2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening
March 20-21, 2014 (pre-conference March 19, 2014)
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel | Baltimore, Maryland

The 2014 Dialogue offers continuing education for physicians, nursing professionals and certified health education specialists.

This activity is jointly sponsored by Global Education Group and The Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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Target Audience
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of Quality Team Members in Health Insurance, Companies, Hospitals, and large group practices, Primary Care Physicians (Internists, Family Physicians, Osteopaths), Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Gastroenterologists, Dermatologists, Surgeons, Radiologists, Oncologists, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Community Health Workers, Patient Navigators, Care Managers, Case Managers, Health Services Researchers, Health Educators, Staff of Health and Human Services (NIH, CDC, CMS, IHS, AHRQ), Staff of State Health Departments, Staff of Non-Profit Health Organizations, Third-Party Payers, Advocates and Survivors, and Administrators involved in cancer screening and prevention. 

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The Prevent Cancer Foundation will convene the 2014 Dialogue for Action™ as a forum to promote collaboration and idea-sharing across disciplines and to encourage action steps for change. By educating and promoting dialogue about cancer screening and early disease management among patients, advocates, the public health community and health care professionals from across the country, the annual Dialogue for Action conference is an important component of the Foundation’s mission – saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection.

With the Foundation’s strong history of driving cancer screening on a national level, our intent is to expand our audience—especially in attracting quality teams for insurance companies, hospitals and large group practices (which are tasked with meeting quality standards on cancer screening), while maintaining a diverse audience. The 2014 Dialogue will continue the successful structure of cutting-edge presentations on delivery of services and patient access, with ample opportunities for exchange of ideas and experiences across the broad spectrum of cancer-screening stakeholders who attend the conference.

2014 Dialogue participants will explore policy, program and practice topics that include access, quality and cost issues in health care, including cancer screening; essential health benefits planning on the state level; benefits and harms in cancer screening guidelines; developments in cancer screening modalities; engagement of patients in their own primary care; and health reporting in the digital age. They will have many opportunities to network and be part of a lively exchange of ideas from a variety of disciplines, all related to cancer screening.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Analyze the impact that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on cancer screening in their patient populations
  • Interpret the benefits of breast cancer screening and current guideline recommendations, including advances in screening technology that may improve screening accuracy
  • Discuss the benefits of cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination and current guideline recommendations, including advances in screening technology that may improve screening accessibility and rate of participation
  • Critically appraise colorectal screening programs and current guideline recommendations, including the menu of screening options and advances and alternatives to standard endoscopy that may improve rates of screening
  • Analyze the benefits and the risks of prostate-specific antigen screening within the context of each patients’ known risk for prostate cancer and life expectancy and the value of informed decision-making
  • Discuss the recent recommendations for lung cancer screening, the associated costs/financial barriers and the various definitions of who should be screened
  • Explore the potential for oral cancer screening, including HPV testing

2014 Dialogue CME/CE/CEU Credits

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Global Education Group (Global) and Prevent Cancer Foundation. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
CME Credits for physicians

Global Education Group designates live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 23 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nursing Credit Designation
CE Contact hours for nursing professionals

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 23 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

Sponsored by Global Education Group, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 20.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.5.

Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Linda Kelsey prior to the live event at 703.298.4599.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or inquire@globaleducationgroup.com.