Communication in Cancer Care June 22

Communication in Cancer Care

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 530pm-9.00pm

3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, St. Michael


Good communication between patients with cancer, family caregivers, and the health care team helps improve patients’ well-being and quality of life. Communicating about concerns and decision making is important during all phases of treatment and supportive care for cancer. (

As emphasized in the recent NCI-designated cancer center directors’ report, Accelerating Success against Cancer, “Patient-provider communications play a critical role in determining who will engage in health-enhancing lifestyles that reduce cancer risk. They impact the likelihood that a person at risk for cancer will seek and engage in appropriate screening, and they also determine whether appropriate pharmaco-therapies are used, and used appropriately to effectively blend with critical behavioral and lifestyle changes.”

Understanding how to optimize the communication process between patients/family and the health care delivery team is essential to our goal of reducing the burden of cancer.

This CME will explore various aspects of communication in cancer care and will feature Miami-based Radiation Oncologist Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett and local health care providers.


BDS$75.00 – Physicians

BDS$55.00 – Nurses & Allied Health

BDS$35.00 – Students with ID

Payment Locations:

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  • Payment pick-up:; Call or message 246-253-9384

Draft Programme

530-540           Opening Remarks

5.40-6.40         Communication in the Ca Journey, Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett, Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology, USA

6.40-7.20         To Be Announced, Dr. June Clarke, Oncologist, Barbados

7.20-7.50        Misinformation, Miscommunications & Misconceptions, Lisa Blackman, Oncology Nurse, Barbados

7.50-8.30         Medical Family Therapy: The Integrated Care Model of Illness and Family Care, Janelle Chase-Mayers, Creative Systemic Therapist, PHD Candidate in Marriage & Family Therapy, ULM, Barbados

8.10-8.40         Panel Discussion

8.40-9.00         Refreshments

About the Guest Speaker


Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett (known by her patients as Dr. EB) is board certified in Radiation Oncology. She is passionate about patient care and believes that every patient is special and unique. Her philosophy is that when patients, their spouses and family members entrust their lives into her hands, she should summon all her zeal, knowledge and expertise to unreservedly render the best care to all her patients. She has authored multiple articles; is co-chair of the SCCA Breast Committee, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of SCMA, the South Carolina Cancer Control Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Membership Committee.

Sponsored by: 21 century

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