Lung Cancer Symposium

On Friday, September 16, 2016, the NE KY AHEC, together with St. Claire Regional Hospital, will host the Lung Cancer Symposium at the CHER building inMorehead, KY.  The Lung Cancer Symposium is a conference targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other interested health care professionals and will offer continuing education CEUs.

The symposium will also have a community education component and will be open to members of the public interested in learning about smoking cessation and lung cancer screening. 

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 and community members interested in attending this FREE event may register online by clicking the link below.

Information for health care Professionals



  • Explain the role poverty and low educational attainment play in the burden on lung cancer. 
  • Outline incidence and contributing factors for lung cancer and Kentucky’s rank in lung cancer incidence and mortality.
  • Describe evidence based tobacco treatment strategies and the evidence to support smoke-free laws.
  • Describe factors related to a smoking behavior among patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • Discuss the connection of shared decision making principles to lung cancer screening implementation.
  • Illustrate best practice cessation guidelines for patients who use e-cigarettes.


Slides will be made accessible here when available.
9:00 - 9:30 am  Registration / Breakfast 
9:30 - 9:40   Welcome - David Gross, MPA
9:40 - 9:45 Welcome and the TLC2 Program - Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, FAAFP / Anthony Weaver, MD
9:45 - 10:15 The State of Lung Cancer and Tobacco Disorders - Thomas Tucker, MPH, PhD
10:15 - 11:00  Lung Cancer Screening - Anthony Weaver, MD
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm Tobacco Cessation and State Policies - Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Keynote: An Update on Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Clinical Settings and the Community - Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH
2:00 - 2:30 Shared Decision MakingJamie Studts, PhD
2:30 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:50 Treating Nicotine Dependence - Angela Brumley-Shelton, MA, MPH
3:50 - 4:00 Wrap-up and Evaluations



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. At the time of production, all individuals involved disclosed that they have nothing to disclose.  


For successful completion of this continuing education activity, participants must sign the appropriate attendance roster, be present for the requested time of the program, and complete and return the course evaluation within 7 days.


Continuing Medical Education
The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association 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 5.7 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 4-0006-12-16-134. Expiration 12/2016. 

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 designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to  5.0  total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are _0_. Event # 73001

Respiratory Therapy Education
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care for four and three-fourth (4.75) CEHs. Provider # 105 – Course # 16082301

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.



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.

Information for Community Member Participants

No continuing education credit will be offered for the community symposium.  All participants who are interested in smoking cessation are encouraged to sign up for St. Claire Regional's Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation classes. Through this program, Rowan county residents are eligible for FREE nicotine replacement therapy.


  • Explain the pathology behind smoking and e-cigarettes including health effects.
  • Discuss the burden tobacco plays in Eastern Kentucky.
  • Outline tips to help smokers quit.
  • Illustrate the importance of early detection of lung cancer and the benefits of screening.
  • Outline the basics of the Terminate Lung Cancer 2 project.


Slides will be made accessible here when available.
10:30 - 11:00 am  Registration
11:00 - 11:10   General Welcome
11:10 - 11:15 Welcome and the TLC2 Program 
11:15 - 12:15 pm The Health Effects of Smoking and E-Cigarettes and Tips to Quit
12:15 - 1:00  Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Lung Cancer Screening 101
2:00 - 2:15 Wrap-up and Evaluations