Care for the Older Cancer Patient: Cognition and Communication

Oct 4, 2019 8:30 AM

This course is focused on cognition and communication for all types and levels of Health Care Professionals providing care for older adults with cancer though lectures Friday and an optional workshop on Saturday. 

Friday, October 4th, will consist of high-level discussions surrounding all types of cognitive impairments commonly seen in the older cancer patient.  There will be a focus on communication based concerns and barriers when interacting with the older cancer patient (including caregivers and family members), evaluation of decision-making capacity, as well as how to work with an interpreter for patients with dementia and may experience a language barrier.

Saturday, October 5th, is a Geriatric Communication Skills Training Workshop comprised of a specific experiential learning methodology that will immerse participants in applying newly taught skills in a simulated relevant clinical environment. An addition fee is required and space is limited. 

This course is directed towards oncologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, advanced care practitioners, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adult cancer patients. 

MSK CME offers a discounted rate for MSK Alumni, MSK Cancer Alliance and Cancer Care Partners. If you are a member of one of these groups, please contact for more information.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
New York, NY 10065