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Growth and Weight Problems After Childhood Cancer Treatment
DescriptionContinuing education module about growth and weight problems after childhood cancer treatment.

SurvivorLink™ in collaboration with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is pleased to bring you this online continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education opportunity.  Read the module and complete the questionnaire at the end.

To earn CME credit, you must complete the following:

  • Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions on the module
  • Submit a short evaluation form of the online CME module process
  • Fill out the certificate form to receive and print your CME credit certificate

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for pediatricians, family practitioners, other primary care physicians and allied health professionals involved in the care of the child who is a survivor of pediatric or adolescent cancer.

Objectives:

At the completion of the activity the participant will be better able to:
  • Define a Survivor Healthcare Plan and its 3 parts.
  • List 3 factors influencing risk for late effects.
  • Utilize the Children’s Oncology Group Long-term Follow-up Guidelines.

Instructions for CME Credit:

It is estimated that it will require one hour to review the material in each module of this continuing medical education program and to answer the self-assessment questionnaires. Record your answers to the self-assessment questionnaires and complete the program evaluation on the form provided and submit it online. A score of at least 80 percent is required for CME credit. Follow the instructions at the end to print a CME certificate. The CME must be completed in a single session.

Hardware and Software Required to Complete This Activity:

For this CME program, the minimum web browser requirements are Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0 or Google Chrome 2.0. A broadband internet connection is recommended (and required for video CMEs). For dialup access, a 56 kbit modem is recommended.

CME Designation Statement:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to offer continuing medical education to physicians.

Children's designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Each physician should claim only those credits actually spent in the activity.

Faculty

Brooke Cherven RN, MPH

Ms Cherven has been the lead research nurse within the Aflac Cancer Survivor Program for over 4 years. She received a Masters in Public health with a focus on Health Education. Her current independent research project, supported by CURE Childhood Cancer, involves designing a model for communicating risk for infertility with childhood cancer survivors. As the health information writer for SurvivorLink™ she is responsible for developing the healthcare provider educational materials including the Continuing Education Modules, Quick Facts, and Resources.

Lillian Meacham MD

Dr. Meacham is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist, Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and has been medical director of the Cancer Survivor Program of the Aflac Cancer Center since its inception in 2001. She and her team provide survivorship care to over 900 patients. She is currently the coordinator for the Georgia Pediatric Alliance for Cancer Survivors a collaboration of the all the pediatric oncology long-term follow-up programs in Georgia. She has lectured extensively about SurvivorCare throughout Georgia, the United States and abroad. Her role in SurvivorLink™ includes assisting in the development of the educational material for healthcare providers and providing lectures to state based healthcare professional organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics and Academy of Family Physicians.

Disclosure Statement:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta resolves to ensure that its educational mission, and particularly its continuing medical education programs, are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual associated with its programs. While having a financial interest or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence an author's article, the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require this relationship be disclosed to the audience.

The following contributors to this activity have declared no financial affiliation to the topic:

  • Brooke Cherven RN, MPH
  • Lillian Meacham, MD

Disclaimer Statement:

This educational activity does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, its staff or its representatives. Children's cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information provided.

CME Value:

In order to meet regulatory requirements that allow Children's to provide a limited amount of non-monetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this online CME at a value of $10 per credit. This amount will be applied to your non-monetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part. Thank you for your interest in the CME opportunities.

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