Cancer Center Offers Continuing Medical Education Opportunity

(Baton Rouge, La.) Primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners throughout Louisiana are invited to attend a special Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunity entitled “Staying Current in Cancer.” The CME, hosted by Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Institute, Lecture Hall.

Topics include multidisciplinary care, colorectal cancer screening, prevention and intervention, controversy in cancer screening, human papillomavirus epidemic and skin and soft tissue cancer screening. The keynote speaker will be David Nelson, MD, MPH, director of cancer prevention fellowship program at the National Cancer Institute.

The target audience includes the following specialties: family practice, internal medicine, primary care physicians, OB/GYNs and pediatricians due to their influence in screening and prevention and involvement in long-term follow-up care after cancer therapy.

This live CME activity is designated for a maximum of five American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 Credits TM. No charge for physicians, students or residents. Our Lady of the Lake will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services.

RSVP is required. For more information on this CME, please call (225) 215-1311 or (225) 765-8399.


About Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
As a regional destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advanced technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program and extensive supportive care services. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on the Cancer Center, and how you can become involved, please visit