Upcoming Events

Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture – Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Cancer Patients: Methods and Benefits

Oct 24, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Claudio L. Battaglini, PhD, FACSM, and Bill Wood, MD. In this presentation, Dr. Wood and Dr. Battaglini will review the importance of physical function (also referred to as physical performance) in patients receiving treatment for cancer, followed by a review of the mechanisms and evidence base supporting the role of exercise in improving cancer outcomes. Examples of aerobic and resistance exercise interventions will be discussed. — Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer FREE CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium. "Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic"

Oct 27, 2018 from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC,

The opioid crisis continues to take a devastating toll on our communities across NC. In North Carolina, the number of drug overdose deaths increased by nearly 800% between 1999 and 2016. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer will be bringing providers from across the state together for our 10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium on Saturday, October 27th at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. This year’s conference will focus on “Cancer Pain Management during the Opioid Epidemic.” Please click on headline to read full article. 10th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium. "Cancer Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic" (Registration fee is waived for the first 75 registrants, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence). click to enlarge Judith Paice, PhD, RN, Director of the Cancer Pain Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL will kick off our conference highlighting the need to ensure cancer patients have the ability to receive the medications they need. Other UNC LCCC presenters will share pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches. There will be an award winning performance from Marie Garlock and her Flipping Cancer team that will ensure the story and voice of the patient is not forgotten. This will be a symposium that physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, pulmonary, geriatrics, palliative care, psychology, pharmacy, social work, pastoral care and hospice will not want to miss. We also welcome fellows, pre-med and nursing students. To register and for additional information, please click on the link below. https://mahec.net/event/57037

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RN and Allied Health Lecture – Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer: Meeting their Unique Medical and Psychosocial Needs

Nov 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Lauren Lux, LCSW. Adolescents and Young Adult living with cancer have unique medical and psychosocial needs. The recognition of these needs has created a new field of study in practice in the oncology world. As such many institutions are developing multidisciplinary teams to address AYA needs. However, you don't need a huge budget or a new program to make an impact with this age group. We will establish the age specific needs of this group and discuss some simple changes to make in your day to day practice that will help you meet your AYA patients' needs. — RN and Allied Health lectures offer FREE CNE and ASRT continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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NC Community College Lecture– Caring for the Patient with Melanoma or Other Skin Cancers

Nov 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Frances Collichio, MD and Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD. This lecture will have two parts. The first part will focus on prevention and recognition of melanoma and it will be given by Dr Thomas. The second part will introduce the student to immuno-oncology and show how the concepts of that field apply to the medications that are used in advanced disease. We will do this through case presentations. — NC Community College Oncology lectures offer FREE Certificates of Participation (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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