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

Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards

February 27, 2015
Chicago, IL

Are you working for a cancer program that is interested in accreditation or are you a new staff member working in a Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited program?

If you answered yes, then this one-day workshop is for you. Leave the program with an understanding of the CoC accreditation process and your role in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. This is the only CoC standards and survey process workshop offered by the developers of Cancer Program Standards 2012 Version 1.2.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care.

This workshop provides the information and insights you need to develop and operate a high-quality cancer program. Cancer patients entering your doors will discover the value of your program’s compliance with a set of nationally recognized standards focusing on program development, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes, and data quality.

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Attending this workshop will enable you to:

  • Discuss the current CoC standards, the accreditation process, and the value of accreditation in terms of quality care, patient satisfaction, staff support, and clinical outcomes.
  • Implement strategies and methods to achieve CoC compliance.
  • Explain the roles and disciplines that make up a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Describe ways to use the CoC standards as a roadmap for developing and maintaining a high-quality, patient-centered cancer care program.
  • State the value of the tools available to CoC-accredited programs from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). This workshop provides the information and insights you need to develop and operate a high-quality cancer program. Cancer patients entering your doors will discover the value of your program’s compliance with a set of nationally recognized standards focusing on program development, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes, and data quality.

Who Should Attend?

This one-day educational workshop is developed for staff seeking a refresher on the CoC standards,  staff newly employed at a CoC-accredited program, or staff working at a non-accredited cancer program considering accreditation. Suggested participants include:

  • Cancer program administrators
  • Directors of oncology services
  • Cancer registrars
  • Cancer liaison physicians
  • Oncology nurses
  • Oncology clinical service directors/managers 
  • Cancer committee chairs
  • Registrars

Registration Fee

$450 if registration and payment is received on or by January 15
$500 if registration and payment is received after January 15

The fee to attend this program includes program attendance, a copy of the current Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, ($50 value), resource materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Learn more about accommodations for this workshop.

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