2021: Virtual - Survivorship After Cancer of The Head and Neck: A Multidisciplinary Symposium (August 4/11/18/25)

August 4, 2021 to August 25, 2021

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients.  This symposium is intended to improve healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality survivorship care to the growing population of head and neck cancer survivors.

Target Audience

Professional providers, cancer survivors, primary care physicians, nurses, residents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dentists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Objectives
At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
1.    Recognize the components of high-quality head and neck cancer survivorship care.
2.    Identify prevailing late and long-term effects head and neck cancer survivors’ experience.
3.    Describe strategies and interventions to address the complex needs of head and neck
     cancer survivors.
4.    Recognize new systemic therapies for head and neck cancer and potential side effects.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/16/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
08/04/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/25/2021 - 4:00pm

SCHEDULE

Day 1 of 4:  Wednesday, August 4, 2021:  Clinical Science Advances Survivorship Care

Location:  Virtual

  Moderator:              Jonas Johnson, MD

  12:00 – 12:15 pm      Breaking Science on the Late and Long-term Effects of Treatment After Head and Neck Cancer

                                    Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN

  12:15 – 12:30 pm      How Health Literacy Impacts Patient and Caregiver Outcomes

                                    Jymirah Morris, BS

  12:30 – 12:45 pm      Understanding the Relationship Between Neck Disability and Dysphagia in Head and Neck Survivors

                                    Alexandria Harris, MS, MD

  12:45   1:00 pm      Q & A

    1:00 pm                   Adjournment Day 1 of 4

Day 2 of 4:  Wednesday, August 11, 2021:  Current Standards and Innovations in Dysphagia Management for Head & Neck Cancer

Location:  Virtual

  Moderator:              Audrey Hayward, PA-C

  12:00 – 12:15 pm      Current Standards in Dysphagia Management

                                            Kate Hutcheson, PhD

  12:15 – 12:30 pm      Integrating Biofeedback into Post-Glossectomy Dysphagia Management

                                    Carly Barbon, PhD, SLP(C), Reg.CASLPO

  12:30 –  12:45 pm     Integrating Manual Therapy into Dysphagia Management in HNC Survivors

                                    Holly McMillan, MCD, CCC-SLP, LMP, CLT

  12:45 –    1:00 pm     Q & A

    1:00 pm                   Adjournment Day 2 of 4

Day 3 of 4Wednesday, August 18, 2021:  Psychosocial Interventions for the Mental Health of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

Location:  Virtual

  Moderator:              Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN

  12:00 – 12:15 pm      Mental Health of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

                                    Danielle MacNeil, MD, MSc

 12:15 – 12:30 pm       Interventions for Sleep Disorders in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

                                    Liz Cash, PhD

 12:30 – 12:45 pm       Anxiety and Depression in Head and Neck Survivorship

                                    Daniel McFarland, DO

 12:45 --  1:00 pm       Coping with Body Image Distress After Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer

                                           Amy Williams, PhD, LP

  1:00 pm                     Adjournment Day 3 of 4

Day 4 of 4Wednesday, August 25, 2021:  Defining the Value of Survivorship

Location:  Virtual

  Moderator:              Jonas Johnson, MD/ Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN

  12:00 – 1:00 pm       Defining the Value of Survivorship

                                           David Cognetti, MD; Brooke Worster, MD, David Neu

   1:00 pm                    Adjournment Day 4 of 4

Live Virtual Conference

COURSE DIRECTORS
Audrey Hayward, PA-C
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    
Jonas Johnson, MD 
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN
Assistant Professor
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Guest Faculty
Carly Barbon, PhD, SLP(C), Reg.CASLPO
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Head & Neck Surgery, Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
    
Elizabeth Cash, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Health Psychologist
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery & Communicative Disorders 
University of Louisville School of Medicine 
Louisville, KY

David Cognetti, MD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA    

Kate Hutcheson, PhD
Professor
Department of Head & Neck Surgery, Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Danielle MacNeil, MD, MSc 
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada    

Daniel McFarland, DO
Assistant Attending 
Head and Neck/Thoracic Malignancies 
Northwell Health Cancer Institute 
Manhattan Ear Eye Throat Hospital 
Lenox Hill Hospital 
New York, NY 

Holly McMillan, MCD, CCC-SLP, LMP, CLT
Senior Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist 
Co-Director, Trismus Clinic
Oncologic Speech Pathology Pre-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow 
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Speech Pathology & Audiology 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
    
David Neu
Executive Chairman, AnandaHealth
Co Founder
Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship
Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA

Amy Williams, PhD, LP
Senior Staff Clinical Health Psychologist,
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Henry Ford Health System,
Detroit, MI

Brooke Worster, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship
Program Director, Medical Cannabis Science and Business, IEHP
JeffersonHealth.org/SKCC

Local Faculty
Alexandria Harris, MS, MD
Research Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine    

Jymirah Morris, BS
Research Fellow
Medical Degree Candidate, Class of 2022 Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 

Faculty Disclosure:
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Kate Hutcheson, PhD 
Grant/Research Support: Charles and Daneen Stiefel Oropharynx Fund, NIH, THRIVE Foundation, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and MD Anderson Institutional Research Grant Program. Personal Fees: Medbridge Inc., America Speech Language and Hearing Association, Atos Medical; Salary: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

David Cognetti, MD
Consultant: AD Board-Rakuten Medical

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours. 

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

ASHA CEUs
This event is offered for:
Day 1 - 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Day 2 - 0.1 CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Day 3 - 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Day 4 - 0.1 CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Attendees participating in both days will earn 0.40 CEUs

Following Day 1 of this event participants will be able to:
1.)    Define the components of high-quality head and neck cancer survivorship care.
2.)    Identify prevailing late and long-term effects in head and neck cancer survivors’ experience.
3.)    Recognize new systemic therapies for head and neck cancer and potential side effects.
4.)    Discuss the psychological impact that head and neck cancer and its treatment-related effects have on survivors

Following Day 2 of this event participants will be able to:
1.)    Describe strategies and interventions to address the complex needs of head and neck cancer survivors.
2.)    Discuss the prevalence of dysphagia after treatment for head and neck cancer survivors.
3.)    Explain innovative treatments for head and neck cancer survivors with dysphagia.
4.)    Identify key strategies to maintain good oral hygiene during phases of treatment and survivorship

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
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For Online Registration (Individual  Registration is Required for each Date):

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021:  Clinical Science Advances Survivorship Care

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z8rHjAddQC-eIqBfvj6GUA

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021:  Current Standards and Innovations in Dysphagia Management for Head & Neck Cancer

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2EfeL37STGWN7ZK9BewfFg

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021:  Psychosocial Interventions for the Mental Health of Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldIvhK6fS4WwEaYb7bpafg

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021:  Defining the Value of Survivorship

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jj4bEHimT7yhgyoTnVTvYA