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Register Now for the ACS Cancer Programs Conference: Quality Care in Motion VIRTUAL

If you are attending the 2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL: Quality Cancer Care in Motion, be sure to tune in the afternoon of April 28 for the following two panel sessions: Making the Most of the Cancer Registry and Concurrent Abstracting Panel: The Registry of the Future.

At 1:45 pm CT, listen to a panel made up of National Cancer Database staff, moderated by the Quality Integration Committee Chair, Daniel Boffa, MD, FACS. Cancer Registry Standards address the most recent changes to Chapter 6 Standards, Data Surveillance and Systems. Susanne Kessler, MSM, RHIT, CTR, will discuss new standards, those that have been retired, and the rationale for the changes. Cindy Traylor-Richards, CTR, will review recent changes to the STORE Manual and what those changes mean to registrars and cancer committees. Finally, Ryan McCabe, PhD, will discuss Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) processes and data Tools, demonstrating the new tool and discussing how the numerous data tools the NCDB offers can help registrars and their cancer team members optimize patient data in real time.

Immediately following, the Concurrent Abstracting Panel, moderated by Susanne Kessler, will take place at 2:45 pm CT. Tune in to hear three cancer registrars from various facility types and sizes share their experiences with concurrent abstracting. Consult the agenda for speaker names and facilities.

Register today for this virtual conference to learn more about the ever evolving science of cancer care, cancer data, and registry operations.

NEW ACS CRP Courses Added to the LMS

Two new American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP) courses have been added to the Learning Management System.

Register to view Emerging Diagnostic and Treatment Opportunities for Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract. The panel discussed how recent advancements in diagnostic imaging and chemotherapeutics are reshaping management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The panel also presented information on updated diagnosis and management of both primary and metastatic NETs in the context of these innovations and their impact on outcomes.

Register to view How to Utilize Social Media to Create a Meaningful Impact in Your Practice. In the course, panelists discussed how social media is used to persuade in contemporary culture. Panelists also addressed how surgeons can capitalize on this trend by distributing pertinent and non-biased findings to their patients and by engaging with current and future patients around emerging treatment options.