State Society Education Series

This series supports education for allied health and cancer care professionals with the convenience of live and on-demand virtual learning opportunities. Tailored to the challenges surrounding the delivery of value-based, quality patient care, this program features national experts that represent the multidisciplinary cancer care team. The State Society Education Series is a complimentary member benefit sponsored by eleven state societies.

Archived Webinars

Plain & Simple: Strategies for Improving Health Literacy

Elaine S. DeMeyer, RN, MSN, AOCN
Beyond Oncology

Although many cancer programs have made significant headway in providing patient-friendly materials, health literacy related to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment follow-up requires on-going attention. This webinar will give you a deeper understanding of the importance of evaluating your cancer program's current health literacy efforts, identify areas where simple quality improvement measures can lead to more effective communication, and be introduced to an easy-to-implement gap assessment tool* that will help improve health literate communications throughout the cancer care continuum.

*This gap assessement tool is a product of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) education project, Let's Be Clear: Communicating to Improve the Cancer Patient Experience. Additional health literacy resources may be found on the ACCC website here.

Biosimilars: An Overview

Sandra Werking, PharmD, BCPS
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals

One complexity surrounding biosimilars lies in the essence of their variability. Learn from Sandy Werking, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, as she explains the underpinnings of biologics. You’ll also get an overview of the FDA’s recently published draft guidelines for demonstrating biosimilar interchangeability and more!

Managing Your Patients’ Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs)

Brianna Hoffner, MSN, NP, RN
University of Colorado, School of Medicine

As the spectrum of immune-related adverse events (irAEs) expands to include less common, albeit more severe manifestations, early detection becomes increasingly vital for patient safety and treatment tolerability. If diagnosed quickly and managed properly, most irAEs are reversible. Watch this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of this growing spectrum and learn how to effectively manage your patients’ irAEs using a multidisciplinary approach.

Creating Partnerships Between Oncology Nurse Navigators & Oncology Practices

Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS,
Oncology Solutions, LLC

Learn how cancer programs are successfully collaborating with nurse navigators to decrease admissions and emergency room visits, adhere to national guidelines, provide survivorship care plans, and deliver successful outcomes. The case studies presented in this webinar will demonstrate alignment with patient-centered, value-based models such as the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and more!

Adapting to USP <800> and What the Changes Will Mean for Oncology Practices

Willis Triplett, PharmD
Comply797 and Comply800

Download this presentation for an overview of existing USP <800> regulations and standards, learn how new changes will impact your practice's care of hazardous drugs, and more

Steps to Success: Implementing Oral Oncolytics

Peter Schlickman, PharmD, BCOP
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Oral agents offer benefits to both patients and providers. Because patients self-administer oral anticancer drugs at home, travel to treatment and time spent in the cancer center or physician office can be reduced. However, oral therapies present challenges in terms of patient compliance with treatment regimens, monitoring of side effects, and the cost of treatment.

How to Navigate Patient Financial Toxicity

Dan Sherman, MA, LPC
The NaVectis Group

Financial toxicity is one of the newest side effects of cancer care treatment for both patients and cancer programs. With a growing underinsured patient population and rising costs of care, the need to prepare patients for financial burdens is crucial. Benefit from the latest trends, effective practices, and strategies to better position your program to support patients as they deal with the financial issues surrounding cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Chemotherapy Safe Handling: What You Need to Know

Martha (Marty) Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN
Georgia State University

Explore the requirements and recommendations for safe chemotherapy handling to establish your own chemotherapy program or ensure your existing program is being managed as safely as possible.

Biosimilars: Implications for Medical Oncology

George Silberman
The Cancer Policy Group, LLC

With the approval of the first biosimilar in March of 2015, questions regarding this new class of products—what they are, how they are regulated, how they are covered and reimbursement policies, and what implications they have for the quality and safety of care—have taken on a new urgency. This webinar addresses these questions from the perspective of medical oncology.

Changes to ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification Program

Kevin Caviston
Strategic Communications at ABIM

Intended for physicians, this webinar will explain what Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is, why it is required, and how physicians can fulfill the requirements.

Financial Counseling Role-Play: Conversations with Patients and Caregivers

Catherine Credeur, LMSW, OSW-C
UT Southwestern Medical Center
John Hennessy
Sarah Cannon Cancer Center

This webinar focused on the financial counseling work we all do in our daily lives. The presenters introduced role-playing as a means of preparing for difficult financial conversations. The role-play scenarios provided in this program can be applied in daily practice to help with the financial challenges patients face.

New Strategies in Melanoma: Molecular Testing

Amit Jain, MD, MPH
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hematology and Cancer Specialists
FSU College of Medicine

This presentation focused on the efficacy and use of molecular markers in the treatment of melanoma. This program was sponsored through a grant provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The State Society Education Series is sponsored by the following:

The Arizona Clinical Oncology Society Indiana Oncology Society
Iowa Oncology Society Kansas Society of Clinical Oncology
Missouri Oncology Spciety Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology
Empire State Hematology & Oncology Society
North Carolina Oncology Association
South Carolina Oncology Society Tennessee Oncology Practice Society
Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology
West Virginia Oncology Society

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