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Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program
October 7-11, 2019
Mid Campus Building (1MC), Room 1MC3.2440, Floor 3 (Monday-Friday)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
7007 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas 77030
Conf. ID: D122002
This activity is intended for all Healthcare and Behavioral Health Professionals
The MD Anderson Tobacco nationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs.
- Training Agenda
- Prescriber Track Agenda
- Program Planning Committee
- Program Speakers
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Contact the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program Manager at CTTS@mdanderson.org. All responses will be taken under consideration.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Improve efficacy for treatment of nicotine addictions as part of integral care for patients, thus reducing risk of premature deaths (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Improve counselors’ skills and provide additional breadth of experience in treating patient’s tobacco dependence disorders (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Improve providers’ technical abilities to effectively prescribe tobacco cessation medications (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Improve documentation of impact and provide additional experience in treating patients (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Improve selected interventions for specific level of treatment (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Improve assessment and enrollment of tobacco users into the treatment program (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
- Increase efficacy and efficiency of programming (Knowledge, Competence and Performance)
Among clinical providers, there has been a reduced number of practitioners who actually utilize tobacco cessation best practices and guidelines when treating tobacco use. Likewise, providers believe that patients have many other resources at their disposable if they do want to quit. This is evidence showing only 60% of smokers received advice from their health care provider to quit, 30% sought help, and less than 5% received the most effective and evidence-based quitting treatment intervention: : combination medication and counseling. (Babb et al. 2017) Furthermore, many clinical providers for patients lack access to state of the art and evidence-based treatments for tobacco cessation. This program will address those issues by educating the provider through three and half day learning curriculum provided by specialists in the tobacco treatment programs at MD Anderson. The Certified Tobacco Treatment Training program will, in the long term, contribute to tobacco control efforts and in turn prevent cancer and other tobacco related conditions.
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. An evaluation is also provided by the governing body of continuing education credits for submission and verification of attendance.
- Case Study
- Skill-based Training
- Panel Discussion
- Interactive Small Group/Breakout Sessions
- Question/Answer Sessions
- Simulation/Role Plays
- Pre-/Post Test
1. CME Certificates
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for eligible providers.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Eligible providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The session entitled, Medical Ethics, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
2. NCHEC Certificates
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is also accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. to provide continuing Health Education contact hours for eligible providers. This program is designated for the CHES and MCHES to receive 16 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level CECH available is 11. Total contact hours is 28.
- Counseling Skills—5 advanced level credits align with Sub-Competency 6.2 Provide Training (Area of Responsibility VI Serve as a Health Education Resource)
- Assessment Interview—3 advanced level credits align with Sub-Competency 1.7.2 Synthesize Assessment Findings (Area of Responsibility I Asses Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education)
- Treatment Planning—2 advanced level credits align with Sub- Competency 2.3 Select or Design Strategies and Interventions (Area of Responsibility II Plan Health Education)
- Relapse Prevention—2 advanced level credits align with Sub- Competency 2.3 Select or Design Strategies and Interventions (Area of Responsibility II Plan Health Education)
3. CEU Certificates
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program is also pleased to report that it is approved through the University Of Houston Graduate College of Social Work to provide CEU’s for this training for eligible providers.
4. Social Work CEUs are approved for up to a maximum of 30.0 CEUs for the 4-day training series based on sign in and sign out times each day. Social Work CEUs are approved for LMSW and LCSW credentialed professionals, and with their licensing board approval, LPC and LMFT professionals.
5. AARC (American Association for Respiratory for Care) CRCE Credits are approved for up to a maximum of 26.0 contact hours for the 4-day training series based on sign in and sign out times each day. RRT®, CRT®, CPFT®, RPFT®, RPSGT®, AE-C® credentialed professionals are all eligible to receive CEs through the AARC board.
CME, NCHEC and CEU Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, providers 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.
Certificates awarding NCHEC eligible providers will be distributed to participants within 30 days of the training. To obtain a CEU certificate, providers must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and sign-in form each day to verify attendance.
Certificates awarding CEU eligible providers will be distributed to participants within 30 days of the training. To obtain a CEU certificate, providers must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and sign-in form each day to verify attendance.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
As a part of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Certified Tobacco Treatment Program follows all laws set in accordance with The University of Texas System Board of Regents. In accordance with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center policies and federal and state laws, MD Anderson does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other legal protected status.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
General Registration Information
- Pre-registration is now closed, you may register on-site, registration opens at 1:30 p.m. please check the agenda for the start and end times of the track you wish to attend.
- Registration opens at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mid Campus Building, 1MC Conference Center, Floor 3 – Room 1MC3.2440, 7007 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.
- The Welcome and Opening Remarks will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 pm on Friday, October 11, 2019.
- Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
- Registration Fee......$1,250.00
- UT System Employee......$1,000.00
- Prescriber Track Fee: $250.00 (Thursday, October 10th only, not eligible for credentialing or certification; CME available). Will learn about Pharmacotherapy, Treatment Planning and Relapse Prevention all associated with treating tobacco addiction
Registration Fee.......$600.00 - for employees working in FQHC's, LMHA's or other settings serving the disparate population; once verified, the first 5 registrations are first come, first served. To see if your employer qualifies, please email email@example.com.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money Order
- Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $100 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before September 20, 2019. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
Please click here for a list of area hotels.
Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
Parking for Mid Campus 1 Building is available in the garage adjacent to the building at 1400 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. Push the button at the entry to receive a ticket. Take the garage elevators to Floor 5 and then the skybridge to enter the building. Parking is $12 per day. Payment can be made with your ticket inside the building or as you leave the building.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.