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The Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

held its

First Annual Conference

 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering

 on the University of California, Irvine campus

October 16-17, 2013





Our first annual meeting covered topics all healthcare professionals, regardless of specialty, need to know when caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer.  The topic “AYA Cancer Rights”, addressed AYA specific cancer, and included discussions about oncofertility, psychosocial needs, patients’ legal rights, and navigating cancer survivorship.  This inaugural event further grew the care of this important patient population.



Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who care for adolescents and young adults with cancer including medical & surgical oncologists, gynecologist, dermatologists, radiation oncologists, and primary care providers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and psychologists.



Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be able to

  • Utilize and implement clinical strategies for models of care for AYA cancer patients into current practices
  • Recognize the importance of prevention and early diagnosis in AYA cancer patients
  • Recognize the importance of and options for oncofertility planning AYA cancer treatment
  • Describe the psychosocial needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer and the impact of those needs on cancer treatment and survivorship
  • Describe the role of AYA advocacy and legal issues in oncology care as it relates to the healthcare professional
  • Discern the issues, solutions, and care of AYA leukemia, melanoma, breast cancer, and cervical cancer patients




The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to
provide medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The UC Irvine School of Medicine designates this educational activity
for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

ADA Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make
every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special
requests, please contact Alex Robinson, robinsa1@uci.edu, 714-
456-8214 by September 20, 2013.

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195,
which requires continuing medical education activities with patient
care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural
and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill
1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please
visit the CME website at www.cme.uci.edu.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy for the UC Irvine School of Medicine and University
of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence,
objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of
conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or

Designation Statement
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider Number 00005, OCEMS for Prehospital Care Classes,
Provider Number 30-0024 and CBBS Provider Number PCE 2279,
for the specified number of contact hours. According to the criteria
of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses
(ABCGN), hours earned in this activity are considered GI specific for
the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.