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Cancer Sessions at the 2020 Quality & Safety Conference Virtual

 We are excited to announce our 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL—a socially-distanced version of the in-person conference!

2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL will run from Friday, July 24 through Monday, July 27. Registration will be free-of-charge and available to all. The program will feature something for everyone! We will offer a variety of compelling video presentations both live and on-demand, along with an opportunity to engage in a live chat with session presenters.

Register today and join us for the cancer sessions. CME, CNE, and CE will be available for all sessions.

July 25, 2020 | 8:00 – 8:50 AM
The Cancer Patient Journey: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
Moderator: Scott Kurtzman, MD, FACS, Waterbury, CT
Speakers: Lawrence Shulman, MD, FCAP, FASCO, Philadelphia, PA
Katharine Yao, MD, FACS, Evanston, IL 
Sally Werner, RN, BSN, MSHA, Washington, DC

July 25, 2020 | 10:00 – 10:50 AM 

Quality Improvement Basics: Using Data to Drive Quality
The session will provide a quality improvement primer which outlines the process for identifying improvement needs, using data to measure performance, prioritizing opportunities for change, selecting the best tools to manage and document the process.
Moderator: Daniel Boffa, MD, FACS, New Haven, CT
Speakers: Elizabeth Habermann, PhD, MPH, Rochester, MN
Sharon Lum, MD, FACS, Loma Linda, CA
David Foley, MD, FAAP, FACS, Louisville, KY

July 25, 2020 | 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Building a Quality Improvement Program: The Fundamentals and Practical Solutions from the Field
The session will showcase a variety of improvement projects and tools and the successful changes implemented by accredited programs and centers across the country.
Moderator: Laurie Kirstein, MD, FACS, Westfield, NJ
Speakers: Jennifer Rosen, MD, FACS, Washington, DC
Rebecca Snyder, MD, FACS, Greenville, NC
Timothy Pearman, PhD, Chicago, IL

July 26, 2020 | 8:00 – 8:50 AM
Breast Cancer Operative Standards and Synoptic Operative Reports: Bringing the Evidence to Your Workflow
The session will review evidence-based surgical techniques and the tools being developed for documenting best surgical practices for breast cancer. A panel of experts will discuss how to incorporate this information and surgical approaches into your daily practice and how it can lead to improved patient outcomes.
Moderator: Kelly Hunt, MD, FACS, Houston, TX
Speakers: Sarah Blair, MD, FACS, La Jolla, CA
Judy Boughey, MBBCh, FACS, Rochester, MN
Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, Newark, DE

July 26, 2020 | 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Colon Cancer Operative Standards and Synoptic Operative Reports: Bringing the Evidence to Your Workflow
The session will review evidence-based surgical techniques and the tools being developed for documenting best surgical practices for colon cancer. A panel of experts will discuss how to incorporate this information and surgical approaches into your daily practice how it can lead to improved patient outcomes.
Moderator: Matthew Katz, MD, FACS, Houston, TX
Speakers: George Chang, MD, FACS, Houston, TX
Arden Morris, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Steven Wexner, MD, FACS, Weston, FL

July 27, 2020 | 8:00 – 8:50 AM
Aligning ACS Cancer Program Quality Initiatives with Your Hospital Quality Priorities
This session will address how to align the ACS Cancer Program quality initiatives with hospital quality initiatives by reviewing quality performance measures tracked by hospitals and CMS and explore ways that ACS Cancer Program quality initiatives can align with these measures.
Moderator: Katharine Yao, MD, FACS, Evanston, IL
Speakers: Richard Bleicher, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
David Dietz, MD, FACS, Bentleyville, OH
Thomas Hensing, MD, Evanston, IL

 

Email cancerprogramsevents@facs.org with any questions regarding these sessions.