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Capacity-Building Series 


The Iowa Cancer Consortium's Capacity-Building Series is open to anyone interested in expanding her/his knowledge on the available topics.
 
As one of your Consortium membership benefits, registration to attend a Capacity-Building Series webinar is free. Please be sure to log when registering on the member portal to take advantage of this benefit.

If you are not a member of the Iowa Cancer Consortium, registration for this online event is $5. To learn more about Consortium membership, click here.

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Will2Love / Sexuality & Fertility: Managing Crucial Elements of Cancer Care

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Presenter: Leslie Schover, Ph.D. 

Will2Love is a digital health company with the mission to increase the number of cancer survivors receiving effective help for sexual and fertility issues 50% by 2025. This webinar will review how they developed their interventions, their research collaboration with the American Cancer Society to test our current online self-help programs for men and women, their professional training program, and how they can help organizations structure reproductive health programs in oncology settings. 

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to: 
  1. Describe five reasons that sexuality and fertility are important aspects of cancer care 
  2. Understand the structure and content of evidence-based online self-help programs for cancer patients and partners
  3. Ask a basic question to determine whether a patient has a sex or fertility concern
  4. Describe a workflow in which frontline clinicians provide brief assessment and counseling for reproductive health and triage patients to appropriate specialty care

 

Addressing Psychosocial Disparities in Cancer Care

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Presenter: 
Jeritt Tucker, Ph.D.

Psychological symptoms that occur during cancer treatment are often related to the diagnosis and treatment itself, from medical co-morbidities to reactive grief.  At the same time, adjustment disorders are nearly 40 times more prevalent in cancer patients, post-traumatic stress disorders twice as prevalent, depressive disorders three times as prevalent, and suicide twice as frequent (Holland et al., 2015; Anguiano et al., 2012).  Psychosocial factors greatly impact cancer incidence, screening, treatment adherence, and outcomes.  This presentation will focus on helping participants recognize common concerns and psychosocial disparities that exist in cancer care and consider how to address these through reference to CoC guidelines and NCCN standards.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize common behavioral, psychological and psychiatric concerns related to cancer care
  2. Identify psychosocial disparities that exist with respect to cancer risk, screening, treatment and impact
  3. Identify ways to address existing disparities through reference to CoC guidelines and application to a case example


Tobacco: More Than A Public Health Issue

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Presenter: Beth Turner, MA, CHES

While tobacco use rates have declined overall in the U.S., some population groups continue to be disproportionately impacted. Learn about disparities that exist, how the tobacco industry contributed to these disparities and what can be done in your practice or community to decrease the burden. We will discuss the current landscape of tobacco, local data and planned efforts to eliminating these disparities.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the overall impact of tobacco use in the U.S.
  2. Understand and identify disparities that exist and continue to persist in specific communities.
  3. Learn best practices to eliminate these tobacco disparities and help individuals quit.


Emotional Intelligence in Coalition Building

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Redmond-Knight, DrPH

Do you wonder how some people are really effective at managing relationships? Do you find yourself amazed when someone handles conflict and opposition in such a way that calms the entire room? Join us for an interactive one-hour webinar on June 12th from 11 am - 12 pm to improve your understanding of Emotional Intelligence and how to develop skills that will help you work better with others in the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how high-levels of emotional intelligence can support coalition building efforts for the Iowa Cancer Consortium.
  2. Learn practical ways to improve emotional intelligence and increase engagement from Iowa Cancer Consortium members.

 


 
Consensus Building, Direction Setting and Conflict Resolution in Workgroups

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Redmond-Knight, DrPH

Do you find your workgroup struggling with making a decision on what to implement when there are so many good options? Do you struggle with building consensus around one or two ideas? Do you find it challenging to figure out next steps when there are several very vocal participants with differing perspectives? Join us for a 30 minute webinar on June 19th from 11:00 - 11:30 am as we consider some practical ideas on how to build consensus, make difficult decisions and manage conflicts in order to set priorities and work together better to implement the Iowa Cancer Plan.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies to support decision making and priority setting in workgroups when there are lots of ideas but no clear direction.
  2. Develop skills in managing conflict related to decision making and priority setting.


Online Meeting Facilitation Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Redmond-Knight, DrPH

Do you ever wonder if anyone else is really paying attention when you are leading a webinar? Would you like to figure out a way to help participants more actively participate during your next conference call or video chat? Join us for a 30 minute webinar on June 26th from 11:00 - 11:30 am to learn how to increase participant engagement, decision-making and productivity during your next online meeting with the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how high-levels of emotional intelligence can support coalition building efforts for the Iowa Cancer Consortium.
  2. Learn practical ways to improve emotional intelligence and increase engagement from Iowa Cancer Consortium members.


Cancer Support Groups Panel

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Panel: 

  • Amy Austin
  • Kelly Hendershot, LMSW
  • Amanda Carlson Reimann, MBA

A cancer diagnosis can difficult to process, but there are support systems available that provide emotional, educational and/or social support. Join the Iowa Cancer Consortium on July 24, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for a panel discussion where we will discuss different types of cancer support opportunities available for the person diagnosed, caregivers, families and friends.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss some of the cancer support resources available in Iowa.
  2. Discuss some of the unique challenges that a cancer diagnosis creates and how a cancer support group can be a good resource to process these challenges.
  3. Identify the unique roles that health care facilities, non-profits and social media can take to create support systems for cancer patients and their family members.

Check back soon for the recorded webinar. 



View available recordings and slide decks from past series:

FY2015 Capacity-Building Series
‚ÄčFY2014 Capacity-Building Series
FY2013 Capacity-Building Series
FY2012 Capacity-Building Series