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Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care 2017

Conference Information

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For registration fees and more information, visit the 16th Annual Fall Cancer Conference

Communication Beyond Words:
Strategies for Connecting with Patients

 

Join the UW Carbone Cancer Center on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 16th Annual Fall Cancer Conference.

 

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.

 

Credit

Accreditation Statement

 

Jointly Accredited Provider: Interprofessional Continuing Education logoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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.

 

Credit Designation Statements

 

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 ANCC contact hours (6.6 Iowa contact hours). The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 5.5 hours.

Need

Communication between health care professionals and patients, caregivers and family members is not always clearly focused and therefore creates problems that have far-reaching effects.

 

Effective doctor-patient communication is a central clinical function in building a therapeutic doctor-patient relationship, which is the heart and art of medicine. This is important in the delivery of high-quality health care. Much patient dissatisfaction and many complaints are due to breakdown in the doctor-patient relationship. However, many doctors tend to overestimate their ability in communication.

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.

Elements of Competence

This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and professionalism.

 

This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of roles/responsibilities and teams/teamwork.

Learning Objectives

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

  • State three core principles of effective communication with vulnerable populations.
  • Identify resources to assist your patients who have sexual issues after treatment.
  • Explain how language barriers impact access to and feelings about care.
  • Name the rules of improv that facilitate empathic communication.
  • Demonstrate three methods to improve effective medication use with all patients, especially adults with low literacy.

  • Communicate methods to develop and launch digital tools and programs at your organization to support patients and family members.
  • Summarize the sources and consequences of stress and burnout in a changing landscape of healthcare.
  • Describe health disparities and barriers to care for LGBTQ patients with special attention to oncology.
  • Illustrate three techniques to improve the understanding of health information for all patients, especially those with low health literacy.
  • Outline strategies for successfully having difficult conversations with patients.
  • Identify strategies to assist patients in identifying informational resources relevant to their cancer experience.
  • List the benefits of utilizing humor during patient interactions.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE 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.

 

Conference Agenda

 

Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:15-8am Registration
(Continental breakfast with exhibitors)
 
8-8:05am Welcome and Introductions

Howard Bailey, MD

Director

UW Carbone Cancer Center

Noelle LoConte, MD

Associate Professor

UW Carbone Cancer Center

8:05-8:55am

Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Health Communication Research to Eliminate Health Disparities 

Matthew Kreuter, PhD, MPH

Professor of Public Health

Associate Dean for Public Health

The Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis

9-10am Attend one of these workshops:  
  A Wish for Women: Improving Sexual Wellness After Cancer

Lori Seaborne, PA-C

Physician Assistant and Certified Sexuality Counselor

UW Breast Center

 

Joanne Rash, PA-C

Physician Assistant

UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Improv4Health Professionals: Cultivating Close Listening, Authenticity, Spontaneity and Empathy

Amy Zelenski, PhD

Assistant Professor

UW Department of Medicine

  Overcoming Language Barriers to Deliver Cancer Care

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MAPP

Professor and Vice Chair for Health Services Research

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

 

Care Anywhere: How Digital Tools Can Transform The Cancer Patient Journey

Elsa Jacobson

Director, Telehealth and Ambulatory Access

UW Health

 

Sarah Orth

Program Manager, Telehealth Operations

UW Health

10-10:15am Break
Visit with Symposium Exhibitors
 
10:15-11:05am Health Literacy and Patient Engagement: What You Can Do to Improve Cancer Care

Paul Smith, MD

Professor

UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

11:10am-Noon Creating Change in an Ever-Changing Health Care Environment

Shilagh Mirgain, PhD

Senior Psychologist

UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

12:05-12:55pm Lunch  
1-2pm Attend one of these workshops:  
 

Successfully Negotiating Difficult Conversations with Patients

Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, PhD

Associate Professor

UW-Madison School of Social Work

 

HealthCare Without Compromise for our LGBTQ Oncology Patients

Deanna Blanchard, MSN, RN-BC

Nursing Education Specialist

UW Health

 

Betsy Bazur-Leidy, RN, BSN, CPN

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

American Family Children's Hospital

 

8 Steps to Better Health Literacy: Practical Strategies You Can Start Using Tomorrow

Steve Sparks, MS

Health Literacy Director

Wisconsin Health Literacy

 

Laughing in the Face of Cancer? Incorporating Humor Into Cancer Care

Stephen Rose, MD

Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Associate Professor, UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2-3pm Conversing with Cancer: How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information and Make the Best Decisions Lisa Sparks, PhD

Dean, School of Communication
Foster and Mary McGaw Endowed Professor
Chapman University

3-3:20pm Synthesis of Day/Wrap Up/Evaluation Noelle LoConte, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center