Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians


2016 Symposium

October 28-29, 2016

WHERE:   Fred Hutch Pelton Auditorium
                  1100 Fairview Avenue N.

Keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Alfano, vice president of survivorship at the American Cancer Society, addresses attendees. Topics included cardiovascular health after cancer treatment; second primary cancers; intimacy and sexual health; nutrition, obesity and weight management; medical marijuana in oncology; adolescent and young adult survivorship issues; survivorship issues faced by minority populations and much more.

Course Description

With survivorship now recognized as a distinct phase of care in the cancer continuum, the focus turns to surveillance for, and management of, long-term and late effects that occur as a result of cancer and its treatment, as well as the health promotion and prevention of disease strategies that are particularly important for cancer survivors.

This conference, featuring speakers who are the leaders in the field of cancer survivorship, covers an important and increasingly relevant gap in the medical education of clinicians who care for cancer survivors.

Course Objectives

  • Describe common late effects after treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and surgery
  • Identify types of functional and psychosocial issues and how they vary based on time since treatment completion
  • Demonstrate understanding of the healthcare providers' role in delivering survivorship care focused on prevention, wellness and evidence-based guidelines for screening
  • Provide guideline-supported lifestyle recommendations for secondary prevention to cancer survivors regarding sunscreen, diet, obesity, exercise, alcohol and tobacco
  • Implement a coordinated plan of care/consult with specialty providers to manage medical late effects of cancer when appropriate
  • Demonstrate understanding of coordinated oncologist and PCP roles in providing care to survivors

Intended Audience

This conference is designed for Physicians (Oncology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine) Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical & Occupational Therapists and other interested health care professionals who work with cancer survivors or cancer survivorship issues.


Physicians: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: 12.0 continuing education contact hours will be awarded.
Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240.

Social Workers and Counselors:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under
WAC 246-809-610.

All Other Disciplines:  A contact hour certificate will be awarded for use in documenting successfull completion of this continuing education activity.

Presented By


Fred Hutch Clinical Research Division


UW School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education


To request more information about this conference please call (206) 667-2814 or email