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Specific Aims of ExCEL


ExCEL in Social Work enhances the clinical and leadership skills of oncology social workers through the following specific aims:
 
  • Create an exceptional oncology social work-specific curriculum directly addressing the recommendations of the 2008 IOM Report on psychosocial health needs of oncology patients.
  • Implement the curriculum through eight pre-conference courses offered in conjunction with the annual meetings of the AOSW and the APOSW.
  • Provide evidence-informed information through the AOSW, APOSW and ExCEL newsletters and websites.
  • Evaluate the impact of this training by measuring the process and the outcomes of the various educational activities and change efforts (goals) initiated by the participants.
  • Disseminate the findings through peer-reviewed publications, various professional organizations and oncology networks.

Aims

Specific Aims of ExCEL


ExCEL in Social Work enhances the clinical and leadership skills of oncology social workers through the following specific aims:
 
  • Create an exceptional oncology social work-specific curriculum directly addressing the recommendations of the 2008 IOM Report on psychosocial health needs of oncology patients.
  • Implement the curriculum through eight pre-conference courses offered in conjunction with the annual meetings of the AOSW and the APOSW.
  • Provide evidence-informed information through the AOSW, APOSW and ExCEL newsletters and websites.
  • Evaluate the impact of this training by measuring the process and the outcomes of the various educational activities and change efforts (goals) initiated by the participants.
  • Disseminate the findings through peer-reviewed publications, various professional organizations and oncology networks.
Excel Courses 2014
Do you care for people impacted by cancer? Approximately 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetime. We invite you to join our community of dedicated social workers committed to improving the delivery of  psychosocial care by attending a course in 2014! This is the last year courses will be offered. Application Deadline: CLOSED. 
 
April 21 to 22, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA: Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
or
May 26 to 27, 2014 - Baltimore, MD: The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
 
Please share this flyer with your social work colleagues!
2014 ExCEL Application
We are delighted that you are interested in joining our growing ExCEL community of social workers who are committed to improving the delivery of psychosocial-spiritual care.
 
 
 
 
 
Current NRE Programs for Health Professionals

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.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.
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