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35th National Oncology Conference: Register Today


At the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) National Oncology Conference, you’ll benefit from strategies that have the power to optimize your delivery of exceptional patient care, transform your cancer program’s performance, and support your professional well-being.

  • Hear inspiring speakers share enlightening perspectives and challenge your way of thinking.
  • Feel empowered by the fresh ideas of the 2018 ACCC Innovator Award winners.
  • Discover new insights that translate into action for your cancer program through the exchange of ideas in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting.

Who Should Attend?

All members of the cancer care team will benefit from this collaborative educational and networking experience. With countless opportunities to exchange ideas with multidisciplinary colleagues from across the country, you’ll gain insights to successfully engage patients, manage wellness, build community partnerships, and identify solutions to complex organizational and process challenges, and much more!

Session Highlights

  • A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Treatment of Elderly Transplant Patients
  • A Patient Pathology Consult Program
  • Virtual Infusion Improves Patient Care & Expands a Rural Workforce
  • Detecting and Treating Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment
  • Using Data Analytics to Support Survivorship Care Plan Success
  • Leveraging Mobile Device Application Technology for Patient Education and Communication

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85226

Benefit from “how-to” strategies that have the power to optimize your delivery of patient care and keep you ahead of the curve in today’s evolving healthcare environment.

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InnovatorAwards-2018-500x500The 2018 ACCC Innovator Awards will honor a select group of Cancer Program Members that demonstrate significant achievements in enhancing supportive care services, process improvement, care coordination, quality improvement initiatives, immuno-oncology implementation, and more. Winners will present their groundbreaking strategies in cancer care delivery during the National Oncology Conference in Phoenix.

Just announced! Learn more about the 2018 Innovator Award winners here.

Watch videos from the 2017 Innovator Award winners to gain insight into the innovations that have been recognized by ACCC.

CME/CE Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

CME/CE Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Institute for Medical and Nursing Education (IMNE) and Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). IMNE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for phy­sicians. IMNE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensu­rate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint pro­vidership of the IMNE and ACCC. IMNE is accredited as a provider of con­tinuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation. This educational program provides 15 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit. If you have any questions regarding the CME or CE credit being offered for this meeting, please contact IMNE at

The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of ACCC, its affiliated chapters, or IMNE.

Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for Category A continuing education credit. 

Attendees not eligible for CE/CME credit will be issued a certificate of attendance upon request. 


Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Assess strategies to engage members of the cancer care team to enrich patient experiences and enhance outcomes
  • Pursue partnerships to enable integration of cutting-edge molecular diagnostics, including next generation sequencing of tumor specimens, into the clinical strategy
  • Review the role of the oncology pharmacy navigator in improving treatment adherence, managing treatment-related symptoms, and providing financial assistance to patients
  • Evaluate tactics for integration of emerging cancer therapies to improve patient outcomes
  • Employ telemedicine to improve capacity and access to specialty care for rural underserved populations
  • Discuss benefits of consultation with a pathologist to review laboratory test results in patients who have undergone biopsies or other molecular tests related to their cancer diagnosis
  • Apply drug vial optimization strategies to reduce drug waste, leading to cost savings in drug expenses
  • Implement innovative strategies designed to promote efficiency in all aspects of cancer care, including urgent symptom management and hospital discharge follow-up, boosting the cancer workforce with lay patient navigators, and improving communication among the oncology care team and with patients
  • Demonstrate the impact of team-based protocols for employing cost-effective cancer screening practices
  • Utilize relevant patient and staff educational materials, resources, and tools in specific areas of cancer management to achieve coordinated and effective cancer care delivery