What can VIR do for you? 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
September 30, 2022 – September 29, 2023
  Katie Riffle, MSN, FNP-BC
 
Katie Riffle, MSN, FNP-BC, provides a quick glimpse into what procedures Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR) offers, reasons behind clinical decisions and how to manage patients after. She will also discuss ways to trouble shoot CVADs, drains, and feeding tubes.
Psycho-Social Complications of Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment During the Pandemic 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
Justin Yopp, PhD

This presentation will focus on the unique psychosocial complications related to being diagnosed with - and treated for - cancer during the COVID pandemic.
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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
September 21, 2022 – September 20, 2023
  Julienne S. Harris, MSN, FNP-C
 
Ostomies, tubes, and drains are often necessary in the adult oncology population for various reasons and clinical scenarios. This presentation will serve as an overview of the different types of ostomies, as well as frequently used tubes and drains, such that APPs across all oncology disciplines will be familiar with their necessity, use, and common complications.

 

Mobile Health and ePROs/Symptom Assessment to Assist with Surgical Recovery 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
September 08, 2022 – September 07, 2023
  Angela Smith, MD, MS, FACS
 
In this webinar, we will discuss the definition and use of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) and mobile health technology in optimizing postoperative cancer care.
Topics in Cancer Pharmacy in North Carolina: Updates for Oral Chemotherapy for 2022 
Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
August 31, 2022 – August 30, 2023
  Bianka Patel, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
 
Oral chemotherapy is becoming increasingly common in treatment of various malignancies. Although oral oncolytics are extremely beneficial for patients, they also present unique challenges for patients and providers alike. Implementing oral chemotherapy often requires a multidisciplinary approach. This lecture will discuss several considerations for oral chemotherapy such as prescribing, patient education, adherence, medication access, cost and insurance authorization, monitoring, supportive care, and more. We will walk through a patient case to highlight practical suggestions for successful implementation of oral chemotherapy for patients.
Cancer Genetics and Genetic Testing – It’s Not All in the Family 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023
  Kate Foreman, MS, CGC
 
Genetic sequencing technologies are increasingly applied in the oncology setting for a variety of purposes. Genetic testing of tumor specimens can help clarify a diagnosis and inform targeted therapies. Circulating tumor DNA can be detected in blood samples and can also guide therapy as well as monitoring for response to treatment or recurrence. Five to ten percent of cancers are the result of an underlying hereditary syndrome. Dedicated germline (i.e. hereditary) genetic tests are required to identify these syndromes, but other genetic tests may provide clues about the chance of a hereditary syndrome. Inappropriate use of other types of genetic testing to assess germline risk can result in harm to patients. We propose to provide education about various oncology genetic tests and their uses, with an emphasis on what those tests may (or may not) tell us about underlying hereditary risk. We will illustrate this with case examples, including a recent case referred to us who underwent prophylactic surgeries after being told she had BRCA1/2 associated hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome following incorrect ordering of a test that did not address germline risk and misinterpretation of the results.
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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
July 22, 2022 – July 21, 2023
  Mariama Evans, MD
 
Join Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank Fellow, Mariama Evans, MD, for a review of transfusion reactions and their laboratory workup. Specific topics to include the most common transfusion reactions seen in cancer patients and the laboratory techniques utilized, such as Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) and elutions.
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Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022
  Tracy L. Rose, MD, MPH
 
A comprehensive overview of past, present, and future management of systemic therapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer and renal cell carcinoma. Includes updates on neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy, as well as organ preservation techniques.
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Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
  Allison Beam, MPAP, PA-C
 
This lecture will highlight the important role of primary care providers and provide helpful information that will empower them to confidently provide comprehensive and collaborative care to patients living with breast cancer and beyond.
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Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
  Shetal A. Patel, MD, PhD
 
Shetal A. Patel, MD, PhD will provide an update on recent data impacting the management of lung cancer.
Cancer Screening and Prevention through an Intergenerational Intervention Using an Indigenous Approach 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
June 17, 2022 – June 16, 2023
  Myra Parker, PhD, JD, MPH
Craig Dee, MPH(c)
 
Forming relationships and partnerships with tribal communities are crucial in addressing cancer health disparities among American Indian & Alaska Native populations. Dr. Myra Parker and Craig Dee describe how established trust and relationships with tribal entities led to the development and implementation of tribally-driven strategies to address cancer among Washington State Tribes.
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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
June 17, 2022 – June 16, 2023
  Melissa Matson, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC
 
The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) years bring with them many developmental milestones. Among those milestones are the exploration of sexuality, sexual identity, and romantic relationships. Although we might think otherwise, AYAs with cancer are engaging in sexual activity at rates similar to their peers, but face challenges that their peers do not (increased risk of infection, bleeding, etc). Studies have shown that AYAs want sexual health information. It’s incumbent upon cancer care providers to initiate these conversations, but many feel ill prepared. Let's talk about sex.
Cryotherapy for Preventing Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy: Proven, Promising-appearing, or Hogwash? 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
May 6, 2022 – May 5, 2023
  Charles L. Loprinzi, MD
 
Cryotherapy is already an established treatment for other chemotherapy induced conditions such as alopecia and mouth mucositis. This course will explore the evidence for using this low-cost intervention to reduce the incidence/severity of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023
  Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
Tammy Triglianos, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP
 
More than ever before, there are rising cases of colon and rectal cancers among young people. Updated recommendations have lowered the age of screening to age 45 from standard age of 50.
Psycho-Oncology: Supporting the Mental Health of Oncology Patients 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
March 29, 2022 – March 28, 2023
  Melissa Holt, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSW
 
Psycho-oncology or psychosocial oncology is a sub-specialty of oncology that addresses the psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social issues that arise for cancer patients and their families. A cancer diagnosis, the treatments that follow, and the adverse effects of cancer treatments are all very distressing for patients. Psycho-oncology includes providers from various disciplines that work together as a team to best support the complex needs people face when struggling with cancer. This lecture focuses on the psychiatric care of patients with cancer and looks at the common psychiatric syndromes seen in psycho-oncology, appropriate medications and treatment plans, and how psychiatry can best support people with cancer. Untreated or poorly managed psychiatric syndromes, such as depression and anxiety, can have a profound negative impact on decision-making, compliance, and quality of life during cancer care.

 

Bridging the Bench and Bedside: The Amalgam of Academic Medicine and Its Effect on a Cancer Patient Experience 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
March 24, 2022 – March 23, 2023
  Hannah E. Woriax, MD
 
Hannah E. Woriax, MD, will review several case scenarios and patient archetypes that have had their treatment course changed drastically due to recent landmark research studies. Dr. Woriax will then go through a few scenarios relevant to my current patient population specifically. Based on these patient scenarios, she will then discuss potential research possibilities for the future.

 

Cardiotoxicity of Cancer Therapies: A Review for the Oncology Provider 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
February 18, 2022 – February 17, 2023
  Brian Colwell Jensen, MD
 
Brian Colwell Jensen, MD, will review the potential cardiotoxicity associated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and newer targeted cancer therapies.
Testicular Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
February, 18, 2022 – February, 17, 2023
  Mary W. Dunn, MSN, RN, OCN, NP-C
 
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. We will discuss different aspects of this cancer from diagnosis, treatment options, and post-treatment survivorship.
Meeting the Cancer Prevention and Care Needs of North Carolina’s Indigenous Communities 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
February, 18, 2022 – February, 17, 2023
  Ronny Bell, PhD, MS
Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH
 
Ronny Bell, PhD, MS, and Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH, in this collaborative session will provide context regarding the cancer disparities and efforts to address these disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives across the US. Dr. Bell will provide context for understanding and addressing cancer disparities among American Indians in North Carolina.
Lymphoma Management Updates for 2021 
Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT - CTR
 
Available
February, 17, 2022 – February, 16, 2023
  Anne W. Beaven, MD
 
This lecture will review some of the new drugs recently FDA approved for management of lymphoma such as CAR-T therapy for relapsed/refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma or follicular lymphoma. For rel/ref DLBCL, polatuzumab vedotin in combination with bendamustine and rituximab as well as tafasitamab plus lenalidomide have been approved in recent years. We will review the data and outcomes.
Pet Therapy in Oncology 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
February, 10, 2022 – February, 9, 2023
  Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN
 
Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, will provide an introduction into the benefits of Pet Therapy in a clinical oncology setting. The presentation will include certification process, training, policies and the story of "Herbie the Therapy Basset."
Building Cancer Care Collaboratives for the Seventh Generation 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
January 21, 2022 – January 20, 2023
  Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW
 
Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, will discuss how treaty and wampum conversations have impacted the cancer care of Indigenous populations. Building on this foundation, Dr. Haring will describe how to create culturally congruent practices that will improve the quality of research and care to benefit Native Nations. Additionally, he will lead attendees in thinking about new ways to work together to provide sustainable cancer care for succeeding generations.
An Introduction to Computed Tomography for the APP 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
December 20, 2021 – December 19, 2022
  Lauren M.B. Burke, MD
Katrina A. McGinty, MD
 
This course provides an introductory session on computed tomography with an emphasis on anatomy and common oncology findings.
Oncologic Emergencies 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
November 30, 2021 – November 29, 2022
  Jacob Stein, MD
 
A review of several of the most common clinical emergencies that occur with malignancy and how to manage them, with tips on management and discussion of common misconceptions.
Thoracic Surgical Oncology 
Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
  Gita Mody, MD, MPH
 
Thoracic surgery is an integral part of the multidisciplinary management of patients with lung cancer. This lecture discusses approaches to lung tumor resection and areas of future investigation in treatment of advanced lung cancer.
Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
  Zev Nakamura, MD
 
Cancer and cancer treatments can affect patient’s memory, concentration, and other aspects of cognition. While this condition is often called ‘chemo-brain,’ cognitive dysfunction can be due to many factors in patients with cancer. Dr. Nakamura will review our latest understandings of this condition.
Breast Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2021 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
October 25, 2021 – October 24, 2022
  Yara Abdou, MD
 
Yara Abdou, MD, 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.
Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Cancer Immunotherapy 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
October 20, 2021 – October 19, 2022
  Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN
 
Exploration of diet related factors that may affect patient response to anti-cancer immunotherapy.

Self-Paced, Online Course Instructions.