Become a Member of CPEN!

The Cancer Patient Education Network is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals who share experiences and best practices in all aspects of cancer patient education. Join the CPEN family – we are committed to promoting and providing models of excellence in patient, family, and community education across the continuum of care.

Need to do some convincing? Download a letter to give to your boss that explains the benefits that CPEN members receive (and, therefore, their employers benefit from)!

Active
Membership


Six-month prorated membership (July-December 2020) now available for $75.00

$145.00 for 1 January - 31 December 2021 

To qualify for Active membership status, individuals must be primarily engaged in a cancer-related field or have a vested interest in cancer patient education.

An Active member in good standing shall be entitled to all membership privileges, including the right to vote, be elected to office and chair or serve on a committee or special interest group.


  
Apply Online for Active Membership 

Nonpracticing Membership


Six-month prorated membership (July-December 2020) now available for $25.00

$50.00 for 1 January - 31 December 2021


To qualify for Nonpracticing membership status, an individual shall have a vested interest in cancer patient education but may not be currently employed in a cancer-related field. This also includes those who are students, retirees, or volunteer staff.

Nonpracticing members shall not vote and shall not be candidates for any election, but shall receive all tangible benefits of membership and may participate in all non-elected committees and special interest groups.

  
Apply Online for NonPracticing Membership

Student
Membership


Six-month prorated membership (July-December 2020) now available for $25.00

$50.00 for 1 January - 31 December 2021

To qualify for Student membership status, an individual shall be actively pursuing their undergraduate, post graduate, or doctorate degree, or be enrolled in a school of professional studies, and can provide verification that they are currently enrolled. 


Student members shall not vote and shall not be candidates for any election, but shall receive all tangible benefits of membership and may participate in all non-elected committees and special interest groups.

  
Apply Online for Student Membership

 

Apply by Mail/Fax

If you prefer to pay by check, you may download the hard copy application form.

Download the CPEN Membership Application


Membership Benefits  

Members stay connected and share best practices through a listserv, newsletter, CPEN Engagement Lounges, CPEN Connections webinars, Committees and Special Interest Groups and the International Cancer Education Conference. We hope you will take advantage of the following CPEN membership benefits:

  • Access to a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are actively involved with cancer patient education initiatives locally, regionally, nationally, and globally
  • Opportunities to network, consult, and partner with similar and complementary organizations and professions through the member listserv, the annual conference, and other activities
  • Receipt of a quarterly member e-newsletter, CPEN Update
  • Opportunities for leadership and involvement at the national level
  • Presentation, publishing, research, and mentoring opportunities at a national/international level
  • Opportunities to participate in and benefit from projects and research initiatives coordinated through the committees and special interest groups
  • Reduced subscription rate of $65 to the Journal of Cancer Education (JCE)
  • Access to CPEN Connections webinars: Learn, share, network, and discuss the latest topics in cancer education
  • Special and discounted registration rates to attend the annual International Cancer Education Conference.
  • Reduced subscription rate to Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), a plug-in for Microsoft Word that helps communicators evaluate, standardize, and produce clear health information
  • Members-only resources and documents on the CPEN website, including the manual, Creating and Managing a Center Learning Resource Center, the Modality Map, a Health Literacy Toolkit, and more!

 

Join CPEN

Please allow two weeks for processing and approval of your application, and access to members-only website content. Please note that CPEN membership runs from 1 January - 31 December. CPEN also offers a prorated membership from 1 July - 31 December.

Questions? Contact Headquarters at any time at info@cancerpatienteducation.org

CPEN Member Code of Ethics

Adherence to ethical standards is a key criterion in all aspects of cancer patient education and is a requirement for membership in the Cancer Patient Education Network and participation in its activities. 

I, as a member of the Cancer Patient Education Network, shall:

  • Maintain a high level of personal integrity and professional competence;
  • Act always in a manner that reflects creditably upon my profession;
  • Protect confidential information;
  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest;
  • Understand, promote, and implement the laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards applicable to the field of cancer patient education and specifically to my position;
  • Abide by the CPEN Bylaws and any administrative policies designated by the Board of Directors; and
  • Uphold this Code of Ethics in the conduct of my duties and in my professional associations.