ICEC 2014: Building Global Bridges, Providing Quality Cancer Education

The 2014 International Cancer Education Conference is co-organized by the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). These organizations collaboratively hosted the International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, from 22-25 October 2014. The conference was jointly provided/co-provided by USF Health and AACE.

The meeting was developed to meet the changing needs of oncology professionals who educate others as part of their practice. We trust that the 2014 International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, renewed enthusiasm and provided an excellent showcase of learning opportunities from faculty around the world.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
Cancer education plays a key role in the nation’s war to end cancer suffering and death. This conference provided a showcase of validated educational models, provides a multidisciplinary forum for the dissemination of cancer education research, facilitates interdisciplinary networking, and enhances attendees’ educational and evaluation skills. The goal of the conference organizers was to expand the cancer education community from which we can learn and share best practices in cancer education, making best use of our educational efforts.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Surgeons, residents, physicians, nurses, educators and other allied health specialists, including medical, nursing and allied health professional students, patient advocates, hospital administrators, and social workers.

Attendance was encouraged by all those focused on cancer education including: oncologists, primary care physicians, radiologists, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, patient/health educators, medical anthropologists, librarians and public health professionals. Previous participants have included all of the above drawn from the world’s academic medical centers and cancer care organizations responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating cancer education curricula, research and programs.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
The conference planning committee issued the call for abstracts in March 2014. Abstract notifications were sent via email to the submitting authors on 30 May 2014. A call for late-breaking abstracts was issued on 21 July 2014.

REGISTRATION
Registration opened on 30 May 2014.

PROGRAM
Invited Speaker biosketches/photos and workshop descriptions can be found on the Program page.

AWARDS
Every year, the R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for Best Manuscripts and three Best Poster Awards are presented at the conference. Please see the Awards page for details.

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