The 2015 International Cancer Education Conference was 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 Tucson, Arizona, from 21-23 October 2015. The conference was accredited to provide continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, CHES professionals, and social workers. The theme of the 2015 conference was Cancer Education in Diverse Populations: Disparities, Genomics and Innovations.
The meeting was developed to meet the dynamic needs of oncology professionals who educate people as part of their practice. We trust that the 2015 International Cancer Education Conference in Tucson, Arizona, renewed enthusiasm and provided an excellent showcase of learning opportunities from faculty around the world.
Cancer education plays a vital role in eliminating cancer suffering and death. This conference provides 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 is 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.
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 is 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.