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

Commission on Cancer Educational Summit—2020: A Glimpse Into the Future

This program is now sold out.

Thank you for your interest in the Commission on Cancer Educational Summit: 2020: A Glimpse Into the Future. Registration is now full. Please contact to be added to the wait list. A similar program will be held April 23–24, 2020.

Health care providers committed to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care are encouraged to join us for a glimpse into the future of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).


In 2020, the CoC will introduce accreditation standards that have undergone a significant change focusing on the provision of high-quality and measurable care and the NCDB will migrate to a new data platform. Join us on November 21 for a full day of education focusing on  the new CoC Standards. Stay for the half-day NCDB workshop on November 22 to learn more about the NCDB reports and tools, data submission process, and the new platform.

NCDBBe the first to learn about the changes that are coming!

Why Attend?

Attendees will leave the November 21 session with an understanding of the 2020 CoC accreditation standards along with strategies to ensure successful implementation and maximize performance.

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

  • Understand the rationale that lead to the changes
  • Describe the key changes affecting patient care.
  • Formulate strategies to address new requirements
  • Learn about new resources, templates, and online education to support the new standards

On November 22, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how programs are performing concurrent abstracting and using the NCDB tools to meet data submission and performance standards. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to view and comment on the new reporting platform, Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS). 

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

  • Identify best practices in the development and implementation of a process to abstract cases concurrently.
  • Utilize the NCDB Reporting Tools to fulfill data reporting and performance standards.
  • Understand the RCRS workflow.

Who Should Attend?

The CoC Educational Summit—2020: A Glimpse into the Future is 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 Committee Chairs, Cancer Liaison Physicians)
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Registrars
  • Other members of the cancer committee or cancer care team