CE, MOC & Certificates

This Symposium brings together specialists from around the world and across disciplines including oncology, primary care, nursing, allied health, and patient representatives with a united focus on caring for survivors at all stages. The meeting will feature educational sessions, abstract presentations, keynote lectures, and networking events addressing all aspects of survivorship care including communication, health promotion, care coordination, long-term effects management, psychosocial issues, and recurrence and second malignancies.

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

This activity is approved for 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses

This CE activity is approved for 14.5 ANCC contact hours.

AAFP Prescribed credit(s)

This live activity, 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, with a beginning date of 02/16/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for 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.

All nonphysician attendees are welcome to submit a request for a Certificate of Participation, which may enable nonphysicians to apply their meeting participation toward re-licensure. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits were submitted.

Target Audience

This activity is designed with opportunities for learners to interact throughout the symposium with expert faculty of varying disciplines, both in educational and scientific sessions and in active networking events. These dialogues enable healthcare providers to improve the care they can provide for cancer survivors, optimizing implementation of survivorship guidelines and care plans, and coordinating care between primary and specialty teams with the ultimate goal to improve long-term patient outcomes.

Educational Needs Statement

The 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research gives healthcare providers across multiple disciplines and professions the opportunity to receive critical updates and recommendations to improve the quality of ongoing care for cancer survivors.  In particular, the partnership between the American College of Physicians, the American Academic of Family Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology to develop this Symposium stems from the recognition of ongoing challenges in determining how best to coordinate and deliver care to cancer survivors between their primary and oncology teams.  In addition, the burgeoning use of immunotherapy to treat patients with cancer has introduced new considerations for late effects in survivors, as well as new challenges in maintaining long-term therapies for patients. Continued evolution in the clinical evidence base highlights the ongoing need for education to ensure that all members of both primary and specialty care teams can inform themselves in how to maintain positive patient outcomes for cancer survivors.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve collaboration and care coordination both within and between oncology and primary care teams to more clearly define roles and enable quality care of cancer survivors;
  • Outline survivorship concerns and challenges that are unique to older patients, implementing strategies to address those issues based on best available evidence;
  • Compare different approaches to integrating wellness and health promotion into survivorship care plans, with particular attention to communication and engagement strategies that increase the likelihood of patient adoption of positive lifestyle changes;
  • Describe how patients might continue to carry financial burdens from cancer treatment into survivorship, how long-term effects of treatment can also have an ongoing economic impact, and outline strategies that could be shared with patients to assist them in this area;
  • Evaluate and interpret best available current evidence, including recent clinical trials, to inform care decisions regarding the management of long-term therapies for patients with cancer, and/or late effects resulting from their treatment;
  • Review current guidelines related to cancer survivorship as well as different approaches to survivorship care plans, and identify opportunities to improve current practices in caring for cancer survivors.

Disclaimer and Unlabeled Usage Statement

The information presented is that of the contributing faculty and presenters and does not necessarily represent the views of ASCO, 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.