The GW Cancer Center offers numerous training and education opportunities for health care professionals, patients, researchers, policy makers and advocates as well as others interested in cancer-related topics. Our trainings feature evidence-based information on a variety of topics. From cancer survivorship care for primary care providers to communication trainings for cancer professionals looking to launch a public education campaign, our offerings have you covered. Many trainings also include continuing education credits at no-cost. Learn more about our different trainings below. This page is updated regularly with new training opportunities, so check in often!
Our Online Academy offers self-paced, no-cost courses on relevant topics for health care professionals, comprehensive cancer control programs and others. Participants can enroll in courses at their convenience and take them at their own pace. The Online Academy is supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U38DP004972-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This no-cost training aims to improve the productivity of patient-provider interactions through individual and systems-level approaches. The training seeks to provide health care professionals with knowledge and strategies to support patient-provider communication and employ culturally competent practices. Use enrollment code TEAMcare (case sensitive) to enroll in the course.
This training explores PSE change, from its evidence base to a full-length case study. It provides background information on the 7-step PSE change process, stepwise worksheets, a PSE action plan template, real world examples from comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs, an extensive resource list, and theoretical and evaluation approaches to help grow the PSE change evidence base. Use enrollment code PSETrain (case sensitive) to enroll in this course.
Addressing the Need for LGBTQ-Affirming Cancer Care: A Focus on Sexual and Gender Minority Prostate Cancer Survivors
This training aims to help social workers and other health care professionals better support sexual and gender minority cancer patients, with a specific focus on the needs of sexual and gender minority prostate cancer survivors. Use enrollment code SGMCARE (case sensitive) to enroll in this course.
Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals 101: Media Planning and Media Relations
This training walks participants through the process of media planning, creating media-friendly materials and building relationships with journalists. The Media Planning and Media Relations Guide provides a supplement to the course and includes customizable templates to build a tailored media plan and media-ready materials for cancer control programs. The training is interactive and uses evidence-based case studies to prepare cancer control professionals to build an effective media plan. Use enrollment code COMM101 (case sensitive) to enroll in this course or download the informational flyer.
Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals 102: Making Communication Campaigns Evidence-Based
This training is the second of a two-part series on cancer control communication and is designed for participants who desire more in-depth information. Interactive learning modules walk learners through important concepts of collecting and using evidence in communication campaigns, developing campaign messages and using appropriate tactics and channels to reach intended audiences, planning for campaign evaluation and launching a campaign. Use enrollment code COMM102 (case sensitive) to enroll in this course or download the informational flyer.
This innovative program teaches the nuts and bolts of navigation and survivorship program development and implementation. The training walks participants through brief interactive presentations, supplemental written content that summarizes the latest research and best practices, case studies and customizable activities to create a program plan. Use enrollment code ETrain (case sensitive) to enroll in this course or download the informational flyer.
Through a collaborative process, the GW Cancer Center developed the first-ever, national consensus-based competencies for oncology patient navigators without a clinical license. This comprehensive, competency-based training uses evidence-based information and case studies to prepare patient navigators to effectively address barriers to care for cancer patients and survivors. Use enrollment code PNTrain (case sensitive) to enroll in this course or download the informational flyer.
Primary care providers play a critical role in providing follow-up care for cancer survivors, including dealing with many of the physical, psychological, practical, informational and spiritual challenges after the completion of cancer treatment. The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the GW Cancer Center funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is intended for primary care providers such as general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses or others who provide follow-up care to cancer survivors. The course covers late and long-term effects of treatment for a variety of cancer types. Use enrollment code PCTrain (case sensitive) to enroll in this course or download the informational flyer.
Webinars are offered on a variety of topics, including comprehensive cancer control, patient navigation and cancer survivorship.
Ask the Expert Sessions
Ask the Expert sessions are dynamic, web-based discussion forums hosted by experts on various topics relevant to cancer control, survivorship and patient navigation. Small groups of 15 to 20 participants convene to ask questions, share experiences and learn from both experts and peers. Participants leave the sessions with new resources, guidance for their issues, ideas and lessons learned from other programs or individuals. Summary notes containing resources, guidance and promising practices are available after each event.
Ask the Expert sessions geared toward patients, survivors, caregivers, providers and researchers on topics related to patient navigation and survivorship are available through our Generation and Translation of Evidence (GATE) Community of Practice.