ACCC Meeting and Summit Prepares Stakeholders for Transformations in Cancer Care

Published: Monday, Feb 25, 2019

In today’s competitive oncology marketplace, staying productive and economically viable remains a significant challenge. Key stakeholders together with business, finance, and policy thought leaders will come together to share their perspectives on the future of cancer care delivery and offer new ways to approach the challenges facing programs and practices.

What: Association of Community Cancer Centers 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit

When: March 20-22, 2019

Where: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Sessions will tackle programmatic challenges and inspire new ways of approaching the critical demands of an evolving cancer care landscape. General sessions will offer novel approaches to forecasting—and navigating—shifts in oncology; breakout sessions will provide strategic insights; and new this year, case studies will spotlight effective practices that have measurably improved program operations, patient care, and staff satisfaction.

Featured Sessions

Cancer Care’s Future Physician, Nurse, and Administrator: 2020-2030

Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist

Value-based care models center on improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and rewarding for efficiency and effectiveness. Joe Flower will share how physicians, nurses, and administrators need to grow and adapt within the next 10 years to help their cancer program or practice successfully address emerging business, quality, technology, and policy trends.

The Future Cancer Service Line

Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, TRG Healthcare

In this increasingly competitive healthcare environment, innovative approaches are imperative to enable health systems to grow their market presence. Dr. Lichter will explore the future direction of oncology services and how they will be influenced by trends in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, telehealth, marketplace forces, and federal policies.

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Impact of Federal Policy on Cancer Delivery

Amy Bassano, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

This session offers an “Inside the Beltway” look at federal policy shifts that have the potential to shake up the cancer care delivery system, reimbursement, and patient access to care for years to come. A broad view of the cancer care landscape will examine the government’s role—and response to—the changing healthcare landscape and the implications for consumers of care. Organizational Imperatives for the Delivery of Cancer Care

Moderator: Michael Kolodziej, MD, FACP, ADVI

Roger Brito, DO, AETNA

Russell Gollard, MD, OptumCare Cancer Care

Harlan Levine, MD, City of Hope

Erich A. Mounce, MSHA, OneOncology

Barry Russo, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Deirdre Saulet, PhD, The Advisory Board Company

Donald L. “Skip” Trump, MD, FACP, Inova Schar Cancer Institute

This multi-stakeholder panel—representing care setting vantage points—will share perspectives about remaining productive and economically viable given the growing number of administrative, economic, technological, and staffing constraints. Panelists will also reveal how providers can optimize their performance to support the goals of their organization, the similarities and differences between these delivery care settings, and ways to respond to deliver the highest value patient care and promote fruitful partnerships.

The Power of Creativity to Impact & Engage Cancer Communities Joanie Mayer Hope, MD, Alaska Women’s Cancer Care; Providence Alaska Cancer Center and the Alaska Native Medical Center As part of a multifaceted national campaign blending the creative arts, medicine, and technology to raise awareness and resources for ovarian cancer prevention, Dr. Hope will debut her new music video ANY MOUNTAIN—a hip hop journey through ovarian cancer.

Breakout Sessions

The Digital Health Revolution of Tomorrow

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Beth Israel Deaconess Health System

Pulling from Dr. Halamka’s experience gained from traveling 400,000 miles each year to meet with government, academic, and industry leaders to discuss trends in digital health, this session will offer insights into the latest innovations and health information technology breakthroughs most likely to come in the next 18 months

NextGen Practice Management

Hospital-Oncologist Alignment: What Works and What Doesn’t

Drug Pricing and Reimbursement Issues

Deep Dive Workshops

Safe Passage to Oncology Risk

Structuring and Optimizing Jointly Held Cancer Centers

Valuing and Structuring Oncology Practice Acquisitions and Compensation

CASE STUDY: Realizing the Promise of Value-Based Care: What OCM Performance Data Can Tell Us About the Road Ahead

Clinically Integrated Networks and Accountable Care Organizations

The Intersection of Digital Health, Technology, and Value

Interactive, bi-directional learning on hot button issues in the delivery of cancer care. Participants will define, dissect, and brainstorm on identified challenges and opportunities.

Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Education and Track Engagement

Clinician Resiliency and Workforce Issues

Strategic Partnering Options for Oncology Providers



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