Helping Providers Impact the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

The AAPS Foundation’s Second Annual Commemorative Lecture Series topic, “KY LEADS Collaborative to National Center for Lung Cancer Education – Helping Providers Impact the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths” will be presented by Celeste T. Worth, MCHES, at the AAPS House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting, held June 22 – 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

After the presentation, the participant should be able to: 

  • Diagnose lung cancer at an early, more treatable stage utilizing current screening recommendations.
  • Employ recommended interventions to have more impact on tobacco use behavior in less time.
  • Define required elements of appropriate lung cancer screening referral for reimbursement.
  • Discuss the benefits, limitations, and other considerations of a Low dose CT (LDCT) scan as part of required shared decision-making with the patient as a screen for lung cancer.
  • Discuss the KY LEADS Collaborative Provider Education project and subsequent national center for provider lung cancer education/training as a resource.
  • Earn CME credit

Celeste T. Worth, MCHES

Clinical Training Manager KY LEADS Collaborative Co-Investigator Tobacco Treatment Specialist Kentucky Cancer Program University of Louisville.  

Ms. Worth has over 20 years of experience, in cancer control and provider education.  She is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and the Clinical Training Manager, for the Kentucky Cancer Program, at the University of Louisville.  She provided community outreach education on various cancer control topics to 24 counties of western and central Kentucky, prior to developing and implementing nationally recognized breast and cervical cancer screening and tobacco treatment education, for over 10,000 multi-disciplinary healthcare providers and students across the state.  She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, on the results of the innovative “Providers Practice Prevention™” continuing education programs she has managed. 

Ms. Worth received her degree in Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.  She is also currently a co-investigator, of the statewide Provider Education component, for the Kentucky (LEADS = Lung Cancer Education, Awareness, Detection, and Survivorship) Collaborative lung cancer care research project.