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Continuing Medical Education

One of the Top ACCME-accredited CME Program Providers
 
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.
 
 
EASY ACCESS: 
 
 
 
Please note:
 
City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 
 
Allied Healthcare providers such as RNs and NPs may utilize AMA Category 1 accredited courses to fulfill CME requirements for certification. Please check with the appropriate licensing board in order to properly meet requirements. 
 
 
 
 

Online CME

City of Hope's Department of Continuing Medical Education offers accredited e-Learning courses/programs in addition to conferences and symposiums.
 
 
City of Hope web-based CME activities offer the ability to view content at any time and at any location, with an internet connection. These online activities are free of charge, convenient to the learner, and easy to use.
 
To access City of Hope's CME online activities and receive AMA/PRA Category 1 credit, click here and scroll down to "Enduring Materials" to view our available online CME activities.  Click on the "Register" link to access the online content.  After viewing the content, click the back arrow on your internet browser to bring you back to your CME profile. Click on the "Forms Inbox" tab on your CME profile to access the Post-Test and Evaluation Form; learners must score >75% on the Post-Test and complete the Evaluation in order to pass and receive credit.
 
Please call the CME department at 626-218-5622 or email cme@coh.org if you have questions about this process.
 
 
We offer online CME activities such as:
 
  • Medical Staff & Allied Health Professional Corporate Compliance Training
  • ICD 10 Training ~ Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Safety Conditions
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Patient Communication
  • And more....
 

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.
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information: cme@coh.org or 626-218-5622.
 
 
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
 
 

 

 

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
 
Neoplastic Hematopathology Update: Lymphoma Symposium
Westin Pasadena
191 Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106
Saturday, September 19, 2015


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Symposium
Wynn Encore of Las Vegas
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
November 5 – 8, 2015

 
Dinner Meeting Series
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 24, 2015 ; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
ASCO 2015: Review of Practice Changing Research
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
August 6, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Practical Approaches to the Management of Endometrial and Cervical Cancers
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
September 3, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Innovative and Practical Approaches to the Management of Cancer Pain
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
October 1, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Update On Management Of Primary And Metastatic CNS Tumors
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
November 12, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Progress In Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
December 3, 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

One of the Top ACCME-accredited CME Program Providers
 
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.
 
 
EASY ACCESS: 
 
 
 
Please note:
 
City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 
 
Allied Healthcare providers such as RNs and NPs may utilize AMA Category 1 accredited courses to fulfill CME requirements for certification. Please check with the appropriate licensing board in order to properly meet requirements. 
 
 
 
 

Online CME

Online CME

City of Hope's Department of Continuing Medical Education offers accredited e-Learning courses/programs in addition to conferences and symposiums.
 
 
City of Hope web-based CME activities offer the ability to view content at any time and at any location, with an internet connection. These online activities are free of charge, convenient to the learner, and easy to use.
 
To access City of Hope's CME online activities and receive AMA/PRA Category 1 credit, click here and scroll down to "Enduring Materials" to view our available online CME activities.  Click on the "Register" link to access the online content.  After viewing the content, click the back arrow on your internet browser to bring you back to your CME profile. Click on the "Forms Inbox" tab on your CME profile to access the Post-Test and Evaluation Form; learners must score >75% on the Post-Test and complete the Evaluation in order to pass and receive credit.
 
Please call the CME department at 626-218-5622 or email cme@coh.org if you have questions about this process.
 
 
We offer online CME activities such as:
 
  • Medical Staff & Allied Health Professional Corporate Compliance Training
  • ICD 10 Training ~ Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Safety Conditions
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Patient Communication
  • And more....
 

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.
 
In addition to those shown here, speakers on a variety of other topics are available. Please contact us for more information: cme@coh.org or 626-218-5622.
 
 
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
 
 

 

 

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
 
Neoplastic Hematopathology Update: Lymphoma Symposium
Westin Pasadena
191 Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106
Saturday, September 19, 2015


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Symposium
Wynn Encore of Las Vegas
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
November 5 – 8, 2015

 
Dinner Meeting Series
 
Brookside Golf Course: 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
June 24, 2015 ; Registration : 5:30 pm
 
ASCO 2015: Review of Practice Changing Research
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
August 6, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Practical Approaches to the Management of Endometrial and Cervical Cancers
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
September 3, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Innovative and Practical Approaches to the Management of Cancer Pain
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
October 1, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Update On Management Of Primary And Metastatic CNS Tumors
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
November 12, 2015; Registration: 5:30 pm
 
Progress In Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Visitor Center, City of Hope: 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
December 3, 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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