The MCA is committed to bringing the latest information on cancer research and care to its members. Various events are available in person or via the MCA's Tele-Oncology service. Contact Traci McCarty, MCA Events and Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-588-4732 to sign up for upcoming events.
Grand Rounds: Oncology Grand Rounds range from 1 to 1.5 hours in length and feature both University of Kansas Cancer Center faculty and nationally-renowned speakers presenting on a variety of cancer topics. The Continuing Education Office at the KU Medical Center administers and accredits the grand round sessions. All sessions are open to community health professionals; some are being made more widely available through electronic media.
Tumor Boards: Oncology Tumor Boards provide a forum where MCA-member clinicians can receive input on individual patient cases from a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and basic scientists associated with the University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Oncology Tumor Boards occur weekly and typically discuss individual cases, cancer treatment and management plan.
Disease Working Groups: MCA member oncologists may participate in one of seven disease working groups: Brain; Breast; Gastrointestinal; Genitourinary; Head & Neck; Lung and Hematological Malignancies. Group meetings are held on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the group schedule.
Clinical Research Education: MCA member research staff are invited to participate in clinical research education seminars held by the University of Kansas' Research Institute. Topics are geared toward staff in the research coordinator role and cover a range of topics including Good Clinical Practice (GCP), code of federal regulations, data management and patient recruitment and retention strategies. Seminars are typically held at least once a month from August-May.
Oncology Nursing Society's Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course: This course provides nurses with a comprehensive overview of chemotherapy and biotherapy and includes information on newly approved drugs (available at the time of publication) to keep nurses apprised of the latest developments in drug therapy. The contact hours earned from this educational opportunity qualify for initial oncology nursing certification and renewal via ONC-PRO. This course is typically offered twice a year at the KUMC campus or via ITV.
Continuing Medical Education Credits: The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The number of credits issued varies per program. The MCA will be sponsoring oncology-specific continuing medical education credits throughout the year. These CME credits are provided either free or at discount for MCA members.
Continuing Nursing Education Credits: University of Kansas School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The MCA will be sponsoring oncology-specific continuing nursing education credits throughout the year. These CNE credits are provided either free or at discount for MCA members.