SCOS/NCOA 2019 Joint Conference

Fri, February 8, 2019
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Dramatic changes in healthcare reform are requiring oncology practices to think outside the box in order to maximize operations and contain costs. Join us to experience collaborative opportunities that will strengthen patient care across the Carolinas, and walk away with effective strategies to meet your everyday challenges. Engaging speakers, insider perspectives, and a bevy of local experts offer reflection on national policy and state-level dynamics, and innovative ideas in this unfamiliar landscape.

Double your learning and networking opportunities! Also held at The Ballantyne Hotel, Research to Practice (RTP) is holding its Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 9. Additional details, including complimentary registration, can be found below.


10:30 AM

Pre-Conference for Advanced Practice Providers (Members-Only)
Biosimilar Management Considerations: What do You Know, What Would You do?

Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, University of Cincinnati School of Pharmacy


12:00 PM

Registration Open, Networking Lunch in Resource Center

1:00 PM

Welcome & Introductions
Emily Touloukian, DO
President, South Carolina Oncology Society

1:15 PM

Certifiably Important: The Past, Present, and Future of MOC in Medical Oncology
Robert Siegel, MD, FACP, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology Board

2:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Defining the Path to Leadership in Oncology
Barbara McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP, American Medical Association

3:00 PM

Networking Break in Resource Center

3:15 AM

Featured Speaker: Demographic Impact of the Nation's Physician Workforce on Healthcare Delivery
Nisha Mehta, MD, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs,

4: 15 PM

Changing the Way We Pay for Cancer Care

Kavita Patel, MD, MS, FACP, Brookings Institution

5:00 PM

Networking Break in Resource Center

5:15 PM

Affording Tomorrow's Cures: Payer Perspectives
Moderator: Keith A. Lerro, MD, PhD, Regional Medical Oncology Center

Roger Brito, DO, Aetna
Leland Garrett, MD, FACP, FASN, CPC, Palmetto GBA

6:00 PM

Public Policy Priorities: What to Watch in 2019
Moderator: Kashyap B. Patel, MD, Carolina Blood and Cancer Care

Mary Kruczynski, Community Oncology Alliance
Ted Riley, JD, Riley Pope & Laney
Dana Simpson, JD, Smith Anderson

6:45 PM

Networking Reception in Resource Center

8:00 PM

Reception Ends

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hotel & travel information

The Ballantyne HotelThe Ballantyne
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277

Attendees have access to a discounted room rate of $249 per night. To secure this rate, please make your accommodations by Friday, January 18.

CME/CE Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc. (IMNE), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. IMNE designates this live activity for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
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 6.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Research to Practice (RTP) Year in Review

Saturday, February 9, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Neil Love, the RTP Year in Review—A Multitumor Regional Symposia Series Focused on the Application of Emerging Research Information to the Care of Patients with Common Cancers, will focus on the applications of cutting-edge research that will transform how you care for your patients with breast, lung, gastrointestinal, and ovarian cancers, and several common leukemias. Click below for the complete agenda and registration portal.

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