Ovarian Cancer in Iowa

Live Webinar via Zoom Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT (1:00 - 2:00 PM ET)

Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death of women nationally. Referral of stage IB-IV ovarian cancer patients to a gynecologic oncologist for surgical care is  recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Surgery by a gynecologic oncologist results in superior survival rates for ovarian cancer patients and increased access to up-to-date treatment options and pathology/tumor boards. However, despite the known benefits of surgical care provided by a gynecologic oncologist and  the NCCN recommendations, not all patients are receiving surgery from gynecologic oncologists.
 
This webinar is an opportunity for providers to learn more about ovarian cancer in Iowa, the benefits of referrals to gynecologic oncologists, and gain access to new provider handouts developed to help with referrals in the state of Iowa. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare providers in Iowa that diagnose ovarian cancer including physicians, physician-residents and physician-fellows in primary care, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, surgery, and general medicine; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; medical students, and other allied members of the healthcare team. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, the learner should be better able to: 

  1. Describe the epidemiology of ovarian cancer. 
  2. Identify the need for referral of ovarian cancer patients to gynecologic oncologists for surgical care. 
  3. Discuss the benefits of a surgical referral to a gynecologic oncologist for ovarian cancer patients. 
  4. Employ new resources available in Iowa to discuss the importance of surgical care by a gynecologic oncologist with patients with confirmed or suspected ovarian cancer. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
09/09/2020
Course expires: 
10/16/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
12:00 PM CTWelcome and Introductions
12:05 PM CTEpidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
Jacklyn Engelbart
12:20 PM CTBenefits of a Surgical Referral: Public Health Perspective
Kristin Weeks
12:30 PM CTBenefits of a Surgical Referral: Patient Perspective
Denise Collier 
12:35 PM CTBenefits of a Surgical Referral: Gynecologic Oncologist Perspective  Megan McDonald 
12:50 PM CTViewpoints on Referrals to Gynecologic Oncologists in Iowa
Kristin Weeks 
1:00 PM CTReferral Options and Patient Resources Patient_10_14.pdf
Kristin Weeks
1:05 PM CTProvider Referral Resources Provider_10_14.pdf
Jennifer Patterson 
1:10 PM CTQuestion and Answer
1:25 PM CTClosing Remarks

 

Chair: 
Mary Charlton, PhD, BSN 
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Associate Director and Co-Investigator
State Health Registry of Iowa/Iowa Cancer Registry
Faculty Advisor, Population Research Core
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Speakers:
Denise Collier
Patient Speaker

Jacklyn Engelbart, MD
Research Resident Physician, Department of Surgery
University of Iowa College of Public Health
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Megan McDonald, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
Carver Medical School
University of Iowa Health Care
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Jennifer Patterson, MPH
Research Specialist
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Iowa City, IA

Kristin Weeks, BS, MD/PhD Candidate (Co-Chair)
Medical Scientist Trainee, Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA    

Planning Committee
Denise Collier, Patient
Jacklyn Engelbart, MD, BSE
Katie Jones, MPH
Jennifer Maloney
Megan McDonald, MD
Jennifer Patterson, MPH
Maria Sullivan
Kristin Weeks, BS, MD, PhD Candidate

Continuing Medical Education

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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