The National Cancer Institute has funded a training program for health-care professionals providing supportive cancer care. The training comprises foundational webinars by experts in the field, a 2-day skills-based workshop, ongoing monthly consultation, and a discussion board.
Each workshop will be limited to 50 people and will use small breakout groups and peer mentors for a more personalized and intimate training experience. The training program will provide attendees with evidence-based interventions, which will enhance their effectiveness with cancer patients and survivors. Positive outcomes from past trainees included high trainee satisfaction as well as significant increase in self-efficacy and knowledge.
National experts in evidence-based interventions will provide training for depression, anxiety, cancer-related fatigue, insomnia, and pain. Continuing medical education credits or continuing education units will be available for the workshop.
The webinars and workshops will be conducted by clinical leaders in the field including Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD; -William -Brietbart, MD; Marisa Cortese, PhD; Katherine DuHamel, PhD; Paul Greene, PhD; Joseph Greer, PhD; Paul Jacobsen, PhD; -Matthew Loscalzo, LCSW; Yeraz Meschian, PhD; William Redd, PhD; and Lisa Suzuki, PhD.
The workshop will be held March 22–23, 2018, at City of Hope, Duarte, California. The training will be offered again October 12–13, 2018, in New York. The application for the March workshop is now open. For more information, vist http://goo.gl/Fkwij6 to apply. ■