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 do I access the POTA training?

Please click on the REGISTER button located in the top right-hand corner of the website to sign-up for POTA training.

How many CME/CE credits 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?

The next workshop is scheduled for February 23-24, 2024 from 8am-5pm each day. It will be held at the Smooth Rock Conference Center, 1940 Stonegate Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242.

What should I expect from the Interprofessional HealthCare Clinicians 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 REGISTER button located in the top right-hand corner of the website to sign-up for POTA training.

What is the cost for POTA training?

Currently, there is no fee for the POTA training.

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.