This web-based video course focuses on the importance of prevention and risk reduction in decreasing cancer occurrences. All learners will need to watch the video modules, read associated articles, and achieve a passing score of 80% on quizzes in order to complete the course. After completing the course, learners will receive a link to claim continuing medical and nursing education credit.
2021 Cancer Prevention Web-Based Activity (CE eligible)
2021 Cancer Prevention Web-Based Activity (CE eligible)University of Virginia
About this Course
What you will learn
Understand the significance of preventing, rather than treating, cancers
Understand the link between business and corporate practices and public health.
Be aware of and able to promote risk-reduction strategies and healthy lifestyle choices
Be able to use this information to impact change at a macro and micro level to influence public health reducing incidences of cancer diagnoses.
Skills you will gain
- Risk Assessment
University of Virginia
A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Welcome to the Cancer Prevention Workshop
1. Debbie Dingell, MS, US Representative (Michigan, 12th District) and Sponsor for the National Cancer Prevention Caucus 2. William U. “Bill” Couzens, Founder and President of Less Cancer 3. Program and Continuing Education Information Andrea Zimmerman, EdD, Learning Engineer, Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia 4. Role of continuing education in healthcare Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, Director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia; Chairperson of Less Cancer Board of Directors 5. Importance in interprofessional healthcare Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNL, Associate Professor of Nursing and Lead Nurse Planner of School of Nursing Continuing Education, University of Virginia 6. Importance of primary care as first line of intervention Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nursing Content Expert; Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia
Less Cancer Leaders
Congressional Leadership in Cancer Prevention Efforts
Vaping, E-cigarettes, and Tobacco Interventions
Pancreatic screening and cysts
Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia and Vanessa Shami, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia
Disparities & Inequities in Cancer
Self-advocacy, Integrated Care, and Healthy Habits
Healthy Town Initiatives Panel-Fauquier Virginia
Moderated by Kirsten Dueck, Senior Program Officer, Path Foundation 1. Megan Catalfamo, Director, Experiential and Service Learning, Highland School Warrenton, VA 2. Chris Forsten, Performance Coach and Program Director, Parisi Speed School Old Town Athletic Club 3. Rob Marino, MSW, Executive Director, Fauquier Free Clinic 4. Kristen McAuliffe, Supervisor, Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH) 5. Darryl Neher, Executive Director, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity 6. Brandie Schaeffer, Warrenton Town Manager
Infection associated risks (HPV, HepB, H Pylori, HIV, COVID)
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances) and regulatory compliance
Moderated by Miles O’Brien, Independent broadcast news journalist, producer, director, Miles O’Brien Productions; science correspondent for PBS NewsHour; Less Cancer Board Member; Advocate and Rider for Less Cancer Bike Ride
1. Tracie Baker, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology; Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Civil Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University 2. Liz Hitchcock, Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families 3. Linda Reinstein, Co-founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization 4. Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Exec Director of Children’s Environmental Health Network
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:
The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. In select learning programs, you can apply for financial aid or a scholarship if you can’t afford the enrollment fee. If fin aid or scholarship is available for your learning program selection, you’ll find a link to apply on the description page.
Who are the Speakers and Planning Committee?
Each speaker is listed within the modules and videos.
PLANNING COMMITTEEE Roger Anderson, PhD, Associate Director, Population Sciences, University of Virginia Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, Course Director; Director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Vermont College of Medicine Bill Couzens, Less Cancer Founder Jolynn Gardner, PhD, CHES, Director of the Public Health Program, American University Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP, Nursing Content Expert; Nurse Practitioner of Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia Lindsay Hauser, MS, Director, Office of Outreach and Engagement, Cancer Center, University of Virginia Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNL, Nurse Planner; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia Maureen Clark Szemborski, MPH, Program Analyst, Office of Government and Congressional Relations at National Cancer Institute (NCI) Andrea Zimmerman, EdD, Learning Engineer, Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia
Is this activity accredited for continuing education?
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENT In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Next Generation Choices Foundation and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.(TM) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC CONTACT HOURS The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 9.75 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.
AAPA CME CREDIT Enduring Materials- This activity is designated for 9.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 3, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
IPCE CREDIT This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 9.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
CECH/CHES Sponsored by Next Generation Choices Foundation, 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 9.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 9.75.
HOURS OF PARTICIPATION The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 9.75 hours of participation to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.
DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY FINANCIAL AFFILIATIONS The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, as a Joint Accreditation provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing education activities under our auspices.
The University of Virginia School Medicine and School of Nursing requires that all CE activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.
All planners, committee members, faculty, reviewers, authors, and staff in a position to control the content of accredited education programs are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). An individual has a relevant financial relationship if the individual or their spouse/partner has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with an ACCME-defined commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. Refusal or failure to provide disclosure information in a timely manner will result in the disqualification from participation in the activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
The faculty and staff of the University of Virginia School Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education and School of Nursing Continuing Education have disclosed no relevant personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods or services.
DISCLOSURE OF DISCUSSION OF NON-FDA APPROVED USES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND/OR MEDICAL DEVICES The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, as a Joint Accreditation provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), require that all faculty presenters identify and disclose the discussion of any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. Each clinician/team needs to fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.
Do any Speakers or Planning Committee Members disclose a Conflict of Interest?
Vanessa Shami, MD has disclosed relevant financial relationship as consultant for Interpace Diagnostics; Olympus America.
Tom Uldrick, MD, MS has disclosed relevant financial relationship as industry funded research support from Roche, Celgene and Merck through CRADAs or CTAs to the NCI or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; patent with Celgene with no anticipated royalties.
Christine Todd Whitman has disclosed relevant financial relationship as Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Inc. and United Technologies Corporation, and formerly served on the Board of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc; member of the Nuclear Matters Advisory Council and Terrestrial Energy’s International Advisory Board.
All other planning committee, speakers, and moderators have disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services.
When does this enduring material expire?
Dates of original release: April 9, 2021
Termination or expiration date: April 8, 2024
What is Less Cancer and where can I find more information?
Founded in 2004, the Next Generation Choices Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity known more widely as “Less Cancer.” The organization works to educate the public, create proactive public policies, and offer continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, and public health professionals regarding cancer, over 50% of which are preventable.
We share our message with the general public, elected officials, and the medical community through the digital media and community-supported programming. Our Approach: Educate. Advocate. Participate.
For more information visit: LessCancer.org
Board of Directors Jann Torrance Balmer, PhD, RN, Chairperson William U. “Bill” Couzens, Founder and President –Non-Voting Board Member Greg Lam, JD, Vice President and Secretary Donna Eacho, MBA, Treasurer, former Less Cancer Chairperson Larry Fisher, Secretary
Board Members Robert A. Bilott, JD Yvette Bowser Jan Carney, MD, MPH Kristiane Crane (K.C.) Graham Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP Walter Howell David MacDonald, PhD Emily Modrall, PhD Miles O’Brien Tricia Petzold, MD Vanessa Shami, MD Thomas Uldrick, MD
John M. Couzens, Board Member Emeritus Veronique Pittman, Board Member Emeritus Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, Special Advisor Thomas M. Sherman, MD, Special Advisor and Chairperson Emeritus Dr. Maryann Donovan, in Memoriam Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, MD, in Memoriam
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