With the growing importance of collaborative practice models in oncology, it is critical to provide tailored education for the oncology advanced practice clinicians.
Stamford, CT USA (PRWEB) May 20, 2015
Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE), in joint partnership with Boston University School of Medicine, is launching a nationwide series of educational symposia offering complimentary education for oncology advanced practice clinicians. PCE, a national leader in educating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), has long recognized the increasing role and importance of NPs, PAs, advanced practice nurses, and oncology nurses in the care of patients with cancer, who are living longer thanks to an explosion of therapeutic advancements in cancer treatment.
The PCE Oncology Live CME Meeting Series is bringing together nationally recognized experts to provide the latest updates on treatments for lung cancer, advanced breast cancer, melanoma, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. The series is scheduled on Saturday mornings in June in Garden Grove, California; Melville, New York; and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Maura Polansky, MS, MHPE, PA-C, an oncology PA at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and moderator of the series, says: “PCE recognizes the importance of PAs, NPs, and nurses in oncology practice. I am excited to be part of this new continuing education series, specifically focused on our expanding role in cancer care.”
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recognized that advanced practice clinicians are filling, and will continue to fill, a critical patient care gap that will be widening over the next decade with the projected shortage of oncology providers. The recent State of Cancer Care Report from ASCO projected that by 2025 the demand for oncology services will grow by 42% or more, while the supply of oncologists will grow only 28%.
“With the growing importance of collaborative practice models in oncology, it is critical to provide tailored education for the oncology advanced practice clinicians,” said Eric VanStone, General Manager of PCE. “We believe that continuing education for this growing group of healthcare practitioners is vital and will undoubtedly lead to improved healthcare outcomes for patients. As our country grapples with seismic changes to the healthcare system, along with the challenges of healthcare reform and economics, it is clear that advanced practice clinicians are a major part of the solution.”
About PCE: Since 2006, PCE has been the national leader in providing continuing education tailored exclusively to the unique educational needs of NPs and PAs. PCE conducts an 18-city national symposia series reaching more than 5000 clinicians annually. Its educational reach is extended using a variety of formats, including regional and local symposia; satellite symposia; and online learning through Web conferences, e-Courses and interactive e-Cases, via its large and growing database of NPs and PAs. Visit practicingclinicians.com for more information. PCE is a division of Continuing Education Alliance.
Contact: Kerry Rosa
Practicing Clinicians Exchange
One Dock Street, Suite 510
Stamford, CT 06902 USA