Fall 2021 Symposium: Updates and Treatment Strategies in Medicine

4.5 CMEs

November 6, 2021

9:15 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa

Please join us for our inaugural symposium to hear the latest updates in treatment strategies in medicine. As one of nation's largest academic medical centers, Tampa General Hospital specialists and surgeons are hyperfocused on delivering the most innovative and complex care to Florida and beyond. Hear from our renowned specialists on the latest advancements in diagnosis, treatment and maintenance strategies across multiple disciplines. At the conclusion of the symposium, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss best practices for parathyroid disease
  2. Discuss current updates in care of patients with esophageal disorders
  3. Describe palliative care options for oncology patients
  4. Discuss current approaches in colorectal surgery, oncologic and benign
  5. Understand the changes in protocols, guidelines and access for solid organ transplant
  6. Discuss updates in leukemias and their treatment
This event has been approved for 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Masks required if unvaccinated.


The symposium is for Primary Care and other interested physicians who are at the forefront of diagnosing and managing some of the most diverse ailments and diseases for their patients.


Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa 100 South Ocean Boulevard Manalapan, FL 33462


9:15 am – 10:00 am
Registration & Networking

Coffee service

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Welcome & Introduction

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Parathyroid Update

Douglas Politz, MD, FACS, FACE
Senior Parathyroid/Thyroid Surgeon
Co-Founder, TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute

Jose A. Lopez, MD, FACS
Senior Parathyroid/Thyroid Surgeon
Co-Founder, TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute

In this session, Dr. Politz and Dr. Lopez will provide an overview of the parathyroid anatomy, review the physiology and pathology of parathyroid glands including actual cases and radiology films and discuss challenging current indications for surgery.

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Esophageal Disorders Update

Christopher DuCoin, MD, MPH, FACS
Health Associate Professor of Surgery
Fellowship Director, Foregut & Bariatric Surgery
Director, Surgery Acting Internships
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of South Florida

This session will focus on Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease and Achalasia and the latest updates on diagnosis, treatments and ongoing management of the diseases.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Palliative Care Options for Cancer Patients

Diana English, MD, FACOG
Associate Professor with joint appointment in Department of Internal Medicine and in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director
Director of Oncologic Palliative Care, University of South Florida

In this session, Dr. English will explore common symptom management situations that occur in patients with malignancy. Examples of how these situations can be addressed with palliative care measures to improve patient’s comfort and quality of life will be discussed.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Colorectal Cancer Update

Jorge Marcet, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

This session will focus on current approaches to colorectal surgery, both benign and malignant cases, and the benefits to each approach.

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Transplant Update

Kiran Dhanireddy, MD, FACS
Executive Director, TGH Transplant Institute
Surgical Director, TGH Liver Transplant

The TGH Transplant Institute is the #6 transplant hospital in the country by volume and one of the top transplant centers in Florida. This session will provide an overview of solid organ transplantation including the protocols, guidelines and referral criteria for transplant evaluation.

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Leukemia Update

David Swoboda, MD
Medical Oncologist, TGH Cancer Institute 

In this session, Dr. Swoboda will focus on acute myeloid leukemia, one of the most common types of leukemia in adults, but accounts for only about 1% of all cancers. Topics discussed include patient clinical presentation, initial diagnostic workup, and current and ongoing therapy options.

3:45 pm – 5 pm
Networking Cocktail Hour


Continuing education provided by USF Health.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Physicians ACCME
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.