The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Big 4 Cancer Conference


Big 4 Cancer Conference:

Detection * Diagnosis * Treatment * Survivorship

October 24-25, 2014
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee
Jointly provided by the UT Graduate School of Medicine and the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute

Program Brochure

Program Agenda


Conference Overview
It is projected that more than 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2015.  At the same time more than half a million Americans are expected to die of cancer, nearly 1,600 people per day.  Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease.  However, nearly 16 million Americans with a history of cancer are still alive.  This educational activity will provide up-to-date information for practicing healthcare providers regarding advances in patient care and health literacy.

This course is designed for physicians practicing in primary care, radiology, hematology, palliative care, surgery and oncology.  Physician assistants,  pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied healthcare professionals are also welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this educational program, the participant who works with cancer patients will be able to:

Registration Fees
Early Registration (through October 10, 2014)
$200 Physicians
$150 Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
$100 Nurses, Retirees, Allied Health Professionals, and Residents

Registration (after October 10, 2014)
$250 Physicians
$200 Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
$150 Nurses, Retirees, Allied Health Professionals, and Residents

Ticket(s) for Football Game: University of Tennessee vs. Alabama, Saturday, October 25, 2014
$50 each (Limit 2)

Hotel Reservations
A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the conference participants at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at the discounted rate of $90 plus tax for Thursday, October 23, and $305 per night, plus tax for Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. 

Please note: Due to the high demand for guest rooms over this weekend, the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park requires a two-night minimum for all guests Friday and Saturday nights.  Holiday Inn World's Fair Park accepts one-night reservations for Thursday only.

Discounted guest rooms are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  The discounted room rates will be valid until September 23, 2014, or until the room block is full, whichever comes first.

To make hotel reservations, please contact Holiday Inn World's Fair Park directly by calling (865) 522-2800  or toll free (800) HOLIDAY and mention code GSM, or visit (link to

FootballTailgate and Football Tickets
Each registered conference participant and one guest are invited to attend an exclusive tailgate hosted by UT Medical Center prior to the UT Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide football game on Saturday, October 25.

A limited number of discounted football tickets will be available to registered conference participants.  Tickets are limited to a maximum of two per registered participant.

Tailgate and ticket information will be sent in your confirmation email once you have registered for the conference.  Cancellation of attendance at the conference will include in a refund of the tickets and cancellation of attendance to the tailgate.

These social events occur after the adjournment of the conference on Saturday and are separate from the CME-certified activity.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute.  The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Successful completion of this application-based program will provide a statement for ten (10) live contact hours credit (1.0 CEUs) and will be mailed within 3 weeks following the program.  Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the program evaluation form. CE credit will also be submitted to the NABP CE Monitor.
ACPE Program Number:  UAN: 0064-9999-14-029-L04-P

Please Note: Pharmacists must attend all sessions on both Friday and Saturday to receive CE credit.  There is no partial credit issued to pharmacists.

Grievance Policy
A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement.  If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review. 

PAs, NPs and Nurses: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal.  This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The NCRA Program Recognition Committee has approved the “University of Tennessee Medical Center "Big 4" Cancer Conference: Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment & Survivorship” program for 10 CTR Credential hours.   The program has been assigned the following event number: 2014-091. 

Allied Health Professionals: Professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours.  Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.


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