The Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research—A Primary Care and Oncology Collaboration is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians, Inc. (ACP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The Symposium will help attendees be better able to monitor late- and long-term effects/comorbidities, provide surveillance for recurrence and secondary malignancies, address psychosocial aspects of survivorship, improve communication and care coordination, and understand current research in survivorship care.
New for 2017, attendees need their username and password to access the CE Portal. If you do not know your username or password, you may use your email address to retrieve them. If you do not know the email address associated with your account, please contact
- Onsite: ASCO staff at the Tech Help Desk in the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service Room or at the Registration and Customer Service Desk.
- Off-site: ASCO Customer Service from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET) at firstname.lastname@example.org, 888-282-2552 or 703-299-0158.
Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Society of Clinical Oncology designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.5 contact hours
AAFP Prescribed credit(s)
This Live activity, 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, with a beginning date of 01/27/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP members can report Prescribed Credit for this Symposium at www.aafp.org.
All other attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after submitting their session participation. Please note that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance toward any licensure requirements will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.
Educational Needs Statement
The Cancer Survivorship Symposium offers a distinct opportunity for clinicians across disciplines and professions to keep pace with rapidly-evolving best practices and guidelines for ongoing care management of patients who have received a cancer diagnosis. As a result of progress in therapies and other treatments for patients with cancer, there are more survivors than ever before. With two-thirds of Americans living at least five years after a cancer diagnosis, there are now 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States. Nearly half of the survivors today are 70 years of age or older. By 2026, that number is projected to increase to 20.3 million.
Survivors of cancer require expert care that recognizes the long-term risks and toxicity associated with both the disease and the various regimens used to treat it. Optimal care of cancer survivors requires a collaborative team approach, with coordination between primary care physicians, specialists and other health care providers. Following the success of the inaugural Symposium last year, the 2017 Symposium will address the continued educational needs to provide a comprehensive approach to care for this population.
The Symposium is designed for primary care providers and members of the cancer team—including oncologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and oncology fellows, as well as cancer advocacy organizations—who are interested in survivor care and taking an interdisciplinary team approach to helping patients transition from patients to survivors.
Learning Objectives and Competencies
Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be able to
- Define roles of collaborators within the multidisciplinary care team, including oncologists, primary care physicians and other members of the health care team in providing immediate and long-term care for the cancer survivor.
- Evaluate the relevance and application of genetic testing results in the development of coordinated care plans for the cancer survivor.
- Compare and contrast emerging models of survivorship care in order to effectively implement a comprehensive approach and coordinate the transition to long-term survivorship plans.
- Analyze current research data that identify disparities in cancer survivorship of special patient populations and discuss ways to reduce the imbalances in care delivery and patient outcomes.
- Review and assess the differences in international models of survivorship care within the health care systems of both high- and low-resource countries.
- Discuss different approaches to communication and monitoring strategies that could help patients manage the uncertainties of cancer survivorship.
This activity was planned in the context of the following attributes:
|Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies||Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies|
Disclaimer and Unlabeled Usage Statement
The information presented is that of the contributing faculty and presenters and does not necessarily represent the views of the Symposium Cosponsors and/or any named company or organization providing financial support. Specific therapies discussed may not be approved and/or specified for use as indicated by the faculty or presenters. Therefore, before presenting any medication, please review the complete prescribing information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse effects.
Attendees can log in to the iPlanner or CE Portal to access any of the following certificates after noting their participation:
- Continuing Medical Education Certificate – available for physicians who would like to receive CME credits for their participation at the Symposium
- Continuing Nursing Education Certificate – available for nurses who would like to receive CE credits for their participation at the Symposium
- Certificate of Participation – all other attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after submitting their session participation. Please note that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance toward any licensure requirements will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.
- Certificate of Attendance – Attendees can download a Certificate of Attendance from the Attendee Resource Center if they need a record of their attendance at the Symposium but do not require documentation for continuing education purposes. Please note that this certificate does not award any continuing education credits
For instructions on how to claim credit and access certificates, please see the ‘Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions’ section.
Symposium Feedback and Credit Claim Instructions
Every participant is encouraged to submit a Symposium Feedback Form, provide session ratings, and access certificates for the Symposium through the iPlanner app. Your feedback is utilized by leadership to enhance programs, develop new initiatives, gauge educational impact, and plan for future meetings.
- To provide feedback on a specific session
- Download the iPlanner app
- Select a session by searching by time or track
- Select “Rate This Session” to submit feedback on each session you attend
- To access certificates and claim credit
- Login to the CE Portal using your ASCO.org username and password
- Select a session by searching by time or keyword
- Select “Claim More Credits” to claim CE credits and access your certificate
- To give overall feedback on the meeting
- Submit a Symposium Feedback Form
To receive ABIM MOC, participants must submit their Symposium Feedback Form, available on the iPlanner, and claim their CME credits for the Symposium by March 2, 2017. Once both of these steps are complete, ASCO will transmit all information to ABIM on the participant’s behalf.