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The ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit will offer transformational education, compelling speakers, and valuable networking opportunities for business leaders, healthcare executives, and multidisciplinary cancer care providers.

The oncology landscape continues to evolve, requiring new skills, cutting-edge technologies, and personalized services to achieve excellence and grow market share. AMCCBS sessions will address these challenges and provide strategic insight, hands-on resources, and diverse perspectives on the most critical issues facing oncology providers today.
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  • Wednesday, March 20
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Friday, March 22

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ACCC Capitol Hill Day (Exclusive to ACCC members on the cancer care team) *R
Includes registration, breakfast, and issues overview

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Surgical Oncology Pre-Conference *R

Surgical services are not always integrated within the larger cancer care delivery framework, leading to a disconnect that can compromise the coordination of care among the multidisciplinary team. Through the examination of three case studies, we’ll explore the drivers and obstacles, building blocks, costs, and effective practices of a successful surgical oncology program. Participants will have the opportunity to critique, question, and learn from peers who have developed successfully integrated surgical oncology programs.

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Radiation Oncology Pre-Conference *R

Explore forward-thinking strategies necessary for supporting radiation oncology program viability and innovation. Participate in robust, multidisciplinary discussions that address the critical issues—and opportunities—facing today’s radiation oncology practices and programs.

3:00 - 6:00 PM
Registration/Customer Service Desk Open

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 7:45 AM
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:45 - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA, ACCC Executive Director
Thomas A. Gallo, MS, MDA, ACCC President
Michael L. Blau, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Cancer Care’s Future Physician, Nurse, and Administrator: 2020-2030
Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist

Value-based care models center on improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and rewarding for both efficiency and effectiveness. Learn how physicians, nurses, and administrators need to grow and adapt within the next 10 years—both as professionals and key members of a resilient, results-driven oncology team—to help their cancer program or practice successfully address emerging business, quality, technology, and policy trends.

9:00 - 9:30 AM
The Future Cancer Service Line
Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, Senior Partner, TRG Healthcare

In this increasingly competitive healthcare environment, innovative approaches will be imperative to enable health systems to grow their market presence. Hear how the future direction of oncology services will be influenced by trends in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and telehealth; marketplace forces, such as the purchase of physician practices by private equity firms; and federal policies around drug pricing reform, 340B, and site neutrality.

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 - 11:15 AM
Organizational Imperatives for the Delivery of Cancer Care
Michael Kolodziej, MD, FACP, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, ADVI (MODERATOR)
Roger Brito, DO, Senior Medical Director, AETNA–Payers
Russell Gollard, MD, Medical Director, OptumCare Cancer CareNon-Hospital Integrated Delivery Networks
Harlan Levine, MD, President of Strategy and Business Ventures, City of Hope–Academic and Research Institution Perspective
Erich A. Mounce, MSHA, Chief Operation Officer, OneOncology–Oncology Networks
Barry Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders–Independent Medical Group Practices
Deirdre Saulet, PhD, Researcher, The Advisory Board Company
Donald L. "Skip" Trump, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Inova Schar Cancer Institute–Hospital Integrated Delivery Networks

Hear perspectives from a multi-stakeholder panel—representing care setting vantage points—about efforts to remain productive and economically viable given the growing number of administrative, economic, technological, and staffing constraints. Learn how providers can optimize their performance to support the goals of their organization, the similarities and differences between these delivery care settings, and how providers need to respond to deliver the highest value patient care and promote fruitful partnerships.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
A Look into the Crystal Ball: Impact of Federal Policy on Cancer Delivery

Take an “Inside the Beltway” look at the federal policy shifts that have the potential to shake up the cancer care delivery system, business operations, reimbursement, and patient access to care for years to come. With a broad view of the cancer care landscape, we will examine and debate the government’s role in—and response to—the changing healthcare landscape and the implications for consumers of care.

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:00 - 1:55 PM
Track 1
NextGen Practice Management
Michael L. Blau, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP (MODERATOR)
Erich A. Mounce, MSHA, OneOncology
Marcus Neubauer, MD, McKesson Specialty Health & The US Oncology Network
Brad Prechtl, MBA, American Oncology Network

Track 2
Drug Supply Chain Distribution and Health Plan-Pharmacy Consolidation
Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (MODERATOR)
Steve L. D'Amato, BScPharm, New England Cancer Specialists
Barry Fortner, PhD, Amerisource Bergen
Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP, Banner University Medical Center

Track 3
CASE STUDY: Leveraging Technology to Establish a Standardized Nurse Navigation Program, and Measure Value and Impact
Crystal Dugger, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center

Track 4
Key Takeaways from the Radiation & Surgical Oncology Pre-Conference Workshops
Mark Krasna, MD, Meridian Health System, Ocean Medical Center 
I. Benjamin Paz, MD, FACS, Hackensack Meridian Health
Mark L. Sobczak, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center 

2:00 - 2:55 PM
Track 1
Hospital-Oncologist Alignment
Adria E. Warren, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP (MODERATOR)
Leonard Kalman, MD, Miami Cancer Institute
Tena Messer, MSN, ANP-C, AOCN, Cancer Care of WNC, P.A.

Track 2
Drug Pricing & Reimbursement Issues
Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (MODERATOR)
Ben Jones, McKesson Specialty Health & The US Oncology Network
Donald W. Moran, Moran & Company (Invited)
Burt Zweigenhaft, Upstream Partners

Track 3
CASE STUDY: Fox Chase Cancer Center Care Connect: Making a Case for Collaboration Between Oncology and Primary Care
Kelly Filchner, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRC, Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners

Track 4
Safe Passage to Oncology Risk
Ronald R. Barkley, MS, JD, Cancer Center Business Development Group, (MODERATOR)
Nikolas R. Buescher, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster General Health
Mah-Jabeen Soobader, PhD, MPH, Archway Health

2:55 - 3:25 PM
Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:25 - 4:20 PM
Track 1
Structuring and Optimizing Jointly Held Cancer Centers
Adria E. Warren, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLP (MODERATOR)
Leslie E. Botnick, MD, The US Oncology Network; City of Hope
Joshua P. Eaves, Alliance Oncology

Track 2
Valuing & Structuring Oncology Practice Acquisitions & Compensation
Alan H. Einhorn, Foley & Lardner LLP (MODERATOR)
Nicholas J. Janiga, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.
Tynan O. Kugler, MBA, MPH, CVA, PYA P.C.

Track 3
CASE STUDY: A Customized EHR Conversion Supports High Quality Care in the Community Setting
Carolyn Craig, RN, Tennessee Oncology

Track 4
CASE STUDY: Realizing the Promise of Value-Based Care: What OCM Performance Data Can Tell Us About the Road Ahead
Charles Saunders, MD, Integra Connect
Lucio Gordan, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists

4:25 - 5:20 PM
Track 1
Clinically Integrated Networks and Accountable Care Organizations
Alexis Finkelberg Bortniker, JD, Foley & Lardner LLP (MODERATOR)
Sibel Blau, MD, Quality Cancer Care Alliance
Deanna Kyrimis, MBA, Moss Adams

Track 2
CASE STUDY: Reducing Cancer Costs Through Symptom Management and Triage Pathways
Mah-Jabeen Soobader, PhD, MPH, Archway Health

Track 3
CASE STUDY: Implementing High-Risk Cancer Screening and Genetic Counseling in the Community Setting
Michele Settelmyer, APN, MSN, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Track 4
Early Integration of Pathology into the Cancer Service Line
Nicole Braccio, PharmD, National Patient Advocate Foundation
Carolyn Haskins, MS, CGC, Moffitt Cancer Center
S. Michelle Shiller, DO, Baylor Scott & White Health

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Dine-Around D.C. Event (optional) *R
Washington, D.C. is an exciting and diverse dining destination. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience one of D.C.’s well-regarded restaurants and connect with colleagues. Indicate your interest in participating in this Dutch treat activity during registration. We'll announce the restaurant selections closer to the meeting date—curated by a leading D.C. food blogger, @beenthereeatenthat.

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 9:00 AM
Sponsored Content Sessions

8:00 - 9:00 AM
ACCC House of Delegates Meeting (Open to All)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ACCC Oncology Care Model Collaborative Workshop *R
This event is exclusively for participants in the Oncology Care Model and sponsors of the ACCC Oncology Care Model Collaborative.

Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required to attend the Workshop.

9:00 - 9:45 AM
The Power of Creativity to Impact & Engage Cancer Communities
Joanie Mayer Hope, MD, Founder and Managing Partner, Alaska Women’s Cancer Care; Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Providence Alaska Cancer Center and the Alaska Native Medical Center

Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Joanie Mayer Hope debuts her new music video ANY MOUNTAIN—a hip hop journey through ovarian cancer—part of a multifaceted national campaign blending the creative arts, medicine, and technology to raise awareness and resources for ovarian cancer prevention.

9:45 - 10:30 AM
The Digital Health Revolution of Tomorrow
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Health System

Pulling from Dr. Halamka’s experience gained from traveling 400,000 miles each year to meet with government, academic, and industry leaders to discuss trends in digital health. Gain insights into the latest innovations and the healthcare information technology breakthroughs most likely to come in the next 18 months.

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Intersection of Digital Health, Technology, and Value
Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, FASTRO, Senior Vice President and Chair, Enterprise Radiation Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College & Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University (MODERATOR)
Doris Howell, RN, PhD, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
Alexandra Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Health Leads
James Hamrick, MD, Senior Medical Director, Flatiron Health

The combination of patient reported outcomes and wearable technologies are empowering healthcare providers to better manage patient symptoms and improve resource utilization. Hear how the next generation of clinicians and scientists are being educated in the power of digital health and informatics to improve patients' lives.

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Patient Education & Engagement
Clinician Resiliency & Workforce Issues
Strategic Reorganization & Consolidation Options for Oncology Providers

To allow for an optimal learning environment, seating will be limited. You must attend the Annual Meeting in order to register for a deep dive workshop.

3:30 PM
Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit Adjourns

*R = Separate Registration Required

Agenda subject to change.

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