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

April 7–9, 2019
Crown Plaza O’Hare, Rosemont, IL

Registration Is Now Open

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2019 Cluster Programs will provide attendees with three consecutive days of one-day programs to educate, engage, and enhance your understanding of the following programs:

  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)—April 7 | Agenda
  • Commission on Cancer (CoC)—April 8 | Agenda
  • National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC)—April 9 | Agenda

Developed by ACS Cancer Programs leaders and staff, these three single-day sessions will provide you with a high-level review of the information your cancer, breast, or rectal program needs to provide high-quality, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care.

Whether you are preparing for an initial accreditation survey or re-accreditation, these one-day programs are a must attend. We will address your most common questions and challenges with the Cancer Programs standards and compliance criteria. Gain increased understanding of the requirements and strategies for implementation, learn best practices from your peers, and speak to the experts involved in creating the standards. 

On April 9, you will be introduced to the latest cancer accreditation program from the ACS—the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). We will explain the value to your patients, introduce you to the standards, and provide details on how to prepare for survey and become NAPRC accredited. Please note that CoC accreditation is a prerequisite for NAPRC accreditation.

Register now to take advantage of the early bird registration fee. Seats are limited.

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Why Attend?

Attendees will leave each day with a better understanding of the standards for each accreditation program along with strategies to maximize compliance and ensure the success of your survey.

At the conclusion of the session, you will be able to:

  • Define how the accreditation standards and program data can be used as a blueprint for delivering high-quality cancer care.
  • Implement best practices for cancer care delivery.
  • Formulate strategies to avoid common deficiencies and address the most challenging standards.
  • Use the standards as a framework to develop a comprehensive cancer care program.

Who Should Attend?

The Cluster Programs are for all members of the multidisciplinary care team at health care facilities that treat patients with cancer, including but not limited to: 

  • Program leadership (cancer program administrators, cancer center and breast program directors, members of the cancer committee and breast care team)
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians (Cancer Liaison Physicians)
  • Registrars
  • Other members of the cancer care team