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

Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards

April 1, 2016
The Curtis Hotel
Denver, CO

By using the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Eligibility Requirements and Standards as a guide and benchmarks, cancer programs will understand the components of high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care. This comprehensive, one-day seminar provides an overview of the CoC Standards and an introduction to the accreditation process. 

This educational program is the only program developed and taught by the national organization that establishes the CoC Standards. Get the information you need from a source you can trust.

Attending this workshop will enable you to:

  • Discuss the CoC Standards and accreditation process.
  • Implement strategies and methods to achieve compliance with the CoC Standards.
  • Describe how the standards can be used to develop cancer programs that offer a comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to care.
  • Identify the roles and disciplines that make up a multidisciplinary care team and need to be included in the accreditation process.
  • State the value of the tools available to CoC-accredited programs from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).

Who Should Attend?

Non-accredited cancer programs that are looking to gain an understanding of accreditation requirements and determine readiness to apply for accreditation. At this seminar, you will be able to ask CoC staff and CoC Surveyors how to prepare for your initial accreditation survey.

CoC-accredited cancer programs that need to educate program staff who are new to their facility or are unfamiliar with the CoC Standards.

We also recommend the following individuals attend, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer program administrator
  • Cancer program coordinators (community outreach coordinator, clinical research coordinator, quality improvement coordinator, cancer conference coordinator)
  • Directors and chief administrators
  • Service managers
  • Oncology nurses
  • Patient navigators
  • Physicians caring for cancer patients
  • Certified Tumor Registrar
  • Directors of oncology services