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2020 Cytoreductive Surgery Conference

The Waterfront Beach Resort

UCI School of Medicine invites you to attend our conference on cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer and peritoneal malignancies in fall 2020.

The three-day conference — led by Dr. Robert E. Bristow, chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the UCI Health Ovarian Cancer Center — will feature internationally recognized guest speakers.

What: "Advanced Course in Cytoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer and Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: Radical Pelvic and Upper Abdominal Procedure with Cadaver Dissection"

When: October 1-3, 2020

Where: The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

2020 Course Agenda available soon!

Course fees

  • $1,950.00 — Physicians
  • $1,450.00 — Fellows and residents

The course fee includes both days of the conference, transfer to the lab, the evening reception, continental breakfast, lunch and CME certificate.

Register Now

Because of a very generous donor, there are two Raja scholarships available for registrants this year. Course registration fees, travel and lodging will be covered.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Jenille Powers at or 714-456-5968.


Special discounted room rates at The Waterfront Resort, a Hilton Hotel are available for early booking as space is limited. We recommend making travel arrangements early. A discounted room rate starting at $275 a night is guaranteed for conference attendees through September 2, 2020.

Contact the hotel directly for reservations at 714-845-8000. Be sure to state that you are attending the UCI Health course in Cytoreductive Surgery. All attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel individual reservation cancellation policy will apply.

Course Purpose

The thoroughness of cytoreductive surgery is a primary contributor to survival for patients with advanced ovarian and primary peritoneal carcinoma. This program is designed to provide information through formal lectures, panel discussions and cadaver dissection about the clinical applications of advanced cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer and related gynecologic peritoneal surface malignancies.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and surgeons who practice the specialty of gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology.

Learning Objectives

After completing the learning activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the prognostic impact of minimal residual disease achievable through advanced cytoreductive surgical procedures
  • Discuss the advantages, limitations and indications for advanced cytoreductive surgery in gynecological practice
  • Describe the critical steps in performing advanced cytoreductive surgical procedures in gynecology

Accreditation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and University of California CME consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure or conflict and resolution will be made in writing via handout materials of the syllabus.

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact Jenille Powers at 714-456-5968 or on or before September 2, 2020.

California Assembly Bill 1195

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at