Alliance Cancer Center Hosts Educational Cancer Dinner

On Thursday, May 5, the Alliance Cancer Centers in Greenville and Clarksdale hosted a continuing medical education (CME) dinner for local physicians, nurse practitioners, hospital staff, and other area healthcare workers.  

Alliance Cancer Center has partnered with Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi, to host a series of CME dinners, and this was the second event of the year.  The dinner was held at 6 p.m. in the evening at Posecai’s Restaurant in Greenville. 

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.  When a healthcare worker attends a CME event, they earn credit from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), a nonprofit organization responsible for accrediting institutions that offer CME to physicians and other healthcare professionals. 

The topic for the dinner was “New Trends in Head and Neck Cancer” and educational information was presented by Issam Eid, M.D, ENT- Otolaryngologist at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Maroun Hayek, M.D., Medical Oncologist at Delta Regional Medical Center, and Jeffrey Triplett, M.D. Radiation Oncologist at Alliance Cancer Centers in Greenville and Clarksdale. 

Dr. Eid was the guest speaker and lectured about what types of head and neck cancer he is seeing the most of and how they are being treated.  He discussed different treatment options for head and neck cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.  

The CME dinner was a success with over 25 people in attendance.  Alliance Cancer Center was proud to be a part of the event and looks forward to hosting more educational dinners for the healthcare workers in our community. 

For more information on how the Alliance Cancer Centers in Greenville and Clarksdale treat head and neck cancer, please click here