St. John to Host Cancer Symposium for Health Care Professionals

TULSA, OKLA. (Aug. 28, 2017) — St. John Medical Center will host a free cancer symposium for health care professionals Friday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 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 cervical and breast cancer.

The symposium, titled "Controversies in Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Cervical and Breast Cancer," will feature special guest speakers Banu Arun, MD, professor of breast medical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Michael Frumovitz, MD, MPH, FACOG, professor of gynecologic oncology and reproductive medicine at MD Anderson; and William Dooley, MD, FACS, professor of surgical oncology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition, several experts from OCSRI and Tulsa Radiology Associates will present and/or participate in the panel discussions.


8:00 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Welcome by Daron Street, MD, FACOG
8:40 a.m. – HPV Vaccination by Michael Frumovitz, MD, MPH, FACOG
9:30 a.m. – Screening for Cervical Cancer by Michael Gold, MD
10:20 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Panel discussion: GYN Cancer Treatments and Prognostic Indicators by Michael Frumovitz, MD, MPH, FACOG; Michael Gold, MD; and Alex Mirakian, MD
11:00 a.m. – Genetic Testing, Indications and Risk Management by Banu Arun, MD
11:45 a.m. – Lunch / Clinical Trials in GYN and Breast Cancers by Jan Byerly, RN, BSN, OCN, and Melissa Powell, RN, BSN, OCN
12:15 p.m. – Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer by Banu Arun, MD
12:45 p.m. – Screening for Breast Malignancies by William Dooley, MD, FACS
1:45 p.m. – Break
1:55 p.m. – Panel discussion: Breast Cancer Treatments and Prognostic Indicators by William Dooley, MD, FACS; Alan Keller, MD, FACP; Alex Mirakian, MD; Andra Nuzum-Keim, MD; and LaNette Smith, MD
2:30 p.m. – Closing remarks by Daron Street, MD, FACOG


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."


The St. John Medical Center is accredited by the OSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The St. John Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the 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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