Who is eligible to apply for POTA training?

Licensed primary care and mental health providers and trainees including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, and other healthcare affiliates are eligible to apply for POTA Training.

How many CME/CE can I earn?

The POTA training has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy (POTA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Participants can earn up to 1 CME/CE credit for completing the bite-size videos and up to 16 CME/CE credits for completing the live webinars.

For counselors: Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3896.

 * For completion of the live workshop you are eligible to receive up to 16 NBCC credit hours.

Where and when will the workshop(s) take place?

Four (4) Live, hybrid workshops will take place Fall of 2023 and the interprofessional healthcare track is available online at this time. Additional in-person workshops dates may be available at a later time and will be announced on the POTA website.

       FALL 2023 (4-session series) 

Workshop Times         (all times Central)



Session One: September 16, 2023

8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Live Workshop 1: Breast Cancer Survivor Informed Psychosocial Oncology Framework

Live Workshop 2: Psychosocial Distress Screening and Management

Dr. Diane Tucker


Drs. Sylvia Huang & Judith Igbinakenzua

Session Two: October 20, 2023

8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Live Workshop 3: Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions Series I: Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD in Breast Cancer

Live Workshop 4: Sexuality, Body Image, and Intimacy

Dr. Sylvia Huang & C. Lindsey Murphy

Drs. Christina M. Wilson and Sylvia Huang

Session Three: November 18, 2023

8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Live Workshop 5: Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions Series II: Insomnia, Fatigue, Pain in Breast Cancer

Live Workshop 6: Legacy Building, Grief, and Bereavement

Drs. Richard Taylor & Sylvia Huang


Dr. Sylvia Huang

Session Four: December 15, 2023

8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Live Workshop 7: Culturally Sensitive Patient-Provider Communication

Live Workshop 8: Spirituality and Faith-based Coping

Rev. Moneka Thompson

The in-person sessions for Fall 2023 will take place at UAB at the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care: 933 19th Street South, Suite 219 Birmingham, AL 35205


What should I expect from the primary care track?

The one-hour POTA bite-size videos for the interprofessional healthcare track will be available on-line for you to complete at your own pace to earn 1 CME/CE credit hour. Although it is not required for interprofessional healthcare track attendees to participate in the mental health track live workshops, you are eligible to sign-up for the mental health track and earn up to an additional 16 CME/CE credit hours to enhance your clinical competency in psychosocial oncology.  

What should I expect from the mental health care track?

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you register and complete the interprofessional healthcare track one hour bite-size videos to build the fundamental knowledge of breast cancer care. You will earn 1 CME/CE credit hour for the bite-size videos before you attend the live workshops. The workshops will be offered over the course of a year in four-hour sessions. The combined workshops will offer a total of 16 CME/CE credit hours.


How do I access the POTA training?

Please click on the Apply button located in the top right-hand corner of the website to sign-up for POTA training. Eligible participants you will receive an email notification regarding how to access UAB Canvas to complete training.

    What is the cost for POTA training?

    To sign up for POTA, please see below for the registration fee for providers and trainees:

    POTA Registration Fee for Providers and Trainees

    Training Track

    POTA Course

    Licensed Providers 


    Mental Health Track

    Series of four, 4-Hour Live Workshops (16.0 CME/CE)



    Primary Care Track

    Bite-size Video Series ONLY (1.0 CME/CE) 


    * This fee is waived if you register for all 4 mental health track workshops


    *Trainees include interns, residents, and fellows in medicine, nursing, counseling, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and other health affiliated care trainees.

    Please send any questions to Stacey Miller at  POTA@uabmc.edu. 

    What if I need to cancel? Will I be eligible for a refund?

    For providers and trainees, if you need to cancel your participation, a full refund is available until one week prior to the workshop. No refunds are given after these dates respectively.

    How do I access the POTA post-workshop conference calls?

    The POTA post-workshop conference calls will be held every other month starting in March on the 2nd Tuesday at 1pm. Information about how to access the conference calls will be sent to the email address on file. 

    What do I do if I have a complaint regarding this program?

    Please address any complaints regarding POTA training program to the Coordinator, Kim Hannon at POTA@uabmc.edu. If she is unable to resolve the complaint, or dispute, please contact POTA Primary Investigator Dr. Sylvia Huang, at chhuang@uabmc.edu, regarding your complaint.


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