Evaluation and CME: Training Program Directors' Retreat

CME Overview

The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Oncology Training Program Directors’ Retreat is a 1 ½ day program that targets the medical oncology and hematology oncology training program director and associate training program director to address their educational and professional development needs.  This workshop has been developed to expand the knowledge of program directors by exposing them to best practices from other program directors and medical education professionals. The workshop will provide concrete, real-life examples and templates along with the opportunity to share knowledge and information with peers.  This program is critical to providing resources for busy program directors and associate program directors who do not have the time to individually develop all of the tools needed to satisfy the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Requirements and Next Accreditation System (NAS). Other areas to be covered include: Teaching Strategies, Quality Improvement, Physician Wellness, and more. The retreat will feature didactic presentations with open discussion periods after each presentation and group work for maximum interaction among participants.

Educational Need Statement

In 2008, ASCO administered a training program directors assessment to identify areas of educational and professional development need.  Participants of the survey identified challenges faced with increasing workload and lack of external resources used to support their professional needs.  Other areas of educational need included challenges in applying knowledge and obtaining best practices information.  In efforts to narrow the gaps identified, ASCO developed an Oncology Training Program Directors’ Retreat targeted to hematology/oncology program directors and associate directors. The retreat is designed to address competencies in professionalism, interpersonal skills and communication.  In addition, training program directors are burdened by the mandates of the ACGME regarding the training of oncology fellows. ASCO is positioned to provide further assistance to program directors through this retreat focusing on the issues unique to them.  ACGME cites time spent in education in its program requirements, particularly encouraging program directors to participate in academic societies and in educational programs designed to enhance training program director’s educational and administrative skills.  As in past years, the 2015 Retreat Steering Committee collaborated in an examination of the most pressing issues facing training program directors today, using the 2008 survey as well as past evaluation data and observations in the field.  

Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives for the 2015 Retreat will be updated closer to the Retreat. 

Target Audience 
This retreat is designed to address the needs of oncology training program directors, associate program directors, as well as key clinical faculty and teaching faculty, primarily from medical oncology (combined hematology/oncology) programs.

Accreditation Statement and CME Credit Designation 
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is accredited by the Accredidation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicans. The American Society of Clinical Oncology designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support Acknowledgement
No commercial support was obtained for this activity. 

Retreat Feedback and CME

Program Evaluation and CME

Retreat attendees are encouraged to provide feedback to leadership, which will enhance programs, develop new initiatives, and gauge educational impact.  Attendees can submit feedback online with immediate certificate access. 

Credit requests and evaluations are due by Thursday, November 26, 2015.

To claim CME credit, access certificates and  provide feedback on the Retreat, please follow these instructions:

  • Access the CME Portal via http://cmeportal.asco.org/Meeting/Index
  • Log in with your Meeting Badge ID or ASCO.org username and password.
  • Select sessions you attend, filtering by time and date or keyword
  • Give us feedback by rating the session and leaving a comment
  • Claim CME Credit for the session commensurate with your participation
  • Click “Get Certificate” to generate a PDF certificate that can be emailed or printed 

CME Certificates or Certificates of Participation are available immediately after submission. Physicians (MDs and DOs) must submit by, Thursday, November 26, 2015 in order to receive CME credit for attending this retreat. Submissions received after the deadline will not be processed.  Certificates of Attendance are available for attendees who need a record of their attendance at the Retreat but do not require documentation for continuing education purposes. Please note that this certificate does not award any AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Non-physicians may request a Certificate of Participation, which may enable non-physicians to apply their Meeting participation hours toward re-licensure. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding the awarding of credit will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.

For questions with regard to CME, certificates, or providing feedback, please contact the CME team at cme@asco.org or (571) 483-1403. 

Need help?

  • For questions about CME certificate, Certificates of Participation and/or Certificates of Attendance please email cme@asco.org or call 571-483-1403
  • For questions about your meeting badge number and/or registration, contact emily.schutz@asco.org 
  • For questions about registration, please email emily.schutz@asco.org 
  • For questions about your ASCO.org username and password, please contact customerservice@asco.org