MD Anderson is one of 25 sites accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to provide a five-day class for individuals interested in becoming credentialed as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). The program offers the highest quality tobacco treatment training, based on the most up to date evidence in tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies. We welcome participants from all health care disciplines and cultures.
Our goal is to train interdisciplinary health care providers and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities.
- October 23-27, 2023
- January 8-12, 2024
- February 12-16, 2024
- March 11-15, 2024
- June 3-7, 2024
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program or would like to be added to the participant waiting list for trainings.
This activity is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.
By way of a generous donation to the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program from Mr. Ellis J. Williamson, a World War II Veteran and retired member of the Army Air Corps hailing from Gallatin, Texas (Cherokee County), scholarships will be available for the 2023 trainings. To qualify, participants must provide tobacco and nicotine cessation services at a U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital/Medical Center. To learn more information or inquire about eligibility for the scholarship, email email@example.com.
MD Anderson’s Certified Tobacco Training Program is an intensive, five-day course focused on the skills needed to effectively deliver tobacco cessation treatment in both a clinic and community setting. Faculty and presenters are MD Anderson physicians, psychologists, counseling, education staff and other MD Anderson professionals.
A partial list of curriculum topics includes:
- Counseling Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- Diversity and Disparities
- Treatment Planning
- Tobacco Dependence and co-morbid conditions
- Relapse Prevention
The last half-day of the program will consist of an examination which tests both knowledge and counseling skills. This training program is designed for health care professionals already providing tobacco dependence treatment and for those with a strong interest in entering the field.
The fee for all five days of the virtual training is $1,100.
We also offer special discounts for professionals working in academic, goverment, non-profit and limited resource settings.
The following Continuing Education (CE) credits can be earned:
- Up to 26.5 hours of CE credit for M.D., D.O., PA, APN and RN
- Up to 29 hours of CE credit for LPC, LMSW and LMFT
- Up to 27 hours of CE credit for CHES and MCHES
1. Implement best practice patient screening and care procedures
2. Demonstrate understanding of best practices and complications related to tobacco cessation
3. Identify multiple treatment plans, techniques and available resources to offer as patient care
4. Provide patient education on new and emerging tobacco products
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment being offered
In support of improving patient care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
No commercial support has been received for this activity.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited
Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or
others are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest
have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
Registration is limited in order to facilitate learning and maximize interaction with the experienced faculty. For more details and to register for upcoming trainings, please see list of trainings listed above in the "upcoming trainings" section.