2024 Continuing Education

AOSW Virtual 40th Annual Conference
May 21 – 23, 2024 

Earn up to 24.75 CE

Evaluations/CE Certificates
Registrants will receive an email within one (1) week after the conference with instructions to complete the CE evaluation and print their CE certificate through the My Learning Portal on the AOSW website. Use this Attendance Log to keep track of the sessions you attend and assist you when completing your CE evaluation.

Conference Recordings
In addition to live credit, additional CE hours will be available for recorded sessions. Recordings and CE are included with conference registration. The majority of conference sessions will be recorded. If a session will not be recorded, it will be indicated in the session description in the Whova app.

Conference recordings will be posted in the My Learning Portal on the AOSW website by June 14, 2024. A quiz is required in order to claim CE credit for recordings. 

Schedule at a Glance

Time (ET)TitleCE
Monday, May 20, 2024
10:00am – 2:20pmPre-conference Workshop: Oncology Social Work 101: Growing Your Professional Self and Your Programs4.00
10:00am – 6:00pmPre-conference Workshop: Hypnosis for Cancer Pain
(CE credit for this pre-conference workshop will be provided by hypnosis-for-cancer-pain.com of the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
3:30pm – 7:50pmPre-conference Workshop: Advancing Clinical and Leadership Skills with ESPEC: Educating Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care4.00
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
10:45am – 11:45amOpening Keynote: Hindsight, Hope, and Humor: Thriving as an Oncology Social Worker1.00
12:00pm – 1:00pmPaper Session I1.00
2:00pm – 5:15pmCPI Session: Interventions to Mitigate Financial Toxicity3.00
2:00pm – 3:30pmLearning Institutes Iconcurrent
3:45pm – 5:15pmLearning Institutes IIconcurrent
5:30pm – 6:30pmPaper Session II1.00
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
10:00am – 11:00amPanel Symposium I1.00
11:15am – 12:15pmPaper Session III1.00
12:35pm – 1:45pmLunchtime Lecture: ACS Quality of Life Award & Lecture ‎1.00
2:15pm  – 3:15pmPaper Session IV1.00
3:30pm – 4:30pmPaper Session V1.00
Thursday, May 23, 2024
10:00am – 11:30amLearning Institutes III1.50
12:00pm – 1:00pmPaper Session VI1.00
1:00pm – 2:00pmPatient Navigation Lunch Panel 1.00
2:00pm – 3:00pmPanel Symposium II1.00
3:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Keynote:Lessons From My Mothers: Writing Our Own Story1.25
Maximum Live Credit Hours:24.75

Click here to view the 2024 AOSW Virtual Conference Abstracts.

Continuing Education Credit Provided By: 

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), #1351, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 11/11/2022 – 11/11/2025. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 24.75 continuing education credits, which may include up to 4.25 Cultural Competency and 2.5 Ethics continuing education credits.

New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work 
Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

Florida Department of Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling
In accordance with the criteria outlined in the Florida Statutes Chapter 491 and by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality assurance, the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers (FSOSW) Provider #50-775, exp. 03/31/2025, will be applying for CEs for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors for Licensure renewal. There is no fee for FSOSW members; other Florida non-members will need to pay $5 per CE or join the organization for $35. Florida registrants may obtain an exact list of approved clinical and non-clinical sessions or more information by contacting Cara Kondacki, LCSW, by email at cara.kondaki@gmail.com.

Ethics Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the attendee to check with their state board to determine if the ethics hours offered meet the regulations of their Board. Certificates of attendance and verification of credit will be issued to those who registered for CEs after completion of the online post-conference evaluations.

Instruction Methodology: Didactic, audio-visuals, demonstrations, experiential exercises, case examples, live interactive Q&A with presenters.

Target Audience: Oncology social workers and other social workers who work with cancer patients and their families.

Grievance Policy: Grievances regarding conference sessions, content, abstract selection and presentation can also be submitted
to any member of the conference planning committee and are escalated appropriately to the conference chair, director of education, board of directors or home office staff. Grievances are responded to in a timely fashion with the goal of mitigation of the issues brought to the leadership. If a registered participant is unable to attend a meeting after registration, refund requests are processed on a case-by-case basis. If an attendee has a complaint or grievance, it must be submitted in writing by the participant to:

Association of Oncology Social Work
111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1412
Chicago, IL 60604 USA

The letter will be reviewed by organizational members consisting of the social worker consultant, and other organizational members based on geographic distribution, experience, professional specialty, etc. The Organization will respond to the attendee in writing.

ADA Accommodations: The Company and its subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the Operating Partnership) are currently in compliance with all presently applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, except for any such non-compliance that could not reasonably be expected, individually or in aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect. If you require special assistance to register for an event or access online content, please contact the AOSW Education Department at +1-847-686-2291 to inform us of your special needs.

Educational Levels of Presentations:
level presentations include an introduction to content area in oncology social work practice. These sessions may include providing information about a particular condition, treatment method, or issue related to oncology social work. Beginner level presentations are appropriate for all, but with specific applicability to BSWs, new MSW graduates or those new to the practice of oncology social work.
Intermediate level presentations include sessions which build on knowledge that practitioners with some experience already have. These sessions focus on skill-building or adding knowledge; possibly with a brief overview of basic information. These sessions are appropriate for mid-career level practitioners as well as more advanced practitioners interested in exposure to new skill sets and research.
Advanced level presentations include sessions which address content for advanced level practitioners who have been working in oncology social work for some time and have a clear understanding of a wide range of concepts, practice, research and administrative issues that impact practice. Covers complexities involved in oncology social work and intervention to address them and influence change.

Course Designations:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Ethics
  • Clinical

Ethics Sessions Available 

Tuesday, May 21, 20242:00pm – 3:30pmIntimate Partner Violence and Cancer
Wednesday, May 22, 20243:30pm – 4:30pmTo Not be Missing Forever….Engaging the Essential Ethical, Clinical and Practical Aspects of Reuniting Patients and Families

Cultural Competency Sessions Available

Tuesday, May 21, 202412:00pm – 1:00pmThe Art of Treading Gently: Facilitating Advance Care Planning Conversations with Japanese American Patients and Families
Wednesday, May 22, 202410:00am – 11:00amPathway to Culturally Adapted Cancer Care: Clinical Work and Program Development with Latinx and Chinese Immigrant Patients
Wednesday, May 22, 20243:30pm – 4:30pm How Can You “Meet Me Where I Am,” When You Don’t Know Where I’m From?: Psychosocial Oncology Disparities in American Indian Tribal Communities
Thursday, May 23, 20243:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Keynote: Lessons From My Mothers: Writing Our Own Story

If you have any questions, please contact AOSW Education Manager, Melanie Hein at mhein@aosw.org.