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COVID-19 Webinar Series

Oncology social workers are needed on the front lines now more than ever. To help you support your patients during the COVID-19 global pandemic, AOSW will offer a series of webinars and webinar recordings:

Ethics, Inequity and Pandemic: Challenges for Social Workers

Recording available April 10, 2020
Speaker: Christina Bach (University of Pennsylvania/Oncolink)

As the US and the world confront the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals are faced with difficult decisions and limited resources. Utilitarian (“greatest good for the greatest number of people”) foundations for decision making are being well circulated in the press. But this framework can lead to moral distress and moral injury. We are also coping with this pandemic in a unique manner-one of shared trauma. Not only are we the helpers; but we are also experiencing this trauma with our clients, our community and our world. This webinar will provide an overview of utilitarian decision making, applications to pandemic, bioethical principles and social work core values as they relate to the current COVID-19 crisis. Challenges of social distancing and privilege will also be addressed with an ethical lens. We will then shift to look at the impact of moral distress and injury and the potential for post traumatic growth and advocacy for change and preparedness at a the micro-mezzo-and macro levels.

Registration open soon! 

Key Changes to Insurance, Finances and Work During Covid-19

In partnership with Triage Cancer

April 21, 2020
Speaker: Joanna Morales, Esq. 

This webinar, hosted by Triage Cancer, will provide up-to-the-minute information about changes to health insurance and employment including new options for paid sick leave, paid family leave, and unemployment benefits. We will also cover recent changes and new rules that may impact an individual’s financial situation including cash assistance, student loans, mortgages, evictions, utilities and more. State approaches to the electronic creation and execution of estate planning documents will also be discussed.

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Advance Care Planning in a Pandemic

May 14, 2020
Speaker: Shirley Otis-Green (Collaborative Caring)

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a reminder of the challenges we face in providing goal-concordant care to all those we serve. Nuanced conversations regarding a patient’s values, beliefs, and preferences lay the foundation for person-centered, family-focused and culturally-sensitive care. As our healthcare system seeks to respond to the “surge” of patients requiring the attention of ever more stressed providers, the importance of the role of oncology social work has never been more evident. There are tremendous opportunities for creativity, leadership and advocacy during times of crisis.

Registration open soon! 

AOSW is pleased to extend an exceptional offer to its members and friends!  All webinars are now FREE for AOSW members, you simply will need to purchase continuing education (CE) credit, unless otherwise stated. Scroll down to the Webinar Pricing section for complete information.

AOSW webinars include a live presentation over the telephone or VoIP (audio over the computer), with accompanying handouts online. They provide the educational value of a conference session, without the hassle and expense of travel. A live webinar also provides the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the question and answer period. All webinars are free for AOSW members, minus the cost of CE credit.

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Bring your entire team to the table and learn during the live presentation. Those participating with you at your location can also earn CE credit for viewing the webinar by purchasing additional credits.

Can't make the regularly scheduled time? Purchase a webinar recording instead; watch and listen at a time that's convenient for you. To earn continuing education credits, simply purchase the CE when you access the recorded version.


Access your purchased recordings and
quiz/evaluations in the My Online Learning portal


Who should attend?

AOSW webinars are for social workers, patient navigators, administrators, human service professionals and students.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events

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AOSW does not currently have any scheduled webinars. Please check back periodically for updates.

Webinar Pricing

AOSW is pleased to extend an exceptional offer to its members and friends!  All webinars are now FREE to AOSW members - simply pay for continuing education (CE) credit!
  • Member price for webinar or webinar recording (no CE)  now FREE!
  • Member price for webinar or webinar recording (with CE)  now $25
  • Nonmember price webinar or webinar recording (no CE)  now $54
  • Nonmember price webinar or webinar recording (with CE)  now $79
Should you have any questions about this offer, or if you need assistance in placing an order, contact the AOSW Education Department at +1-847-686-2326.

To register for upcoming live webinars, click on the name of the webinar that you would like to attend. (If you are unable to register online with a credit card, download a form to return by mail or fax.)

Note: To receive member pricing you must first login. If you have not renewed your membership by your renewal deadline, you will be offered nonmember pricing. You may renew your membership online to obtain member pricing.

Webinar or Webinar Recording (no CE) FREE!   $54
Webinar or Webinar Recording (includes CE)   $25    $79
Webinar + Recording (includes CE)  $25    $79
Additional Webinar Participant CE Credit  $25    $25

Your registration fee for a live webinar includes one audio connection*, one PDF of the slide presentation (when provided by presenter, though bibliography information is available upon request), one quiz and an evaluation for continuing education credits.

*An unlimited number of people can listen along at one location. But if others want to call in from a separate location, they must purchase their own webinar registration. Webinar login information may not be shared Additional participants in the webinar can purchase CE credits. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up to two business days prior to a webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded.

CE Credit Approval

ASWB*  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/19 - 11/11/22.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320. 

Social workers must successfully complete a quiz with a 75 percent passing grade and answer evaluation questions to earn credit for both live and recorded events.

*This course is not approved for NJ social workers, as ACE approval is not accepted by all Boards. Please check for a list of jurisdictions that currently accept ACE. 

Primary registrants (those who purchased the webinar) will receive an email with instructions to claim CE credit immediately following the live webinar. You have 30 days from the date of the live webinar to claim your credits.

Those claiming credit must pass a quiz and complete an evaluation for all online courses.

If you require special assistance to register for an event or access online content, please contact the AOSW Education Department at +1-847-686-2291 to inform us of your special needs. 

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Introductory level presentations include an introduction to content area in oncology social work practice. These sessions may include providing information about a particular condition, treatment method, or issue related to oncology social work.
Beginner level presentations are appropriate for all, but with specific applicability to BSW’s, new MSW graduates or those new to the practice of oncology social work.
Intermediate level presentations include sessions which build on knowledge that practitioners with some experience already have. These sessions focus on skill-building or adding knowledge; possibly with a brief overview of basic information. These sessions are appropriate for mid-career level practitioners as well as more advanced practitioners interested in exposure to new skill sets and research.
Advanced level presentations include sessions which address content for advanced level practitioners who have been working in oncology social work for some time and have a clear understanding of a wide range of concepts, practice, research and administrative issues that impact practice. Covers complexities involved in oncology social work and intervention to address them and influence change.