Continuing Education

The International Cancer Education Conference explores new and creative education models that support best practice developments in the field and facilitate interdisciplinary research across the cancer care continuum. This year’s conference will have an extensive focus on the use of effective and innovative formats and technologies; genetics, genomics, and precision medicine; disparities; special populations; global cancer education initiatives; and advocacy.

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 USF Health and American Association of Cancer Education (AACE).  USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Advanced Practice Providers

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by ACCME accredited providers.  Physician Assistants who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by ACCME accredited providers.  APRNs who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.
USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 19.5 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)
  Sponsored by USF Health, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This activity is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES ®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 00.00 total (entry-level) Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 19.5.

USF Health will submit to NCHEC the name and CHES number of all CHES learners who have claimed credit within 90 days of this activity. Every contact hour of this conference is qualified for MCHES credit. CHES learners who are not MCHES qualified will be awarded by NCHEC entry level credits commensurate with their participation.

Please see the documentation of CHES/MCHES competency and subcompetency areas for the conference learning objectives (the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis) here.
Social Workers
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886679014-9004) for 19 continuing education contact hours.

USF Health adheres to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.

The information provided at this CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Commercial Support
Commercial Support in the form of Independent Medical Education Grants is being sought for this activity. All fully executed grants will be disclosed at the activity.

Equal Opportunity and ADA
USF is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.


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Target Audience

Oncologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, radiologists, ministries of health, cancer experts (government and association), researchers, nurses, dentists, geneticists, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, health educators, librarians, social workers, allied and public health professionals, students, and patient advocacy groups will be in attendance. Past participants have included attendees from the world’s medical centers, cancer care organizations, and academic institutions responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating cancer education curricula, research, and programs.

Learning Objectives

After attending this conference, the participant shall be able to:

Healthcare Professional Education

  • Develop strategies that promote innovative formats (information technology and social media platforms) that inform evidence-based cancer education that addresses health equity.
  • Identify and support mentorship opportunities that encourage and support junior investigators and educational practitioners in their development as cancer researchers and educators of global populations.
  • Plan and advocate for programs that promote patient-centered care and equity in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and survivorship of cancer for patients and their family caregivers.

Patient, Family, and Public Education

  • Identify methods to implement innovative and evidence-based cancer education programs based on communication that is culturally, linguistically, and literacy relevant.
  • Discuss creative approaches for utilizing multimedia and technology for designing or evaluating cancer education programs.
  • Promote best practices of patient-centered care to engage and educate patients and families on complex diagnosis, treatment and survivorship issues with a focus on health equity, communication and psychosocial aspects of care.
  • Discuss new technologies in genetics, genomics, and precision medicine across the continuum of cancer care (from prevention to survivorship).

Disparities, Special Populations, and Global Outreach

  • Discuss methods for enhancing the data sharing infrastructure to enable all participants across the care continuum to contribute, access, combine, and analyze diverse data that will enable new discoveries and lead to lowering the burden of cancer.
  • Identify opportunities to support and promote biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and health services research that is culturally competent and responsive to the needs of members of underserved populations.
  • Support activities that establish and promote global cancer education initiatives through cancer education, research and networking partnerships among national and international cancer education organizations.