St. John to Host Cancer Symposium for Health Care Professionals

TULSA, OKLA. (Aug. 16, 2016) — St. John Medical Center will host a free cancer symposium for health care professionals Friday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the LaFortune/Robinson Room of the Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza, 1819 E. 19th St. Presented in partnership with Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, this annual cancer symposium allows for the exchange of expertise and innovation in oncology among health care professionals. The driving force behind this year's forum is the mission to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer.

The symposium, titled "Comprehensive Management of Head and Neck Tumors," will feature special guest speakers Neil Gross, MD, FACS, associate professor of head and neck surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Jennifer Hunt, MD, MEd, chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Also presenting will be Brad Garber, MD; Kelly Berry, PT, MPH; and Rachel Jamerson, MS, CCC-SLP, from St. John and Alan Keller, MD, FACP; Frederick Willison, MD; and Edward Yob, DO, from Oklahoma Cancer Specialists.


8:00 a.m. – Registration and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Welcome by Brad Garber, MD
8:40 a.m. – An Update on Head and Neck Pathology by Jennifer Hunt, MD, MEd
9:30 a.m. – Surgical Management of Malignancies of the Oropharynx by Neil Gross, MD, FACS
10:20 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer by Edward Yob, DO
11:20 a.m. – The STAR Program: Prehab and Rehab of Malignancies of the Head and Neck by Kelly Berry, PT, MPH, and Rachel Jamerson, MS, CCC-SLP
11:45 a.m. – Lunch
12:15 p.m. – Surgical Management of Melanoma of the Head and Neck by Brad Garber, MD
1:05 p.m. – Radiation Therapy for Malignancies of the Head and Neck by Frederick Willison, MD
1:55 p.m. – Break
2:10 p.m. – Current Treatment Options for Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck by Alan Keller, MD, FACP
3:00 p.m. – Panel discussion
3:30 p.m. – Closing remarks by Brad Garber, MD


The symposium is free, but space is limited. To register or for more information, please contact the St. John PulseLine at 918-744-0123 or, or click on the Classes/Events tab above and search "Cancer Symposium."


St. John Medical Center is accredited by the Oklahoma State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. John designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing education credits for other disciplines will be offered as well.

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