Friday, July 31 • 3:50pm - 5:20pm
S16: Disseminating Evidence-based Cancer Supportive Care Interventions: A National and International Imperative

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Despite the emergence of clinical guidelines and quality care standards for psychosocial oncology in some parts of the world, the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions to further this field has proven to be a major global challenge. Leading psychosocial experts have developed internationally recognized training programs to overcome key barriers in disseminating evidence-based treatment strategies and in building programs to deliver high quality supportive care to people affected by cancer. This symposia is designed to educate a multidisciplinary global audience about systematic methods for translating evidence into clinical behaviors that enhance performance outcomes of oncology healthcare professionals. Data from three unique federally funded training programs will be described. The first presentation will review findings from a practical skills-based professional education program designed to teach healthcare professionals how to build, implement, and evaluate supportive care programs. The second presentation will discuss implementation of a comprehensive biopsychosocial screening program, and will include the perspective from a trainee who will identify how the program has influenced cancer care within Brazil. The final presentation will review findings from Cancer2Health, a training program designed to disseminate an empirically-supported biobehavioral intervention for helping newly diagnosed patients cope with cancer stress.

Chair/Discussant: Michelle C Fingeret

S16-1: Dissemination and Implementation (DI) of a Biobehavioral Intervention, B. Andersen

S16-2: Disseminating Methods for Implementing Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Screening: A National and International Perspective, K. Clark

S16-3: From Theory to Practice: Disseminating What We Know to What We Actually Do, M. Loscalzo

Friday July 31, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Marquis Salon 3/4

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