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CME Series: Multidisciplinary Management of Rectal Cancer in Young Adults: Facts and Controversies
This educational activity is designed to educate clinicians, such as oncologists and gastroenterologists, as well as physician-trainees, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals involved in the care and management of patients suffering from rectal cancer. These younger patients require different treatment approaches. The webinar will focus on discussing various protocols for managing rectal cancer in young adults, focusing on how recommendations differ for a younger population and emerging evidence of the effectiveness of various approaches in patients under 50.

After participating in this education, learners will be able to:
• Explain the surgical approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults
• Explain the interventional gastroenterology approaches for managing rectal cancer in young adults
• Identify the appropriate approach for the treatment of rectal cancer in young adults

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning and Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live webcast activity for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dec 2, 2020 05:00 PM in Arizona

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Speakers

Toufic Kachaamy, MD, FASGE
Interventional Program Specialist, Director of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy - Phoenix @Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kachaamy earned a medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. Most recently, Dr. Kachaamy completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kachaamy’s research has been published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, expert reviews of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. He has also given many research and oral presentations in national meetings on topics related to digestive health.
Madappa Kundranda, MD, PhD, FACP
Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Chief of Division of Medical Oncology @Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kundranda earned a medical degree from Bangalore University in 2000. He then went on to complete his PhD at Meharry Medical College. Additionally, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Fairview General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kundranda is the author of over 25 publications, and his research has been published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, the American Journal of Hematology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, among others. He is also an accomplished speaker at both regional and national meetings and conferences.
David Etzioni, MS, MD
Chair of the Department of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgeon @Mayo Clinic
Dr. Etzioni received a BA from the University of California, Berkley, followed by a Pre-Health Program and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed an internship in general surgery, along with a Master of Science in Health Services as a part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Etzioni then competed a residency in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and a residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota. Board certified in both general surgery (American Board of Surgery) and colon and rectal surgery (American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery), Dr. Etzioni serves as Chair of the Quality Assessment & Safety Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Associate Board Examiner for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.