Welcome to the Oncology State Society Network (OSSN)
OSSN Mission Statement:
To bring value to the state societies managed by ACCC by identifying their needs and achieving goals established with the leadership of each state society.
Services We Provide:
- Meeting development and coordination
- Membership recruitment and retention
- Financial/administrative management
- Leadership support
- Informational support
Benefits to OSSN Members:
- Access Information
OSSN members gain access to information that helps advance oncology care in their respective fields. In addition, OSSN members also receive membership in the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)–a national, multidisciplinary organization that represents more than 15,000 physicians, administrators, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, radiation therapists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team working in cancer care.
- Gain Representation
OSSN member societies are represented on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Committee and other major national initiatives of importance to oncology. OSSN member societies are active at their state level on issues of significance to the oncology community including the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.
- Share Expertise
OSSN members are invited to participate in annual membership meetings of their societies that focus on socioeconomic issues, scientific advances, and legislative issues of practical importance to the field of oncology. OSSN connects professionals from across the spectrum of oncology practice to exchange ideas and address challenges.
- Get Web Access
OSSN members enjoy unlimited access to their societies' websites, which are created and maintained by ACCC; online reimbursement support; the opportunity to participate in ACCCExchange listserv; a wealth of information about affiliated organizations and cancer information resources; as well as access to ACCC's Members-Only website, which features detailed job descriptions, surveys, and online profiles of new technology and treatments.
How to Become an OSSN Member:
To become an ACCC State Chapter or to find out about discounted management services, state applicants must provide basic information to the Association's Board of Trustees on the number of individuals in the organization, membership composition, and activities both past and planned. ACCC staff can assist in preparing the initial application.
The Association of Community Cancer Centers has 28 Chapter Members from state oncology organizations that include oncologists and other healthcare providers. Of these 28 Chapter Members, 17 are managed by the Oncology State Society Network (OSSN).