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

2019 Commission on Cancer (CoC) Cluster Presentations

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

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Monday, April 8

The Value of Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation
Aaron D. Bleznak, MD, FACS, CoC and NAPBC Surveyor, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA

Eligibility Requirements for CoC Accreditation and Improving Cancer Committee Meetings
M. Kathleen Christian, MD, CoC Surveyor; Vice-Chair, Accreditation and Standards Committee, Commission on Cancer; and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI

The Importance and Responsibilities of the Cancer Committee (Chapter 1—Program Management Standards)
Aaron D. Bleznak, MD, FACS

Using the CoC Standards as a Guide for Providing Optimal Cancer Care (Chapter 2—Clinical Services)
M. Kathleen Christian, MD

Enhancing Patient-Centered Standards Across the Continuum of Cancer Care (Chapter 3—Continuum of Care Services)
Stewart Fleishman, MD, CoC Surveyor, Palm Springs, CA

Improving Program and Patient Outcomes Through Monitoring of Quality-Related Issues (Chapter 4—Patient Outcomes)
Daniel McKellar, MD, FACS, CoC Surveyor, Xenia, OH

Introduction to the National Cancer Database and Using Patient and Treatment Data to Evaluate Cancer Care (Chapter 5—Data Quality and Data Submissions)
Daniel J. Boffa, MD, FACS, Vice-Chair, Quality Integration Committee, Commission on Cancer; Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT