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10th Annual Integrative Oncology Training Conference for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Yoga Teachers/Mind-Body Practitioners

July 18-20, 2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030

General Information

Goal 

Persons affected by cancer may enhance their quality of life through the safe and effective delivery of acupuncture, massage and yoga/mind-body practices. These therapies can be successfully and safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments when delivered by trained professionals to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

Educational Objectives

Acupuncture

  • Modern Acupuncture
  • TCM Research
  • Ethics
  • Dietary Recommendations for GI Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Acupuncture for Symptom Management in Cancer Patients
  • Acupuncture Safety Guidelines: Precautions and Contraindications
  • Case Presentations
  • Quality/Safety/Interaction Issues – Herbs are Drugs!
  • Huachansu and Other Studies of Chinese Herbs in Cancer Care
  • Acupuncture and Healthcare Reform

Massage Therapy

  • Overview of Recent Research: Oncology Massage

  • Panel of People with Cancer
  • Oncology Massage Safety Guidelines: Precautions & Contraindications
  • Medicines & Massage
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Dermatology Issues in People with Cancer
  • Five Levels of Touch
  • Understanding Head, Neck & Upper Extremity Lymphedema
  • Massage Modifications for Lymphedema Risk
  • Standards of Practice & Admin Considerations
  • Case Presentations
  • Oncology Massage Treatment Planning
  • Practicum: Standardized Patients

Yoga/Mind-Body

  • Overview of Recent Research on Yoga
  • Overview of Recent Research on Meditation and Other Mind-Body Practices
  • Panel of People with/Survivors of Cancer
  • Yoga/Mind-Body Safety Guidelines: Precautions & Contraindications
  • Medicines & Mind-Body
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment and Meditation
  • Case Presentations
  • Yoga Interventions for Cancer Patients
  • Meditation for Cancer Patients
  • Meditation for Self-Care 

Target Audience

This program should be of interest to licensed acupuncturists, licensed massage
therapists, yoga teachers and mind-body practitioners.

Educational Methods

  • Lecture
  • Question-and-Answer Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Demonstrations

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

Licensed Acupuncturists

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®).  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) (Provider # 991) to provide PDA points to licensed acupuncturists.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for 19.5 PDA points as authorized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) This activity is designated for 19.5 PDA points as detailed below:  10 hours:  Core Knowledge, Skill, Ability 2 hours:  Safety 1 hour:  Ethics 6.5 hours:  Biomedicine 

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is approved by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners to provide continuing acupuncture education for licensed acupuncturists.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for 19.5 CAE hours as authorized by Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners.  This activity is designated for 19.5 CAE hours.

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the California Acupuncture Board. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is approved by the California Acupuncture Board to provide continuing acupuncture education for licensed acupuncturists.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for 19.5 Category 1 CE hours as authorized by California Acupuncture Board.  

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Florida Board of Acupuncture (Provider # 50-16366). The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture to provide continuing acupuncture education for licensed acupuncturists.  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for 19.5 CE hours as authorized by the Florida Board of Acupuncture. 

Licensed Massage Therapists

This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (license #CE1056) and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB license #450586-08) to provide continuing massage therapy education for licensed massage therapists. 

MD Anderson designates this live activity for 25 hours of massage therapy continuing education as authorized by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. 

Yoga Teachers/Mind-Body Practitioners

Certificates of Attendance will be available at registration desk on final conference day.  

Satisfactory CE Completion 

Attendees securing continuing education credits must attend all sessions and complete an evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion. These certificates will be distributed at the end of the conference. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.  

In order to receive the maximum number of credits, you should attend all sessions for the particular discipline you registered for. Please do not mix disciplines.


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