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Quality of Life Research in Oncology

Quality of Life Research in Oncology
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Division of Nursing Research in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the City of Hope.
October 29, 2013
Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia
700 West Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 357-5211
Registration Fee:
  • Early Bird by August 16, 2013 -  $150 per person
  • After August 16, 2013 - $175 per person
  • City of Hope Staff and Students - $125 per person
    ** Seating is limited and fills quickly.
  • You must pre-register to attend course.
  • There is no on-site registration.
  • Register early to secure your space
Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled up to one week before the meeting will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received with less than one week’s notice will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for no-shows.
This one day interdisciplinary conference is sponsored by the Division of Nursing Research in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the City of Hope National Medical Center and is open to nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains and psychologists in oncology research or practice. Leading researchers will discuss their quality of life focused studies related to cancer patients and caregivers.  The development of the quality of life model and its application to clinical research will be the key focus of this program.
This QOL conference is dedicated to Dr. Marcia Grant, recognizing her appointment in 2013 as a Distinguished Professor in the Division of Nursing Research at the City of Hope. There will be a reception and invited poster presentation for all those interested in attending immediately following at City of Hope.
Faculty Members:
  • Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Robert Krouse, MD, FACS
  • Geri Padilla, PhD
  • Marcia Grant, RN, DNSc, FAAN
  1. Describe the development of the City of Hope Quality of Life model and its application in oncology research.
  2. Demonstrate the Quality of Life model framework in clinical research and Quality of Life interventions.
  3. Illustrate the application of the Quality of Life model in family caregiver research.
  4. Identify multidisciplinary application of the Quality of Life model.

To inform participants of the development of the Quality of Life Model and its application to research and practice in the oncology setting.
Who Should Apply:
All nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains and psychologists in oncology research or practice.
CME: Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education The City of Hope is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE: California Board of Registered Nursing, California Board of Social Work – have been requested

Call for Abstracts

We are currently soliciting abstracts for posters to be presented at the Quality of Life Research in Oncology Conference on October 29, 2013. Presenters will have the opportunity to share their research with interested colleagues and prominent oncology quality of life researchers at the conclusion of the conference. The poster presentation will be held in Cooper Auditorium at City of Hope from 4-6pm in conjunction with City of Hope’s centennial celebration reception. Submissions on quality of life in oncology research are welcomed from all disciplines.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Friday, August 16th, 2013

For additional information, please contact:
Maribel Tejada ~ Nursing Research & Education
City of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: 626-256-4673, ext. 63486
Fax: 626-301-8941

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