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11th Annual Cancer Symposium: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together - Cancer in Aging America

Date:
10/19/2012
Time:
8am-3:30pm
Location:

Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wis.

For more information:

For questions call Katie Arendt, (608) 263-0160 or kjarendt@uwcarbone.wisc.eduView the agenda

Join the UW Carbone Cancer Center Friday, October 19, 2012, for the Eleventh Annual Symposium: Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together - Aging America and Cancer.

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

 

Hearing is Part of the Cure: Letting the Cancer Patient Tell Their Story

Ben Merens - Talk show host of At Issue with Ben Merens, Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio

 

Personalized Cancer Care, Oncogeriatric Edition: How Do We Do It?
Martine Extermann, MD, PhD - Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the University of South Florida, Senior Adult Oncology Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

 

Embedding Geriatrics and Palliative Care Within Oncology: The SOCARE Experience at the University of Chicago
James Wallace, MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago; Co-Director, SOCARE Clinic

 

The 80/20 Rule: Improving Health, Not Just Healthcare

Karen Timberlake, JD - Director, Population Health Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

 

View the full agenda

 

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 Credit(s)TM. 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 .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 5.8 ANCC contact hours (7 Iowa contact hours)

 

 

Elements of Competence

 

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

 

Need, Intended Audience and Scope of Practice

 

Cancer statistics continue to show the disproportionately high burden of cancer for older Americans take on even greater significance when cast against the changing demographic of the aging population in the U.S. The number of older persons diagnosed with cancer is expected to increase because of the overall aging of the U.S. population and an unprecedented expansion of the 65 years and older age group in the next three decades.

 

It is imperative to increase awareness among health care professionals about the ever increasing proportion and number of older persons facing cancer. Our capacity to respond to the health care needs of older cancer survivors is linked to our knowledge of the science. As research advances, new models of care need to be considered to optimize the treatment of older cancer patients.


This conference 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

 

Learning objectives for this conference include:

 

  • List reasons those 65 years or older are less likely to be screened for cancer and when a diagnosis of cancer is made, are less likely to be offered curative therapy or participation in clinical trials. 
  • Explore why older adults receive less aggressive therapy than younger adults. 
  • Explain why the treatment of older adults is often complicated by the concurrent management of co-morbid conditions. 
  • Describe why older adults who survive cancer have wide-ranging concerns and unmet health, functional and psychosocial needs. 
  • Identify the role of palliative care in treating older adults with cancer, as related to quality of life.

 

Accreditation Statement

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development, 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 School of Medicine and Public Health and School of Nursing that the faculty, authors, planners and other person 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.