Cancer survivors need specialized support, which primary care providers can give with the right training. Montefiore Einstein experts are offering a free, monthly webinar series where healthcare professionals can learn more about caring for cancer survivors and the resources available to support them.
The series offers continuing medical education (CME) credits to participants: Physicians can receive up to 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM; nurses can designate this activity as 1.50 nursing contact hours; and healthcare team members will receive 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The sessions will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Zoom and will run from April through July. The inaugural session of the webinar series, Cancer Survivorship: A Roadmap for Primary Care Providers, takes place on April 28.
Each new session will feature presentations by a multidisciplinary panel of cancer specialists from Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) and White Plains Hospital (WPH). Among other things, attendees will learn how to identify cancer survivors in need of specialized support, evaluate a patient’s treatment needs and select assessment measures and interventions. Attendees also will learn how to direct patients to the individualized support they require.
Below are the expert course directors:
- Danielle Calvano, MS, PA-C, Accreditation and Education Coordinator, White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
- Hilda A. Haynes-Lewis, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Einstein, and Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Della F. Makower, MD, Breast Medical Oncologist, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, Associate Professor, Medical Oncology and Medicine (Oncology and Hematology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Alyson B. Moadel-Robblee, PhD, Deputy Director, Community Engagement and Cancer Health Equity, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, and Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health, Radiation Oncology, Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
All physicians, nurses and members of healthcare teams are invited to participate in the entire series or individual sessions. To register or for more information, see the individual webinar sessions listed below:
- Friday, April 28: Communicating Between Care Teams: Post-Treatment Risks, Shared Decision-Making and Cultural Competency
- Friday, May 19: Interdisciplinary Support: Physical Therapy and Nutrition
- Friday, June 16: Sexuality and Psychosocial Well-Being: Fertility, Intimacy, Emotional/Spiritual Needs of Survivors
- Friday, July 14: Medical Co-Morbidities After Cancer and Its Treatment
Check out the course flyer for detailed information about CME credits. Sessions will be recorded; however, CME credit is given only to those who attend live sessions.