Activity

Activity ID

2916

Expires

June 4, 2019

Format Type

Live

CME Credit

40.75

Fee

$625 - $1020
CME Provider

American Society for Clinical Oncology

Description

“Caring for every patient, learning from every patient” is the focus for the 55th ASCO Annual Meeting, underscoring the importance of oncology professionals from multiple professions and modalities collaborating to deliver high-quality care to each unique patient with cancer, and then leveraging those patients’ experiences to enhance and augment the overall evidence base.

Clinicians are challenged to apply newly-approved therapies to achieve the best clinical outcomes for patients against a backdrop of clinical research and new breakthroughs that accumulate at a breathtaking pace. Access to these new and existing treatment options remains difficult for many patients due to complex factors related to issues such as insurance coverage, demographics, and other systemic factors. Routine examination of patient reported outcomes in practice is not widely implemented, despite the opportunities it offers to learn from patients and improve overall outcomes. As cancer care options continue to improve, projections indicate an approximately 31% increase in cancer survivors by 2026, highlighting the need for high-quality, coordinated care among providers.

To address these needs, this year’s Annual Meeting will emphasize global and multidisciplinary perspectives across the oncology landscape, examining the clinical relevance of advances in the science of oncology, barriers such as healthcare disparities and access, the need for delivery of high-quality care, and highlighting where oncology practice may need to shift to achieve optimal and patient-centered care.

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Educational Objectives

Collaborate across different specialties and with all members of the oncology care team to provide effective and patient-centered treatment and supportive care;

Engage with each patient about options for research participation, personalized support to navigate their journey with cancer, and ways to overcome barriers such as cost in order to maximize individual potential results while contributing to a larger body of clinical evidence;

Incorporate new evidence as appropriate into the development of innovative clinical strategies and research trial designs to improve patient outcomes;

Examine scientific advances regarding cancer biology and the tumor microenvironment, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of action for emerging therapies that can more accurately guide diagnosis and decisions for treatment;

Review recent and emerging data from key studies in clinical and translational cancer research, comparing global strategies and evaluating multi-modal approaches to patient care

Keywords

ASCO, oncology, cancer, immunotherapy

Competencies

Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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