Cancer Survivorship:
Optimizing Care and Outcomes

November 13 – 14, 2014
Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  
Boston, MA



Traditional approach to caring for cancer survivors has focused 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 cancer treatment related late and long-term effects. The care of cancer survivors bring 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- survey testing, and interactive panel discussions, this CME conference will educate providers who care for cancer survivors regarding our evolving understanding of the medical and psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship, the latest research regarding prevention and management, and strategies for implementation in clinical practice to enhance a provider's or practice's ability to collaboratively provide high quality care for cancer survivors.

This Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CME program will present evidence and evolving data for optimal cancer survivorship care and patient outcomes, including addressing gaps in survivorship care and research, and provide the participants with the knowledge, understanding of both content and skills and tools to deliver comprehensive care for cancer survivors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the trends in cancer survivorship and the role of providers after initial cancer treatment.
  • Recognize and determine the medical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors.
  • Analyze the long-term sequalae of cancer treatment.
  • Evaluate the evidence and incorporate consensus based optimal strategies for surveillance for recurrences and secondary malignancies including germline genetic risks.
  • Apply the skills and tools to enhance delivery of care, and coordination of care for cancer survivors.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dieticians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Health Care management and other interested clinicians.

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 12.75 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
7:00-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:20 Opening Remarks & Overview
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
Session Topic:
Disease Recurrence and New Primary Cancer: Surveillance, Screening and Prevention
Moderator: Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
8:20-8:45 Breast Cancer Survivorship Care
Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine, DFCI
8:45-9:10 Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Care
Robert Mayer, M.D, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine, DFCI
9:10-9:35 Prostate and Testicular Cancer Survivorship Care
Aymen Elfiky, MD, Instructor in Medicine, DFCI
9:35-10:00 Leukemia, Lymphoma and BMT Survivorship Care
Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-10:45 Genetic Considerations in Cancer Survivors
Huma Rana, MD, Instructor in Medicine, DFCI
10:45-11:15 Q & A and Group Case Discussion
11:15-12:15 Keynote Lecture:
Survivorship Care 2014: Where Are We Headed?

Patricia Ganz, MD, Professor  of Health Policy and Management,
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
12:15-1:15 Lunch - Provided
Session Topic:
Late Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment: Monitoring and Management
Moderator: Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Population Medicine
1:15-1:25 Rejuvenation Exercise
Nancy Campbell, MS, Exercise Physiologist , DFCI
1:25-1:50 Overview: Management of Complications and Comorbidities after Cancer
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Population Medicine
1:50-2:15 Sexual Health After Cancer
Sharon Bober, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, BWH
2:15-2:40 Fertility Issues for Cancer Survivors
Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, BWH
2:40-3:10 Q & A and Group Case Discussion
3:10-3:30 Break
3:30-3:55 Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy
Anju Nohria, MD, Assistant Professor, BWH
3:55-4:20 Management of Cancer Related Pain and Neuropathy
Joseph Audette, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, BWH
4:20-4:45 Complex Menopausal Symptoms and Cancer Survivorship
Hadine Joffe, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, BWH
4:45-5:10 Survivorship Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Deborah Schrag, MD, Professor of Medicine, DFCI
5:10-5:40 Q & A and Group Case Discussion
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
7:00-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Session Topic:
Psychosocial Concerns After Cancer
Moderator: Christopher Recklitis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Boston Children's Hospital
8:00-8:10 Overview and Introduction of Day and Session
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Population Medicine
8:10-8:30 Overview of Effects: Fear of Recurrence, Depression, Anxiety, Suicidality
Christopher Recklitis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Boston Children's Hospital
8:30-8:50 Financial and Employment Issues for Cancer Survivors
Nancy Keating, MD, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, HMS
8:50-9:10 Family and Relationships After Cancer
Nancy Borstelman, MPH, LICSW, Director of Social Work, DFCI
9:10-9:25 Q & A
9:25-10:25 Michael Garil Endowed Lectureship on Late Effects:
Caring for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers

Lisa Diller, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, DFCI
10:25-10:45 Break
Session Topic:
Modifiable Health Behaviors for Cancer Survivors
Moderator: Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, DFCI
10:45-11:10 Exercise and Weight Management for Cancer Survivors
Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, DFCI
11:10-11:30 Smoking Cessation for Cancer Survivors
Elyse Park, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, MGH
11:30-11:50 Nutrition, Alcohol and Vitamins and Supplements for Cancer Survivors
Jeff Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
11:50-12:05 Q & A
12:05-1:00 Panel Discussion: Implementation- Optimal Survivorship Care in Practice
Moderator: Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
Anne Kelly, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, Breast Oncology, DFCI
Richard Boyajian, RN, MS, ANP, Radiation Oncology, BWH
Larry Shulman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, DFCI
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Population Medicine
Sowmya Viswnathan, MD, Internal Medicine
Jay Burton, DO, Private Practice Community PCP
Kari Dudley, Patient Advocate

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Class Number #3414320

Tuition Fees:
Physicians: $375.00 (USD)
Trainee/Allied Health Professionals: $250.00 (USD)

PAYMENT INFORMATION

For specific tuition fees, see the registration form. Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) can be made here. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600,
Monday ‑ Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑cme@hms.harvard.edu

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: Patient care, Medical knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, and Systems-based practice

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

ACCOMMODATIONS/TRAVEL

A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved at The Inn at Longwood 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA. Reservations can be made at http://tinyurl.com/mxyhnet. Use the code SURV1114 on the website or they can call the hotel directly 617-731-4700 and ask for the DFCI Survivorship CME Course rate. There’s is a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate, therefore registrants interested in staying at a hotel must book a room soon.

Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airline reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday–Friday, 9 AM–8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada, and Virgin Islands, please call 617-559-3764.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this course will be held at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 33 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115



Course #3414320



Offered by



Adult Survivorship Program

Course Directors
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH and Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH  

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FACULTY

Joseph Audette, MA, MD
Assistant Professor,
Harvard Medical School
Department of Medicine,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chief, Department of Pain Medicine

Sharon Bober, PhD
Director, Sexual Health Program, Adult Survivorship Program, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Nancy Borstelmann, MPH,
MSW, LICSW

Director of Social Work, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Richard Boyajian, RN, MS, ANP
Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jay Burton, DO
Private Practice Community PCP

Nancy Campbell, MS
Exercise Physiologist, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lisa Diller, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Medical Director, Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Service Line
Medical Director, David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Kari Dudley
Patient Advocate

Aymen Elfiky, MD
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH
Breast Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Patricia Ganz, MD
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD
Medical Director, In Vitro Fertilization Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Hadine Joffe, MD, MS
Director, Women’s Hormone and Aging Research Program
Director of Research Development, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Psycho-Oncology Research, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School 

Nancy Keating, MD
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Anne Kelly, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP
Breast Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD
Breast Oncology Center, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Robert Mayer, MD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Jeff Meyerhardt, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH
Internist, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Clinical Director, Internal Medicine for Cancer Survivors, David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic
Associate Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Anju Nohria, MD
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
Director, Adult Survivorship Program, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Huma Rana, MD
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Recklitis, PhD
Director of Research, Perini Family Survivors' Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Chief–Division of General Oncology, Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sowmya Viswnathan, MD
Internal Medicine

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