19th Annual Fall Cancer Conference: Out of the Shadows - Bringing Taboo Cancer Topics into the Light

Madison, WI US
October 22, 2021

Please Note: This conference is scheduled to be live and in-person at Monona Terrace, Madison. Precautions will be followed, as the safety and well-being of our conference participants is of the utmost importance to us. Conference attendance may be limited, so we encourage you to register early.

In addition, we may offer this event virtually, as another registration option. Please check back to our website to see if this will be an option.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we continue to navigate this pandemic. Thank you.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Difficult conversations have been the norm since COVID-19. In addition to COVID-19, there are topics that are still difficult to discuss for cancer patients and clinicians alike - even in 2021. Please join us as we examine body image concerns, guilt, dysfunctional families, intimacy, suicide, financial toxicity, and more.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients and their families: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, oncology nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.

ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE

This continuing education activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and the interprofessional competencies of communication, and teams/teamwork.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This activity is designed to:

  • Engage patients/significant others in challenging conversations regarding cancer recovery and intimacy
  • Discuss how to relate your patients' subjective experience (including their experience of you)
  • Identify interventions that may decrease the risk of suicide
  • Articulate body image concerns and associated sequelae experienced by patients after cancer treatment
  • Explore common dynamics present for many couples before cancer
  • Develop ways to have appropriate boundaries when supporting patients
  • Explore family members' reactions to genetic testing and identify anticipatory guidance techniques to improve the patient experience
  • Describe the various forms of hastening death and explore techniques to respond to such requests

CONFERENCE FEES, CANCELLATION POLICY

$175 Physicians

$125 Nurses, Physician Assistants, Clinical Research Associates, Social Workers, Other Health Care Professionals

$40 UW Staff, Residents, Fellows, Students

$40 Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers and Family Members

The conference fee includes the cost of tuition, materials, breakfast, lunch, one break, and a nonrefundable processing fee of $25.

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. All cancellations must be received on or before October 8, 2021, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 8, 2021 (this also applies to NO SHOWS).

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.25 ACE Credits
  • 6.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
05/28/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/22/2021 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
10/22/2021 - 3:40pm
Cost:
$175.00
Rating: 
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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, October 22, 2021

AM 
7:15-8:00Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
8:00-8:05Welcome and Introductions, Noelle LoConte, MD
8:05-9:0580% Wrong: On Hope, Faith, and Bad Attitudes, Mindy Greenstein, PhD
9:05-10:00Cancer Treatment Changed My Body - Who Am I Now? Helping Patients Navigate Body Image Concerns, Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN
10:00-10:35Break, Visit with Exhibitors
10:35-11:30Workshops: Please Choose One
 A) No More PRN Dosing: Spiritual and Religious Well-Being in an Increasingly Secular World, Rev. Kirsten Worzala Dumke, MDiv, BCC
 B) Suicide: Assessing Risk, Processing Loss, Mara Pheister, MD, DFAPA; Shannon Friedbacher, MD
 C) The Other Side of Ostomies: Breaking the Taboo on Pee and Poo, Betsy Laessig-Stary, MSN, RN-BC; Linda McKenna, MSN, RN, CWOCN
 D) Countering Financial Toxicity with Precision Patient Advocacy, Bobby Peterson
11:35-12:30The Ultimate Survivor, Ethan Zohn
PM 
12:30-1:15Lunch
1:15-2:10Workshops: Please Choose One
 A) Between the Sheets: Couples, Cancer and Intimacy, Sara Tripalin, MS, LMFT
 B) When to Keep the Genie in the Bottle: How Relatives React to Genetic Testing, Anna Zakas, MS, MPH, CGC
 C) Will You Help Me When My Time Comes? Communicating with Patients and Families About Hastened Death, Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW
 D) Outside the Asylum: How to Help Someone Better Deal With Their Dysfunctional Relatives, William Hutter, PsyD, LMFT
2:10-3:10COVID's ECHO - The Pandemic's Effect on Cancer Care, Sam Lubner, MD
3:10-3:40Synthesis of Day/Wrap-Up, Noelle LoConte, MD
3:40Adjourn

 

Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States
+1 (608) 261-4000

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Shannon Friedbacher, MD, Psychiatry Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin

Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, UW-Madison Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work

Mindy Greenstein, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Psycho-oncologist; Author of Lighter as We Go and The House on Crash Corner; Recipient of the Dr. Jimmie Holland Pioneer Award, and a breast cancer survivor herself

William Hutter, PsyD, LMFT, Associate Dean, Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

Betsy Laessig-Stary, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical Specialties and Inpatient Psychiatry, UW Health

Noelle LoConte, MD, Professor, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Sam Lubner, MD, Associate Professor, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Linda McKenna, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Nurse Clinician, Wound, Skin and Ostomy Services, UW Health

Bobby Peterson, Executive Director, ABC for Health, Inc.

Mara Pheister, MD, DFAPA, Associate Professor, Director of Residency Education, Vice Chair of Residency Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Sara Tripalin, MS, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Peace of Mind Therapy

Rev. Kirsten Worzala Dumke, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Anna Zakas, MS, MPH, CGC, Oncology Genetic Counselor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Ethan Zohn, Cancer Survivor

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Kim Brandt, RN, MBA, Director, Oncology Services, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Noelle LoConte, MD, Professor, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Chris Malina, Communications Specialist, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Craig Robida, External Relations Manager, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Amy Scharmer, MSW, CAPSW, Clinical Social Worker, UW Health

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE). In addition, speakers/presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by, or on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC hours.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 live continuing education credits. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC contact hours. Continuing Education Units (CEUs)The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .525 CEUs or 6.25 hours.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.625 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.25 hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.25 ACE Credits
  • 6.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. All cancellations must be received on or before October 8, 2021, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 8, 2021 (this also applies to NO SHOWS).

QUESTIONS

For questions about registration, please email help@icep.wisc.edu. For general questions about the conference, please contact Craig Robida at crobida@uwhealth.org.

PROGRAM CHANGES

Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

Accessibility

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify us at help@icep.wisc.edu