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New Webinar Series Will Review 2020 CoC Standards

Join us on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon Central Time for the following FREE webinars based on the new 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) Standards. To register, visit the Cancer Programs Events web page. Webinars will be recorded and posted to that page following the live presentation.

Survivorship Program: Standard 4.8
June 17, 2020 (Note: New date)

Susan Hedlund, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, Portland, OR
Learn how the key requirements will impact patient care and the resources to support the transition to the new standard.

Concurrent Abstracting Best Practices Panel
June 24, 2020

Moderator: Ryan McCabe, PhD, Chicago, IL
Panelists: Leah Kiesow, MBA, CTR, Philadelphia, PA, and Cindy Traylor-Richards, AAS, CTR, Lexington, KY

Prepare for success with RCRS by learning best practices for transitioning to concurrent abstracting.

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery: Standards 5.3–5.8
July 8, 2020 (Note: New date)

Matthew Katz, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Learn how standards for performing cancer surgery and synoptic operative reports improve care.

Taking the Mystery Out of QI Projects per Standard 7.3: A How-to Guide
July 29, 2020

Teresa Fraker, MS, RN, Chicago, IL

Learn basic concepts for quality improvement, including common QI tools and steps that will facilitate a successful QI project.

Oncology Nursing Credentials: Standard 4.2
August 19, 2020

Michele Galioto, DNP, RN, CNS, Pittsburgh, PA

Learn the highlights of changes to the CoC Oncology Nursing standard and hear recommendations for a successful implementation in your program.

The Cancer Programs Events web page will be updated with additional free content as it becomes available.


New Webinars Posted for CLPs

The Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) Cancer Liaison Program is working to expand resources and tools to support Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLP) in their role. To that end, the following three educational webinars have been added to the CLP web page under CLP Resources as well as to the CLP menu in CoC Datalinks under the Resources section. These webinars are now part of a growing number of tools and resources available to assist CLPs with accessing CoC Datalinks, navigating select National Cancer Database (NCDB) reporting tools, and preparing reports for the cancer committee to support compliance with Standard 2.2.

Cancer Program Leadership Skills Presented by Dr. Michael Sarap
Tips and techniques for leading a successful team in meeting the 2020 Commission on Cancer Standards

Operative Standards 2020 Presented by Dr. Roshani Patel
An overview of the 2020 Operative Standards for the Commission on Cancer

Untapped Potential of NCDB Data Presented by Dr. Aaron Bleznak
An overview of how programs can use NCDB data


May CAnswer Forum LIVE Webinar Now Available

Did you miss the CAnswer Forum LIVE webinar on May 6, 2020? In the webinar we discussed COVID-19 and its impact on the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs, National Cancer Database (NCDB) updates, site review postponements, and so much more.

Use your Datalinks or National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) portal credentials to log in and view the webinar for free. Don’t forget to claim your CE and CNE at the end of the course.

View the CAnswer Forum LIVE 2020 web page for additional information.