CPEN Committees and SIGs


Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) offer CPEN members the opportunity to network with other educators and build leadership skills. All members are encouraged to join a committee based on their interests. Joining is as simple as updating your profile noting interest in a committee or SIG. 

Click on a committee to learn more or join by noting your interest in your profile.

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Collaborates with the American Association of Cancer Education (AACE) and the European Association of Cancer Education (EACE) to organize the International Cancer Education Conference.

The Awards Committee recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of cancer patient education by individuals, groups and organizations. Please visit the Awards page for more information on CPEN Awards.

Increase awareness of CPEN and introduces new CPEN members to the network. 

The Health Literacy SIG focuses on interventions that improve health literacy, such as health provider training, patient training (self-management), and document design techniques. Members of this international and interdisciplinary group share challenges and experiences to support one another in the promotion of health literacy best practices.

Identifies, coordinates, and hosts professional development events and opportunities for members. Past topics include: Patient Decision Aids, Using Social Media for Patient Education, and Assessing Health Literacy Levels of Materials, and Cancer Survivorship.

Works on issues related to the development and maintenance of Learning Resource Centers (LRCs), including identifying resources for complementary and integrative health, end-of-life discussions, communicating with children, sexuality, and fertility.

The Complementary Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) is a networking group and forum to share member interests, experiences, and expertise around specific topics related to Complementary Integrative Medicine practices and programs. SIG members share CIM resources, institutional practices, classes/programs offered, marketing strategies, funding, and sustainability resources.

The Complementary Integrative Medicine SIG meets from 2-3 PM Eastern Time on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November.