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American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs will offer a range of virtual educational sessions at Clinical Congress 2021. Scheduled programming is as follows. All times listed are Central Time.

Monday, October 25

  • Panel Session (PS332): Update on the Care of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Patient, 11:00 am–11:55 am
    • Moderator: Jonathan S. Zager, MD, FACS, chief academic officer and a surgical oncologist and senior member, departments of cutaneous oncology and sarcoma, Moffitt Cancer Center; director, regional therapies, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, Moffit; and professor of surgery, University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine, Tampa
    • Co-Moderator: Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, chief, division of general surgery; program director, surgical oncology fellowship; and professor of surgical oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Panel Session (PS364): Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change, 2:00 pm–2:55 pm
    • Moderator: Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, chief, section of breast surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and leader, multidisciplinary breast oncology programs, New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
    • Co-Moderator: Anita T. Johnson, MD, FACS, chief of surgery, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Newnan, GA

Tuesday, October 26

  • Didactic Course (DC417): Technical Standards for Cancer Surgery: Bringing Evidence into Practice, 9:00 am–10:55 am (An additional registration fee is required for this course.)
    • Chair: Matthew H. G. Katz, MD, FACS, professor and medical director, gastrointestinal center, and chief, pancreatic surgery service, department of surgical oncology, University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
    • Co-Chair: Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS, professor and chair, department of breast surgical oncology, division of surgery; the Hamill Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Honor of Dr. Richard G. Martin, Sr.; adjunct professor, department surgical oncology, division of surgery; adjunct professor, department of experimental radiation oncology, division of radiation oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Panel Session (PS456): The Role of Robotics in Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery, 1:00 pm–1:55 pm
    • Chair: Herbert J. Zeh III, MD, FACS, professor and chair, department of surgery, and the Hall and Mary Lucile Shannon Distinguished Chair in Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    • Co-Chair: Alessio Pigazzi, MD, FACS, chief of colorectal surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
  • Panel Session (PS462): Gastric Cancer Management in the Real World: How to Optimize Outcomes for Individual Patients, 2:00 pm–2:55 pm
    • Moderator: Kaitlyn J. Kelly, MD, FACS, associate professor of surgery, University of California San Diego
    • Co-Moderator: Bruce M. Brenner, MD, FACS, general surgeon and surgical oncologist, affiliated with Baptist Health Boca Raton Regional Hospital, FL

Wednesday, October 27

  • Panel Session (PS525): Operative Standards and Intraoperative Decision Making: Thyroid Cancer, 10:00 am–10:55 am
    • Moderator: Tracy S. Wang, MD, FACS, professor; chief, section of endocrine surgery; and vice-chair, strategic and professional development, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    • Co-Moderator: Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; vice-chair faculty development, department of otolaryngology; and director, endocrine surgery, department of otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture: Genetics and Genomics in the Study of Breast Cancer Disparities, 1:00 – 1:55 pm
    • Lecturer: Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS
    • Chair and Introducer: Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, Chair, ACS Commission on Cancer
  • Panel Session (PS563): Ten Hot Topics in Surgical Oncology, 2:00 pm–2:55 pm
    • Moderator: John H. Stewart IV, MD, FACS, professor of surgery, section of surgical oncology, and founding director, Louisiana State University New Orleans – Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Cancer Center
    • Co-Moderator: Fabian M. Johnston, MD, FACS, director, peritoneal surface malignancy program, and associate professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Information regarding additional cancer programming at Clinical Congress is available on the ACS Cancer Programs website.