Women's Oncology Soup to Nuts For The Primary Care Clinician
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Providence Marriott Hotel
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02903
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.
Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Radiologists/Oncologists, Surgeons, Hematologists/Oncologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Students, Resident and Fellows.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Integrate evidence and value based oncology guidelines for cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment
- Understand the value of a multidisciplinary team in cancer care and survivorship
- Integrate current diagnostic modalities of breast cancer care including breast diagnostic core biopsy and staging
- Integrate current diagnostic approach to abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Review cancer patient survivorship goals including appropriate cancer screening, and lifestyle changes to improve overall health and prevent cancer recurrence
- Review cancer genetics, benefits and indications for referral to Genetic counselor
- Review the benefits to patients and primary care team of cancer patient survivorship care plans
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.
Jointly Provided by:
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Division of Hematology Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.