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

Change to the Save-the-Date for the 2020 Commission on Cancer (CoC) VIRTUAL Meetings

Dear CoC Members, State Chairs, Site Reviewers, American Cancer Society staff, and colleagues in CoC-accredited cancer programs:

Earlier this month we sent a SAVE-THE-DATE notice to attend the October 4, 2020 CoC Virtual Meetings to CoC members, State Chairs, Site Reviewers, Cancer Liaison Physicians and American Cancer Society staff.

Since that announcement has gone out the American College of Surgeons has extended the dates for the virtual annual Clinical Congress to October 3-7, 2020 which now conflicts with the original CoC October 4th meeting date. In addition, we made a decision to extend an invitation to the additional primary contacts in our CoC-accredited cancer programs (to include cancer committee chairs, cancer program administrators, and cancer registrars) to join the virtual CoC plenary session now scheduled for Friday, October 30th. Other meetings originally scheduled on October 4th will be held the week of October 19th. Please see the schedule below with details for each meeting, who is invited to participate, along with registration information. More details of what will be presented at each meeting will be shared in September.

CoC Member Organization Representatives Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 - 3:15pm Central Time
CLOSED meeting for CoC Member Organization Representatives and all other CoC members
This meeting will focus on activities of select CoC Member Organizations along with strategies to increase engagement of Member Organization Representatives in the activities of the CoC. A GotoMeeting invitation will be sent to invited participants.

CoC State Chair Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
2:00 - 3:15pm Central Time
CLOSED meeting for CoC State Chairs, CoC members and American Cancer Society national and regional staff
This meeting will focus on the activities of the Cancer Liaison Program, CoC State Chairs, and American Cancer Society partners along with a review of resources to support State Chairs in their role. A GoToMeeting invitation will be sent to invited participants.

CoC Cancer Liaison Physicians Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:30 - 5:00pm Central Time
CLOSED meeting for Cancer Liaison Physicians, CoC State Chairs, CoC Members, CoC Site Reviewers and American Cancer Society National and Regional staff.
This meeting will overview resources and best practices to support Cancer Liaison Physicians in their role within their CoC-accredited program. Register online here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CoC Plenary Session
Friday, October 30, 2020
2:00 - 4:00pm Central Time
OPEN to CoC Members, CoC State Chairs, CoC Site Reviewers, Cancer Liaison Physicians, American Cancer Society national and regional Staff.
This meeting will highlight the current priorities of the CoC and how the CoC is working to bring value and support CoC-accredited cancer programs. Register online here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions about the CoC Meetings please contact us at CancerProgramsEvents@facs.org or call Andréa Scrementi at 312-202-5442.

We look forward to interacting with you in October!