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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.

CME e-Learning

Immunization Initiative

City of Hope has undertaken an Immunization Initiative to help both healthcare providers and patients more aware of the need to be current with immunizations. Many adults assume that immunizations they received as children will protect them for a lifetime. While this is true for some vaccinations, oncologists, primary care physicians, and others who manage patients with cancer need to be aware that some adults have never received certain childhood immunizations and that newer vaccines may not have been available to them as children. Furthermore, immunity conferred by some vaccines fades over time, an effect that may be exacerbated in patients with cancer or who might be otherwise immunocompromised.
Questions regarding this project or to learn how to get involved please contact the Continuing Medical Education Department at 626-256-4673 ext 65622 or email us at cme@coh.org.
The education and information provided has been developed in collaboration between City of Hope and The France Foundation and sponsored by an educational research grant by Pfizer.


Support Materials

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.
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)
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
Skin Cancer

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

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

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

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!
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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