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New Information for June 9 CAnswer Forum LIVE

Join CAnswer Forum LIVE moderator Frederick Greene, MD, FACS, who will discuss the importance of Commission on Cancer Standard 4.6 Rehabilitation Care Services with Mary Lou Galantino, PhD, PT, MS, MSCE, and CoC Standard 4.7 Oncology Nutrition Services with Barbara Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND, on June 9, 2021.

Have questions about either of these standards? Make sure to submit your questions on these and other topics by June 2, 2021. Registration for the June 9 session is open now. Don't forget to claim your continuing education credits for CTRs and nurses! If you missed a previous CAnswer Form LIVE 2021 session, you can view the links for the webinars and listen to the content from these sessions.

NAPRC: Practical Tips, Pearls, and Advice from the Trenches PART 2! on June 22, 2021

This webinar will provide a short rationale for the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, with a focus on the practical aspects of getting through the accreditation process from inception to the survey of your site. Join us to learn the intimate details of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the accreditation process from rectal cancer program directors and coordinators. Additional time for questions and answers has been added to this webinar. Registration is open now. Don't forget to claim your continuing education for CTRs and nurses!

NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Explores Clinical Trial Engagement

The NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action included a webinar on Clinical Trial Engagement. The number of patients accrued to clinical trials is low due to the limited availability of trials and poor participation. The speakers in this webinar discussed the challenges their centers faced and successful strategies they deployed when trying to increase both the availability of, and enrollment in, clinical trials. Register now to access the course through the ACS Learning Management System and download the handout and view the video. This series offers continuing education credits for CTRs, nurses, and physicians.

ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL Presentation Slides Now Posted

The slides are now posted for the pre-recorded sessions at the 2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL: Quality Cancer Care in Motion, which took place live on April 27–28, 2021. Visit the conference website to access the slides for these presentations, which are housed under Bonus Cancer Standards.

As a reminder, registration remains open through July 27, 2021, and content can be viewed through April 26, 2022. CME, CNE, and CE are all available for the conference. Registration is $150.

To learn more about upcoming cancer education, including webinars and future conferences, stay tuned to the Education and Events page of the Cancer Programs website, and watch future issues of Cancer Programs News for updates as information becomes available.