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Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients:
Nurse and Social Worker Online Training   CE is now closed.

Updated June 2014

Many Texas nurses and social workers work with low-income and uninsured patients, particularly those in rural and underserved areas and areas with large Spanish-speaking populations. Increasing nurses’ and social workers’ knowledge about the importance of this issue and improving their competencies in using the best procedures to get their patients and clients the information they need can improve access to these services and ultimately improve outcomes.

This educational activity is funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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Featured CE Opportunities

MD Anderson Cancer Center Professional Oncology Education - Introduction to Cancer Survivorship   CE/CME Available through February 6, 2019!

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

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

For further information or assistance, please e-mail Professional Oncology Education.

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Medical Oncology and Hematology 2019: Multidisciplinary Approaches that Improve Coordination of Care

Medical Oncology and Hematology 2019: Multidisciplinary Approaches that Improve Coordination of Care
February 14-15, 2019
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Building (CPB) Floor 8 Conference Center
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas

GOAL

The goal of this activity is to address the ongoing need for educating practicing physicians about new cancer therapies and screening, current treatment guidelines and resources available to assist them in their cancer screening practices.

Also, the activity will focus on new advances within the last year along with other ground-breaking scientific discoveries. In conclusion, physicians will have a new awareness and knowledge in optimal use of new therapies for cancer and screening practices.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate prognostic factors and guidelines by tumor site into clinical practice, providing more accurate, personalized diagnosis and optimal treatment options for improved patient care in hematology and solid tumor oncology (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Be equipped with an awareness of the cancer care continuum and the place of primary care as well as the resources available for assisting patients through phases of cancer survivorship care (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Provide patients with prevention guidance through early detection and clinical intervention (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Apply current screening guidelines and recommendations to detect cancer in primary care setting early enough for optimal referral to specialists who provide up-to-date optimal treatment plans (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).

TARGET AUDIENCE

This conference should be of value to medical oncologists, hematologists, primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals.

ACCREDITATION/CREDIT DESIGNATION

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 physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ETHICS

The session entitled, Medical Ethics, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

For more information and a link to online and printable registration, visit the conference website. Printable registration form is also available in the conference brochure.

Medical Oncology and Hematology 2019