Continuing Education

Continuing Education is through USF Health and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of USF Health and the American Association for Cancer Education. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 20.20 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): This activity is sponsored by USF Health, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This activity is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES ®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to (00.0) total (entry-level) Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are (20.50).

Although the activity provides only advanced-level contact hours, the NCHEC database will award entry-level CHES contact hours for those hours claimed for learners who qualify for entry-level credit only.

Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886679014-9383) for 19.5 continuing education contact hours.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Events, activities, and programs of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, age, Vietnam or disabled veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the university’s respect for personal dignity.

Faculty disclosure: USF Health adheres to the ACCME and ANCC Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled or unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course materials.

Target Audience

Oncologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, radiologists, ministries of health, cancer experts (government and association), researchers, nurses, dentists, geneticists, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, health educators, librarians, social workers, allied and public health professionals, students, and patient advocacy groups will be in attendance. Past participants have included attendees from the world’s medical centers, cancer care organizations, and academic institutions responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating cancer education curricula, research, and programs.

Learning Objectives

The International Cancer Education Conference explores new and creative education models that support best practice developments in the field and facilitate interdisciplinary research across the cancer care continuum. This year’s conference will have an extensive focus on disparities, special populations, advocacy, and the use of effective and innovative formats and technologies.

After attending this conference, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Develop strategies that promote innovative formats (information technology and social media platforms) that inform evidence-based cancer education that addresses health equity.
  2. Identify and support mentorship opportunities that encourage and support junior investigators and educational practitioners in their development as cancer researchers and educators of global populations.
  3. Plan and advocate for programs that promote equity in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and survivorship of cancer for patients and their family caregivers.
  4. Identify methods to implement cancer education programs based on communication that is culturally, linguistically, and literacy relevant.
  5. Discuss creative approaches for utilizing multimedia and technology for designing or evaluating cancer education programs.
  6. Utilize best practices to educate patients and families on complex diagnosis, treatment and survivorship issues with a focus on health equity, communication and psychosocial aspects of care.
  7. Discuss methods for enhancing the data-sharing infrastructure to enable all participants across the cancer research and care continuum to contribute, access, combine, and analyze diverse data that will enable new discoveries and lead to lowering the burden of cancer.
  8. Identify opportunities to support and promote biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and health services research that is culturally competent and responsive to the needs of members of underserved populations.
  9. Support activities that establish and promote global cancer education initiatives through cancer education, research and networking partnerships among national and international cancer education organizations.