Second Annual Workshop of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA, 20–21 June 2013
The annual workshop is dedicated to the regional advancement and coordination of efforts to control the peritoneal surface component of gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancy. It was attended by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists and nurses involved in clinical and laboratory research efforts to optimally manage peritoneal metastases and peritoneal mesothelioma. During the first day of the 2-day meeting, presentations were coordinated with live video transmission from the operating room at Mercy Medical Center (MD, USA). The live surgery, didactic speeches and patient presentations were displayed for open discussion in real-time. Twenty regional and global opinion leaders spoke and interacted regarding clinical and research information relevant to the rapidly developing multidisciplinary subspecialty of peritoneal surface oncology.