Oncology CME


Registration deadline was November 26, 2012.
Cost for full-day symposium and cocktail reception: $50.
Physicians and associates employed by St.Vincent Health and its ministries: No charge.

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Lunch and Keynote Address
Margaret I. Cuomo, MD
Author, A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention

Recommended Current Cancer Screening Guidelines Panel Discussion and Q+A
Michael Busk, MD, St.Vincent Wellness & Preventive Care Institute
Kenneth Ney, MD, Urology of Indiana
Lori Wells, MD, Northwest Radiology
Michael Callahan, MD, St.Vincent Gynecologic Oncology
Mark Lybik, MD, Northside Gastroenterology

Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment
Dawn McIlvried, MS, CGC

Coordinated Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
Richard Freeman, MD Medical Director, St.Vincent Cancer Care

Patient Navigation across the Care Continuum
Missy Andres, RN, BSN, OCN, CBON-C St.Vincent Cancer Care

Palliative Care: Enhancing Quality of Life
Natasha Tomlinson, MD Director, Supportive Care St.Vincent Cancer Care

Health Maintenance Following Malignancy Panel Discussion and Q+A
Medical Oncology Concerns: Niraj Gupta, MD, Chair, Medical Oncology
Radiation Oncology Concerns: Robert Liebross, MD, Vice Chair
Radiation Oncology Psychosocial Support: Robert Vahary, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
St.Vincent Cancer Care Nutritional Support: Karen Randall, RD, St.Vincent Cancer Care
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Melissa Barnes, PT, St.Vincent Cancer Care



We’d like to thank the fifteen experts who participated as speakers for this Oncology CME. Keynote speaker Margaret Cuomo, MD, author of A World Without Cancer, was joined by a host of remarkable advocates for the improvement and advancement of cancer care and treatment. Click here to view speaker bios.


Carmel Renaissance Hotel
11925 North Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Continuing Education Credits

Objectives – At the completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  1. Review the current screening guidelines for the most common malignancies.
  2. Review the recommended follow up for the most common malignancies following treatment.
  3. Discuss the advantages of multidisciplinary care of cancer patients.
  4. Describe recent advances in multidisciplinary cancer care for common malignancies including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
  5. Appropriately manage co-morbidities in the cancer patient.
  6. Implement current recommendations for genetic screening and counseling for common malignancies.

Physicians and Physician Assistants

Accreditation Statement:

St.Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

St.Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

As a sponsor accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, St.Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support was used in the planning or implementation of this CME activity.


St.Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (ISNA No. CNEP-10-10, 12/1/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Indiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will earn 4.75 CNEs by participating in this conference.


St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services Pharmacy Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Universal Activity Numbers:

Application Activity UAN: 0556-9999-12-031-L01-P

This program is approved for 4.75 contact hours (0.475 CEU).

Active Participation in Case Studies and an evaluation of speaker and program is necessary for continuing education credit to be given. Statements of credit will be issued via CPE Monitor.


St.Vincent Medical Social Services CEU statement of support In partnership with the St.Vincent Medical Social Services Department—an approved CEU provider by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency—The Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board has approved this organization to provide Category I (formal) Continuing Education for LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, and LCAC. However, the licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. The CEUs are provided through the license of St.Vincent Medical Social Services.

This program is approved for 4.75 CEUs Category I (formal) Continuing Education.