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

ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care

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May 20–22, 2022 | Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, CO

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care conference is designed to enhance cancer program operations by examining requirements and compliance strategies for the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care, along with sharing peer-to-peer best practices content to build and enhance program activity and demonstrate high-quality care. A key component of the content is the in-depth review of the requirements for the new National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards found in Optimal Resources for Breast Care, which will be released in 2022. 

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Quality Improvement Basics: Knowing Where to Start

Having trouble getting started with Quality Improvement? Participate in one of two webinars hosted by Daniel J. Boffa, MD, FACS, chair, CoC Quality Integration Committee.

Dr. Boffa will show three video episodes that explain quality improvement principles and the the quality improvement process. 

  • Getting the Data in the Door
  • Reacting to the Data
  • Sustainable Improvement

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CSSP Webinar on CoC Standards 5.3 and 5.4 for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, November 17 | 3:00–4:00 pm CT

In this upcoming webinar, a multidisciplinary panel will discuss the requirements and purpose of Standards 5.3 and 5.4, best practices for achieving compliance, and the role of these evidence-based standards in improving outcomes for patients with cancer. All staff at CoC programs, including administrators, registrars, and surgeons, as well as Cancer Liaison Physicians and State Chairs, are welcome to attend.

Moderator: Mediget Teshome, MD, FACS, CSSP Education Committee chair
Panelists: Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS; Lauren Postlewait, MD; Chantal Reyna, MD, FACS; Nadine Walker, CTR; and Shruti Zaveri, MD

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Return to Cancer Screening PDSA Quality Improvement Project and Clinical Study

The Return to Cancer Screening is a voluntary initiative sponsored as a collaborative of the American Cancer Society, the Commission on Cancer (CoC), and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). More information about the project can be found on the Project and Clinical Study Details web page. This Return to Screening PDSA and Clinical Study are elective and open to all CoC and NAPBC sites.

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2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference: Quality Cancer Care in Motion VIRTUAL

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL, April 27–28, 2021. Access to the conference content is available to registered attendees through April 26, 2022. Continuing education credit can be claimed until May 26, 2022.

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CAnswer Forum LIVE 2022 webinars

CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 30 - 60-minute webinar that is available for live and recorded viewing to staff at current and prospective Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer programs. These webinars also includes important information from the Cancer Programs regarding upcoming events and clarification and updates on the standards.