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Advances in Cancer Survivorship Practice: A Conference for Health Care Professionals

October 31-November 1, 2013

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Bldg – 8th Floor – Room 1-8
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030-3721

General Information

Goal

The vision of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to enhance the excellence, value, safety and efficiency of our patient care. The goal of this conference is to provide health care professionals with a firm knowledge and skills in management of post-treatment cancer care and long-term follow up, as well as education about managing psychosocial needs, cancer risk factors, risk-reduction strategies, screening guidelines and training to screen, diagnose and provide relevant follow-up care.

In this way, we will contribute to a growing network of experts who can shape the cancer survivorship service delivery model in a unique and meaningful way.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the primary categories of care needs for cancer survivors: late effects monitoring, psychosocial functioning assessment and communication (Knowledge);
  • Incorporate disease specific cancer survivorship management of common malignancies into practice (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Integrate clinical cancer survivorship practice guidelines into practice (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes); and
  • Implement skills and techniques to address the unique needs and the spectrum of problems faced by cancer survivors (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).

Target Audience

This conference should be of interest to Physicians (Oncology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dieticians and Social Workers.

Educational Methods

Lectures – Question and Answer – Case Studies – Poster Session and Poster Presentations - Integrative Small Groups and Discussion Groups – Audience Response System

Evaluation

A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status.  Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics

This course has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Nursing

Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours will be awarded.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Social Work, is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners.

Social Work CEUs will be awarded upon verification of attendance for each presentation.

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the symposium.  To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


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