Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Survivorship Conference
Due to the incredible success rates in treating pediatric oncology patients, one in a thousand young adults in the United States is a survivor of childhood cancer. The therapies that were required to kill the cancer can also damage normal tissue. These children are often left with sequelae of the cancer and its treatments such as learning problems, fertility issues, disturbances of growth and pubertal development, and heart and lung damage. Children who have had cancer need lifelong care to monitor for and treat late effects of cancer therapies, recurrences (including secondary cancers), and to address the unique psychosocial, nutritional, rehabilitation, and other needs that may arise years after treatment ends. The quality of life for pediatric cancer survivors is tremendously improved through access to comprehensive care. And yet, the vast majority of survivors of all ages continue to suffer from limited access to medical, psychosocial, and supportive care they need following cancer treatment, especially adolescents and young adults. Providers need reliable, up-to-date information sources to stay abreast of research and care advances relevant to their individual patient’s situations. Dissemination research still is in its infancy, but its utility for reaching public and health provider audiences with new cancer knowledge and interventions is highly appreciated. Although research on some survivorship issues appears to be increasing, research inclusive of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer continues to lag far behind other age groups. Adolescent and young adult specific healthcare and other survivorship-related needs are poorly understood and poorly served.
Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
- Fertility education at survivorship: This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of providing fertility education during survivorship, challenges to providing this education, and successful programmatic approaches. Attendees will be expected to have an increased knowledge of the importance of fertility education and ways to address fertility issues.
- Late effects in cancer survivorship: This presentation will provide a summary of common and specific late effects in pediatric and AYA cancer survivorships, guidelines for follow-up care, and the importance of surveillance care in this population. Attendees will be expected to have increased knowledge and confidence in addressing late effects in cancer survivors.
- Survivorship care plans: This presentation will inform attendees about what a survivorship care plan is and why it is important for pediatric and AYA cancer survivors for receiving appropriate survivorship care. Attendees will have a better understanding of contents of a survivorship care plan and how it guides survivors’ care.
- AYA/Survivorship Community Resources: This presentation will inform attendees of community programs, services, and resources that can positively impact pediatric and AYA cancer survivors. Attendees will be expected to have increased knowledge of programs and resources available in the community for survivor referrals.
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jocelyn Morin, MPH
Kristin Bingen, PhD
Cindy Schwartz, MD, MPH
Jocelyn Morin, MPH
Jill Ginsberg, MD
Lynnette Anderson, RN, MSN, APNP
Kathy Myers, BSN, RN, OCN
Stephen Malcom, MD
Rachel Phelan, MD, MPH
Deb Schmidt, RN, MSN, APNP
Kristin Bingen, PhD
Jackie Grams, LCSW, OSW-C
Ashley Lutz, CSW
Eliza Autumn, MS
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 5.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.