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13th Annual Fall Cancer Symposium
Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

Date:
10/24/2014
Time:
8am-3:30pm
Location:

Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Registration:

Cost: $175 for physicians; $125 for nurses, physician assistants, clinical research associates, social workers and other health care professionals; $40 for residents, fellows, students and UW staff; $40 for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members.

 

Registration deadline: October 20, 2014.

 

Cancellations: Registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, will be refunded if written notification of cancellation is received by October 20, 2014. Refunds will not be granted after Oct. 20.

 

Register online, using MasterCard, VISA or American Express.

 

For more information:

View the agenda. For questions contact Murph Dunne at mmdunne@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or (608) 263-2746.

Credits, Scope, Objectives, Accreditation

 

Continuing Education Credits

 

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.575 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 5.75 hours.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 ANCC contact hours (6 Iowa contact hours) 

 

Elements of Competence

 

This CME/CNE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communications skills and professionalism.

 

Need

 

Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recent 2013 report, estimates that approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

 

However, more than a decade after the IOM first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. This study proposes improvements to six interconnected components of care: (1) engaged patients; (2) an adequately staffed, trained, and coordinated workforce; (3) evidence-based care; (4) learning health care information technology (IT); (5) translation of evidence into clinical practice, quality measurement and performance improvement; and (6) accessible and affordable care. This report recommends changes across the board in these areas to improve the quality of care.

 

Intended Audience

 

This activity is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients and their families: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.

 

Learning Objectives

 

This activity is designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about issues related to the delivery of quality cancer care.  Learning objectives for this conference include:

  • Recognize how cancer centers and other related organizations are addressing quality of cancer care
  • Illustrate how examination of data drives quality improvement measures
  • Identify strategies being developed to address the current, fragmented health care delivery system
  • Describe workforce issues and changing demographics for patients and providers
  • Examine the significance of patient-provider communications in developing a treatment plan through a decision-based tool
  • Establish how electronic medical records and data from such records are improving quality care
  • Discuss how patients can be their own case-worker/advocate
  • Specify the current issues in caring for older cancer patients 
  • Explain financial issues (rising health care costs, transparency in costs) for patients and providers

Accreditation Statements

 

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 the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach and Wisconsin Cancer Council. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

This activity has been planned and implemented using the educational design criteria of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation through the co-providership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach and the above partners.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

 

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

 

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Nursing that the faculty, authors, planners and other persons who may influence content of this CME/CNE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME/CNE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.