Continuing Education

Continuing Education is offered through USF Health 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 20.5 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 20.5 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): USF Health has been designated as a Multiple Event Provider (98010, exp. 12/31/2020) of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 20.5 60-min contact hours for CHES event number AE2018189/1170.

Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Florida licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage& family therapist: Attendees are encouraged to check with their local state board to determine their acceptance of a Florida Accreditation Certificate. USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 24.5 50-min contact hours.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886679014-2971) for 17 continuing education contact hours. NASW is able to offer continuing education contact hours for social workers licensed in 37+ states other than Florida.

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.

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. New this year will be an extensive focus on disparities, special populations, genomics, and the use of effective and innovative formats and technologies.

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

Healthcare Professional Education

  1. Develop strategies related to research and programs on cancer education using effective and innovative formats (including novel information technology and social media platforms).
  2. Identify mentorship opportunities to support junior investigators and new educational practitioners from underrepresented minority populations conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to cancer.
  3. Propose innovative, state-of-the-art programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients including utilization of genomics to target distinct interventions and skill based training in cancer communication, surgical, pharmacologic and palliative treatments.

Patient and Family Education

  1. Identify methods to provide cancer education programs based on communication that is culturally, linguistically, and literacy relevant. 
  2. Discuss creative approaches for utilizingmultimedia and technology for designing or evaluating cancer education programs.
  3. Utilize best practices to educate patients and families on complex diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship issues with a focus on genomics, communication, and psychosocial aspects of care.

Disparities, Special Populations and Global Outreach

  1. 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.
  2. Identify opportunities to address health disparities and educate practitioners and the next generation of students who are interested in cancer prevention and health research, and available in the future to conduct biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and health services research that is culturally competent and responsive to the needs of members of minority and underserved populations.
  3. Support activities that develop a base for education research and networking partnerships between national and international cancer education organizations to promote global cancer education initiatives