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ACCC 34th National Oncology Conference Presents Key Strategies to Help Transform Cancer Care Delivery

Rockville, Md.This “how-to” conference for the multidisciplinary oncology care team delivers effective practices for improving program operations, resolving gaps in care delivery, tackling industry challenges, and enhancing the patient experience.

What: Association of Community Cancer Centers 34th National Oncology Conference

When: October 18-20, 2017

Where: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Featured Speakers

Steven G. Eisenberg, DO, California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence
The Healing Power of Music
Believing that music therapy supports the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of cancer patients, “song-cologist” Steven G. Eisenberg, DO, takes it to the next level by performing songs that he’s co-written with his patients that reflect their passions, values, and future legacy. His compassionate, holistic approach to care helps transform his patients’ cancer journey and improves quality of life.

Brianne Joseph, LPI, Punk Azz Cancer
The Human Face of Cancer
An award-winning author and breast cancer survivor shares valuable messages for cancer care professionals, including what to say—or not say—to your patients throughout their cancer journey; tips for communicating compassionately and effectively; the importance of layman’s language and consensus team decision-making; what survivorship looks like from the survivor perspective; and the relationships patients want with their providers after treatment ends.

Bobby N. Koneru, MD, Paramount Oncology Group
Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist
With shared decision-making, a key tenant of patient-centered care, cancer care professionals must ensure patients understand their diagnosis, treatment, and possible outcomes from the start. Hear strategies for improving communication, and learn how empowered patients and engaged providers can contribute to a higher quality care experience.

David Doan, American Cancer Society
Playing to Win: Raising Awareness of Cancer & Cancer Prevention
Learn how the American Cancer Society is leveraging the philanthropic platform of sports to influence cancer awareness and generate impact. From the NFL and Coaches vs. Cancer national initiatives to turnkey programs like Cover Your Bases, which aims to educate youth baseball players on smoking cessation and sun safety, you’ll come away with practical ideas for partnering with local athletic organizations on cancer outreach, prevention, and screening efforts.

Mark Stavas, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Intentional Healing—Creating a Message of Hope on Film
Depicting the healing power of music, Intentional Healing is a powerful film which follows famed Nashville music producer Jesse Boyce as he contemplates his own mortality after a diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer. Produced by Dr. Stavas, this documentary illustrates how people can pursue “intentional healing,” a conscious and sustained effort to enhance the healing process. Hear how this treatment philosophy is embraced as part of the comprehensive and integrative approach to care at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

ACCC 2017 Innovator Awards

During the National Oncology Conference ACCC will present its seventh annual Innovator Awards to nine forward-thinking ACCC Cancer Program Members that have created replicable solutions to improve the access, quality, and value of patient care. Details on the winning programs are available here.

ACCC 2017 Award Winners

The National Oncology Conference is an opportunity for ACCC to confer special recognition to members of the oncology community who have distinguished themselves in service to patients, the community, the profession, and the Association. ACCC will present three awards: The Annual Achievement Award to Barbara L. McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP, chief executive officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd., Albuquerque, N.M., and president-elect of the American Medical Association; the Clinical Achievement Award to Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MBBS, FACP, Baptist Cancer Center, Memphis, Tenn.; and the David King Community Clinical Scientist Award to the Sanford Health Clinical Research Team, Sioux Falls, S.D. More information is available here.

Special Sessions

ACCC PRESIDENT’S THEME: Envisioning Next Gen Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
Chair: Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, ACCC President
Quality cancer care today requires the expertise of multiple medical specialists working in collaboration. In this session, five programs representing multidisciplinary cancer teams will reveal strategies to overcome challenges in obtaining physician and staff buy-in, partner across departments to coordinate care, efficiently structure and staff their novel programs, and improve interdisciplinary communication.

  • The Cardio-Oncology Program
  • The HIV-Oncology Clinic
  • The Neuro-Oncology Program
  • Outpatient Geriatric Oncology Program
  • Onco-Plastic Surgery

Additional Sessions Include:

  • EAPathways: An Electronic Tool Improves Shared Decision-Making
  • Primary Care and Pulmonology Partner on Incidental Lung Nodule Program
  • Strategies for Optimizing Your EHR

October 18—Pre-Conference Workshops

Fundamentals of the Business of Oncology
Accelerate your knowledge in oncology management with data-driven business, financial, and clinical support strategies.

Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN)
Hear about the evolving role of the oncology pharmacy and how OPEN is addressing some of today’s most critical challenges—and opportunities.

Oncology Care Model Collaborative Workshop
Learn about the successes; solutions to meeting requirements; and best practices to continue transformational changes in oncology payment reform.
(Exclusively for participants of the Oncology Care Model)

Full agenda and conference details are available here.

About the Association of Cancer Care Centers

The Association of Cancer Care Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is a powerful network of 30,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 1,700 hospitals and practices nationwide. As advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, treatment options, and care delivery models continue to evolve - so has ACCC - adapting its resources to meet the changing needs of the entire oncology care team. For more information, visit Follow us on social media; read our blog, ACCCBuzz; tune in to our CANCER BUZZ podcast; and view our CANCER BUZZ TV channel.