Learn How to Implement a Biopsychosocial Screening Training Program


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A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)-funded training program in distress screening is being offered at no cost for competitively selected trainees in September 2017 at City of Hope, Duarte, California. 

Oncologists and other health-care professionals who are interested in learning how to successfully implement biopsychosocial screening programs of excellence are invited to apply to a 2-day workshop at City of Hope in Duarte, California. The workshop is being held from Thursday, September 14 to Friday, September 15, 2017. There is no cost to selected trainees accepted to the program. Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2017. 

The training will address topics identified as critical to implementing biopsychosocial screening programs, including but not limited to: 

  • Meeting the new standards and evaluating your program 
  • Understanding why screening is so important now 
  • Knowing the benefits and limits of screening 
  • Identifying barriers and opportunities 
  • Engaging oncologists, nurses, administrators, and mental health professionals 
  • Knowing who, what instrument, when to screen 
  • Applying effective implantation strategies. 

This innovative hands-on program comprises eight preworkshop e-learning webinars (to be completed prior to the workshop), a 2-day skills-based workshop, four postworkshop e-learning webinars, eight postworkshop faculty/trainee conference calls, and a Web-based discussion doard. 

The training program will be limited to 40 people per workshop. 

For further information, visit www.supportivecaretraining.com. For questions, contact screeningprograms@coh.org. ■



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