Geriatric Oncology: Cognition and Communication

Starts:  Dec 3, 2020 08:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Dec 4, 2020 05:00 PM (ET)

Geriatric Oncology:
Cognition and Communication


Thursday-Friday, December 3-4, 2020


Geriatric Oncology:
Cognition and Communication


Thursday-Friday, December 3-4, 2020


This program will provide a high-level discussion surrounding chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment, distress/anxiety, and its effects on cognition, delirium, dementia, and depression. This live virtual course will focus on communication-based concerns and barriers when interacting with the older cancer patient (including caregivers and family members), evaluation of decision making capacity, as well as how to work with an interpreter for patients who suffer both from dementia and experience a language barrier.

The day 2 Geriatric Communication Skills Training is comprised of a specific experiential learning methodology that will immerse participants in practicing newly taught skills in a simulated relevant clinical environment.


Complimentary Registration for Accepted Applicants

This course will be delivered as a live virtual experience. By registering for the virtual course, you will be able to view presentations, hear live audio, and interact online. CME, Social Work, and Nursing credit, as well as ABIM MOC points, will be offered for this course.

Participants will be competitively selected by an application process and registration is complimentary for those accepted.


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Memorial Sloan Kettering Course Directors


Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD
Chief, Geriatrics Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  
Clinical Professor, Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College


Patricia A. Parker, PhD
Member and Attending Psychologist
Director, Communication Skills Training and Research Program (Comskil)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 


Memorial Sloan Kettering Course Faculty


Koshy Alexander, MD
Assistant Attending, Geriatrician
Department of Medicines


Yesne Alici, MD
Clinical Director, Associate Attending Psychiatrist
Medical Director, Biobehavioral Brain Health Clinic
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Smita Banerjee, PhD
Associate Attending Behavioral Scientist 
Member, Comskil Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Nessa Coyle, NP, PhD, FAAN
Consultant, Advanced Practice Nurse


Javier González, MFA
Director, Linguistic and Cultural Responsiveness Service


Chrysanne Karnick MOT, OTR/L, CAPS, CLT
Senior Occupational Therapist 

Yuelin Li, PhD
Behavioral Statistician


Ruth Manna, MPH
Associate Director
Patient Experience Partnerships


Christian J. Nelson, PhD
Chief, Psychiatry Service 
Attending Psychiatrist 
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Andy Roth, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Jessica Staley 
Manager, Comskil Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences




Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.50 Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Social Work Accreditation Statement
This presentation is approved for a maximum of 14.50 Continuing Education Contact Hours of Live In-Person Training. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0228.

ANCC CNE Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Nursing Professional Development/Continuing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours will be awarded to participants who attend the program in its entirety and complete a program evaluation. Partial credit not awarded. 


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