Course Description:

A multidisciplinary team approach to care is fostered through peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration. The team discussion pertaining to diagnosis and treatment includes radiological and pathological findings and immunohistochemical testing to bridge gaps across the continuum of care and enhance the overall quality of patient-centered gastrointestinal oncology care.

Target audience: 

Medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, colorectal surgeons, pathologists, gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurses, social workers, radiologic technologists, and all personnel involved in the care of the gastrointestinal cancer patient.

Learning objectives: 

•    Improve clinical decision making, clinical outcomes, and patient experience via a multidisciplinary team approach. Group discussion include prospective patient care management, national treatment guidelines, staging, and options and      eligibility for genetic testing, clinical research studies, and supportive care services.

•    Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for gastrointestinal oncology patients leveraging imaging and pathology testing results and meet Commission on Cancer accreditation standards compliance. 

Faculty & Disclosure

Antonio Ucar, M.D. 
Moderator, Gastrointestinal Tumor Board
Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist,  Doctors, Homestead, Mariners, South Miami, and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals

Horacio Asbun, M.D.  
Moderator, Gastrointestinal Tumor Board
Chief of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Hospital

Carol A. Covarrubias, APRN 
Miami Cancer Institute

Angelique M. Morris, APRN
Miami Cancer Institute

Horacio Asbun, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, is a consultant for J&J, Boston Scientific and Olympus.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Antonio Ucar, M.D., moderator of this educational activity, has no   financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Carol A. Covarrubias, APRN and Angelique M. Morris, APRN, interprofessional coordinators of this educational activity, have no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

DMT coordinators and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME - Complex General Surgical Oncology

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Successful completion of this course is submitted to specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS system.

Session date: 
10/16/2024 - 7:00am to 8:30am EDT
Miami Cancer Institute
United States
  • 1.50 ABS MOC II
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy

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