Cancer conferences are designed to meet the educational needs of physicians. The conferences provide a forum for each of several specialties to educate the others about their particular role in cancer care. The multi-disciplinary panel acts as a working team, discussing aspects of diagnosis and therapy pertaining to specific, current cancer patients.
*WMCC obtains continuing medical education credits for physicians through the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed). These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation through the joint sponsorship of WMed and West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders. WMed is accredited by the MSMS Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WMed designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Conference to discuss the spectrum of cancers affecting the breast, held weekly.
GI (Gastrointestinal) Conference
Conference to discuss a variety of gastrointestinal malignancies including cancers that arise from the colon, rectum, stomach, esophagus and small bowel are twice a month and rotate between WMed and WMCC.
GU (Genitourinary) Conference
Conference to discuss a variety of genitourinary malignancies including cancers that arise in the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicles and penis are held 3-4 times per year.
GYN (Gynecology) Conference
Conference to discuss a variety of gynecologic malignancies including cancers that arise from the ovaries, uterus, cervix, endometrium, vagina, and vulva are held twice a month.
For doctors whose patients are diagnosed with blood diseases, case presentations are discussed at meetings held every other month. The conferences rotate between Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
The Hemophilia Clinic team meets once a month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. The clinic provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to adults and their families with inherited bleeding disorders. Patients see the following specialists:
- Bleeding Disorders Nurse
- Physical Therapist
- Registered Dietitian
- Dental Hygienist
- Hemophilia Social Worker
Please contact the Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator at 269-373-7479.
Neuro Oncology Conference
Conference to discuss a variety of neurologic malignancies and complications including cancers that arise in the brain and spinal cord are held twice a month.
Conference to discuss cancers of the chest area including lung, trachea and esophagus as well as mesothelioma, thymoma, mediastinal tumors and chest wall tumors are held twice a month.