VAHO 2019 Spring Conference

Fri, April 26 to Sat, April 27, 2019

Drastic changes in reimbursement, healthcare reform, and medical research are requiring oncology practices to think outside the box in order to maximize operations while continuing to improve quality in cancer care delivery.

Join us to explore collaborative opportunities that will strengthen cancer care across Virginia, walk away with easy-to-implement strategies for meeting your everyday challenges, and more!

Friday, April 26

7:45 AM

Registration Open, Networking Breakfast in Resource Center


8:45 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Michael Borton, MBA, Secretary, Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists

8:55 AM

Impact of the National Organizations on Policy Decision Making
Christian Downs, JD, MHA, Association of Community Cancer Centers
Nicolas Ferreyros, Community Oncology Alliance
Speaker Invitation Pending, American Society of Clinical Oncology

9:45 PM

PBMs: Their Place in the Oncology Landscape
Jonathan Levitt, Esq., Frier and Levitt, LLC
Ricky Newton, CPA, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, 

11:00 AM

Networking Break in Resource Center

11:30 AM

Utilizing Data for a Better Tomorrow: Practice Sustainability & Workflow Optimization
Kim Woofter, RN, OCN, Advanced Centers for Cancer Care

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch in Resource Center

1:30 PM

The Future of Quality: Operationalizing Value

Speaker Invitation Pending

2:45 PM

Networking Break in Resource Center

3:00 PM

Elevate Your Performance—New Tools for Benchmarking
Ricky Newton, CPA, Cancer Specialists of Tidewater

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks for Education Sessions

6:00 PM

Networking Reception in Resource Center

7:00 PM

Networking Dinner in Resource Center

9:00 PM

Day 1 Closing Remarks

Saturday, April 27

7:45 AM

Networking Breakfast in Resource Center


8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Richard Ingram, MD, President, Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists

8:35 AM

Where are We Now? CAR T-cell Therapy & Associated Syndromes 
Gary Simmons, DO, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health

9:50 AM

Making the Case for Palliative Care: Translating Research into Action
J. Brian Cassel, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health

10:35 AM

Education Session

11:20 AM

Education Session

12:00 PM

Day 2 Closing Remarks

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hotel & travel information

The Omni Homestead
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Spring, VA, 24445

Attendees have access to a discounted room rate of $280 per night. To secure this rate, please make your accommodations by Tuesday, March 26.

Parking is available onsite for $20 per night.

CME/CE Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). IMNE is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for Physicians. IMNE is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Conference Registration


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