7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m.           

Welcome and Introductions
Eric Vallieres, M.D. and Brian Louie, M.D.

Lung Cancer I

8:10 a.m.

Lung Cancer Screening: Current Status
Ella A. Kazerooni, M.D., MS

8:40 a.m.                         

Essential Components and Qualities of a Lung Cancer Screening Program
Joelle Thirsk Fathi, DNP, R.N., ARNP

Controversies in "Small" Non-Small Lung Cancer

8:55 a.m.

Early Lung Cancer: Balancing Disease and Cure
Ralph W. Aye, M.D., FACS

9:10 a.m.

Assessing Survival: Grading the Severity of Complications in Octogenarians Undergoing Lobectomy
Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.

9:25 a.m.

SBRT is Best for Poor Performance Status (Marginal Performance & Extended)
Vivek Mehta, M.D.

9:40 a.m.

Panel: Case Presentations
Ralph W. Aye, M.D., FACS; Alexander S. Farivar, M.D. and Vivek Mehta, M.D.

10 a.m.













Lung Cancer II

10:15 a.m.

Transitioning Survival from Months to Years in Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
H. Jack West, M.D.

10:45 a.m.

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer
David E. Gerber, M.D.

11:15 a.m.

The Third Party in the Exam Room: Dr. Google and Online Patient Communities
H. Jack West, M.D.

11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion
David E. Gerber, M.D. and H. Jack West, M.D.

11:45 a.m.

Lunch (provided)











Locally Advanced NSCLC

12:30 p.m.

T4 Spine Involvement/Pancoast Tumors
Eric Vallières, M.D.

12:45 p.m.

Preoperative Radiation Therapy in IIIA NSCLC: 45Gy vs 60Gy
Eric Vallières, M.D. with Vivek Mehta, M.D.

1 p.m.

Palliation of Advanced Stage Lung Cancer
Jed Gorden, M.D.







Esophageal Cancer

1:15 p.m.

Endoscopic Therapy
Brian Louie, M.D.

1:30 p.m.

Systemic Therapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Esophageal Cancer
Thomas D. Brown, M.D., MBA

1:45 p.m.

Not All Esophagectomies Are Created Equal
Brian Louie, M.D.

2:05 p.m.









Mediastinum and Pleura

2:20 p.m.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: What’s New in 2014?
Alexander S. Farivar, M.D.

2:40 p.m.

Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
Brian Louie, M.D.

3 p.m.

Cancer in the New Health-care World: How Regulation and Approval Processes Impact Therapy Access, Cost-Effectiveness and Cost
David Stewart M.D., FRCPC

4 p.m.


Description & Objectives
CME Credit
Registration Fees

Online registration is now closed.

Walk-in registration will be available on-site. 


May 2, 2014

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Glaser Auditorium
Swedish Medical Center/First Hill
747 Broadway
Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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