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Attendees who purchased CE and properly scanned in and out of sessions, have been emailed instructions for completing their evaluations online and printing their certificatesCE Evaluations will be audited against your badge scanning record to confirm the CE total awarded. Participants will be notifed if the audit identifies a discrepancy in the number of credits they have claimed. CE certificates will be revised and credit reporting updated. 

Those encountering difficulty accessing the list of sessions in their evaluations, are encouraged to try a different internet browser. If problems persist, contact Melanie Hein at [email protected]

There will be an additional fee of $35.00 per attendee for those interested in earning CEs. Please see Registration Form for details.
After completion of the on-line post conference evaluations and proper scanning into sessions, Continuing Education Certificates will be issued to those who registered for CEs.
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
This organization Association for Oncology Social Workers (AOSW), provider #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/2016 – 11/11/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this conference will receive a maximum of 16.00 CE’s, 8.00 Cultural Competency and 4.5 Ethics and 3.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this training.
Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling
In accordance with the criteria outlined in the Florida Statues 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. 03/31/2019, 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 $5.00 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 Kondaki, LCSW, at (954) 659-5604 or by email at [email protected].
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
AOSW will be applying Continuing Education Units, some of which will be for Ethics, from NASW. Final number of credits will be available at the conference.
NY 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.
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.
Non-Credit Events:
CE credit is not offered for committee meetings, poster sessions, networking sessions, and registration/breaks. Other sessions may not carry credit and will be indicated with an **.
Instruction Methodology:
Didactic, audio-visuals, demonstrations, experiential exercises, case examples, small and large group discussions.
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: AOSW, One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. 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.
Educational Levels of Presentations

  • Introductory 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 BSW’s, 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