Educational Retreat for Health Care Professionals

Join us for a free cancer survivorship educational retreat for oncology health care professionals covering issues facing individuals diagnosed with cancer and caregivers. Health care professionals are welcome to attend one or both days of the retreat. Free CE/Contact Hours are available for nurses and social workers. Attendees can participate in one or both days, for a maximum total of 12 CE/Contact Hours.

June 26-27, 2020

Retreat Location:

Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106

Free parking available on-site.

You are welcome to attend the Friday program, the Saturday program, or both.

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Day 1: Triage Cancer Insurance & Finance intensive

Triage Cancer has developed a comprehensive cancer training for oncology health care professionals on health insurance, disability insurance, and finances that arise after a cancer diagnosis.

June 26, 2020
Registration: 8:45am-9:00am
Program: 9:00am-5:00pm
Lunch will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the U.S. health care system
  • Individual & employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Tips on using health insurance & appeals
  • Navigating disability insurance & appeals
  • Managing finances & getting financial help

Please note: continuing education for Day 1 of this retreat is provided by Triage Cancer. For more information about accreditation click here.

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Day 2: In-Service Training – Navigating Cancer: Work & Insurance

Triage Cancer and Cancer and Careers have developed a comprehensive In-Service Training for oncology health care professionals, advocates, and human resources professionals on employment, health insurance, and disability insurance issues, to improve patient and caregiver access to valuable information about the legal and practical cancer survivorship issues.

June 27, 2020
Registration: 8:15am-8:30am
Program: 8:30am-4:30pm
Lunch will be provided.

Topics include: 

  • Newly Diagnosed
  • Working Through Treatment
  • Taking Time off Work
  • Returning to Work
  • Disclosure Decisions
  • Health Insurance Options and Navigation

Please note: continuing education for Day 2 of this retreat will be provided by Cancer and Careers. For more information about accreditation click here.

Please complete the following form to register.

If you are having trouble completing this form, please access the form in your browser or complete this .pdf version and email it back to info@triagecancer.org.

Additional Program Information

Day 1 Instructors:

Joanna Morales, Esq. 
Monica Bryant, Esq. 

Day 1 Agenda:

9:00am – 9:55amWelcome, Cancer Survivorship, & Advocacy
9:55am – 10:45amOverview & History of the U.S. Health Care System
10:45am – 11:00amBreak
11:00am – 12:30pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance
12:30pm – 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm – 1:45pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance (continued)
1:45pm – 2:30pmGovernment-Sponsored Health Insurance
2:30pm – 2:45pmBreak
2:45pm – 4:25pmNavigating Disability Insurance & Appeals
4:25pm – 4:45pmManaging Finances After Cancer & Accessing Financial Assistance
4:45pm – 5:00pmClosing

Accreditation Information: Day 1

Triage Cancer is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Triage Cancer, #1689, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Triage Cancer maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 8/26/19 to 8/26/20. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 6 continuing education credits.

In order to receive CE/Contact Hours, attendees must physically sign in when they arrive, return a completed evaluation, and sign out when they leave. Additionally, attendees who successfully complete a post-test with a passing grade (80%) will also receive the American Cancer Society/Triage Cancer Certificate of Financial Navigation.  The relevant certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees approximately 4 weeks after the event.


Cancer Survivorship: Advocacy & Empowerment·        Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage patients to be advocates
An Overview of the U.S. Health Care System·        Outline the different theories of health care systems

·        Explain the various elements of a health insurance policy

·        Define terms used in a health insurance policy




Employer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance Part 1 & Part 2·        Outline the various individual and employer-sponsored health insurance options available to patients

·        Describe consumer protections included in various federal and state laws

·        Explain the health insurance appeals process

Government Sponsored Health Insurance·        Describe eligibility differences for Medicare and Medicaid

·        Outline steps patients can take to appeal a claim denial for Medicare and Medicaid

·        Identify resources for patients to learn more about accessing Medicare and Medicaid

Navigating Disability Insurance & Appeals·        Outline how FMLA can be useful to patients

·        Articulate how disability insurance can be useful to someone who can no longer work, temporarily or permanently, as a result of a cancer diagnosis

·        Explain how disability insurance works with other leave laws

Managing Finances & Accessing Financial Assistance Options·        Outline practical tools and tips for rebuilding financial health after a cancer diagnosis

·        Identify financial assistance options available to pay for health care & other expenses


Questions about Triage Cancer’s accreditation can be made by phone at 424.456.4628 or via email at CEU@TriageCancer.org. Complaints may be filed via fax (424) 258-7064, email CEU@TriageCancer.org or by mail to 6348 N. Milwaukee Ave., #136, Chicago, IL 60646.