Unsupported Browser
The American College of Surgeons website is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11, IE 11. For the best experience please update your browser.
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Cancer Education

ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care Conference

Virtual

For a variety of reasons, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care conference is transitioning from a hybrid to a virtual-only conference.

The conference is designed to enhance cancer program operations by examining requirements and compliance strategies for the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care, along with sharing peer-to-peer best practices content to build and enhance program activity and demonstrate high-quality care. A key component of the content is a preview of the new National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards found in Optimal Resources for Breast Care, which will be released in 2022. 

The virtual conference will be released in early July and the content will be available until the end of 2022. 

Participants will gain knowledge in the following additional content areas:

  • Quality improvement activities affecting patients with cancer
  • Information on the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) and the plan for deployment of new CoC quality measures to support the delivery of high-quality care
  • Development, release, and implementation of surgical standards and synoptic operative reports to improve the quality of surgical care
  • Review of challenging American Joint Committee on Cancer staging case studies
  • Future changes anticipated to the STandards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) Manual
  • Information on the current site visit processes, best practices for preparation using the Pre-Review Questionnaire, and the new accreditation portal
  • Successful site visit experiences to facilitate a successful accreditation outcome.

At the conclusion of the virtual conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key changes to accreditation standards and cite best practices used to overcome challenges affecting cancer program operations and patient care delivery.
  • Employ the RCRS to monitor cancer patient care in real time and identify new quality measures in development and planned cancer registry coding changes.
  • Apply new knowledge of the site visit process, accreditation portal, and best practices for preparation for the site visit.
View Agenda Claim CME Credit

Early Rate UNTIL April 1

Regular Rate AFTER April 1

Full Conference Package, Virtual Only

$550

$600

One Day (NAPBC) Virtual Only

$250 
$300 

One Day (CoC) Virtual Only

 $250
$300 

One Day (NAPRC) Virtual Only

 $250
$300

Who Should Participate

This virtual conference is for all members of the multidisciplinary care team at healthcare facilities who treat patients with cancer, including, but not limited to:

  • Surgeons (including reconstructive surgeons)
  • Radiation and medical oncologists
  • Physicians (Cancer Liaison Physicians)
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurses
  • Navigators
  • Registrars
  • Program leadership (cancer program administrators, breast program directors and leaders, rectal cancer program directors and coordinators)
  • Allied health specialists (genetic counselors, rehab specialists, nutritionists)
Register

Registration Details

Confirmation

Please provide a valid e-mail address, as registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail immediately after registration is completed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing before Friday, May 6. Cancellations will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. After May 6, no refunds will be issued.

Please submit your cancellation request in writing to ACS Registration Services at registration@facs.org or via fax at 312-202-5003.

Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time and will not incur a processing fee. To make a substitution, please notify us at registration@facs.org.

Recordings

This program may be electronically recorded. By attendance and/or participation in discussions, registrants agree that ACS Cancer Programs may electronically copy, record, and distribute registrants' attendance at and involvement in the program discussion and question-and-answer periods. No individual or entity other than ACS Cancer Programs may electronically record any portion of this program for any purpose without the prior written consent of the ACS Cancer Programs.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Objectives

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, cancer tumor registrars. Upon completion of this course, they will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Quality improvement activities affecting patients with cancer
  • Information on the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) and the plan for deployment of new CoC quality measures to support the delivery of high-quality care
  • Development, release, and implementation of surgical standards and synoptic operative reports to improve the quality of surgical care
  • Review of challenging American Joint Committee on Cancer staging case studies
  • Future changes anticipated to the STandards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) Manual
  • Information on the current site visit processes, best practices for preparation using the Pre-Review Questionnaire, and the new accreditation portal
  • Successful site visit experiences to facilitate a successful accreditation outcome

CNE Information

ACS Cancer Programs is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP17437, for 1 contact hour.

Disclosure Information

In compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation. Please see the insert to this program, for the complete disclosure list.

Ineligible Company

Defined by the ACCME as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Download Disclosure Information for the Cancer Accreditation Programs Conference.