2019 Lung Cancer Screening and Care Conference

Collaborating for Excellence

November 14-15, 2019
Washington Marriott Georgetown
Washington, DC

Who should attend?

Physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals (including administrators) who work directly in providing the service of lung cancer screening and treatment. This includes peripheral activities such as the provision of referrals to screening, smoking cessation services and follow-up care.


Registration is CLOSED! Please email Elizabeth at espangler@go2foundation.org with questions. 

* If you are not a Screening Center of Excellence but would like to become one to take advantage of the discounted rates, please contact screening@go2foundation.org before you register.

Early registration
Regular registration
Late registration
Screening Centers of Excellence Member $200 $250 $350
Non-Screening Centers of Excellence Member $300 $350 $450

Conference Location and Accommodations

The conference will take place at the Washington Georgetown Marriott, Washington, DC Hotel located at:

Washington Georgetown Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20037

**The room block is full on Thursday, November 14th and has just a few rooms left on Wednesday, November 13th and Friday, November 15th. For recommendations on nearby hotels, please email Elizabeth at espangler@go2foundation.org. 

We have secured a special conference rate of $264 a night for a Standard Room – 1 King or 2 Doubles,  not including taxes and fees, for conference attendees.

To book your room online, CLICK HERE.

To book over the phone, please call 800-393-3053 and book under the “GO2 Screening Care” hotel block. Please note, online booking is preferred.

Getting There:

By Plane:

Three airports serve the Washington, D.C. area:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located 5.4 miles from the Marriott Georgetown. Taxi fare is approximately $15 each way. Visit DCA airport website.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 25 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $45 each way. Visit IAD airport website.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located 33 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $75 each way. Visit BWI airport website.

*Washington Marriott Georgetown does not provide shuttle service.

By Metro:

The hotel is located 0.4 miles from the Foggy Bottom metro station (Orange, Silver & Blue Lines) and 0.5 miles from the Dupont Circle metro station (Red Line). For Metrorail schedules and fares, please visit WMATA or call 202.962.2033.

By Amtrak:

The hotel is located 2.9 miles from Union Station. For train schedules and fares, please visit Amtrak or call 800.872.7245.

Hotel Parking:
Valet Parking: $45/day plus tax.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Identify at least three ways to improve patient and provider knowledge and awareness about lung cancer screening in a continuum of care.
  2. Outline at least three approaches to addressing coverage gaps and decreasing barriers for patients eligible for lung cancer screening.
  3. Create a strategy to effectively manage patients with both screen-detected and incidentally found nodules and appropriately engage multidisciplinary evaluation.
  4. Identify at least two new advancements in diagnostics and/or treatment that can contribute to improved patient outcomes.
  5. Identify at least three practical steps that can be taken to improve the participants’ lung cancer screening and care programs.

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer .  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 8.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Respiratory Care Continuing Education

Application will be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours (CRCE) for respiratory therapists by Global Education Group on behalf of Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Requested maximum 8.0 credit hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Elizabeth Spangler prior to the live event at ESpangler@go2foundation.org.

Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Draft Agenda

Thursday, Nov. 14
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast/Registration
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome and Opening Comments: Bonnie Addario and Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Co-Founders, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
8:30am – 8:45am Screening Patient Perspective
8:45am – 9:30am Keynote Plenary Presentation: Summiting the Mountain of Screening Uptake[Broad context of screening uptake patterns: some causal factors, PCP knowledge & attitudes, referral patterns, geographical disparities]
9:30am – 10:00am Plenary Presentation: Screening Centers of Excellence Data—A Panorama View of Community-Level Screening Implementation
10:00am – 10:30am Break with Exhibitors
10:30am – 12:00pm Plenary Panel: Coverage and Policy Update—Finding Clear Weather for the Climb
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 2:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Building Your Program’s Basecamp

  • PCP outreach
  • Patient Engagement & Navigation—uptake, tracking, adherence
  • Program Outcomes
Session 2: Screening Eligibility: Bridging the Gaps and Chasms

  • Occupational Exposures
  • Minority Populations
  • Veterans[risk modeling also a potential topic]
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Sessions
Session 3: Smoking Cessation: Strategies to Lighten the Load

  • Neurobiology of Nicotine Addiction
  • Empathetic Communication
  • Integrating Evidence-Based Cessation Resources & Referrals into Screening Program Workflow
Session 4: Advancements in Imaging: Tools to Speed the Summit Push

  • Volumetric measurements
  • AI
  • Radiomics
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Session 5: “You are Here”: Where to Go with Findings

  • Lung Nodule Clinics—integrating management of incidentally-detected and screening-detected nodules
  • Incidental findings from screening process
  • Virtual Tumor Boards
Session 6: New Testing and Treatment Direction: The Journey Continues

  • Early Stage Treatment—surgery & SBRT
5:15pm – 6:45pm Networking Reception
Friday, Nov. 15 **Friday sessions are not CME/CNE accredited
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am International Panel – TBD
9:00 – 9:30am GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer—O2 For Your Climb![Overview of GO2 services and resources]
9:30am – 10:40am Rapid Fire Presentations*—Rounds 1 & 2:[Groups of 3 to 4, 7 minutes/presentation, 10 minutes of Q & A between them]
10:40am – 11:10am Coffee Break/Networking with Exhibitors
11:10am – 11:45am Rapid Fire Presentations*—Round 3
11:45am – 12:45pm Plenary Session—National Lung Screening Registry[Practical, nuts-and-bolts tutorial from ACR; update on Lung-RADS 1.1, ACR resources]
12:45pm – 1:15pm Box Lunch—Networking/Transitioning into peer-led discussion groups
1:15pm – 2:25pm Facilitator-Led Concurrent Discussion Groups:

  • Coverage and Reimbursement
  • Patient Tracking & Management Software
2:25pm – 2:45pm Patient Perspective & Closing

Click here to download the agenda

Thank you to our 2019 Screening & Care Conference Sponsors!