Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC): National Oncology Conference
Association of Community Cancer Centers29th National OncologyConferenceOctober 3–6, 2012San Antonio, TexasGrand Hyatt San Antonio Transform your vision of what a cancer program can be.Empower yourselfand your teamto create positivechanges in yourcancer program.
ACCC 29th National Oncology Conference October 3–6, 2012 San Antonio, Texas Grand Hyatt San Antonio CreateRegister at www.accc-cancer.org/oncologyconference
Change. Why You Need to Attend This oncology meeting—more than any other—inspires with fresh ideas. Take charge and empower your cancer care team. Find the information you need to assess hospital/practice alignment, comply with new Medicare requirements, build a culture of philanthropy, stay in front of drug shortages, and more. Learn from the achievements of the 2012 ACCC Innovator Award winners. They will explore innovative models that you can take back to your team—pioneering strategies and practical tools to help you better manage services, maximize resources, engage your staff, and promote transformational changes.
Keynote AddressInnovate or Perish!Kevin Freiberg, EdDCreate a culture where your team is hungry for change and inspired to findinnovative ways to overcome challenges—from reducing costs to improvingquality to collaborating with new stakeholders. Gain strategies to thinkcreatively, turn liabilities into assets, and use bold ideas from beyond thehealthcare industry.Recently named one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by LeadershipExcellence magazine, Dr. Kevin Freiberg has been profiling revolutionarybusiness leaders in some of the world’s most innovative companies for morethan 20 years. He is an influential voice for his views on the critical linksbetween leadership, corporate culture, innovation, and exceptional loyalty. Get Away to San Antonio Join us at one of the nation’s most distinctive meeting places: the River Walk. Lush landscapes, quaint pathways, waterfalls and quiet pools, outdoor art, and relaxing restaurants with patios evoke the renowned public spaces of Europe. And remember the nearby Alamo, the site of a pinnacle battle during the Texas Revolution in March 1836. “Everyone, no matter your organization’s size, will find much needed value in the presentations provided.” Alicia Gardner, RN, BSN, Clinical Services Representative, POH Regional Medical Center, Great Lakes Cancer Institute, Flint, MIOncology Pharmacy Education Network Pre-ConferenceDesigned for oncology pharmacists and administrators, ACCC’sOncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) Pre-Conference willbe held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. This meeting will explore thelatest trends in pharmacy practice, including clinical and managementissues facing the oncology pharmacy. The cost is included in the fullconference registration fee, or you may register to attend only the OPENPre-Conference.
2012 ACCC Innovator Awards Sponsored by GE Healthcare ACCC is pleased to present its second annual ACCC Innovator Awards. Ten member programs will be honored for their pioneering programs, tools, and replicable models. Join us for a series of sessions that showcase their achievements.How to Develop a Breast Cancer Program Across A Comprehensive Team Approach for Patients witha Large Health System Head and Neck CancerAbbott Northwestern Hospital, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center,Minneapolis, MN Pueblo, COMercy & Unity Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Unity Hospital, The Cancer Assessment Resource Education SurvivorshipFridley, MN (CARES) multidisciplinary team addresses the unique quality-United Hospital, Cancer Care, St. Paul, MN of-life issues faced by patients with head and neck cancers,Learn how to guide your Breast Program Committee and drive including difficulties with communication and swallowing,the vision of a breast cancer clinical program that focuses on tooth decay, weight loss, and lymphedema.patient experience, quality of care, physician engagement,performance improvement, and cost efficiencies. New Approaches to Maximize Patient Flow and Reduce Inpatient Hospital Length of StayBridging the Psychosocial and Financial Needs Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PAof Oncology Patients Two multidisciplinary teams worked in tandem to consolidateAkron General Medical Center, McDowell Cancer Center, manual systems, implement bed management software,Akron, OH address multiple operational process improvements, andThis innovative patient navigation program reduced psychoso- reduce inpatient hospital length of stay.cial distress, secured direct financial assistance to patients of$1.35 million that would otherwise not have been available, A Unique Screening Outreach Program:and reduced institutional bad debt. ConvenientCare Mammography Grant Medical Center, Grant Cancer Care, Columbus, OHRapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program Working closely with area employers, Grant Cancer ServicesAnne Arundel Medical Center, DeCesaris Cancer Institute, offers convenient and efficient screening mammograms toAnnapolis, MD women who work in the downtown community by providingUnderstand the value of expedited referral from community transportation and screening all within the lunch hour.providers and timely, appropriate management of patientswith abnormal chest findings through a coordinated, A Multidisciplinary Supportive Oncology Clinic withmultidisciplinary approach. Integrated Medication Therapy Management Mountain States Tumor Institute, St. Luke’s Regional Medical“I have strengthened my know ledge base, Center, Boise, ID fortified my network of colleagues and profes- This model supportive care clinic improves access to early sional resources, and am good to go, knowing palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and includes a pharmacist who works side by side with the nurse the work we are doing is on the right track! practitioner to implement medication therapy management Thank you ACCC for giving me the confidence and medication reconciliation. and resources I need!”Kristi L. Admire, Manager, Product Development, Process Improvement Through Patient andAmber Pharmacy, Omaha, NE Employee Feedback Southwest Cancer Center, UMC Health System, Lubbock, TX This community cancer program develops tools that give voiceSponsored by to patients and empower staff to consistently improve the overall patient experience.
More Session Highlights Fundraising: A Relationship—Not a Numbers Outpatient Prospective Payment System affect Game compliance and claims processing, and get a preview A strong relationship among physicians, nurses, and of anticipated Medicare reimbursement in 2013. patients is key to building a culture of philanthropy. Gain a roadmap to more successful fundraising. Financial Counseling in Radiation Oncology An examination of the need, the responsibilities, the Triple Play—The Story of One Practice “mechanics,” and the return on investment for the and Three Hospitals financial counselor in radiation oncology. Learn how one oncology practice developed three distinct alignments with three different institutions. ICD-10-CM: Oncology Implementation Planning Although implementation of the ICD-10-CM has been How to Make Your Cancer Program Sustainable pushed to 2014, oncology programs still need to and Viable in the New World develop a plan that includes a systems inventory, Strengthen your position, sustainability, and viability impact analysis, communication plan, contract in today’s fast-paced world of consolidations and review, education and training, and analysis of mergers, new insurance products, and changes to the business processes. The time to prepare is now! structure of the national healthcare system. Gain a clear understanding of what your priorities must be. The Cost and Clinical Impact of Drug Shortages Find out how your cancer program or practice can better manage, or even avoid, shortages in oncology What’s Driving Reimbursement? Quirks, drugs and supportive care products. Responsibilities, and Compliance Here’s an in-depth look at Medicare reimbursement challenges. Find out how changes to the 2012 Conference Hotel Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market Street Special reduced room rates are available until September 11, 2012, (or until the block of rooms is sold out). Single or double rooms are $199 plus tax. Suites, triple, and quad occupancy are available at an additional cost. Reservations can be made by calling reservations at 888.421.1442. Please request the group rate being offered to Association of Community Cancer Centers attendees of the National Oncology Conference. “Topics were timely and well done. Much of what I learned I can easily and quickly incorporate to make my cancer program better and more efficient.” Chryl Corizzo, RN, OCN, Oncology Program Director, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LARegister by August 1 and Save! Conference details at www.accc-cancer.org/oncologyconference
REGISTRATION DETAILSRegistration fees include official program events, materials, and all scheduled meal functions as outlined in the agenda.ACCC currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check, payable to the Association of Community Cancer Centers.Note: To pay by check, mail a copy of the registration form and check to: Meetings, ACCC, 11600 Nebel Street, Suite 201,Rockville, MD 20852-2557REGISTRATION RATES/CATEGORIESACCC Member Rate (all categories) Registered & paid by August 1 $550Registered & paid by September 12 $600Registered & paid after September 12 $6502nd Registrant* Registered & paid by August 1 $275Registered & paid by September 12 $325Registered & paid after September 12 $375 *2nd Registrant ACCC Members—bring a colleague! A memberNon-Member/Industry Rate that registers for the conference at the full rate ($550 or higher) may register a second person,Registered & paid by August 1 $675 member or non-member, from an institution orRegistered & paid by September 12 $725 practice at a discounted rate. Please register both individuals at the same time and indicate that theRegistered & paid after September 12 $775 two registrations are together. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion,One-Day Rate (for providers only) $300 or prize award. Industry representatives andThursday or Friday only consultants are not eligible for the discount. EARN CREDIT“I find the ACCC meetings to be informative and inspirational. I always gain an arsenal of information to share with my The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing physicians and leadership teams is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing once I return home. The network- edu cation by the American Nurses Credentialing ing opportunities are endless!” Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).Margaret Salmassy, Executive Director, This activity is pending approval:Providence Medical Center Everett, National Association of Social WorkersProvidence Regional Cancer Partnership, American Medical AssociationEverett, WA ACCC’s Virtual National Oncology Conference Unable to join us in San Antonio? Consider registering for the 2012 Virtual National Oncology Conference. The virtual conference includes hours of sessions streamed live in real-time. If you can’t make the timing work, these sessions and others will be available later via ACCC’s OnDemand archive. Open yourself up to a new way of engaging—you’ll be amazed at the insights you’ll gain.
NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID11600 Nebel Street, Suite 201 | Rockville, MD 20852 PERMIT 6454 SUBURBAN MDACCC 29th NationalOncology ConferenceCreate Change. October 3–6, 2012 San Antonio, Texas Grand Hyatt San AntonioIndustry PartnersIndustry Advisory Council Emerging Companies CouncilAmgen Inc. Abbott OncologyBayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Allos Therapeutics, Inc.Bristol-Myers Squibb Boehringer IngelheimCelgene Corporation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Eisai Inc. EMD SeronoEli Lilly and Company Genomic HealthGenentech, Inc. Onyx PharmaceuticalsGlaxoSmithKline Seattle GeneticsJanssen Biotech, Inc.Merck & Company Technical Advisory CouncilMillennium: The Takeda ION Solutions Oncology Company McKesson Specialty HealthNovartis Pharmaceuticals Philips Healthcare Corporation Veridex, LLCPfizer, Inc.Sanofi OncologyTeva OncologyRegister by August 1 and Save!Conference details at www.accc-cancer.org/oncologyconference