American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

September 8–9, 2017
Hyatt Regency O'Hare

The 2017 Cancer Programs Conference: Creating a Culture of Quality is the only conference developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), Commission on Cancer (CoC), American College of Surgeons Clinical Research Program (ACS CRP), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and National Cancer Database (NCDB). The content is targeted for health care providers committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care to patients with cancer and breast disease. Attend and be able to:

  • Identify current issues impacting cancer providers’ ability to provide cancer patients and those with diseases of the breast high-quality, patient-centered care.
  • Explain the importance of staff involvement in the collection and review of patient demographics and data for community outreach, prevention and screening, quality improvement, and program administration.
  • Describe best practices and evaluate the appropriateness for implementation at individual programs/centers.
  • Develop and utilize quality tools and benchmarks to monitor and continually evaluate their program’s performance.

Conference Objectives

  • Articulate how the American College of Surgeons Cancer quality program areas work together to create quality initiatives in cancer care.
  • Discover new quality processes to integrate into your program.
  • Explain the importance of using patient data as part of your quality improvement initiatives.
  • Discuss how the CoC Standards and NAPBC Standards can be used as roadmaps to quality.

Audience

This conference is designed for members of the interdisciplinary cancer team, including but not limited to:

  • Breast program leaders
  • Cancer program administrators
  • Coordinators
  • Genetic counselors
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians of all specialties including but not limited to:
    • Cancer Liaison Physicians
    • Diagnostic radiologists
    • Medical oncologists
    • Pathologists
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Surgeons
  • Registrars
  • Social workers

CME Information

Continuing medical education (CME) credit will be provided for this activity.