Overview of CAR-T Cells and Toxicities 
Research to Practice
General Participation Credit
 Natalie Grover, MD
Faith Brianne Buchanan, PA-C
 
CAR-T therapy is expanding as a therapeutic option both in clinical trials and FDA approved commercial products for cancer patients. This lecture will review the current treatments and their use in patients with hematologic malignancies.
Integrative Medicine and Cancer Care 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Credit
 
Integrative Medicine and Cancer Care
Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT
 
The presentation will provide an overview of Integrative Medicine (IM) and Lifestyle Medicine for oncology patients, including definitions of IM, integrative oncology, and lifestyle medicine as they relate to the care of oncology patients. Specific strategies that may be incorporated to enhance the care of those affected by cancer will be highlighted, along with a description of the Integrative Medicine Consultative Service through the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP). Additional resources/websites will be provided.
Oral Complications Associated with Cancer Therapy: Identification and Practical Approaches 
Advanced Practice Provider
General Participation Credit
 Ali Shazib, DMD
 
Ali Shazib, DMD, will highlight the field of oral medicine and its integration into the oncology landscape (oral oncology), identify oral complications associated with cancer therapies, practical approaches towards managing oral complications, and discuss the role of multi-disciplinary care through going through cases. The presentation will include challenges associated with oral care for patients undergoing cancer therapy and its role in survivorship and beyond.
Fertility Preservation in Cancer Care 
Advanced Practice Provider
General Participation Credit
Mary Peavey, MD, MSc
 
Mary Peavey, MD, MSc, will provide an overview of the fertility preservation options available to male and female patients receiving treatment at UNC hospitals. She will also outline the steps to take when a patient expresses interest in exploring fertility preservation.
APPs Role in Cancer Survivorship Care 
Advanced Practice Provider
General Participation Credit
 Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
 
This lecture will provide information to identify current and future cancer survivorship trends, use a framework to analyze survivors’ risks for long-term late effects and identify unmet needs, describe the APPs role in delivering follow-up/survivorship care and list survivorship resources.
COVID-19 and Oncology Practice 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 
Stephen Kimani, MD, MSc
 
This lecture will provide an overview of the burden and outcomes of COVID-19 among patients living with cancer. We will also review the impact of the pandemic on cancer care delivery, and emerging data regarding vaccination safety and efficacy.
Making Exercise and Wellness Part of the Cancer Experience 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Carly Bailey , MA
Brianna Castrogivanni , MS, RCEP
 
This lecture will provide education on the safety and benefit of exercise during and after cancer treatment, resources that we have available at UNC and how you can help your patients implement exercise and wellness behaviors during and after their treatment.
Genetic Testing in Cancer Patients: A Case Illustration 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Ashlynn Messmore, CGC, MS
Jaime Richardson, BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP
 
This talk aims to provide a general background on the breadth and application of genetic testing in cancer patients. We will also provide strategies for communicating with patients about the necessity and utilization of testing, by presenting sample patient cases to demonstrate these approaches.
Update in ITP and TTP 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Alice Ma, MD, FACP
 
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura are both autoimmune conditions leading to low platelets, though the mechanism by which the platelets are consumed differs. The lecture will update viewers on new therapies for the treatment of ITP and TTP
Interprofessional Collaboration in Caring for Adults with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, FAAN
 
In this presentation, Dr. Bryant will share strategies in collaborating with team members in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to optimize cancer care.

 

Radiation Oncology in North Carolina: Bladder Cancer Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
Participation Certificate
 Trevor Royce, MD, MPH
 
Dr. Trevor Royce from the UNC Lineberger Department of Radiation Oncology will describe relevant updates in radiation oncology for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. With a focus on bladder cancer—highlights will include updates on techniques and indications for radiotherapy, toxicity monitoring, recent research, and other issues.
Immune (check point) Related Adverse Events 2021 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Frances A. Collichio, MD
 
This is a case-based webinar to cover the common side effects and rare but important side effects of check point inhibitors and other immunotherapy agents.
The Role of Race in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship 
Patient Centered Care
Participation Certificate
 Samuel Cykert, MD
Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES
 
Samuel Cykert, MD, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, will discuss the role of race in cancer treatment and survivorship. Topics may include issues around bias, access to care, and addressing disparities with systematic interventions.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
Participation Certificate
 Michael S. Lee, MD
 
Dr. Michael Lee from the UNC Lineberger Gastrointestinal Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for gastrointestinal cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina.
Use of Opioids in Patients with Cancer in North Carolina 
Patient Centered Care
Participation Certificate
 Amy M. Goetzinger, PhD
 
Amy M. Goetzinger, PhD, will discuss concerns and strategies related to the use of opioids in patients with cancer in North Carolina. Dr. Goetzinger will share best recommended strategies for the identification and management of cancer-related pain.
Head and Neck Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
Participation Certificate
 Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH
 
Dr. Siddharth Sheth from the UNC Lineberger Head and Neck Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for head and neck cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.
Delivering Survivorship Care in North Carolina 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
 
An aging population, a growing number of cancer survivors, and a projected shortage of cancer care providers will result in a challenge in delivering the care for cancer survivors in the United States if systemic changes are not made, according to a commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Mayer will discuss these issues with particular consideration to providing cancer survivorship care in North Carolina.
Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Cancer Care 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Angela M. Stover, PhD
 
Dr. Angela Stover will discuss Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) reporting within the oncology setting. PRO reporting involves receiving information directly from patients and permitting healthcare professionals to treat the whole patient through personal assessments of symptoms and of daily health status. She will emphasize PROs outside the clinic and will then report on the pilot ePRO rollout at UNC Health Care (where PROs are collected in the clinic).
Breast Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Emily Ray, MD, MPH
 
Dr. Emily Ray, from the UNC Lineberger Breast Oncology group, will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for breast cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina.
Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Reviewing Prevention and Treatment Strategies of Three Common Issues 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
 
Dr. Michelle Gardiner will discuss topics relevant to common and problematic side effects of anti-cancer treatments. Issues to be covered include: handling of acute infusion reactions, prevention and treatment of peripheral neuropathy, and the importance of recognizing and evaluating cancer-related fatigue in patients.
Lung Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Shetal A. Patel, MD, PhD
 
Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, from the UNC Lineberger Thoracic Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for lung cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.
Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Terri Phoenix, PhD
Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN
 
Terri Phoenix, PhD, and Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN, will discuss physical and psychological concerns of transgender patients who have active cancer or who are survivors. Session will address relevant terminology, recommended practices, and resources for continuing education.
Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2020: A Paradigm Shift for Older Adults? 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Joshua Zeidner, MD
 
Joshua Zeidner, MD, will discuss updates in the diagnostic testing and prognostic subclassifications of AML which drive therapeutic decisions. This presentation will highlight perceived paradigm shifts for AML and older adults.
Prostate Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Young Whang, MD, PhD
 
Young Whang, MD, PhD, from the UNC Lineberger Genitourinary Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for prostate cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.
North Carolina Cancer Challenge 2020: Improving Enrollment into Cancer Clinical Trials 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Emily Olsson, CCRP

Alicia Bilheimer, MPH
 
This lecture is an interactive presentation and discussion to consider barriers to cancer clinical trial enrollment in North Carolina and potential approaches to address this. Topics will include the importance of patient and provider engagement, education and resources for identifying research opportunities and available trials, barriers and mitigation strategies to address population disparities in trial enrollment, and other issues. This session aims to provide information and strategies on participant recruitment, allowing individual study teams and/or clinicians from across the state to determine how research best fits into their individual models and how to present research participation as an option to all patients.
Optimizing Cancer Care: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
 
Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will discuss relevant topics in cancer pharmacy for North Carolina cancer providers, such as adherence to oral anti-cancer therapies, evolving pharmaceutical practice models (e.g. specialized clinics), toxicity measurement and management, access, and other issues.
Meeting the Needs of Undocumented Patients with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C
 
Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C, will discuss ethical and practical considerations related to providing care for undocumented patients with cancer, with particular attention to considerations relevant to cancer care in North Carolina.
The Aging Cancer Patient Population in North Carolina 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Hyman B. Muss, MD
 
Dr. Hyman Muss will discuss recommendations related to specific needs of older patients with cancer. Updates will be presented regarding the implementation of the geriatric assessment into routine cancer care, as well as management strategies that are identified based on the results of the geriatric assessment.
Benefits of Regional Anesthesia in Cancer Surgery 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Dominika James, MD
 
Dr. James from the UNC Anesthesiology Department in affiliation with UNC Lineberger cancer treatment group, will describe effects of regional and neuraxial perioperative blocks on cancer outcomes. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.
The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients 
Patient Centered Care
General Participation Certificate
 Gabrielle Brennan, MS, ACSM EP-C, CET
 
Cardio-oncology is a newly expanding area of cancer rehabilitation in the exercise world. As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist part of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team, Gabrielle Brennan, MS, ACSM EP-C, CET, has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in Cancer Care. Previously, she worked as an Exercise Specialist as the program director for the LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program. She will explore the program and numerous benefits patients gained from this program. The American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for cancer patients will also be discussed.
Mantle Cell Lymphoma Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Christopher Dittus, DO, MPH
 
Christopher Dittus, DO, MPH, from the UNC Lineberger Lymphoma group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for rare lymphomas for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.
Genitourinary Oncology Update 2021 
Research to Practice
General Participation Certificate
 Matthew I. Milowsky, MD
 
Genitourinary malignancies will account for approximately 20% of newly diagnosed cancers in 2021. Recent research advances in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers utilizing new biomarkers and imaging tools, radiolabeled therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and antibody-drug conjugates have led to new management approaches associated with significant improvements in patient outcomes.