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NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action

The NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series showcases centers that have improved quality and access to care by enhancing program operations, developing patient-focused innovations, and quality improvement efforts.

Registration and completion are required to access handouts and recordings and to print a certificate of completion.

Program Activities: Optimizing Time and Talent

Recorded February 23, 2021

Breast conferences improve the physician’s education around advances to patient care and improved outcomes and improve the care of patients with breast disease through a multidisciplinary review of the patient's diagnostic findings, treatment options, and the availability of clinical trial options. The speakers will discuss challenges encountered with the conference process and physician and allied health professional engagement and the changes enacted that improved the conferences and recommendations for patient management.

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Innovations in Patient Care

Recorded February 9, 2021

Many breast centers reach beyond the standard of care and requirements for accreditation to develop new services or enhance the methods to deliver care to patients with breast cancer. The speakers will discuss the opportunities for improvement and methods used to develop and implement the innovations in their accredited breast centers.

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Optimizing Breast Conference

Recorded January 26, 2021

Breast conferences improve the physician’s education around advances to patient care and improved outcomes and improve the care of patients with breast disease through a multidisciplinary review of the patient's diagnostic findings, treatment options, and the availability of clinical trial options. The speakers will discuss challenges encountered with the conference process and physician and allied health professional engagement and the changes enacted that improved the conferences and recommendations for patient management.

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Clinical Trial Engagement

Recorded January 12, 2021

Participation in clinical research helps to advance science and improve patient care but in some NAPBC-accredited centers, the number of patients accrued to clinical trials is low due to the limited availability of trials and poor participation. The speakers will discuss the current challenges with increasing both the availability of clinical trials and increasing enrollment faced by their centers and the successful strategies and methods used to increase availability and enrollment.

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Genetics Today

Recorded November 17, 2020

Genetic testing to assess cancer risk may be necessary when a personal or family history suggests an inherited cancer risk condition. As information changes and treatments evolve, additional patients may need testing, counseling, and to learn about better treatment options.  The speakers will discuss recent advances in genetic testing, counseling, and treatment of patients with breast cancer as well as changes made to their National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)-accredited breast centers that are addressing patient needs.

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Super Surveillance

Recorded Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Surveillance of patients with breast cancer is a necessary step to ensure that they receive the right care at the right time both during the active portion of treatment and in the post-treatment phase. The speakers will discuss the challenges encountered with process and patient management and the changes enacted that improved access to care and the patient experience.

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