Women with Breast or Gynecologic Cancers: Diagnosis and Management For The Primary Care Clinician

Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Providence Marriott Hotel
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02903

Program Description:

A woman’s cancer diagnosis most often begins with the primary care providers, and the primary care provider has an opportunity to direct a patient to an effective multidisciplinary team for quality cancer care of high value. During this symposium we will present the medical and psychosocial journey of two women diagnosed with breast cancer and gynecologic cancer from diagnosis through survivorship. We will discuss the unique aspects of women’s cancer care and brainstorm with experts in the field on best practice.

Target Audience:

Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Radiologists/Oncologists, Surgeons, Hematologists/Oncologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Students, Resident and Fellows.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Integrate evidence and value based oncology guidelines for cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment
    2. Understand the value of a multidisciplinary team in cancer care and survivorship
    3. Integrate current diagnostic modalities of breast cancer care including breast diagnostic core biopsy and staging
    4. Integrate current diagnostic approach to abnormal vaginal bleeding
    5. Review cancer patient survivorship goals including appropriate cancer screening, and lifestyle changes to improve overall health and prevent cancer recurrence
    6. Review cancer genetics, benefits and indications for referral to Genetic counselor 
    7. Review the benefits to patients and primary care team of cancer patient survivorship care plans
      CME Accreditation

      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 the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Division of Hematology Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Credit Designation

      Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      AAFP: This Live activity, Women with Breast or Gynecologic Cancers: Diagnosis and Management For The Primary Care Clinician, with a beginning date of 11/08/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.0 hours.

      Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

      Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the Rhode Island State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Rhode Island State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact Kelli Landry at 401-863-3337 for more information.

      Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants: The Warren Alpert Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education is approved by the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy to offer CE programs for physical therapists. Physical therapist participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.0 hours.

      Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 6.0 CEs, Authorization #:RI-5761, valid until 4/30/15.

      Jointly Provided by:

      The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Division of Hematology Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.