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CPEN Committees

Annual Meeting Planning Committee
The Annual Meeting is a collaborative effort between AACE/EACE and CPEN. This meeting provides a formal opportunity to exchange information, highlight best practices, and network among national and international cancer patient educators and practioners. The meeting is 22-25 October 2014, in Clearwater Beach, FL and its theme is "Building Gloabal Bridges, Providing Qualtiy Cancer Education." Please visit the Annual Meeting site for additional information.

Awards Committee
The NCI CPEN Awards Committee recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of cancer patient education by individuals, groups and organizations.

Bylaws Committee

Health Literacy Committee
This new committee will keep CPEN members informed of new resources and tools and will provide information and updates on a regular basis

Learning Resource Center Committee
The Learning Resource Center Committee works on issues related to the development and maintenance of Learning Resource Centers (LRC). The group has conducted a survey of learning center coordinators at CPEN institutions, developed resource sheets on FAQs related to the LRC, and developed a manual to assist with developing, organizing and managing a LRC.
Current projects include: creating reviews of recommended and/or new resources for Learning Resource Center collections, creating teleconference presentations on LRC topics, and developing a competency checklist for LRC volunteers.

Marketing and Membership Committee
The Marketing and New Membership Committee works on issues related to the marketing and publicity of CPEN and helps familiarize new CPEN members with the network, its culture, and resources. Note: conference calls will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am EST, 10:00 am CT.

Professional Development Committee
Coordinates and identifies professional development opportunities for CPEN members.

Research Committee (Inactive)
The Research Committee was established in 1998 and its goals and initiatives include providing opportunities for the professional development of cancer patient educators; providing a forum for research and evidence-based project collaboration; providing relevant resources, reference tools and best practice standards on cancer patient education programs and services; and encouraging collaboration and networking among professionals and organizations involved in cancer patient education. The committee meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 12:00 CT.

Survivorship Committee (Inactive)
This committee's focus is issues related to cancer survivorship.