Cancer Survivorship: Optimizing Care and Outcomes
Thursday, November 17, 2016 –
Friday, November 18, 2016
Jimmy Fund Auditorium
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The traditional approach to caring for cancer survivors focused primarily on surveillance for recurrence. In recent years, sparked by the 2006 Institute of Medicine report, this focus has expanded to include health promotion and preventative screenings to reduce the risk of second cancers, and monitoring for the late effects of cancer treatment. Caring for cancer survivors requires bringing together oncology specialists, primary care providers and other specialty providers with the goal of creating a coordinated effort focused on the survivor’s long term health. However, such care requires that providers become knowledgeable about specific aspects of cancer survivorship care, stay updated on the latest advances, and work collaboratively to provide patients with coordinated, comprehensive care.
Through lectures (with pre- and post-testing) and interactive panel discussions, this CME conference will educate providers who care for cancer survivors regarding the evolving understanding of the medical and psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship, the latest research regarding prevention and management, and implementation strategies to enhance participants’ ability to provide high quality, collaborative care for cancer survivors.
This program will present evidence and evolving data for optimal cancer survivorship care and patient outcomes, address gaps in survivorship care and research, and provide the participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to deliver comprehensive care for cancer survivors.
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH
We gratefully acknowledge the educational grant received by the American Cancer Society
© 2016 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College
Visit us at hms.harvard.edu/cme