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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:50 pm

OVERVIEW
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection is rapidly becoming one of the most challenging public health crises in modern history. But how is this pandemic specifically affecting cancer care, and what do clinicians need to know today to ensure they are providing the best care to their patients with cancer? Despite the negative impacts of COVID, the pandemic has hastened innovative changes such as telehealth and access to home infusions.

This activity is designed to focus on the major areas in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how cancer care is delivered and experienced by patients. Participate in this live webcast and join the discussion on this fast moving subject while gaining up-to-date, practical information with immediate clinical and operational application.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus and severity of illness with COVID-19 in populations of patients with hematologic and solid tumor malignancies
  • Define optimal protocols for cancer facilities, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection
  • Assess strategies to optimize treatment protocols for patients with cancer in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity has been designed for medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, hematologists/oncologists, hematology/oncology fellows, radiologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer. Additionally, advocates who may benefit from understanding current approaches to cancer and COVID-19 are invited.

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