Chicago AYA Oncology Symposium: Comprehensive Care for AYA's with Cancer

Chicago, IL US
May 31, 2019
As the number of young people with cancer continues to grow, we want to help equip physicians and clinicians with the ability to comprehend that young adults with cancer have different challenges than other populations with cancer. These challenges affect all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. A young adult may not act on symptoms of cancer because it is uncommon. Some symptoms may be similar to the symptoms of noncancerous conditions. Young adults may not have health insurance, or they have limited financial resources to pay for cancer treatment even if they have health insurance. Many young adults have no previous experience receiving care for a complex diagnosis. As such, they may have trouble navigating the health care system. Young adults also have a wide range of emotional, physical, and social concerns, including relationships, sexuality, parenthood, education, and employment. This activity will directly address those challenges and give the participants strategies to help their patients overcome them.

Learn more by visiting the Chicago AYA website here.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss how the financial burden of treatment for AYA patients affect their care
  • Identify fertility challenges for AYA patients and appropriate approaches to fertility preservation and therapy;
  • Describe how access to care impacts outcomes of AYA patients;
  • Relate the factors contributing to treatment compliance in AYA patients;
  • Analyze how compliance affects outcomes in AYA patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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PDF icon Brochure6.19 MB
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Participation
Event starts: 
05/31/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/31/2019 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Wendy Stock, MD
  Anjuli Seth Nayak Professor in Leukemia
  Richard A. Larson, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
Jennifer McNeer, MD
University of Chicago
Lori Mufflly, MD
Stanford University
Susan Parsons, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Hui-Chun Irene Su, MD
University of California San Diego
Julie Wolfson, MD
University of Alabama

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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