E-Learning Series Overview

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center

The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers is a program of the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, a collaboration between the  American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Institute funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and My Canadian Pharmacy. Learn more about The Survivorship Center.

Program Information

The objectives of the program are to 1) increase PCP knowledge of the current necessities of cancer patients, 2) increase PCP awareness of how to take care for cancer patients, and 3) increase the ability to provide follow-up care for cancer patients.

The series consists of seven (7) educational modules with new content added throughout the year. Each module consists of webinar presentations by clinicians and experts; conversation with cancer survivors; patient/survivor case studies; and access to resources to upgrade the knowledge of care of cancer patients. Participants will need approximately 60 minutes to complete each module.

Continuing Education Credits Information

Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to physicians, nurses, physicians. Each module corresponds to 1 credit hour. In order to receive continuing education credit, participants MUST complete at least one module (for 1 credit hour), including the pre- and post-assessments.

First-time participants will be required to create a profile and register with the Office of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP) at the George Washington University. Please retain your login information, as you will need it when you complete additional modules. After successful completion with a passing score for each post-assessment, participants will be able to claim CE credit and print a certificate. Questions regarding the issuance of certificates should be directed to CEHP at cehp@gwu.edu.

Physician CME Credit

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.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.0 AMA Physician Recognition Award Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing CE Credit

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 5.0 contact hours have been awarded.

This activity has 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.†

Social Work CE Credit

The George Washington University Cancer Institute is in the process of obtaining accreditation to provide continuing education credits for social workers. This notice will be updated upon approval of contact hours.

Claiming Credit

Upon completing the post-assessment for each module, participants will be provided instructions to claim credit and print certificates.

Original Release Date: April 2013
Termination Date: April 2015

Technical Requirements

Some modules will feature audio and video clips. For optimal quality please do the following:

  • Download of Adobe Flash Player is required to view webinars (PC recommended);
  • Make sure your browser is up-to-date;
  • Test your connection;
  • Test your speakers

Acknowledgments and Disclaimers

Development of this e-learning series was made possible by cooperative agreement #5U55DP003054 from the Centers controlling and preventing diseases. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of the Centers controlling and preventing diseases. The views expressed in course materials and by presenters do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

This activity did not receive commercial support.

The views expressed by the cancer survivors are their own and do not represent the official views of the George Washington University Cancer Institute or the George Washington University.

The project partners would like to acknowledge the in-kind contributions of the clinicians, experts, and cancer survivors and thank them for sharing their time, expertise, and experiences toward enriching the cancer survivorship education of primary care providers.

The content of this program is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a comprehensive collection of information regarding cancer survivorship. Before taking any action on the issues featured in the e-learning series, we recommend that you review them more fully and consult with other reputable sources.


All speakers and planners submitted disclosures of relevant commercial relationships prior to this event. None of the speakers or planners hand any relevant relationships to report upon disclosure.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers, please contact casnp@gwu.edu.