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Cancer Survivorship: A Distinct Phase of Cancer Care

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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce some of the post-acute cancer treatment issues that are of paramount importance in the survivorship phase of cancer care.

Original Release: 12/12/2008
Most Recent Update: 8/27/2013
Termination Date: 8/27/2016

NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS: The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

COST: COST: $50.00

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
After experiencing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how exercise affects cancer survivors during and after primary treatment.
  2. Address cognitive dysfunction and fatigue.
  3. Diagnose new pain symptoms and treat appropriately.
  4. Evaluate and treat lymphedema.

CLINICAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain how exercise affects cancer survivors during and after primary treatment.
  2. Address cognitive dysfunction and fatigue.
  3. Diagnose new pain symptoms and treat appropriately.
  4. Evaluate and treat lymphedema.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:

Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the case presentation. You must answer a question correctly in order to continue through the course. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will be prompted to try again.

In order to earn credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity before the termination date (see above). Non-physicians may register for the course but are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Instead, non-physicians will earn a certificate of participation after successfully completing the course before its termination date.

COMBINATION OF MEDIA USED:

This internet enduring material is a case-based, interactive presentation comprised mainly of text, interactive questions, and images. A variety of media, including video clips, audio clips, and Flash animation, may be presented. Links to any necessary plugins are provided when necessary, but no plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.

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Faculty
JULIE SILVER, MD
Course Director
Julie Silver, MD is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a staff physiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a physiatrist, her work focuses on helping cancer survivors to function at the highest possible level.

Dr. Silver is an award-winning author who wrote After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger (Johns Hopkins Press) and What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope (American Cancer Society).

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



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Reviewers
ROBERT BROWN, MD
Reviewer
Robert S. Brown, M.D. is the Clinical Chief of the Nephrology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Joslin Diabetes Center. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brown received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons where he was nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He trained in nephrology at the Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Brown is currently the Training Program Director in Nephrology, the Medical Director of the Medical Subspecialty Clinics, both at BIDMC, and a Co-Medical Director of two DaVita dialysis units. He has served as one of the original developers of the Firm System at BIDMC, serving as a Firm Chief for 12 years. He has written over 85 publications, including original research in hereditary renal cell carcinoma, metabolic electrolyte studies, clinical observations and clinical practice guidelines. He reviews publications or serves on the Editorial Board for multiple medical journals and has been a Principal Investigator in several multicenter clinical trials. He has served on multiple committees and/or the Board of Directors of several organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and the End-Stage Renal Disease Network of New England.

Dr. Brown has received numerous honors, including the Outstanding Physician, Gift of Life Award, from the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, yearly listing as the Best Doctors of Boston Magazine, the Best Doctors in America, and he received the 2008 Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He is an invited lecturer in many national CME courses each year.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



MABEL CABAN, MD
Reviewer
Bio and Photo Coming Soon.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



SUSAN PORIES, MD
Reviewer
Dr. Susan Pories is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She is a breast cancer surgeon, surgical educator and scientific investigator. Her research focuses on biomarkers for the early detection of breast cancer.

DISCLOSURE:
Company: Predictive Biosciences Relationship: Consultant Content Area: Breast Cancer Company: Genomic Health Relationship: Speaker Content Area: Breast Cancer



ROBIN SCHOENTHALER, MD
Reviewer
Dr. Schoenthaler has been a radiation oncologist with the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiation Onocology and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School since 1992. She is a staff radiation oncologist at the MGH Dept of Radiation Oncology at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts where her primary clinical emphasis is the treatment of women with breast cancer.

She received her B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley, went to medical school at the University of California Los Angeles, and did a radiation oncology residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Following a fellowship in charged particles at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California, Dr. Schoenthaler joined the faculty of MGH.

She has been on the boards of numerous cancer-related organizations and is currently the Director of Medical Education at Emerson Hospital. She is also a writer of medical memoir, and has been published in the Boston Globe, Hospital Drive, Brain, Child, and other media.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities



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Course Planners
SANJIV CHOPRA, MD
Planner
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the the James Tullis Firm Chief in the Department of Medicine and a Senior Consultant in Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Education at HMS for 12 years. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. For a complete bio, click here.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.



ANDI LONG, EdM
Planner
Andi Long directs the Department of Continuing Education’s Distance Learning group, which offers a variety of online continuing medical education programs to health care professionals around the world. Andi develops strategies for new pilot programs and systematically rolls out new distance learning initiatives and has a leadership role in IT planning and other online processes for HMS DCE. She oversees the day-to-day operations of each distance learning activity and ensures ACCME compliance across all enduring programs. She has had the privilege of working with hundreds of Harvard Medical School Faculty members to develop high-quality, engaging online programs that physicians in more than 170 countries have taken part in. Andi earned her Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in English. Her professional interests focus on teaching and learning with new technologies and online course development.

DISCLOSURE:
Reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.



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Accreditation

NUMBER OF CREDITS: 2 

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 enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Within 2 weeks of completing the course, you will receive your certificate via email.

Click the image to view a sample of the certificate


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General Information

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Computers
Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.


Internet Connection
Your computer should be configured to access the Internet. A high speed internet connection may be required to view some of the large multimedia files.

Browsers
Firefox or Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher are recommended. JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.

Plugins
Some of the multimedia resources in this course require Apple Quicktime, RealMedia, or a Flash player. You will be prompted to download the appropriate plugin when necessary. No plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.


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