Cancer Patient Education Network
The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is a group of Healthcare Professionals who share experiences and best practices in all aspects of cancer patient education. The overall mission of CPEN is to promote and provide models of excellence in patient, family, and community education across the continuum of care.
CPEN works in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Office of Communication & Education.
"Learning about innovative programs and services has helped me improve the quality of patient education services at my center. CPEN has also helped me contribute to the development of patient education services at other centers."
Submit an abstract!
Abstract submission is now open for the 2013 International Cancer Education Conference 18 - 21 September 2013 in Seattle, WA at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Abstracts for poster presentations are due by 31 May 2013!
2013 CPEN Awards Nominations
The 2013 CPEN Awards nomination form is now available here. Please consider nominating a collegue, program or yourself for one of three awards. It is a wonderful way for our organization to recognize excellent achievements in patient education. The deadline for nominations is June 10, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Chesley Cheatham (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Massey Nematollahi (MNematollahi@southlakeregional.org).
New Fatigue Tool Available
Check out a new tool for people dealing with Cancer Related Fatigue. Click Here for the video.
CPEN Webinar recordings available for purchase
Click here to purchase recordings of two CPEN webinars, Exploring Ways to Educate Patients Using Social Media and Assessing Health Literacy Levels in Patient Education Materials and Useful Tools for Patient Education. Members may purchase a recording for $15 - you most login to receive the member rate. The nonmember rate is $25.
Virtual Tour of CPEN's Learning Resource Centers
The CPEN Learning Resource Center Committee developed a Virtual Tour of CPEN member LRCs. Carrie Arnold collated content and photos from 12 member institutions. This virtual tour features LRCs of all sizes and enables members to share valuable ideas regarding space design, staffing, and collection management.
Information for Patients and Their Families
These organizations provide up-to-date, credible information about cancer that has been reviewed by medical professionals. Click Here