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Continuing Education


Updated May 2021



If your organization provides continuing education to physicians, nurses, social workers and/or other health professions and you would like your organization or event(s) to be included on this page, please e-mail us at info@texascancer.info.

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Selected Continuing Professional Education Providers


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Featured CE Opportunities


MD Anderson Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 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 seeking Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training. The program offers the highest quality of tobacco treatment training based on the most up-to-date evidence-based 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.

Upcoming Trainings


Please contact us at ctts@mdanderson.org if you have any questions about the program or would like to be added to the participant waiting list for trainings in the fall and winter of 2021.

Audience Criteria

This activity is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.

Scholarship Opportunity

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 March, June and July 2021 trainings. To qualify, participants must provide tobacco and nicotine cessation services at either a U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital/Medical Center in Texas or a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Northeast Texas region. To learn more information or inquire about eligibility for the scholarship, email CTTS@mdanderson.org.

For more information on the training, visit the website at https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/professional-education/continuing-education-review-courses/certified-tobacco-treatment-training-program.html.







MD Anderson Cancer Center Professional Oncology Education - Introduction to Cancer Survivorship   Content Still Available for Viewing (CE/CME No Longer Available)

With more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, there is a growing need for cancer survivorship management. Lewis E. Foxhall, M.D., vice president of Health Policy and professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center says the number of cancer survivors will continue to grow thanks to improvements in treatment and changes in the availability of screening and prevention interventions. In his lecture, "Cancer Survivorship Management for Health Care Professionals," Foxhall breaks down the types of cancer survivors and the duration of their survival. He gives an overview for the risk of recurrence, the risk of developing a second primary cancer, and discusses late effects from treatment cancer survivors might face. Foxhall also explains why prevention and health promotion is a critical part of care for cancer survivors.


Target Audience

This course will be of value to Primary care health professionals: physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors and community health workers.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cancer survivorship management, including the long term and late effects of cancer treatment, available treatments and tests for the cancer survivor. (knowledge)
  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines and best practices of cancer survivorship management into clinical practice. (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Explain and utilize a multidisciplinary model of cancer care that integrates services to address the primary categories of care needs for cancer survivors to provide optimal care. (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
  • Assess the incidence and development of second primary cancers and implement risk reduction and screening strategies for second primary cancers to improve patient outcomes. (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Expiration Date: February 6, 2019   Content Still Available for Viewing (CE/CME No Longer Available)

Lectures
  • Cancer Survivorship Management for Health Care Professionals
    Lewis E. Foxhall, M.D.
    Vice President, Health Policy
    Office of the Executive Vice President, Physician in Chief
    Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention

  • Models for Multidisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Care
    Alma Rodriguez, M.D.
    Vice President, Medical Affairs
    Professor, Lymphoma/Myeloma

  • Introduction to Second Primary Cancers
    Presenter: Therese B. Bevers, M.D.
    Professor, Clinical Cancer Prevention
    Medical Director, Cancer Prevention Center

Click here to view the lectures.