American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Response requested - CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dear Cancer Liaison Physicians,

Please make sure to mark your calendars and register for the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs) Meeting. The meeting content includes important information to support you in your role. If you miss the live session, we will let you know when the recording is available.

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting
4:30 pm Central Time
April 20, 2021
Register at
(After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar and an option to add this meeting to your calendar.Please be sure to add the meeting to your calendar to retain the access information to join the meeting.)

During the live meeting we will be joined by representatives from the Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP) Education Committee - Chair Mediget Teshome, MD, FACS, and Vice-Chair Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS – who will provide an update on the implementation of the operative standards.

Please review the questions below and send your feedback to so they can address your feedback during the meeting:

  1. Have you implemented the operative standards at your institution?
  2. Do you have any best practices to share?
  3. Have there been any challenges at your institution to implementing the operative standards?
  4. Are you aware of and have you been able to utilize the resources that are available through the CSSP?
  5. Do you have suggestions for additional resources that would be helpful to implement the operative standards?
  6. Do you have any questions for CSSP leadership?

We also will review new resources for CLPs, hear an update from the American Cancer Society on the Return to Screening campaign, and learn more about virtual site visit best practices from a panel of CoC site reviewers.

We look forward to your participation! If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Melissa Leeb at or Danielle Lopez at

Quyen Chu, MD, FACS, Chair, Committee on Cancer Liaison
Maria Castaldi, MD, FACS, Vice Chair, Committee on Cancer Liaison