Introduction to Integrative Oncology (2017-2019)

It is estimated that a great majority of cancer patients are using complementary therapies in addition to conventional care. As patients face a life-threatening diagnosis out of their control, they turn to therapies that offer hope and a regained sense of empowerment. Learn about controlling weight, the impact of nutrition, dietary supplements, stress reduction, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chemo-CAM interactions and more.

Educational Purpose

This educational activity is designed to provide practitioners with an overview of integrative modalities and treatments that are beneficial for cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivorship, as well as prevention strategies.

Course objectives:

  • Review the benefits of integrative cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivors
  • Outline the dietary guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer
  • Highlight key concerns in the use of dietary supplements for patients in active cancer care
  • Discuss some useful supplements that may be safe to integrate into conventional cancer care
  • Review the benefits of stress management in patients undergoing active cancer care
  • Enumerate some of the proven benefits of acupuncture in the management of side effects related to cancer or its treatment

Completion Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course exam
  4. Pass the online knowledge test with a score of 70%
  5. When all of the above requirements are met, a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Curriculum

Introduction to Integrative Oncology - Gain an understanding of the role of integrative care in oncology, and see an overview of evidence informed complementary therapies.
Course Exam

Enrollment

You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.


Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Purpose or Goal

This educational activity is designed to provide practitioners with an overview of integrative modalities and treatments that are beneficial for cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivorship.

Target Audience

This on-line enduring activity is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other interested health care professionals.

Release Date: 1/17/2017
Termination Date: 1/17/2019

Educational Purpose

This educational activity is designed to provide practitioners with an overview of integrative modalities and treatments that are beneficial for cancer care for patients in active treatment and survivorship, as well as prevention strategies.

Faculty and Disclosures

CMEsolutions has resolved all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity through the following procedures:

  • All participants have signed a statement indicating they will present information fairly and without bias.

Instructors

Anand Dhruva, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Dhruva has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.

Donald I. Abrams, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Step VII, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Abrams has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.

Reviewers

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP

Co-Director of the Fellowship and Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Dr. McClafferty has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.

Planner Disclosures

No member of CMEsolutions or Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine has any financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.

Fees

$94.41 Physicians
$66.69 Other Healthcare Providers
$66.69 Public
$34.05 Students

Off-label Use

Introduction to Integrative Oncology may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Software Requirements

  • Windows 8 or newer, or Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Most current version of web browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge, Opera)
  • PDF reader
  • Flash player (current version)
  • High-speed Internet connection

Accreditation

CMEsolutions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CMEsolutions and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians
The CMEsolutions designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: 1/17/2017
Termination Date: 1/17/2019

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutions is required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced.

CMEsolutions is permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material.

CMEsolutions may be contacted at info@cmesolutions.org.

AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Course Delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, video, and quizzes. This course is estimated to take 3 hours to complete.

Participation Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Pass the online knowledge exam with a score of 70%

Certificate: When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models and not actual patients.

Copyright

All rights reserved - Arizona Board of Regents.