Lung Cancer Symposium

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the NE KY AHEC, together with St. Claire Regional Medical Center and the University of Kentucky, will host the Lung Cancer & Smoking Cessation Symposium at the CHER building in Morehead, KY.  The Lung Cancer & Smoking Cessation Symposium is a conference targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other interested health care professionals and will offer continuing education CEUs.

If special services for this activity are required, please indicate this at the time of registration or contact the continuing education coordinator, KaSandra Hensley, by email or at 606.783.6830.  


Health care professionals interested in attending this FREE event may register online by clicking the link below.

Slides will be accessible here when available.
8:30 - 9:00 am  Registration / Breakfast 
9:00 - 9:05   Welcome - David Gross, MPA
9:05 - 9:35 Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) Update and Clinic Implementation Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, FAAFP; Elizabeth Matera, MD
9:35 - 10:35 Lung Cancer Treatment UpdatesVal Adams, PharmD
10:35 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:35 Lung Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Treatment - Jamie Studts, PhD
11:35 - 12:05 pm Radon and Tobacco Smoke: Synergistic Risk for Lung Cancer -
Karen Butler, DNP, RN 
Radon CE handout
12:05 - 12:50 Lunch
12:50 - 1:50 Keynote: Landscape of Disparities in Lung Cancer Care - M. Patricia Rivera, MD
1:50 - 2:40  Panel Discussion - David B. Bailey, Jr, RT(R); Jessica L. Burris, PhD; Craig Burrows, MD, FAAFP; Angela Criswell MA; Wendy C. Whitt, RN
2:40 - 2:45 Closing 
*Click here for a .pdf of all presentations combined.
  • Describe the implementation processes to TLC study.
  • Recall the role in therapy of current and emerging targeted therapies for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Explain the role of evidence-based tobacco treatment in lung cancer survivorship care.
  • Describe reasons why combining the radon/tobacco smoke message is important for preventing lung cancer.
  • Compare the impact of a dual home screening and environmental feedback intervention on synergistic risk perception to reduce lung cancer.
  • Describe socioeconomic and cultural disparities in lung cancer risk.
  • Discuss the disparities in lung cancer screening and treatment.
  • Recognize the importance of collaborations among professional to increase lung cancer screenings and care within our region.



The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


All planners, speakers, authors, reviewers, and staff members involved with content development for continuing education activities sponsored by the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity. Dr. M. Patricia Rivera disclosed honorarium for consulting for Veracyte. This potential conflict was investigated and resolved per the NE KY AHEC Conflict of Interest policy. All other individuals disclosed that they have nothing to disclose.



Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Northeast Kentucky AHEC and the University of Kentucky. The Northeast Kentucky AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Northeast Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education 
St. Claire Regional Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 5.5 KBN contact hours for nurses. In order to receive credit for this session, participants must complete the entire CNE activity and submit an evaluation form. Offering number KBN 4-0006-12-18-149. Expiration 12/18.

Certified Health Education Specialist Credit
Sponsored by Western Kentucky University Department of Public Health, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.75.   Event # 73002

Respiratory Therapy Education
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care for five (5) CEHs. Provider # 105 – Course # 22642622

Physical Therapy Education
Please be advised that the above mentioned course has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for continued competency requirements. 4.75 contact hours (Category 1) may be granted for course completion and the approval number is CS30-2007-KPTA.

Successful Completion

For successful completion of this continuing education program, participants must sign appropriate attendance roster, be present for the duration of the program, and complete the online evaluation within 7 days. Nurses must complete and return a paper evaluation before leaving. A statement of credit will be issued within two weeks following completion of all required documentation.

This activity is sponsored by a grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation.