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2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL Cancer Sessions to Focus on Quality

Join the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs at the 2020 Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL for a series of sessions on Quality Improvement programs and initiatives. There are no registration fees for these sessions.

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 that outlines the process for identifying improvement needs, using data to measure performance, prioritizing opportunities for change, and 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 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 Programs quality initiatives with hospital quality initiatives by reviewing quality performance measures tracked by hospitals and CMS. It will also explore ways that ACS Cancer Programs 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

These sessions are just a few of the cancer sessions that will be offered at the 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, which 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. 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. CME, CNE, and CE will be available.

For more information on the Cancer Programs sessions at the 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, visit our website. Email with any questions regarding these sessions.