The Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative 
Adolescent and Young Adult Symposium

Please join us for a no cost 4-day extended lunch hour CME* learning opportunity with Chicagoland cancer specialists and national experts in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer.
 
Fridays: May 7th & 14th  ⎸June 18th & 25th  - 2021.           
12 – 2:15pm, virtual via Zoom

Symposium Overview:

AYAs include anyone diagnosed with cancer between ages 15 and 39. Typically, cancer at this time of life can profoundly affect successive life transitions from school, to work, to starting to adult, starting a family, and/or building a career.    

Cancer can put all of that on hold.

This symposium focuses on provider treatment and care challenges offering insight, experience, education, and resources to address those challenges.
 
Symposium Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
  1. distinguish cancer care for adolescents and young adults (AYA) from adult and pediatric cancer care, meeting their unique needs.
  2. perform care and treatment of AYAs with the extension of knowledge, skills, and application of tools and guidelines.
  3. adapt provider communication to support discourse with AYAs.
  4. formulate the offering of timely fertility preservation options and involved costs. 
  5. interpret how body image affects sense of self.
  6. employ sexual health discussions.
  7. differentiate clinical treatment guidelines, recognize advances in disease management and clinical trial participation.
  8. manage barriers to treatment adherence.
  9. practice symptom burden management.
  10. explain the benefits and risks of cannabis as a therapeutic and/or recreational substance.
  11. develop AYA psychosocial transitioning from care setting to the next care setting.
  12. receive in person patient reported outcomes.
  13. respond to AYA psychosocial needs.
Target Audience:  Physicians, social workers, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, allied health professionals, navigators, any medical provider who cares for people diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15–39 is invited.

Question Title

* 1. Day 1
Date
: Friday May 7th, via Zoom
Time: 12 – 2:15pm CST
CME:  2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *
Topic:  How to address the challenges of caring for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

This opening session outlines the overall challenges AYAs face in 2021, how working collaboratively improves access to supportive care resources; and communication strategies that play a crucial role in initiating comprehensive care with young people.

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* 2. Day 2
Date
: Friday May 14th, via Zoom
Time: 12 – 2:15pm CST
CME: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *
Topic:  Substantial AYA Supportive Care Needs

Addresses fertility preservation, family building options, provides insight on supportive care for body image, sense of self concerns, and learning how to talk about sexual health.

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* 3. Day 3
Date
: Friday June 18th, via Zoom
Time: 12 – 2:15pm CST
CME: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *
Topic:  AYA Treatment Considerations, Concerns, and Cannabis   

Offers up-to-date clinical treatment guidelines & clinical trial enrollment, considerations for improving treatment adherence, symptom burden concerns and management, and does cannabis fit in the plan?

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* 4. Day 4
Date
: Friday June 25th, via Zoom
Time: 12 – 2:15pm CST
CME: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ *
Topic:  The Significant Transition AYAs Experience Off Primary Treatment, Improving the passage for both providers and AYAs

Concludes with transitioning AYAs off primary treatment and into survivorship with guidance and tools for both providers and patients, an in-person patient reported outcome Q&A with a panel of patients and patient advocates and identifying key quality of life barriers AYAs face having been diagnosed with cancer at a young age.

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