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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie
Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611
Baldwin Auditorium
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The Cancer Survivorship Symposium will bring together researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals interested in improving outcomes for cancer survivors and implementing best practice models to screen for distress and optimize patient-reported outcomes. Participants will engage in discussions focused on patient-centered and technology-based precision care approaches in oncology settings, including implementation of symptom monitoring and intervention, survivorship care planning, patient engagement in genomic sequencing and evidence-based eHealth interventions that target quality of life and symptom burden.

Presented by Lurie Cancer Center's Cancer Survivorship Institute and Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program, admission is complimentary but advance registration is required. Registration includes course materials, continuing education credits, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Keynote Speaker

Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Associate Director
Healthcare Delivery Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

Conference Chair

Frank Penedo, PhD
Frank Penedo, PhD
Director, Cancer Survivorship Institute
Program Leader, Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University
Roswell Park Professor of Medical Social Sciences


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
David Cella, PhD & Frank Penedo, PhD
9:10 a.m. PROMIS-Based & EMR-Integrated Distress Screening in Oncology Care
Sofia Garcia, PhD
9:40 a.m. Patient-Centered Approaches to Optimize Treatment in Precision Oncology
Betina Yanez, PhD
10:10 a.m. Break & Exhibits
10:30 a.m. eHealth & mHealth Evidence-Based Survivorship Interventions
Frank Penedo, PhD
Cancer Care Delivery Research in Cancer Survivorship:
Improving Patient Outcomes and Quality of Care

Paul Jacobsen, PhD
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Survivorship Clinical Care Models: Centralized & Integrated Models of Care
Sheetal Kircher, MD
1:30 p.m. Distress Screening in Oncology: Practice, Pitfalls and Potential for Improving Cancer Care and Research
Tim Pearman, PhD
2:00 p.m. Break & Exhibits
2:20 p.m. Implementing State-of-the-Art Survivorship Care: Challenges and Opportunities
Karen Kinahan, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
2:50 p.m. Community-Based Application of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Care:
The Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative

Julia Trosman, PhD, MBA
3:20 p.m. Survivorship Patient & Stakeholder Panel
Moderator: Tim Pearman, PhD
4:00 p.m. Closing and Completion of Evaluations

Target Audience

Researchers, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who work with cancer survivors who have completed primary treatment for cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the challenges of the cancer survivorship experience.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based interventions for cancer survivors
  • Describe and assess integrated and centralized models of cancer survivorship care

Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) "Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Translating & Implementing Research into Practice" (ONA # 20555) has received ONA approval for 5.25 contact hour(s).

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Medical Social Sciences maintains the responsibility for the program and its content. This activity offers 5.25 hours of continuing education for psychologists.

Please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, at 312.695.1391 or for more information.

We encourage all participants to register in advance.


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $17 if you arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, or call 312.695.1391.