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Gastrointestinal Visiting Professorship Series - Ask the Experts: A Case Based Discussion in Gastric Cancer Staging _OnDemand
Activity Description/ Purpose
This presentation will help physicians understand optimal staging work up for patients with gastric cancer, how different tests are used in early and late stage gastric cancer. This presentation will also help address the limitations of current staging tests in gastric cancer as well as in long term surveillance.

The faculty for this activity are listed below:

James P. De Andrade, MD, FACS, FSSO (Planner, Moderator & Presenter)

University of Iowa

Yanghee Woo ,MD, FACS (Presenter)

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center / Beckman Research Institute

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all surgeons and other health care professionals who are involved in the treatment of patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize standard staging tests for early stage gastric cancer.
  • Identify what other modalities may be used in locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer.
  • Identify limitations in gastric cancer staging and longterm surveillance

The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Society of Surgical Oncology designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity offers a maximum of 1 self-assessment credit which may be applied to the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification program. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Requirements for Earning Credit and Method of Participation

This activity consists of educational content, evaluation and a self-reflective survey. Learners must view the activity content and complete the post-activity evaluation and self-reflective survey. A certificate of credit or participation will be available upon successful submission of the post-activity evaluation.

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

The estimated time to complete this entire activity is 1 hour.

Release Date

           June 7, 2023

Expiration Date

          June 7, 2024


As required by the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, reviewers, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose ALL financial relationships with any ineligible company that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are those that cannot be accredited in the ACCME System and whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

As the accredited provider, SSO is responsible for identifying relevant financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies and managing these to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias into the education. Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved, and the educational content vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. If you perceive bias while participating in this activity, please advise us of the circumstances when completing your postactivity evaluation form.

All identified conflicts of interests have been resolved.

Faculty, Moderator, Planner

James P. De Andrade, MD, FACS, FSSO has disclosed no financial relationships.

Yanghee Woo, MD, FACS has disclosed the following relationships: J&J, Astella - Consultant & Imugene - Advisor. 

Reviewers, Staff

Brock Hewitt, MD, CME Committee Reviewer, has disclosed no financial relationships.

Laura Dominici, MD, CME Committee Chair, has disclosed no financial relationships.

Kelley Gazer, CHCP, Society of Surgical Oncology, has disclosed no financial relationships.

Patti Stella, CAE, CHCP, Society of Surgical Oncology, has disclosed the following relationships
Stocks: Horizon Therapeutics, SPDR Biotech (XBI).

Kaya Powell, Society of Surgical Oncology, has disclosed no financial relationships.

Jean Heis, Society of Surgical Oncology, has disclosed no financial relationships.


The primary purpose of the Society of Surgical Oncology's enduring material is educational. Information, as well as technologies, products, and/or services, discussed are intended to inform participants about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of specialists who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exists in the specialty, and the Society of Surgical Oncology disclaims any and all liability for damages to any individual using the materials and for all claims which may result from the use of information, technologies, products, and/or services discussed.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may include discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Participants are advised to refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the expert contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Society of Surgical Oncology or any other organization associated with this activity.

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jun 07, 2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABS-MOC Point
1 Participation Credit
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