CRP 102: ICI COLORECTAL CANCER PRECEPTORSHIP
Multidisciplinary management, standards of care, optimal diagnostics, therapies, and future perspectives in the care of Colon and Rectal Cancer patients in sub-Saharan Africa incorporating Biosimilars.
Training Start Date Jan/March 2021: To be confirmed once the class size of 20-30 participants is met
Training Duration: 8 weeks
Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD
Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive
Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
Lead Course Faculty: TBN
Course Coordination: Dr. Chizi Kiti
Head, Office of Education and Training
International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
This educational activity is provided independently by the International Cancer Institute (ICI)
through an educational grant from Pfizer
Accreditation of this course is by KMPDC, KPPB, NCK, and COC
ICI Education & Training Mission Statement
The ICI Preceptorship Program Mission is to measurably contribute to cancer patients’ safety and health outcomes and to support practice improvement by providing CME/CPD activities that enhance the ability of physicians and other health-care team members to deliver quality and optimal healthcare services.
The purpose of the ICI Preceptorship Program is to develop educational activities that clearly link the needs of the learner/participants with the planning process, format, and delivery of each activity, resulting in high- quality continuing medical education/continued Professional Development opportunities that will increase the knowledge, competence, and performance of health-care providers.
The ICI Preceptorship Program activities include practical, evidence-based, best clinical practice information for a broad variety of common oncology and hematology conditions, innovations in primary and specialty patient care in NCDs, new procedural training, and specialty fora. The appropriate content for each course is determined based on the results of a practice gap analysis relative to the target audience’s scope of practice, as well as the identified expected outcomes. Content is free of commercial bias.
General Target Audience: ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD activities focus on the needs of generalist and specialist physicians and other multidisciplinary health-care team members at ICI affiliated cancer centers nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa as appropriate.
Type of Activities Provided by ICI
In order to accomplish our educational goals, ICI CME uses a range of activity formats based on the content and desired results of the activity. Current offerings include live and videoconferenced activities, live regularly scheduled series, internet CME activities, enduring materials, and hands-on skills workshops. ICI also jointly sponsors activities with regional specialty societies, non-profit educational organizations, and government agencies when mutually desired goals and outcomes are best achieved by such relationships.
Expected Results of the Preceptorship Program
ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD is committed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of its CME/CPD Program. ICI courses are designed to: increase knowledge of new treatments, diagnostic tools, and procedures; improve compliance with the specific evidence-based standard of care protocols; improve competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes; and promote efficient use of resources. We employ assessment methods to evaluate the extent to which our activities result in changes in knowledge, competence, and performance. CME activities in conjunction with quality improvement projects have measurable outcomes to report. An emphasis during the planning process is placed on intended learning and desired change in knowledge, competence, and performance. The ICI Education and Training Office works in collaboration with other departments/offices of the International Cancer Institute and its partners who are involved and interested in quality improvement processes and patient safety.
The primary target audience for this course comprises the multidisciplinary clinical cancer care team members including, but not limited to medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; urologists; other health care professionals (internists, primary care physicians, pathologists, physicians-in-training, urology nurses, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) involved and/or interested in the therapeutic management of patients with prostate cancer.
Statement of Need
New developments in the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) are often not widely disseminated, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in patients not receiving the best or most up-to-date care. Health care providers need current information on all factors related to CRC treatment, including screening, diagnosing, surgical and non-surgical strategies, and overall management of patients with colorectal cancer. Successful CRC treatment requires complex strategies and it may be difficult for clinicians to select from the various options available for diagnosis and treatment. Opportunities to discuss cases and compare treatment plans with colleagues are necessary for physicians to optimize their care plans through multidisciplinary tumor boards. ICI continues to conduct at least two virtual multidisciplinary tumor boards weekly. This course will augment that educational activity.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able:
- To understand the Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer (Global)
- To understand colorectal cancer prevention and evidence-based screening guidelines
- To learn the diagnostics, biological basis, prognostic factors, and characterization of the colon and rectal cancers, understanding the different biological and pathological subtypes of the colon and rectal cancer for the selection of appropriate treatment strategies
- To understand the role of Surgery in the management of colon and rectal cancer
- To understand that colon and rectal cancer in the early stages are treated differently
- Evaluate the role of neoadjuvant care, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy in rectal cancer
- To understand the essentials in the assessment and the value of multidisciplinary management of patients with
- To understand the role of chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, and targeted therapy in the management of patients with advanced disease and standard of care
- To be knowledgeable about the strengths of, and the role of personalized medicine and the importance of offering individualized targeted therapies based on molecular findings such as K-Ras, N-Ras, or B-Raf mutations
- To be knowledgeable on colorectal cancer related hereditary syndromes, the management of families with these, and implications for individual patients
- To understand the role of Palliative, supportive, and survivorship care in colorectal cancer management
- To discuss the role and integration of Biosimilars in Colorectal Cancer management
- Appreciate the research priority areas in Colorectal cancer in SSA
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of the patient
conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labelled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit
To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
- Orientation to the course
- Epidemiology of colorectal cancer (Global) & Public Health perspectives in cancer control
- Screening and diagnostic work-up for colorectal cancer
- Pharmacology of systemic therapies used in colorectal cancer, mechanisms of action, toxicities, and their management
- Role of Pathology in colorectal cancer management
- Role of Surgery in the management of colon and rectal cancers
- Supportive, Palliative and Survivorship care in Prostate Cancer Care
- Role of radiotherapy in the management of rectal cancer
- Personalized and targeted therapies in colorectal cancers & summary of recommendations: Standard of care protocols
- Evaluation and Treatment approach to advanced colon and rectal cancers
- Hereditary syndromes associated with colorectal cancers, the management of families with these, and implications for individual patients
- Course Examination in colorectal cancers
- Biosimilars in Colorectal Cancer Management
- Research priorities & Clinical Trial Opportunities in Colorectal Cancer in SSA
Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 8 weeks. (Duration 32 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. The course Cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centres that have formal affiliations/Partnerships with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course
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