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CME : 14.5 | CECH : 13.75 | MOC : 14.5 | Contact Hours : 14.5
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Care for the Older Cancer Patient: Cognition and Communication is organized by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and will be held from Oct 04 - 05, 2019 at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, New York City, New York, United States of America. 


AMA Credit Designation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.50 Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points and Patient Safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Social Work Accreditation Statement
This presentation is approved for a maximum of 13.75 Continuing Education Contact Hours of Live In-Person Training.

ANCC CNE Statement
14.50 contact hours will be awarded to participants who attend the program in its entirety and complete a program evaluation. Partial credit not awarded.


This course is focused on cognition and communication for all types and levels of Health Care Professionals providing care for older adults with cancer though lectures Friday and an optional workshop on Saturday. 

Friday, October 4th, will consist of high-level discussions surrounding all types of cognitive impairments commonly seen in the older cancer patient.  There will be a focus on communication based concerns and barriers when interacting with the older cancer patient (including caregivers and family members), evaluation of decision-making capacity, as well as how to work with an interpreter for patients with dementia and may experience a language barrier.

Saturday, October 5th, is a Geriatric Communication Skills Training Workshop comprised of a specific experiential learning methodology that will immerse participants in applying newly taught skills in a simulated relevant clinical environment. An addition fee is required and space is limited. 

This course is directed towards oncologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, advanced care practitioners, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adult cancer patients. 

Co-sponsored by MSK’s:
Geriatrics Resource Interprofessional Program (GRIP)
Psycho-Oncology Education & Training Institute (POETI)

• Provide an overview on dementia, delrium, depression: its detection and care
• Discuss the role of distress and anxiety on quality of life of older cancer patients
• Define decision making capacity and explain its legal implications
• Appreciate decision making challenges and learn to assess in older adults with cancer and cognitive syndromes
• Recognize ageism and appreciate how it interferes with the medical care of older adults with cancer
• Become familiar with the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the evaluation of older cancer patients with cognitive changes or at risk for cognitive changes
• Understand the principles of shared decision making
• Observe and practice skills for successful facilitation of shared decision-making with an older adult with cancer and his/her caregiver

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Koshy Alexander
Koshy Alexander


Elizabeth D'Elia
Elizabeth D'Elia

Mental Health and Law

Javier Gonzalez
Javier Gonzalez

Healthcare Management


Chris Hardegree
Chris Hardegree

Internal Medicine and General Medicine

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Contact No. : 646-227-2025

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Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
New York City, New York, United States Of America

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