Worth up to 12.75 credit hours!
Start Date:
September 23, 2010
Expiration Date: September 23, 2011

Intended Audience
Health care professionals who care for and/or manage benefits for oncology patients will find these educational activities of great value toward continuing their education and helping improve the management and care of this patient population.

Activity Description
This educational activity consists of recorded presentations from the 2010 Advances in the Management of Oncology Patients conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 26-28, 2010.
Advances in the Management of Oncology Patients will examine the latest developments in this highly complex field of medicine. Join OptumHealth as some of the nation’s leading clinicians explore the status of current therapies, emerging treatment modalities, and expected outcomes for pediatric and adult oncology patients.

Though cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the United States, there has been a proliferation of life-saving treatment advances in recent years, bringing new hope to patients and caregivers alike. This conference is designed to help health care professionals face the challenges of best managing cancer patients by keeping them informed of these scientific clinical advances.

Learning Objectives
At the end of these educational activities, participants should be able to

  1. Identify current and emerging therapies for pediatric and adult complex cancers, as well as management strategies to maximize patient outcomes.
  2. Discuss the use of screening and diagnostic technologies and recognize cancer patients with complex oncologic problems who require specialized care.
  3. Examine the influence of clinical trials in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, and explain how the results positively impact the quality of life and survival of cancer patients.
  4. Analyze the importance of comparative effectiveness research of medical treatments to enhance value for patients and the health care delivery system.
  5. Describe cancer survivorship and how patients may best navigate the complex issues they face after treatment.

Faculty and Agenda
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Advising Breast Cancer Patients About Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Ann M. Berger, PhD, RN, AOCNS, FAAN

Strategies for Treating Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer
Emily Chan, MD, PhD

Fertility Preservation: Current Options to Protect Gametes From Toxic Therapies—What's Available, What's Reasonable
David P. Cohen, MD

Prostate Cancer: Are We Over-treating this Disease?
Laura E. Crocitto, MD

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies: Indications, Contraindications and Opportunities
Georgia M. Decker, APRN, ANP-BC, CN®, AOCN®

Pancreatic Cancer: Is There Hope on the Horizon?
Martin J. Heslin, MD

Considerations in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD

Increasing Awareness of Clinical Trials, Starting at Home
Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD

Survivorship and the Cancer Patient
Michelle E. Melisko, MD

Advances in Renal Cell Carcinoma in Adults: What are the Options?
Roberto Pili, MD

The Impact of Cancer During Pregnancy
Kathryn J. Ruddy, MD, MPH

Psychosocial Effects of Cancer
Dianne M. Shumay, PhD

Advances in Radiation Therapy
Timothy D. Solberg, PhD, FAAPM, FACMP

Oral Chemotherapy: A Shifting Paradigm
Sandhya Srinivas, MD

Palliative Care—More Than Hospice
Sharon M. Weinstein, MD, FAAHPM

Conference Planning Committee
Karen Babos, DO, MBA
Senior National Medical Director
OptumHealth Care Solutions

Arthur H. Rossof, MD, FACP
National Medical Director for Oncology
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Director, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Heidi Svendsen
Vice President, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Manager, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Christine Weiner, RN, BSN
Manager, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Care Solutions
LuAnne Ronning
Manager, Clinical Programs
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Heather Zick, RN, BSN, MBA
Lead Nurse Planner
OptumHealth Care Solutions
Michael W. Rosen, MD
National Medical Director
OptumHealth Care Solutions

Statement of Disclosure
All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, co-authors and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs jointly sponsored by Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior and OptumHealth Education are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). See individual presentations for faculty disclosure information.

Sponsored By
These activities are jointly sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior and OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Contact Information for Content, Website and/or CNE/CE Questions
OptumHealth Education
Phone: (800) 326-9166
E-mail: moreinfo@optumhealtheducation.com

Contact Information for CME Credit Questions
Sheryl Morgan
Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior
Phone: (651) 789-3730
E-mail: shmorgan@smithbucklin.com

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Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

  • Physicians - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and OptumHealth Education. The IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    AMA PRA Statement The IAHB designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Individual presentations will vary. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses - OptumHealth Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The participant will be awarded 12.75 contact hours of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials. Individual presentations will vary. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • For any type of credit not listed above, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided.