Multidisciplinary Symposium on Cancer Care 2020

October 13, 2020

A Virtual CME Conference

Please join MedStar Health Cancer Network as we host this year’s Multidisciplinary Symposium on Cancer Care, a virtual conference on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

This conference will feature an expert faculty who will highlight some of the most recent developments in cancer care. Topics to be covered:

    • Provide update on recommended screening guidelines for breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers
    • Enhance awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care
    • Identify the indication, timing, and benefits of palliative care
    • Increase understanding of monoclonal gammopathies and the risk of bone marrow and blood diseases

Target Audience:

This conference is intended for primary care, family health, internal medicine, obstetric and gynecologic physicians, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospitalists and members of the healthcare team interested in the management of the disease state.

Registration Fee:

$25 fee or no cost for MedStar Health clinicians

Course Directors

Maen Farha, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Breast Center
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Course Director 

Paul Fowler, MD
Chief of Radiation Oncology
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Course Co-Director

Mahsa Mohebtash, MD
Medical Director, Cancer Center
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Course Co-Director

MedStar Faculty

Albert Aboulafia, MD
MedStar Health Cancer Network

Michelle Townsend Day, MD
Chief of Breast Imaging
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Lois Kamugisha, MD
Medical Oncologist
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Christopher Kearney, MD
Medical Director
Palliative Care
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center 

David Stein, MD
Regional Chief of Surgery
MedStar Health



Opening Remarks

Albert Aboulafia, MD
Maen Farha, MD, FACS

Session 1
Noon to 1pm

Update on Recommended Cancer Screening Guidelines (1 CME credit)

  Breast Cancer
Michelle Townsend Day, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist
  Colorectal Cancer
David Stein, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
  Lung Cancer
Lois Kamugisha, MD
Medical Oncologist
  Prostate Cancer
Paul Fowler, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Session 2
1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Multidisciplinary Update on Cancer Care (1.75 CME credits)

1:15 - 1:55 p.m.

Palliative Care: Indications, Timing, and Benefits
Christopher Kearney, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Care

1:55 - 2:15 p.m.

Monoclonal Gammopathies: What You Need to Know
Mahsa Mohebtash, MD
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care
Maen Farha, MD 
Breast Surgeon



In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.