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World Rectal Conference on Organ Preserving Perspectives

Montreal, April 30 - May 2, 2015

Dear Colleague,

The preliminary program information is now available for the 3rd World Rectal Conference on Organ Preserving Perspectives which will take place in Montreal, Quebec, April 30 – May 2, 2015 at the Centre Mont-Royal.  The conference will highlight all the different aspects of organ preserving treatment in rectal cancer.  It is aimed at multidisciplinary teams working in the field all over the world.  We aim to create an informal atmosphere and encourage the participants to join in interactive case discussions.  There will also be opportunities to propose and discuss new trials.  At the end of the conference, participants will take home a thorough knowledge of all the latest ideas about the treatment of early rectal cancers. 

This meeting will offer the opportunity to discuss with world-renowned expert surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, GI and GI radiologists on less invasive treatment approaches for patients with rectal cancer.  TEM surgery, definition of complete responders after neoadjuvant treatment, watch and wait strategy, frontier line targeted radiation and new clinical trials will be presented from European, North and South American research leaders.  Socio-economic perspectives will be discussed and a pelvic MRI workshop will be offered by world-renowned Radiologists.  This is a unique opportunity to learn of the present controversies in the world of personalized medicine.

This event is approved for up to 16 CME credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development. The Office for CPD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME). 

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada [RCPSC: MOC Section 1].
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Online abstract submission is now open for short oral presentations.

Please submit abstracts by January 31, 2015: jghradiationoncology@gmail.com 

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