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Continuing Medical Education

City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to continuing medical education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.

CME events are vital for physicians seeking board certification and for maintenance of certification, or MOC, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the latest treatment modalities and delivering the highest standard of patient care.
 
One of the Top ACCME-accredited CME Program Providers

City of Hope’s CME program has been fully accredited since 1999 through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. In 2005, our CME Program received its first Accreditation with Commendation. This designation placed our CME Program in the top 1 to 2 percent of CME program providers in the nation. In 2011, the ACCME awarded our CME Program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation designation citing compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies and characterizing our CME Program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement."
 
A Founding Member of NCCN

City of Hope is a founding member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the nation’s leading cancer centers. The NCCN develops clinical practice guidelines for use by patients, physicians and other health care decision-makers. The NCCN Drugs and Biologics Compendium is a regularly-updated, comprehensive set of guidelines which recommends the most appropriate diagnostic tests, therapy and follow-up for cancer patients based on clinical evidence as well as the consensus of leading academic cancer centers.

City of Hope’s expert doctors contribute to the NCCN Compendium on an ongoing basis, and CME courses offered by City of Hope are consistently informed by NCCN guidelines.

Clinical Updates

City of Hope Continuing Medical Education Department is committed to providing you with the information and resources to facilitate improvement in practice performance patient outcomes.

Please review the the links below:

Contact the Continuing Medical Education Department if you have questions regarding this or any of the information provided at cme@coh.org or 626-256-4673 ext 65622.
 

Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds program offered at City of Hope is available to physicians and hospitals in the surrounding areas. Members of the medical staff at City of Hope are available to speak to medical groups, hospital medical staffs and community hospital health-care professionals on a variety of topics related to cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our speakers can provide expert presentations in various settings, including hospital grand rounds, luncheon and dinner lectures, and CME conferences and symposia. New speakers and topics are added regularly, and we can create custom presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization.
 
Topics
 
Anatomic Pathology
 
Central Nervous System
Brain Tumors, Benign
Brain Tumors, Malignant
Brain Tumors, Metastatic
CNS Lymphoma
Pituitary Tumors
Spinal Tumors

Clinical Cancer Genetics
Genetic Counseling
 
Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
Advances in Testing
Familial Cancer Testing
Hereditary Colon Cancer
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (the largest clinical experience to date)
Marfan Syndrome
X-link Mental Retardation (a panel of eight genes may detect the underlying mechanism in about 20 percent of families)
 
Diabetes
Islet Cell Transplantation
 
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Colon Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
 

Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
 
Head and Neck Cancers
Laryngeal Cancer
Oral Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies
Aplastic Anemia
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
Lymphoma, Primary CNS
Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Infectious Diseases
Worldwide Swine Flu (AH1N1) Outbreak - CME Module
 
Musculoskeletal Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue
Sarcomas and Other Soft Tissue Cancers
 
Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Thymectomy
 
Pain Management and Palliative Care
 
Pediatric Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
Childhood Brain Tumor
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Myeloid
Liver Cancer, Childhood
Lymphoma, Childhood Hodgkin’s Disease
Lymphoma, Childhood Non-Hodgkin’s
Neuroblastoma
Sarcoma
 
Skin Cancer
Melanoma

Thoracic Cancers
Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell
Lung Cancer, Small Cell
Mediastinal Tumors
Mesothelioma

Thyroid Cancer

Women’s Cancers
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Endometrial/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
 
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

City of Hope Accreditation History

We at the City of Hope have had an active Continuing Medical Education program since the 1950's when the school of Postgraduate Medicine first sponsored extramural conferences. Our first accreditation occurred under the aegis of the California Medical Association in 1978. We continued this statewide accreditation until our expanding national course offerings and reputation evolved into an application for national accreditation in 1997. In July 1999, a two-year provisional accreditation status was awarded through ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).

In February 2005, our CME Program underwent the ACCME’s rigorous quadrennial reaccreditation review and survey. We were advised by ACCME on July 15, 2005 that we had been Reaccredited with Commendation with Exemplary Compliance demonstrated in six Essential Elements. This designation placed our CME Program in the top one to two percent of CME program providers in the nation. We were also listed as a “best practices” resource on the ACCME website under their Exemplary Compliance List.

On February 24, 2011, our City of Hope CME Program once again underwent ACCME re-accreditation review. On July 22, 2011, the ACCME apprised us of their decision to award our program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation citing compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies and characterizing our CME Program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement."

 

 

Continuing Medical Education Events Calendar

City of Hope's CME calendar is easy to navigate - just move your cursor over or click a date or event description. You can also add events to your personal calendar, e-mail event information to yourself or others, set up e-mail and cell phone text message reminders on events and other event actions. Additionally, you can subscribe to the CME calendar in different ways including Weekly e-mails, RSS and Atom Feeds.

CME Dinners and Conferences

Regional continuing medical education (CME) events welcome physicians from the surrounding areas for focused sessions on current oncology topics.
 
Click on topics below to REGISTER NOW!
 
UPCOMING   LIVE  EVENTS:
 
Conferences
 
The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas 89109
November 6-9, 2014
 
 
Dinner Meeting Series
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 25, 2014; Registration: 5:30pm
 
Athenaeum @ Cal Tech: 511 South Hill Ave, Pasadena CA 91106
July 23, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
August 7, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
September 4, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
September 24, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
October 2, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
November 13, 2014; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
December 4, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
December 10, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
March 25, 2015; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 24, 2015 ; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
 
You also have the opportunity of adding events from the CME Calendar directly to your personal calendar as well as send reminders to yourself. (See Event Actions below calendar.)
 
 
 
 

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to continuing medical education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.

CME events are vital for physicians seeking board certification and for maintenance of certification, or MOC, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the latest treatment modalities and delivering the highest standard of patient care.
 
One of the Top ACCME-accredited CME Program Providers

City of Hope’s CME program has been fully accredited since 1999 through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. In 2005, our CME Program received its first Accreditation with Commendation. This designation placed our CME Program in the top 1 to 2 percent of CME program providers in the nation. In 2011, the ACCME awarded our CME Program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation designation citing compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies and characterizing our CME Program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement."
 
A Founding Member of NCCN

City of Hope is a founding member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the nation’s leading cancer centers. The NCCN develops clinical practice guidelines for use by patients, physicians and other health care decision-makers. The NCCN Drugs and Biologics Compendium is a regularly-updated, comprehensive set of guidelines which recommends the most appropriate diagnostic tests, therapy and follow-up for cancer patients based on clinical evidence as well as the consensus of leading academic cancer centers.

City of Hope’s expert doctors contribute to the NCCN Compendium on an ongoing basis, and CME courses offered by City of Hope are consistently informed by NCCN guidelines.

Online CME

Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates

City of Hope Continuing Medical Education Department is committed to providing you with the information and resources to facilitate improvement in practice performance patient outcomes.

Please review the the links below:

Contact the Continuing Medical Education Department if you have questions regarding this or any of the information provided at cme@coh.org or 626-256-4673 ext 65622.
 

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds program offered at City of Hope is available to physicians and hospitals in the surrounding areas. Members of the medical staff at City of Hope are available to speak to medical groups, hospital medical staffs and community hospital health-care professionals on a variety of topics related to cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our speakers can provide expert presentations in various settings, including hospital grand rounds, luncheon and dinner lectures, and CME conferences and symposia. New speakers and topics are added regularly, and we can create custom presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization.
 
Topics
 
Anatomic Pathology
 
Central Nervous System
Brain Tumors, Benign
Brain Tumors, Malignant
Brain Tumors, Metastatic
CNS Lymphoma
Pituitary Tumors
Spinal Tumors

Clinical Cancer Genetics
Genetic Counseling
 
Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
Advances in Testing
Familial Cancer Testing
Hereditary Colon Cancer
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (the largest clinical experience to date)
Marfan Syndrome
X-link Mental Retardation (a panel of eight genes may detect the underlying mechanism in about 20 percent of families)
 
Diabetes
Islet Cell Transplantation
 
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Colon Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Liver Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
 

Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
 
Head and Neck Cancers
Laryngeal Cancer
Oral Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies
Aplastic Anemia
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
Lymphoma, Primary CNS
Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Infectious Diseases
Worldwide Swine Flu (AH1N1) Outbreak - CME Module
 
Musculoskeletal Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue
Sarcomas and Other Soft Tissue Cancers
 
Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Thymectomy
 
Pain Management and Palliative Care
 
Pediatric Cancers
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
Childhood Brain Tumor
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, Childhood Acute Myeloid
Liver Cancer, Childhood
Lymphoma, Childhood Hodgkin’s Disease
Lymphoma, Childhood Non-Hodgkin’s
Neuroblastoma
Sarcoma
 
Skin Cancer
Melanoma

Thoracic Cancers
Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell
Lung Cancer, Small Cell
Mediastinal Tumors
Mesothelioma

Thyroid Cancer

Women’s Cancers
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Endometrial/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
 
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

Accreditation History

City of Hope Accreditation History

We at the City of Hope have had an active Continuing Medical Education program since the 1950's when the school of Postgraduate Medicine first sponsored extramural conferences. Our first accreditation occurred under the aegis of the California Medical Association in 1978. We continued this statewide accreditation until our expanding national course offerings and reputation evolved into an application for national accreditation in 1997. In July 1999, a two-year provisional accreditation status was awarded through ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).

In February 2005, our CME Program underwent the ACCME’s rigorous quadrennial reaccreditation review and survey. We were advised by ACCME on July 15, 2005 that we had been Reaccredited with Commendation with Exemplary Compliance demonstrated in six Essential Elements. This designation placed our CME Program in the top one to two percent of CME program providers in the nation. We were also listed as a “best practices” resource on the ACCME website under their Exemplary Compliance List.

On February 24, 2011, our City of Hope CME Program once again underwent ACCME re-accreditation review. On July 22, 2011, the ACCME apprised us of their decision to award our program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation citing compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies and characterizing our CME Program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement."

 

 

CME Calendar

Continuing Medical Education Events Calendar

City of Hope's CME calendar is easy to navigate - just move your cursor over or click a date or event description. You can also add events to your personal calendar, e-mail event information to yourself or others, set up e-mail and cell phone text message reminders on events and other event actions. Additionally, you can subscribe to the CME calendar in different ways including Weekly e-mails, RSS and Atom Feeds.

CME Dinners and Conferences

CME Dinners and Conferences

Regional continuing medical education (CME) events welcome physicians from the surrounding areas for focused sessions on current oncology topics.
 
Click on topics below to REGISTER NOW!
 
UPCOMING   LIVE  EVENTS:
 
Conferences
 
The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas 89109
November 6-9, 2014
 
 
Dinner Meeting Series
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 25, 2014; Registration: 5:30pm
 
Athenaeum @ Cal Tech: 511 South Hill Ave, Pasadena CA 91106
July 23, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
August 7, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
September 4, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
September 24, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
October 2, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
November 13, 2014; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
City of Hope Visitor's Center: 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte CA 91010
December 4, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
December 10, 2014; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
March 25, 2015; Registration : 5:30pm
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 24, 2015 ; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
 
You also have the opportunity of adding events from the CME Calendar directly to your personal calendar as well as send reminders to yourself. (See Event Actions below calendar.)
 
 
 
 
Conference Contact
For additional information, please contact course registrar at 626-256-HOPE (4673), Ext. 65622

 

 
National and Regional Events and Conferences
City of Hope's Department of Continuing Medical Education now offers accredited e-Learning courses/programs in addition to conferences and symposiums.
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  • City of Hope is extending the reach of its lifesaving mission well beyond U.S. borders. To that end, three distinguished City of Hope leaders visited China earlier this year to lay the foundation for the institution’s new International Medicine Program. The program is part of City of Hope’s strategi...
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  • Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. The reasons for this, according to a recent JAMA Surgery study, vary. Nearly half say they do not want any additional surgery, while nearly 34 percent say breast cancer reconstruction simply isn’t imp...
  • The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. The second top risk factor is getting older. Obviously, these two factors cannot be controlled, which is why all women should be aware of their risk and how to minimize those risks. Many risk factors can be mitigated, and simple changes can lead...
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  • Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the number of cancers found before they cause symptoms – catching the disease when it is most treatable and curable. Mammograms, however, are not infallible. It’s important to conduct self-exams, and know the signs and symptoms that should be checked by a h...
  • Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old. He began chemotherapy and was in and out of the hospital for four months. After his fourth round of treatment, he received a bone marrow transplantation from an anonymous donor. Today, he’s cancer free.   In his previ...
  • In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer  ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care. Afte...
  • More and more people are surviving cancer, thanks to advanced cancer treatments and screening tools. Today there are nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. But in up to 20 percent of cancer patients, the disease ultimately spreads to their brain. Each year, nearly 170,000 new cases of brain ...
  • Cancer cells are masters of survival. Despite excessive damage to their most basic workings and the constant vigilance of the body’s immune system, they manage to persevere. Much of this extraordinary ability to survive falls under the control of proteins bearing the name STAT, short for signal transducer and a...
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