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ACS Quality and Safety Conference Sessions Focus on Patient-Reported Outcomes, Patient Journey

Register today for the ACS Quality and Safety ConferenceThe final two sessions in the Cancer Programs tracks at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, July 12–16, 2021, address the role of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in quality improvement and incorporating the patient journey into quality standards. Register today to attend the Cancer Programs sessions and access content from the other ACS Quality Programs.

Audree Tadros, MD, FACS, will moderate the session titled, "Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes into Quality Improvement" and provide introductory information on the topic. Jennifer Cracchiolo, MD, will present "Integrating PROs across Oncology Care." The session will conclude with two abstract presentations. The first, "Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Eliminate Routine Opioid Prescriptions after Ambulatory Breast Surgery," will be presented by Tracy-Ann Moo, MD, FACS. Following Dr. Moo's presentation, Allen Casey, MD, will present "What Do You Value? Results of a Survey to Cancer Patients and Providers."

The final topic in the Cancer Programs sessions will focus on the patient's journey through cancer care and the work to create related standards. Jill Dietz, MD, MHCM, FACS, Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Accreditation Committee, will moderate the session titled, "Incorporating the Patient Journey into Quality Standards." In addition, Dr. Dietz will present "Rewriting the NAPBC Standards to Focus on the Patient Journey and High-Value Care Delivery," which will include a patient interview. Randy Stevens, MD, member, NAPBC Board, will discuss "Incorporating the Patient Journey and New Standards into the Site Review Process." David Dietz, MD, FACS, member, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), will present "Incorporating the Patient Journey into NAPRC: Are We There Yet?" Scott Kurtzman, MD, FACS, Chair, NAPBC, will complete the session with his presentation, "How the Patient Journey Perspective Will Revolutionize Our Approach to Accreditation."

View the full conference agenda online.