As one of the world’s premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. This week, the OMI hosted the first OMI MEX Oncology seminar in Mexico City. Being able to learn from top-of-the-line experts in gynecologic cancers was a thrilling and rewarding experience for the participating fellows.
From October 3-5, 2022, the OMI MEX MSKCC Seminar in Oncology: Gynecologic Cancers took place at the ABC Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. 25 doctors from various parts of Mexico gathered for 12 state-of-the-art lectures, covering a variety of topics such as Clinical Trials: How to Interpret Results: Biostatistics and Design, Endometrial Cancer: Adjuvant Radiation, Cervical Cancer: Medical Management, Ovarian Cancer: Overview and Surgical Management: Upfront and Recurrence, and more.
Fellows were thrilled to have three experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) teaching the course. The seminar was co-led by Dr. William P. Tew, Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Clinical Director of the Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service, and Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Oliver Zivanovic, Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, Associate Attending at the Division of Gynecology, and Director of the Innovative Surgical Technology at the Gynecology Service Institutional PI for GOG Partners and NRG Oncology, MSKCC Center Department of Surgery. Dr. Marisa A. Kollmeier, Radiation Oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with genitourinary and gynecologic malignancies at MSKCC, served as an additional faculty member for the course.
Tuesday morning provided an opportunity for fellows to “meet the experts” over breakfast, allowing faculty and fellows to get to know one another in a more casual setting. Two slots were reserved for fellow’s case presentations, which offered participants the chance to share medical cases from their own clinical experiences. 11 cases were presented, of which 3 were selected by the faculty as excellent case presentations. The seminar ended on Wednesday afternoon with a closing ceremony and distribution of awards to participants.