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New Cancer Session Added to 2020 Virtual Quality & Safety Conference

No Registration Fee

We are excited to announce that an additional session has been added to our 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL—a socially-distanced, FREE virtual 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. Please plan to attend some or all of the sessions. 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.
Session Titles:

  • The Cancer Patient Journey: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
  • Quality Improvement Basics: Using Data to Drive Quality
  • Building a Quality Improvement Program: The Fundamentals and Practical Solutions from the Field
  • Breast Cancer Operative Standards and Synoptic Operative Reports: Bringing the Evidence to Your Workflow
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer Synoptic Operative Reports: Bringing the Evidence to Your Workflow
  • Aligning ACS Cancer Programs Quality Initiatives with Your Hospital Quality Priorities
  • NEW - Delivering Real Time Cancer Biology: The Roles of Humans and Machines

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

Quality and Safety Conference ACS Cancer Programs Details:

July 25, 2020 | 8:00 – 8:50 AM CT
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, MHA, Washington, DC

July 25, 2020 | 10:00 – 10:50 AM CT
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 CT
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 CT
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 CT
Colon and Rectal Cancer 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 CT
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

New session just added:

July 27, 2020 | 11:00 - 11:50 AM CT
Delivering Real Time Cancer Biology: The Roles of Humans and Machines
This session will describe how further efforts to advance individualized cancer care will require machine learning, diverse sources of data and clinical information transformed into real time sources of vital data.
Moderator: Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs, Rochester, MN
Speakers: Nicholas Chia, PhD, Rochester, MN
Carolyn Compton, MD, PhD, FCA, Scottsdale, AZ
Richard Moldwin, MD, PhD, Northfield, IL

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