Early Career Program

    The Early Career Program, taking place 7 and 9 June, is an exclusive in-training program providing in-depth, hands-on training from renowned IO experts. This page highlights events that are specific to the Early Career program for WCIO 2017.

    Note: schedule is preliminary, and is subject to change.

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    1:00 pm - 6:45 pm Early Career Program, Part 1
    1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Introduction Moderator: Sarah White, MD

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm What is IO and the Future of IO?
    J.F. Geschwind, MD
    1:10 pm - 1:20 pm Why We Are Here?
    Mitch Berger, JD
    1:20 pm - 2:40 pm The Language of A Tumor Board Moderators: Justin McWilliams, MD & J.F. Geschwind, MD

    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm HCC
    Karen Brown, MD
    1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Liver Mets
    Alban Denys, MD
    1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Lung
    Alice Gillams, MD
    1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Kidney
    Debra Gervais, MD
    2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Bone
    Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD
    2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Meet the Professors
    Justin McWilliams, MD; Karen Brown, MD; Debra Gervais, MD; Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD; J.F. Geschwind, MD; Alban Denys, MD; Alice Gillams, MD
    2:40 pm - 2:50 pm Break
    2:50 pm - 3:45 pm Tumor Board Moderators: Charles Ray, MD, PhD, MS & Michael Soulen, MD
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Practice Building Moderators: Riad Salem, MD & Kevin Kim, MD

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm How To Build a Clinical IO Practice
    William Rilling, MD
    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Clinical Care in IO
    Peter Mueller, MD
    4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Importance of Integrating Palliative Care into IO
    Ashraf Thabet, MD
    4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Anesthesia: Types and Benefits
    Michael Brown, MD
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Business of IO Moderators: David Madoff, MD and Matthew Callstrom, MD, PhD

    4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Documentation of Procedures and E&M
    Matthew Hawkins, MD
    5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Contract Negotiations
    Greg Hill, JD
    5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Managing Complications from a Legal Perspective
    Matt Hanzel, JD
    5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Leadership and Building a Successful Team
    Ann Roberts, MD
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm BTG In Training Dinner Symposium- Scholarship Winners

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    7:00 am - 8:25 am BTG In-Training Breakfast & Hands on Workshop - Fellows & 4th Year Residents
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Early Career Exhibit Hall Walk Through

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    TBA Guerbet's In-Training Breakfast Symposium
    9:15 am - 10:15 am Hands-On Workshop: MSK & Spine

    9:15 am - 9:25 am Can Parenchymal Sparing Surgery Match Outcomes of Lobectomy in Early Stage Lung Cancer?
    Michael Lanuti, MD
    9:25 am - 9:35 am SBRT Can Replace Surgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer
    Stuart Berman, MD
    9:35 am - 9:45 am Microwave Ablation Has Equivalent Outcomes In Parenchymal Sparing Approaches in Early Stage Lung Cancer
    Damian Dupuy, MD
    9:45 am - 9:55 am Will Personalized Medicine Replace the Role of Intervention?
    9:55 am - 10:15 am Tumor Board - Moderator: Bradley Pua, MD
    Panelists: Michael Lanuti, MD; Stuart Berman, MD; Damian Dupuy, MD; & Alice Gillams, MD
    1:30 pm - 3:-00 pm Hands-On Workshop: Guidance & Targeting
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Early Career Program, Part 2

    Research and Innovation in IO Moderators: Alda Tam, MD & Robert Lewandowksi, MD


    6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Different Flavors of IO Research
    Alda Tam, MD
    6:10 pm - 6:20 pm Ablation
    Joseph Erinjeri, MD
    6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Device Development
    Fred Lee, MD
    6:30 pm - 6:40 pm Mentor-Mentee Relationship
    Parag Patel, MD
    6:40 pm - 6:50 pm Ongoing Clinical Trials in IO
    Ravi Murthy, MD
    6:50 pm - 7:00 pm Transcatheter Therapies
    Riad Salem, MD
    7:00 pm - 7:10 pm Grants and Funding
    Andrew Larson, PhD
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Cook's In-Training Reception: Fellows & 4th Year Residents

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    9:15 am - 10:15 am Hands-On Workshop: Ablative Therapies 

    9:15 am -9:27 am Advances in Surgery: What's Considered Resectable
    A. James Moser, MD
    9:27 am -9:39 am Role of IRE in Surgical Resectability (Open vs. Percutaneous)
    Michael Kluger, MD, MPH
    9:39 am -9:51 am Role of Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Patients with Locally Advanced and Borderline Resectable Pancreas Cancer
    Chris Crane, MD
    9:51 am -10:03 am Percutaneous Therapy in IRE
    Govindarajan Narayanan, MD
    10:03 am -10:15 am Emergence and Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
    Mark Truty, MD
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Hands-On Workshop: Hepatic Intra-Arterial Therapies