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.

What is the cost for POTA training?

Registration is FREE for all licensed primary care and mental health providers and trainees serving patients and families in the Greater Birmingham area (including Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties in the State of Alabama) as the cost of training is fully covered by Women’s Breast Health Fund (WBHF) to support women’s breath health in local communities. For individuals that are not in the specified counties, please see information under the “What if I am not eligible to participate for free?”

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?

Live in-person workshops are available February 24-25, 2023 and bite-size videos are 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.

What should I expect from the primary care track?

The one hour POTA bite-size videos for the primary care 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 primary care track attendees to participate in the mental health track live webinars, you are eligible to sign-up for the mental health track for free and earn up 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 primary care track one hour bite-size video to build the fundamental knowledge of breast cancer care. You will earn 1 CME/CE credit hour for the bite-size video before your attend the live webinars. The live webinars will be offered four times in a two day workshop. Each two day workshop will offer a total of 16 CME/CE credit hours. 

 Live Workshop Dates

Live Workshop Times

Live Registration Deadline

January 28- 29, 2022

8:00 am-5:00 pm

January 24, 2022

May 13-14, 2022

8:00 am-5:00 pm

May 9, 2022

October 21-22, 2022

8:00 am- 5:00 pm

October 17, 2022

 February 24-25, 2023

8:00 am- 5:00 pm

 February 20, 2023 

Our FINAL POTA workshop will take place at the beautiful Ascension St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Health & Wellness Center February 24-25, 2023! Apply now because space is limited to 60 participants!

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 if I am not eligible to participate for free?

    There are many individuals outside of the Greater Birmingham 5-county area who express interest in participating in the POTA training. May and October workshop registrations are now available. To sign up for POTA, please see below for the registration fee for out-of-county providers and trainees:

    POTA Registration Fee for Out-of-county Providers and Trainees

    Training Track

    POTA Course

    Licensed Providers 


    Mental Health Track

    Bite-size Video Series   (1.0 CME/CE)

    2-Day Live Webinar Workshop (16.0 CME/CE)



    Primary Care Track

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



    *POTA registration fee is waived for licensed providers and trainees serving patients in the Greater Birmingham 5-county area.

    *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 Kim Hannon at  POTA@uabmc.edu. 

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

    For providers and trainees serving patients and families in the Greater Birmingham area, you can cancel your registration and no refund will be issued since the cost of training is free. For out-of-county providers and trainees, if you need to cancel your participation a full refund is available until February 15, 2023 (for the February 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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    Primary Contact

    Kim Hannon

    Program Coordinator

    Psychosocial Oncology Training Academy

    Contact Info


    University of Alabama at Birmingham
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    CH19 Ste. 219, 933 19th Street South
    Birmingham, AL 35205