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Lori Gardner, Senior Director
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Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 36th National Oncology Conference Provides How-To Strategies for the Cancer Care Team

Hundreds of oncology professionals will gather for this “how-to” conference to hear the latest improvement ideas and effective practices in action for the entire multidisciplinary care team.

What: Association of Community Cancer Centers 36th National Oncology Conference

When: October 30 — November 1, 2019

Where: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

Conference sessions will offer fresh approaches and novel solutions with inspiring presentations, practical sessions, and collaborative discussions that will help drive real-world change in cancer care.

Featured Speakers

Featured speakers at the ACCC 36th National Oncology Conference, October 30 — November 1 in Orlando, FL, will challenge thinking with their personal narratives and insider’s perspective of oncology care.

Joe Mull, MEd, CSP, Healthcare Speaker and Trainer
No More Team Drama: Ending the Gossip, Cliques, and Other Crap that Can Damage the Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team
Joe’s presentation will go beyond the concept of “team-building” to demonstrate how to influence the interpersonal dynamics of workplace interactions so multidisciplinary cancer teams can consistently work harder, get along better, and “wow” patients and their families.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Author and Journalist
Results Not Typical
Based on her experience as a participant in a groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trial, Mary Elizabeth Williams will share strategies for how patients and providers can work together to bring clinical trials to a more diverse patient population.

Laura Holmes Haddad, Cancer Survivor
The Changing Face of the Cancer Patient Experience
Laura Holmes Haddad will discuss the experience of being diagnosed with cancer at an age that many adults consider to be their “prime time,” during which they build careers, homes, and families. Holmes Haddad says that people in this phase of life experience cancer differently than do older adults, who account for the largest number of patients diagnosed with cancer.

2019 ACCC Innovator Award Program

During the 36th National Oncology Conference, ACCC will present its ninth annual Innovator Awards to seven forward-thinking Cancer Program Members that are paving the way in care delivery with replicable solutions to improve the access, quality, and value of patient care. Details on the winning programs are available here.

2019 ACCC Award Winners

The 36th 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 and families, the general public, the profession, and the Association. ACCC will present three awards: The Annual Achievement Award is being presented posthumously to Arti Hurria, MD, FASCO, City of Hope; the Clinical Research Award to Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor, Hematology and Oncology; Associate Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); and the David King Community Clinical Scientist Award to Paul D. Hansen, MD, FACS, Liver and Pancreas Surgeon, Hernia Surgeon, General Surgeon, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, Oregon. More information is available here.

Highlighted Sessions

Sessions cover timely topics and the latest research across the oncology care continuum, including:

  • Cancer Life reiMagined: The CaLM Model of Whole-Person Cancer Care
    Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MPH, Program Leader of Survivorship, Supportive and Palliative Care, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin/Dell Medical School
  • Care Delivery Models
    Jessica Turgon, ECG Management Consultants (Moderator)
    Leonard "Lenny" Kalman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Miami Cancer Institute
    Gina Moon, Chief Financial Officer, Green Bay Oncology
  • Reducing Revenue Loss and Patient Financial Toxicity with Pharmacy Pre-Certification and Denials Management
    Suzanne Francart, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Hospital, Department of Pharmacy
  • Telemedicine Improves Access to Supportive Group Psychotherapy for Young Adults with Cancer
    Laura Melton, PhD, ABPP, Medical Director for Supportive Oncology, University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Hospital
  • Oncology Care Model Case Studies: Lessons Learned
    Nina Chavez, MBA, FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd
    Sameer Mahesh, MD, Director for Hematology-Oncology, Summa Health Medical Group-Hematology/Oncology, Summa Cancer Institute
  • Implementing Genetic Cancer Screening and Testing in a Medically-Underserved Community
    Erica Martinez, RN, CHPN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center at Yuma Regional Medical Center

October 30 — Pre-Conference Workshops

Oncology Pharmacy Education Network Pre-Conference
Focused on the evolving role of today’s oncology pharmacy professionals, this pre-conference addresses some of the most critical challenges that oncology pharmacists and allied staff, pharmacy directors, physicians, nurses, and cancer program/practice administrators and managers face today.

Financial Advocacy Network Pre-Conference
Gain strategies to grow your cancer program’s financial advocacy services by learning proactive tactics to address and treat financial toxicity, discover practical tools and resources for building and enhancing your financial navigation services, and uncover ways to measure the impact on your cancer program’s bottom line.

Full agenda and conference details are available here.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is a powerful network of 28,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 2,100 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 accc-cancer.org. Follow us on social media; read our blog, ACCCBuzz; tune in to our CANCER BUZZ podcast; and view our CANCER BUZZ TV channel.