Program Details

General Details

Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

Location

Virtual Program

Planning Committee

Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Sheila Eswaran

Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Jennifer Guy

Sutter Health

Dr. Tamar Taddei

Yale University

Dr. Ali Zarrinpar

University of Florida Health

Topics

  • Liver Cancer 101
  • The value of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about liver cancer screening
    • Treatment types
      • Resection surgery, transplant, and ablation
      • Local arterial therapies
  • Systemic therapies, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors, immunotherapy and combination therapies
  • How to navigate clinical trials
  • Recent breakthroughs for liver cancer research and hope on the horizon
  • Palliative care (Living with liver cancer)
  • Understanding risk factors, racial and ethnic disparities, and barriers to access to care
  • How cancer impacts life planning and decision-making
  • Where you can turn to find support
  • Get to know your applicable team members and their roles (for example, hepatologist, interventional radiologist, surgeon, oncologist, palliative care physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, care coordinator/nurse navigator, social worker, etc.) 
  • Get to know your applicable team members: transplant coordinator, social worker, physician assistant, registered nurse, surgeon, hepatologist, etc.
  • Patient and caregiver voices
  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness/quality of life (session format: workshop)
    • Addressing depression and anxiety