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Cancer Center hosting symposium for rural health care providers

Jan. 29, 2020, 2:36 PM


by Tom Wilemon

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host a two-day symposium for health care professionals working with rural populations in February.

Presentation topics at the “Rural Healthcare Providers Symposium Focused on Cancer Care and Delivery” include cancer prevention and early detection, telehealth efforts in rural communities and resources for rural providers.

The symposium takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 28 in Conference Room 898J of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Registration is free and should be made before Feb. 9 by visiting Physicians who attend the symposium can acquire continuing medical education credits.

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, will deliver the keynote address.

The discussions will be led by Debra Friedman, MD, MS, E. Bronson Ingram Chair of Pediatric Oncology and co-leader of the Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program at VICC; Pamela Hull, PhD, associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement at VICC; and Tuya Pal, MD, Ingram Professor of Medicine and associate director for Cancer Health Disparities at VICC.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VUMC designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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