Second Annual Liver/Pancreas Symposium - February 25-26, 2011

Keynote lecture: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Non-surgical Therapies: Where we are, Where We Need to Go. Melanie Thomas MD MS, MUSC, South Carolina

Location: February 25 - Froedtert Hospital, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, and February 26 - Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Tracy Milkowski, Event Coordinator, or (414) 805-5602

This symposium will consist of 2 days dedicated to providing course participants with updates on novel therapies and multidisciplinary approaches for liver, biliary and pancreatic disease. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe liver and pancreatic resections in the operating rooms. In addition, angiography and endoscopy suites will be available to view interventional and endoscopic procedures. This unprecedented access will allow an opportunity to converse with our physicians in a meaningful and patient-driven manner.

Educational Objectives
At the end of the symposium, attendees should be able to
• Describe novel diagnostic and treatment approaches being developed and implemented to optimize patient treatment outcomes
• Identify the role, importance and timing of each discipline (medical, radiation and surgery) for each cancer in an interdisciplinary manner
• Recognize the emergence and importance of targeted (disease-site specific) personalized interdisciplinary approaches

Target Audience
This symposium will be beneficial to medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, surgical oncologists, general surgeons, internists, radiation oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, and advanced practice nurses involved in the care of patients with liver, biliary and pancreatic disease.

Educational Method
• Live cases with opportunities of interacting with surgeons, gastroenterologists and interventional radiologists.
• Lectures
• Case presentations including interactive audience participation
• Questions and answers

A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation and Designation
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.
Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


Open House and Interactive Session: Friday, February 25
Froedtert Hospital, Helfaer Auditorium
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

The Helfaer Auditorium is located on the 1st floor of Froedtert West Hospital. Upon check-in, you will receive your parking ticket validated for exiting the parking structure. For directions to Froedtert Hospital/Helfaer Auditorium please follow the link:

Primary Symposium: Saturday, February 26
Medical College of Wisconsin, Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Free parking is available on the day of the event in the lot directly across from the main entrance to the Medical College of Wisconsin located on 87th Street.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 West Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in Wauwatosa, just a few minutes west of Froedtert Hospital and 10 minutes to downtown (414) 475-9500 or (877) 277-6963. When making reservations please mention the Medical College of Wisconsin Liver/Pancreas Symposium to receive the discounted rate.


General Mitchell International Airport

If you require transportation from/to the airport and to any of the scheduled events, a list of transportation services has been provided below for your convenience.

Airport & Beyond, LLC
(Lincoln/Town Cars)
Contact: Lew Litscher
(262) 613-3670

Airport Towncar Express, LLC
(Luxury transportation)
(414) 329-3000 or (414) 443-1900

Yellow Cab Service
(414) 271-1800

Travel Conditions/Road Closures
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Area Attractions
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Special Thank You to Our Sponsors
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Surgery would like to thank the following for their generous support of this symposium.

BK Medical
Caris Life Sciences
Cook Medical
Froedtert Hospital Foundation
Gore Creative Technologies
Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Precision Therapeutics
Salient Surgical
Sirtex Medical

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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