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!

Online Academy

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.

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.

Continuing Education Credits:

Designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive 2.5 Category I continuing education contact hours and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.0 advanced level continuing education contact hour (MEP #114730)

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.

Continuing Education Credits:

Designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive 3.0 Category I continuing education contact hours and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 0.5 advanced level continuing education contact hours (MEP #114730)

Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals

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.

Continuing Education Credits:

Designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive 10.0 Category I continuing education contact hours and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 2.0 advanced level continuing education contact hours (MEP #114730)

Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship

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.

Continuing Education Credits:

Certified Health Education Specialists

Designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive 1.0 Category I continuing education contact hour and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.0 advanced level continuing education contact hour (MEP #114730)

Nursing Education

Approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Social Work Education

Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886682488-0) for 2 Social Work continuing education contact hours

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Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

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.

Continuing Education Credits

Medical Education

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nursing Education

Modules 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 have been approved by the Oncology Nursing Society to award contact hours. ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

Certified Health Education Specialists

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 10.0 Category I continuing education contact hours.

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Webinars

Webinars are offered on a variety of topics, including comprehensive cancer control, patient navigation and cancer survivorship.

Comprehensive Cancer Control

The Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) offers quarterly educational presentations and discussions on relevant topics identified by key stakeholders.

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Patient Navigation and Survivorship

The Generation and Translation of Evidence (GATE) Community of Practice hosts regular webinars on a variety of cancer patient navigation and survivorship topics.

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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.

Comprehensive Cancer Control

Ask the Expert session on a variety of comprehensive cancer control topics can be accessed through our Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP)

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Patient Navigation and Survivorship

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.

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