It is survivorestimated that by 2024 there will be 19 million cancer survivors living in the United States. As the numbers of survivors increase, so does the need to develop best practices in cancer survivorship.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center, along with with the Colorado School of Public Health, Project ECHO Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will be offering the Enhancing Cancer Survivorship Programs series beginning May 26  to develop improved clinical and community survivorship in Colorado.

“The best practices and approaches for cancer survivorship care can elusive for health care professionals in the community and clinical setting.  ECHO is an incredible opportunity for people to join with fellow health professionals to hear about best practices and learn from each other based on real case examples and experiences,” says Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, from the Colorado School of Public Health.

The sessions will be held via live video from 8am-9am every Thursday beginning May 26 and ending on June 23. Topics of each session are listed below:

  • May 26: Intro to Cancer Survivorship ECHO
  • June 2: Exercise for Cancer Survivors
  • June 9: Psychosocial Programming for Cancer Survivors
  • June 16: Integration of Best Practices and Programs for Cancer Survivors
  • June 23: Helping Bridge from Cancer Treatment to Primary Care

During the sessions a subject matter expert will lead a brief presentation about a specific focal area,   followed by a case study and then open discussion. It is important that participants attend all sessions to get the most out of the series.

“The survivorship ECHO series is designed so busy professionals can join remotely, online, or in person if desired,” says Dwyer.  “The experience is different than a webinar, the point is to spend most of the time examining the issues with others who have varied experience working in survivorship care with at least on subject matter expert in the discussion.”

The free series is open to anyone interested in learning about cancer survivorship including, but not limited to:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Patient Navigators
  • Community Health Workers
  • Primary Care Staff
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Nutritionists
  • Social Workers
  • Physical Therapists and Physiologists

“We are excited to offer and opportunity to help enhance cancer survivorship activities in Colorado, to improve care to survivors,” says Dwyer.

Register for the series today at: