Over 80 primary care physicians, specialists, advanced practice providers, and other allied health professionals gathered on Wednesday, May 24, to learn about the most current cancer screening and risk reduction recommendations to share with their patients. This Continuing Medical Education (CME) event was co-sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Cooper University Health Care, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program, and the Burlington Camden County Regional Chronic Disease Coalition.
Presenting physicians included Robert A. Somer, MD; Cathy Butler-Witt, MA, BSW, CTTS; David D. Shersher, MD; Christopher W. Deitch, MD; Jamin C. Morrison, MD; Kristin L. Brill, MD; Yekaterina Koshkareva, MD; and David P. Warshal, MD. The keynote address reviewed current cancer screening guidelines and the assessment of genetic risks for cancer. Breakout session topics covered lung cancer screening and risk reduction; screening guidelines and the rise in early onset cases of colorectal cancer; changing guidelines for breast and prostate cancer screenings; and understanding HPV and the importance of vaccination as more than a gynecological problem.
“Essential Cancer Screening Updates for Primary Care Providers” will take place again on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Physicians, specialists, and other health professionals interested in this event can register by clicking here or visiting events.cooperhealth.org and searching for our CME schedule of programs.
The 2015-2016 academic year marked Cooper’s twenty-fourth accredited year as a national sponsor of CME. In July 2012, Cooper received a six-year Accreditation with Commendation (until July 31, 2018). Cooper is the only hospital or health system in southern New Jersey with national accreditation, and this is Cooper’s second consecutive six-year term. Moreover, only an average of 28 percent of all national CME providers have achieved Accreditation with Commendation.