The Cancer Treatment in North Carolina: Patient Centered Care webinar series covers components of patient-centered health care delivery in cancer treatment and survivorship. The focus of this series is not disease-specific but includes discussion of approaches to improving care delivery for all cancer patients and survivors.
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Patient Centered Care
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Live Webinar
July 10 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Screening Strategies
Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD

 

 

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Patient Centered Care
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Live Webinar
August 14 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Community Engagement in Cancer Care
Veronica Carlisle, MPH, CHES
 

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Live Webinar
September 11 • 12:00 – 1:00

Bereavement Care in Oncology
Rev. Bailey Brislin, MDiv
 

 

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Patient Centered Care
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Live Webinar
October 9 • 12:00 – 1:00

Caring for Incarcerated Patients with Cancer
Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD
 

 

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Patient Centered Care
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Live Webinar
November 6 • 12:00 – 1:00

Working with Difficult Patients and Their Caregivers
Paul Perryman, MSN, MS, RN, NE-BC
Catherine Capp, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
 

 

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Patient Centered Care
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Live Webinar
December 4 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
Linnea Van Pelt, BSN, RN, OCN, LMBT
 

 


Self-Paced Courses, Online Courses

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Patient Centered Care
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Available
July 6, 2024 – July 5, 2026

Updates on Management of Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Yara Abdou, MD

Yara Abdou, MD, will delve into various aspects of early breast cancer, covering an overview of the epidemiological landscape of early-stage breast cancer, current screening guidelines, various subtypes of breast cancer and an overview of latest treatment strategies early breast cancer. The webinar will conclude with a focus on post-treatment surveillance and follow-up care for early breast cancer survivors.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026

Oncologic Emergencies
Jacob Stein, MD, MPH

Jacob Stein, MD, MPH, will review several of the most common medical emergencies that arise when caring for patients with cancer. We will highlight key aspects of presentation, diagnosis and management, with pearls for clinicians along the way.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
March 4, 2024 – March 3, 2026

Cancer Screening in Primary Care
Noelle Robertson, MD, CAQSM

An evidence-based review of outpatient primary care screening for breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
March 4, 2024 – March 3, 2026

Navigating Serious Illness with Palliative Care and Hospice
Jared Lowe, MD, HMDC

This webinar will define serious illness and discuss strategies to support patients with a primary focus on reviewing the services of palliative care and hospice care.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
February 12, 2024 – February 11, 2026

Solid Organ Transplantation and Skin Cancer
Puneet Singh Jolly, MD, PhD

Keratinocyte neoplasms are by far the most common malignancy in the world. While surgical treatments remain the most common and most effective therapy, there are numerous emerging non-surgical techniques. We will discuss these and the rationale for using such treatments, particularly in specific challenging clinical scenarios.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
December 13, 2023 – December 12, 2025

Next Generation Cancer Care Navigation
William A. Wood, MD, MPH

William Wood, MD, MPH will review ways to expand traditional clinic-based cancer navigation to population-based cancer navigation using a central navigation approach. We will discuss how this approach can foster equity in care delivery and outcomes, while incorporating new initiatives that promote quality improvement. We will also talk about how this work fits into the current national environment that surrounds cancer navigation, including the recent development of a learning community and of new proposed billing codes that support the delivery of navigation services.

 

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Patient Centered Care
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
December 12, 2023 – December 11, 2025

ePROs Monitoring in Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Patients
Gita Mody, MD, MPH

Symptom burden is high in thoracic surgery and oncology patients. This webinar will look at the role of electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) remote monitoring systems to improve patients' survivorship care.

 

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Patient Centered Care
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Available
November 15, 2023 – November 14, 2025

Role of Specialty Pharmacy
Sonali Acharya, PharmD.

The purpose of this Webinar is to explain the role of specialty pharmacies. We will discuss accreditation requirements for specialty pharmacies, process to determine which medications are considered specialty and specifically the benefits of a healthcare system specialty pharmacy.

 

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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT
 
Available
November 14, 2023 – November 13, 2024

Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Lauren Lux, MSW
Melissa Matson, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC
Catharine Swift, MSW, LCSW

Adolescent and Young adults living with a cancer diagnosis have unique needs, strengths and challenges. This webinar will highlight tools and strategies that healthcare providers can deploy to meet the medical and psychosocial needs of the AYAs in their care.

 

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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2025

Improving Recognition and Treatment of Cognitive Problems in Cancer
Zev Nakamura, MD

Dr. Nakamura will present on key topics related to cognitive issues experienced by patients with cancer.

 

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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
September 08, 2023 – September 07, 2025
 

Psychotherapy for Cancer-Related Distress
Melissa Holt, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSW
Lisa Stewart, PsyD


Cancer patients and survivors have higher rates of anxiety and depression compared to the general population. Cancer-related anxiety and depression may significantly reduce wellbeing and result in adverse treatment and survival outcomes. This lecture will provide an overview of psychotherapeutic modalities that can treat cancer-related distress.

 

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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT
 
Available
September 8, 2023 – September 7, 2024
 

Dos, Don’ts, and the Basics of Providing Care to Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Joseph Polich, MSW, LCSW-A, JD


Joe Polich, MSW, LCSWA, JD will provide a foundational knowledge to providers who come in contact with patients with cancer who are also experiencing IPV.

 

Cancer Pathology: How Pathology Drives Treatment 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
July 3, 2023 – July 2, 2025 Yuri Fedoriw, MD
 
Yuri Fedoriw, MD, aims to provide a general background of cancer pathology and tissue diagnosis. The development of testing methods and their application will be discussed, as will the limitations and challenges of cancer classification.

 

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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE • ACPE • ASRT • CTR
 
Available
June 2, 2023 – June 1, 2025
 

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Community-Inclusive Interventions to Achieve Equity in Cancer Care
Samuel Cykert, MD
Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES

Samuel Cykert, MD and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES will describe long-lasting racial disparities in breast and lung cancer care, and some of the root causes for these inequities. Participants will learn how a community-academic-medical partnership addressed these disparities by designing system-change interventions based on antiracism principles. Participants will also learn how disparities were eliminated through institutional changes, partnership development, and what aspects can be translated in other medical settings.

 

Integrating the Caregiver as a Member of the Multidisciplinary Care Team 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
April 14, 2023 – April 13, 2025
  Erin E. Kent, PhD, MSc
Loretta Muss, RN, BA
 
Erin Kent, PhD, MSc and Loretta Muss, RN, BA will discuss How to recruit the caregiver into the patient’s plan of care and understanding the role and the stresses of being an oncology caregiver.

 

Therapeutic Management of Lymphedema 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT– CTR
 
Available
March 6, 2023 – March 5, 2025
  Valerie W. Collins, PT, CLT-LANA
Amber Cobia, PT, DPT, CLT
 
Valerie W. Collins, PT, CLT-LANA and Amber Cobia, PT, DPT, CLT will introduce the audience to the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, who is at risk of developing lymphedema, and therapeutic interventions for both mild and severe cases of lymphedema.

 

The Umbrella and the Kitchen Table: Providing Safe, Supportive Care for Cancer Patients 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT– CTR
 
Available
March 6, 2023 – March 5, 2025
  
Introduction and discussion of supportive care programs in a "home away from home" for patients during their cancer journey.

 

Occupational Therapy for Cancer Survivors 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – CTR
 
Available
February 3, 2023 – February 2, 2025
 

Occupational Therapy for Cancer Survivors
Farrell Wiggins, MS, OTR/L
Alexis Petteway, MS, OTR/L

Farrell Wiggins MS, OTR/L and Alexis Petteway, OTR/L will provide insight into Occupational Therapy’s unique role in cancer rehabilitation. They will explore the benefits of receiving OT in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Importantly, they will also discuss the how occupational therapists measure and address cancer and chemotherapy related symptoms and occupational challenges in cancer survivors.

 

Providing LGBTQ Friendly Care in Oncology 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – CTR
 
Available
February 3, 2023 – February 2, 2025
 Join our conversation on how to provide patient centered care for LGBTQ patients and families from registration through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

 

Pain Management from a Palliative Care Perspective 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – CTR
 
Available
January 25, 2023 – January 24, 2025

Pain Management from a Palliative Care Perspective
Cindy Kelly, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Vineeta Rao, PharmD, BCPS

Cindy Kelly, FNP-BC, ACHPN, and Vineeta Rao, PharmD, BCPS, will provide a review of opioid and nonopioid treatment options for cancer-related pain.  This presentation will address patients with cancer and substance use disorder and also cancer patients that are in remission, but still present with persistent pain.