


Angela Sisk, M.S.N., RN, OCN, AHN-BC
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Angela Sisk received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston in 1996, and her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix in 2005. She has been the Oncology Nurse Navigator at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital for close to 8 years.

Angela is an Oncology Certified Nurse, an Advanced Holistic Nurse-Board Certified, and a Certified YogaNurse®. Angela is passionate about learning and sharing resources and tools to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing during the cancer journey.

Angela has over 20 years of experience working with oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, American Holistic Nursing Association, and Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators. Angela has been a presenter at the Oncology Nursing Society’s national conference and has been published in multiple nursing journals.

Angela followed in the footsteps of her grandmother and became a nurse.

When the same grandmother was diagnosed with stomach cancer, she knew she wanted to work with cancer patients. Angela chose to do a nursing rotation at MD Anderson Cancer Center and began working there right after graduating from nursing school. She has been an oncology nurse ever since.

“What I love about navigation is that I get to be a trusted partner with patients during their cancer journey. I have learned so much from my patients about strength, courage, and what is important in life.

It makes me feel good to help patients navigate the complex healthcare system and break down barriers to their care, so they can focus on getting better.”

Deidra Teoh

Deidra Teoh, M.S.N., RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Memorial Hermann Southwest Region

Deidra received her Master of Science in Nurse Education from the University of Houston - Victoria, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University. As the Lung Oncology Nurse Navigator for Memorial Hermann’s Southwest Region, Deidra is responsible for providing support and education to lung cancer patients, from screening through treatment and into survivorship.

Throughout her career, Deidra has worked for The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and as an adjunct nursing instructor at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Deidra is very active in the community as a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Oncology Nursing Society. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in her nursing career, including a Bronze Award for Excellence in Nursing from the Good Samaritan Foundation in 2013.

“I became an oncology nurse because I have lost too many of my own family members to cancer. There’s nothing more special than being there as a resource in someone’s time of need to be able to make what could be the worst day of their life better, that’s a blessing. I learn so much from my patients about life – they are very special people.”

Pushan Jani

Pushan Jani, M.D.
Affiliated Pulmonologist
Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center
Dr. Pushan Jani earned his medical degree at the M. P. Shah Medical College in India and a Masters of Science degree in epidemiology at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he also finished his residency. He completed fellowships in pulmonary critical care at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and in interventional pulmonology at Emory University in Atlanta. Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, Dr. Jani’s primary clinical interests are interventional pulmonary, lung cancer screening and diagnosis, and management of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. He also serves as an assistant professor of critical care medicine at UTHealth.

In practice since 2007, Dr. Jani treats patients 18 years and older and speaks Hindi and Gujarati. His practice philosophy is summarized by “early diagnosis, better care.” His expertise includes electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsies, transtracheal oxygen catheter insertions and percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. As part of a team of practitioners, he offers multimodality cancer care with onsite presence of specialists in medical oncology, radiology and radiation oncology. Beyond his expertise and multi-disciplinary approach to care, his patients also value his honesty. Dr. Jani is a resident of Houston.

Jafri Syed

Syed Jafri, M.D.
Affiliated Medical Oncologist
Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center

Dr. Jafri Syed earned his medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical School in Pakistan. He completed his residency at Indiana University and fellowships in hematology/oncology at Louisiana State University and integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.

Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Syed’s clinical interests include lung cancer, thymoma, mesothelioma and esophageal cancer, head and neck cancer and salivary gland cancer.

His practice philosophy embraces whole-person medicine: to treat mind, body and soul. He feels it is important to educate patients about their illness, explain the benefits and risks of treatment, provide evidence-based treatment using the latest scientific knowledge, empower patients to take charge of their well-being, and improve their health -- not just treat their disease..

A resident of Harris County, Dr. Syed is married and the father of one young child. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, spending time with this family and traveling.

Rascoe Philip

Philip A. Rascoe, M.D., FACS
Affiliated Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Memorial Hermann at the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Philip A. Rascoe, M.D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and an associate professor in the department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School.

Board certified in cardiothoracic and general surgery, Dr. Rascoe earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University, and completed his general surgery internship and residency at UTHealth. He performed a Thoracic Oncology Postdoctoral Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Rascoe is also a member of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery. With extensive experience in performing minimally-invasive operations for diseases of the chest, his clinical focus is on benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, mediastinum, pleura, trachea, and esophagus.

Dr. Rascoe's clinical areas of expertise:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Minimally-invasive lung surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • VATS lobectomy
  • Minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Thymoma and thymic cancer
  • VATS thymectomy
  • Transcervival thymectomy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis and VATS sympathectomy
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Pleural diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Substernal goiters
  • Long volume reduction surgery (LVRS) and bullectomy
Jose Ramos

José L. Ramos, M.D.

Dr. Ramos is a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas Houston Medical School. While in medical school he served as the Chairman of the medical student committee on ethics, academic integrity, and professionalism, was President of the Ophthalmology medical student organization, and participated on a panel to review the scientific content of the Medical College Admission Test that is taken by medical school applicants as part of the admission process. After medical school he continued his training at the Texas Medical Center completing a Residency in Internal Medicine at UT Houston with his training conducted at Memorial Hermann Hospital, LBJ Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. This was followed by a Fellowship in Hospice, Palliative, and Supportive Medicine at MD Anderson. He joined SMC in October, 2014. He is Board Eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Board Eligible in Internal Medicine. Prior to his medical training, he enjoyed a diverse career in both the Cardiology and Ophthalmology medical device industries participating in all aspects of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs from initial product development through successful product approval by FDA, rising up to the level of Director of Clinical Affairs and with experience in companies ranging from development stage start-ups where he was 1 of 4 total employees through multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 market leaders. His professional interests include patient education, ethics, and professionalism.

Aparna Surapaneni

Aparna Surapaneni, M.D.
Affiliated Radiation Oncologist
Brain Injury and Stroke Program

Aparna Surapaneni, M.D. received her B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. She then went on to complete her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School and an internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She returned to SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency where she was a Chief Resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology in Brooklyn, NY. She joins Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital after having worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ as an attending physician in Radiation Oncology.

While at Saint Barnabas, Dr. Surapaneni initiated a stereotactic body radiation therapy program to treat early stage lungs cancer and oligometastatic disease to the spine, liver and lung. Her research work during residency led to several oral and poster presentations at the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and American Radium Society annual conferences. Her research regarding prostate cancer outcomes has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Surapaneni’s clinical interests include the treatment of breast cancers, head and neck malignancies and lung cancer.

Anna DeJoya

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
Director of New Program Development
Memorial Hermann Post-Acute Care Services

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS is the Director of New Program Development for the Memorial Hermann Post-Acute Care Services. She received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2008. Anna has been treating patients across the continuum since 1996. Her current role includes coordinating, evaluating and developing the growth of the Memorial Hermann Post-Acute Care Services. She develops, assesses and coordinates the clinical and educational components of the cancer rehabilitation program. Anna has a variety of experience in teaching both in the clinical setting, academic setting and in the community, including state and national conferences.

Tenczynski

Ted Tenczynski, M.D., C.T.R.
Associate Director
Memorial Hermann Cancer Registry

Ted Tenczynski, M.D., C.T.R. received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in New York City and his Medical Degree from Rutgers Medical School in Newark, N.J. He completed his medical internship at Rutgers, and his medical residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This was followed by an Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital, where he remained on as a staff member until 1978.

He then entered the community practice of oncology in the Heights area where he has worked for the last 39 years, and has been an active staff member at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital during that period. He has served as the Chairman of the Cancer Committee at MHGH since 2001, as well as the Breast Chairman since their NAPBC-accredited program began in 2010.

In 2014 Dr. Tenczynski assumed an additional role and became a Certified Tumor Registrar, joining the System Cancer Registry Department, where he now serves as its Associate Director.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Program Schedule: Subject to Change

November 10, 2017

TimeTopic
8:35Lung Cancer Prevention & Tobacco Cessation
Angela Sisk, M.S.N., RN, OCN, AHN-BC
9:00Low-Dose CT Scan Screening for Lung Cancer— 2017 Update
Ted Tenczynski, M.D., C.T.R.
9:30

Evaluation of Lung Nodule: Roadmap from initial CT to diagnosis
Pushan Jani, M.D.
Nurse Navigation: Patient Education and Support
Deidra Teoh, M.S.N., RN, OCN, ONN-CG

10:00

Minimally-Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery”
Philip A. Rascoe, M.D., FACS

10:25

Break

10:40

Systemic therapy for lung cancer
Syed Jafri, M.D.

11:10

Advancements in Radiation Oncology for Curative Treatment of Lung Cancer
Aparna Surapaneni, M.D.

11:40The Benefits of Supportive Medicine in Serious Illness Care
José L. Ramos, MD
12:10Evidence Based Rehabilitation for Individuals with Lung Cancer
Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS
12:30Lung Cancer Survivorship
Clara Lambert

Education

Continuing Education Credits:

The Memorial Hermann Health System is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Memorial Hermann Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credits approved for:

AOTA, TPTA, TNA (Nursing & SW), CCM

OT Approved CETPTA 2017ASHA MH

Instructional Level:

TBD

Instructional Methods Used:

Lecture, Power-Point presentations, Case Examples, Q&A

Registration

Cost / Registration:

FREE

Cancellations:

You are expected to attend the course if you register.

Parking:

Park in Garage Two and enter through the Main Hospital Entrance that faces 26th Street. The Classrooms will be inside on your left.

Registration:

All fields required. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number you place on the registration form

All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, supportive teaching & learning environment.

Registration for this event is now closed.