Continuing Education

Continuing Education

CE Credit is included with the virtual meeting registration. Virtual sessions must be attended in their entirety in order to claim credit. Within one week of the virtual meeting, registrants will receive an email with instructions to complete their session evaluations and print their CE certificate online.

2021 Virtual Meeting Recordings Now Available 

Select session recordings are now available for purchase individually or as a complete set. Credit available per session recording are listed under the Preliminary Program tab. A posttest is required, along with the session recording evaluation in order to claim CE credit. Participants will have two attempts to pass the posttest with a score of 75% or higher.


If you registered for the 2021 AOSW Virtual Meeting, these recordings are already available to you in your My Learning Portal. Each recording will require an evaluation and quiz completion in order to claim CE credit. Please do not claim credit for sessions that you attended and evaluated as part of the live event. Click here to view the available recordings.

Complete 2021 Abstract Book

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: 11/11/2022 – 11/11/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory boards to determine course approval.

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 (Live meeting participation only)

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. 03/31/2023, 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, at +1-954-659-5604 or by email at

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
Wednesday, 6/9/2021; 1:15 – 2:15pm (1.0 credits)
S102: Brain Death: A Family Affair – Creating Policy that Supports Families and Staff During a Difficult Time
Wednesday, 6/9/2021; 2:30 – 3:30pm ET (1.0 credits)
P103: Defining Self-disclosure of Personal Cancer Coping Experience in Oncology Social Workers’ Helping Relationships: When Cancer Hits Home
Wednesday, 6/9/2021; 3:45 – 5:15pm ET (1.5 credits)
LI 101: When a Member of the Healthcare Team Becomes a Patient: Navigating the Complexity of Dual Relationships in Cancer Care
Cultural Competency Sessions Available
Thursday, 6/10/2021; 11:30 am – 1:00pm & 1:30 – 3:00pm ET (3.0 credits)
P102 & P202: Bringing Sex Into the Conversation: Understanding and Overcoming our Own Biases of Differing Sexual Behaviors
Thursday, 6/10/2021; 4:45 – 5:45pm ET (1.0 credits)
P201: A Vision for Working with Chinese-speaking Cancer Patients: Strategies for Program Development and Clinical Work
Friday, 6/11/2021; 11:30am – 12:45pm ET (1.0 credits)
QOL Lecture: The Eye of the Storm: Oncology Social Work During a Time of Extreme Fragmentation and Social ‎Challenges
Friday, 6/11/2021; 2:15 – 3:15pm ET (1.0 credits)
P401: The Role of Diversity Training on Healthcare Professionals’ Understanding of Diversity

If you have any questions, please contact AOSW Senior Education Administrator, Melanie Hein at