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Effective Communication With Your Patient and Family


Activity Info

Interventional oncologists have expertise in delivery of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. As such, they are well-suited to provide palliative options for cancer patients, and in doing so, may help to maximize quality of life. These discussions among interventional oncology experts will help to illustrate goals and priorities of palliative care, and how various disciplines and patient caregivers can collaborate to enhance the palliative care experience.

CME Information

Activity Title

Effective Communication With Your Patient and Family


Palliative Care

Accreditation Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Release Date

November 30, 2019

Expiration Date

November 29, 2020

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

30 minutes


Learning Objective

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Delineate priorities of palliative care
  • Discuss how various disciplines and patient caregivers can collaborate to enhance the palliative care experience


Sean Tutton, MD
Professor of Radiology, Surgery, & Palliative Medicine
Vice Chair, Radiology Faculty Affairs
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Frank Facchini, MD
Interventional Radiologist
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Hinsdale, IL


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.



This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation (TFF) and the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO).


This activity is intended for clinicians practicing interventional oncology.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The France Foundation and SIO. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME-accredited provider.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) and the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and SIO resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and SIO seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF and SIO are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at SIO who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Frank Facchini, MD, receives a salary from Varian Medical Systems.
  • Sean M. Tutton, MD has served as a consultant for BTG PLC Company, IZI Medical Products, LLC, and Stryker Corporation. He has also served on the speakers bureau and has done contract research for Siemens.


TFF and the SIO require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF and SIO do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific, Medical Device Business Services, Inc (Ethicon), and Terumo Corporation.


The France Foundation and SIO present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and SIO assume no liability for the information herein.

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