20th Annual Fall Cancer Conference: The Cost of Cancer

Madison, WI US
November 18, 2022

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU STILL WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE AT MONONA TERRACE. IF YOU REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU LUNCH, HOWEVER.

CONFERENCE FORMAT

This conference is being held in-person at Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Cancer costs are rising for health care systems. Patients are dealing with the emotional cost of a cancer diagnosis and, for some, the financial toxicity of not being able to afford treatment.

Join us for thought-provoking conversations as we examine the "cost of cancer" at our annual fall cancer conference. Informative presentations and interactive discussions await you!

Our annual fall cancer conference is designed for health care professionals, as well as patients and loved ones.

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 competency of values/ethics for interprofessional practice.

GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

As a result of participation in this educational activity, members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  • Identify how and why the cost of cancer care has increased
  • Outline strategies to increase awareness of the emotional toll of cancer amongst health care professionals and strategies to assist patients with this issue
  • Recognize how funds are allocated for cancer research
  • Discuss the escalating price of cancer therapies
  • Discuss research in global communities as related to the cost of cancer care

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 November 4, 2022, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after November 4, 2022 (this also applies to NO SHOWS).

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 ACE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
05/31/2022
Course expires: 
12/30/2022
Event starts: 
11/18/2022 - 7:15am CST
Event ends: 
11/18/2022 - 3:50pm CST
Cost:
$175.00
Rating: 
5

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, November 18, 2022

AM 
7:15-8:00Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
8:00-8:05Welcome and Introductions, Noelle LoConte, MD
8:05-9:00

KEYNOTE:  Economic Burden of Cancer in the United States, Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA

  • Identify components of economic burden of cancer and why economic burden is increasing in the United States
  • Develop a greater awareness of strategies to mitigate medical financial hardship for patients and families
9:05-10:00

KEYNOTE:  More Than Just Money - The Emotional Cost of Cancer, Susan Hedlund, LCSW, FAOSW, OSW-C

  • Describe the psychological and social challenges associated with cancer
  • Show evaluation and treatment approaches to address psychosocial challenges associated with cancer
  • Explain strategies for providers, health systems and policy makers to use to provide "whole person" cancer care
10:00-10:45Break, Visit with Exhibitors
10:45-11:40Workshops: Please Choose One
 

A) Dollars and Sense:  How Do We Allocate Funds for Cancer Research and Clinical Trials, Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, FACOG

  • Illustrate different ways to estimate cancer burden within populations
  • Discuss differential funding for research and trials across cancer types
 

B) Considerations and Misnomers About Returning to Work "After" Cancer for Survivors, Amye Tevaarwerk, MD

  • What do we mean by "return to work"
  • What do we know about the impact of cancer and cancer treatment of work outcomes
  • What do we know about interventions that may improve work outcomes in cancer survivors
 

C) Consuming Happiness with Cancer: Money, Relationships, Thrift and Purpose, Christine Whelan, PhD

  • Explain the "real" definition of thrift, and how to spend limited resources of time and money in keeping with your values
  • Create your own purpose statement to maximize your wellbeing at any stage
  • Explore how purpose statement exercises might transform cancer care
 

D) The Cost of Health Literacy - The 800 Pound Gorilla in Cancer Care, Julia Norton

  • Show the role that health literacy plays in increasing access to care, improving quality of care, reducing the cost of care, and enhancing the patient experience
  • Discuss the role health literacy plays in achieving health equity
  • Identify tools to integrate health literacy into practice
 

E) Nurse Navigation Keys to Meeting Patient Needs

     Clinical Trials - Now Enrolling, Sarah Kotila, RN, BSN

  • Discuss the time burden and financial costs of navigating clinical trial treatment options
  • Explore ways to assist patients, families, and referring providers with locating clinical trial options

     Oncology Nurse Navigation 101, Annie Fornoff, RN, BSN, MS

  • Discuss the value of Nurse and Patient Navigators in reducing cancer health disparities
  • Explore how Nurse Navigators can reduce the emotional toll experienced by patients and caregivers
  • Identify ways that Nurse Navigators can improve cancer outcomes

     Treating Patients With Your Whole Heart - The Patient/Nurse Navigator Relationship, Martha (Meg) Gaines, JD, LLM

  • Show the value of addressing one's own mortality to creating trust with patients facing a cancer diagnosis
  • Explore the essential ingredients of "radical presence" and how to bring it to those who are struggling
11:45-12:40

KEYNOTE:  Panel Discussion - Global Oncology:  Equitable Cancer Care Around the World, Nabeel Zafar, MD, MPH; Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR; Megan Burke Fitzpatrick, PhD

  • Examine the burden of cancer around the world and why we should care
  • Explore and understand strategies to enhance cancer control in low- and middle-income countries
PM 
12:40-1:20Lunch
1:20-2:15Workshops: Please Choose One
 

A) In Translation:  The High Cost of Cancer Research, Mark Burkard, MD, PhD

  • Illustrate the need and costs of basic and translational research
  • Identify the steps and pitfalls of drug development, and their relevant cost
 

B) The Physical Cost of Cancer to Our Patients:  Long-Term Toxicities and Quality of Life in Survivorship, Priyanka Pophali, MD

  • Describe the burden of cancer and treatment-related toxicities in long-term survivors
  • Identify factors contributing to quality of life and management strategies to improve the survivorship experience
 

C) Tools to Minimize the Financial Toxicity of Cancer, Nicole Jolicoeur, Esq.

  • Delineate the major contributing factors to financial toxicity after a cancer diagnosis
  • Demonstrate how to effectively choose a health insurance policy that will minimize financial toxicity
  • Articulate the employment related protections that can minimize financial toxicity
 

D) Cancer and Medicare - What Do Seniors Need to Know, Vicki Buchholz

  • Identify Medicare's coverage of cancer treatments including Part B and Part D of Medicare for medications
  • Explain the impact of optional coverages which coordinate with Medicare (Medicare supplement policies vs. Medicare Advantage plans)
  • Illustrate the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on lowering prescription costs
2:20-3:20

KEYNOTE:  Your Money or Your Life:  The False Dichotomy of Financial Toxicity and Cancer, Fumiko Chino, MD

  • Define financial toxicity as a negative consequence of cancer diagnosis/treatment
  • Describe effects of financial toxicity on quality of life, adherence, and outcomes
  • Name potential solutions to financial toxicity on a policy, provider, and patient level
3:20-3:50Synthesis of Day/Wrap-Up, Noelle LoConte, MD
3:50Adjourn

 

Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States

 

 

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Vicki Buchholz, Medigap Helpline Services Supervisor at the Board of Aging and Long Term Care, Wisconsin State Health and Information Program (SHIP)

Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and the Mary and Rob Gooze Chair, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Associate Director of Genomics and Precision Medicine; Chair of UW Carbone Cancer Center/WON Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board

Megan Burke Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Fumiko Chino, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Annie Fornoff, RN, BSN, MS, RN Navigator Manager, UW Health

Martha (Meg) Gaines, JD, LLM, Distinguished Emerita Clinical Professor of Law; Director Emerita, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Law School

Susan Hedlund, LCSW, FAOSW, OSW-C, Director of Patient & Family Services, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Nicole Jolicoeur, Esq., Staff Attorney, Triage Cancer

Sarah Kotila, RN, BSN, Manager, Clinical Trials Nurse Navigation Team, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Noelle LoConte, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Julia Norton, Project Manager, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., Wisconsin Health Literacy

Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR, Director of Cancer and Research, Marshfield Clinic Health System

Priyanka Pophali, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Health

Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, FACOG, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Residency Program Director and Associate Director of Fellowship Program, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Amye Tevaarwerk, MD, Associate Professor of Oncology (Medical), Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Christine Whelan, PhD, Clinical Professor of Consumer Science, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA, Scientific Vice President, Health Services Research, American Cancer Society

Nabeel Zafar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Kelly Bird, MBA, Marketing Strategist, UW Health

Noelle LoConte, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Antonette Neitzel, RN, Director, Clinical Cancer Services, UW Health

Craig Robida, BA, External Relations Manager, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Amy Scharmer, MSW, CAPSW, Clinical Social Worker

Kristin Studer, MSW, CAPSW, Hematology/BMT Clinical Social Worker, UW Health

Paul Westrick, State Advocacy Leader, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Wisconsin; Ambassador, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor 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. For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*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 ineligible companies.

Name

Role(s)

Financial Relationship Disclosures

Discussion of Unlabeled/ Unapproved Uses of Drugs/ Devices in

Presentation?

Kelly Bird, MBA

Committee Member

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Vicki Buchholz

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Mark Burkard, MD, PhD

Speaker

Strata Oncology, Novartis (Both Contractor)

Loxo Oncology, Inc., Apollomics, Inc., Puma Biotechnology, Elevation Oncology, Seagen Inc., AbbVie Inc., Arcus Biosciences (All Grant)

Elevation Oncology-method to enhance screening for homologous recombination in genome edited cells using a fluorescent, and also method for enhancing transport of gases to tissues (Both Patent)

No

Fumiko Chino, MD

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Megan Fitzpatrick, PhD

Speaker

digid8 (Stock option)

No

Annie Fornoff, RN, BSN, MS

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Martha Gaines, JD, LLM

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Susan Hedlund, LCSW, FAOSW, OSW-C

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Nicole Jolicoeur, Esq.

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Sarah Kotila, RN, BSN

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Noelle LoConte, MD

Committee Member, Speaker

AbbVie, Personal Genome Diagnostics (Both Contractor)

 

No

Cathy Means, MS

Planner

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Antoinette Neitzel, RN

Committee Member, Content Reviewer

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Julia Norton

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

Yes

Priyanko Pophali, MD

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

Yes

Craig Robida

Committee Member

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Amy Scharmer, MSW, CAPSW

Committee Member

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, FACOG

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Kristin Studer, MSW, CAPSW

Committee Member

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Amye Tevaarwerk, MD

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

Yes

Paul Westrick

Committee Member

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Christine Whelan, PhD

Speaker

DeBruce Foundation, Oasis Connect, HappiLyfe (All Contractor)

No

Robin (Karen) Yabroff, PhD, MBA

Speaker

Flatiron Health (Contractor)

No

Nabeel Zafar, MD, MPH

Speaker

No relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose

No

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (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 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 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 6.0 live continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6 hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 ACE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 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 November 4, 2022, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after November 4, 2022 (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