Fifth Annual Cancer Control Symposium: Personalized Approaches in Cancer Prevention & Screening

On-Demand, Online Activity

Recorded Lectures from the live, virtual conference on May 21, 2021.

Swedish Cancer Institute’s Fifth Annual Cancer Control Symposium featured didactic lectures and discussions about the factors that impact efforts for an increasingly more personalized approach to cancer prevention & screening. Expert faculty reviewed the most current research and evidence-based interventions, to help guide our community in efforts to increase screening rates, and to lessen the impact of risk-factors for cancer. Specifically, this course included lectures focused on hereditary cancers, consumer genomics, and screening rate declines and barriers as a results of COVID-19 and pandemic protocols.

This on-demand conference is intended for all health-care professionals involved in the care of cancer patients and those at risk, including physicians, ARNPs, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, administrative leaders, community program managers, patient health advocates, residents/fellows and researchers. It is especially relevant for the following specialties: medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, genetic counseling, family medicine, internal medicine, primary care, research, palliative care, community public health, supportive care services, and social work.

View more information about the on-demand symposium below. There is a registration fee to attend this program, see the "Fees" tab below with more details.

Registration and access for the accredited, on-demand recorded lectures from the 2021 symposium is now available through the button below. *After registration you will receive a confirmation email with lecture access and credit claim information. Please contact our office at CME@swedish.org with any questions.

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Faculty

Karen Hurley, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Center for Behavioral Health
The Cleveland Clinic

Darren R. Pollock, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Swedish Cancer Institute

Veena Shankaran, M.D., MS
Medical Oncologist
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Director
Division of Medical Oncology
UW School of Medicine
Co-Director
Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Scott M. Weissman, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Chicago Genetic Consultants, LLC

Karla Wysocki
Senior Director of Clinical Interventions
American Cancer Society


Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.

Planning Committee

Somasundaram Subramaniam, M.D., MS, Course Director
Gary Goodman, M.D., MS
Nancy Hanson, MS, GC
Paul Kilian
Barbara Kollar, MHA, MCHES
Melita Lynch, CHES
Cecilia Lynn, ARNP
Nancy Thompson, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Kathleen To
Kristin Wisegarver, MHA
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist Sr.

Agenda

Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

Overall Course

  • Influence clinical change by recognizing how behavioral outcomes of uptake, adherence, and impact influence the prevention goals of reducing morbidity and mortality.
  • Identify the many differences between direct-to-consumer and professional genomic testing, in order to best guide patients who have consumer results or are seeking counseling/testing. 
  • Discuss the impact of the pandemic on cancer screening rates and steps for the future to encourage screenings
  • Use community and organizational resources to reduce barriers to cancer prevention (such as culture, language, location, and cost).

Lecture Specific Objectives

  • Identify health behavior translational outcomes (uptake, adherence, impact) that influence the morbidity/mortality benefits of advances in cancer control and apply health behavior translational framework to identify research questions in clinical care settings and to reduce the effects of these factors and barriers
  • Review the differences between direct-to-consumer (DTC) and consumer-directed genetic testing (CD-GT); Examine some of the current tests offerings that may show up in the clinic; Describe ways in which patients with DTC or CD-GT results can be informative for cancer risk
  • Review the factors that affect cancer screening access and prevention adherence in our communities with experts; Discuss oncology screening related questions from everyday practice with experts
  • Recognize the importance of colon cancer screening especially among high-risk populations and those with predisposing conditions; Discuss the colon and rectal cancer screening trends both locally and in other countries as a result of the pandemic; Review the correlated decreased screening with missed cancers and diagnosis at more advance stages; Explain the implications for future health outcomes as a result of the pandemic 
  • Discuss the state of cancer screenings as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; Review the ACS’s return to screening campaign goals and development; Describe how to effectively message cancer screening during the pandemic 
  • Review the impact of COVID-19 on timing and receipt of cancer treatment; Discuss the changes in end of life care pre and post COVID-19
  • Review the pandemic related factors that have affected cancer screening access and prevention adherence in our communities with experts; Discuss screening related questions from everyday practice with experts 
  • Discuss the potential future of cancer screenings programs post pandemic; Apply recommendations to improve screening rates in communities during and after the pandemic 

Credit

On-Demand, Online Activity Only:

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
This enduring activity has been approved for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).

Live Activity - May 21, 2021 only:

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
This Other (Internet Live and Internet Enduring Material) activity has been approved for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing - Health Education CECHs
Sponsored by Swedish Medical Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level CECH available are 4.5.  Continuing Competency credits available are 0.0. Provider ID# 101907.

American Academy of Physician Assistants 
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 4.5 hours for completing this course.

Genetic Counselor CEUs
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Swedish Medical Center to offer up to 0.433 CEUs or 4.33 Category 1 contact hours for the activity Fifth Annual Cancer Control Symposium: Personalizing the Approach in Cancer Prevention & Screening to Improve Health. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

Details

Despite decades of cancer care, public communication campaigns and prevention techniques there are still many gaps in cancer care at various points within the cancer care continuum from cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end-of life care.

Based on a recent community health needs assessment focused on cancer, it was determined there is a need to improve screening rates for those at-risk for cancer, address psychosocial barriers to screenings and prevention, and make sure the most up-to-date screening information is available and practiced among health care professionals. Addressing these needs and reviewing personalization techniques for care that take into account psychosocial factors will result in more accurate screening recommendations for each patient and improved early cancer detection and prevention. This year the course will specifically focus on screening challenges and rate decreases due to the pandemic.

Through didactic lectures, multidisciplinary panels and discussions, this symposium will use lectures and cancer control case examples to review the tools and techniques that can be used by health care professionals to improve screening rates for cancers among at-risk populations, address psychosocial factors affecting compliance and personalization efforts, and lessen confusion about current screening recommendations and prevention guidelines.

Fees

  Advance
Registration
M.D./D.O.  $120
Allied Health Professional (need credit; ARNP, PA, nurses, etc.) $50
Swedish Employees (no CME/CE credit needed, not in above categories) $25
Community Health Organizations / Patient Advocates $25
Residents/Fellows/Medical Students $25

Registration Information
Participants who register will receive a confirmation via email with access and credit claim instructions for the on-demand lectures. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment.

Cancellation
To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.

Special Accommodations
If you require accommodations to participate, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755.

Registration Fees
The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, online on-demand recording access, and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Bibliography & Resources
Additional information and resources for each topic/presentation are listed throughout the presentations in slide notes. Access to the presentation slide pdfs will be available after registration.