The ASCO Quality Care Symposium serves as a unique, comprehensive forum to engage oncology professionals in these explorations as well as focusing on value-based decision making, improved patient safety, enhanced research design and methodology, and innovation of data infrastructure to measure and document quality improvement. Through a dynamic program featuring didactic lectures, panel discussions, and abstract presentations, the Symposium promotes innovation and strategic planning in the expanding fields of oncology outcomes and health services research.
Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Society of Clinical Oncology designates this live activity AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
This CE activity is awarded ANCC contact hours.
AAPA/NCCPA Credit Designation Statement – PAs
PAs may claim Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
All non-physician attendees are welcome to submit a request for a Certificate of Participation, which may enable non-physicians to apply their meeting participation toward re-licensure. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.
This Symposium is designed for physicians, researchers, patient advocates, and health system administrators interested in sharing results in measuring and improving the quality of cancer care. The Symposium may also be of benefit to nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the development or implementation of quality initiatives within their institution.
Educational Needs Statement
The ASCO Quality Care Symposium offers healthcare providers across multiple professions the opportunity to participate in an ongoing dialogue to improve the delivery of cancer care for patients with opportunities to exchange ideas for practice quality improvement. With the emerging science and data for quality improvement, oncology professionals have vast amounts of information to process and implement. Additionally, with the changing landscape of healthcare policies and payment models, oncology professionals need ongoing education to stay current and up-to-date in order to incorporate and implement these changes into in their practices.
Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be able to
- Discuss best practices to incorporate implementation science for increasing the efficiency of practice improvement and patient outcomes in oncology;
- Compare and contrast the components of the Oncology Care Model to assess the impact it may have in improving quality in care coordination and implementation;
- Review the evidence for patient reported outcomes and identify strategies to implement this approach in optimizing patient care;
- Utilizing Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR) for data collection analysis in quality reporting to drive changes in clinical outcomes; and
- Identify models for successful integration of quality improvement and patient safety best practices into healthcare organizations.
Disclaimer and Unlabeled Usage Statement
The information presented is that of the contributing faculty and presenters and does not necessarily represent the views of the Symposium Cosponsors and/or any named company or organization providing financial support. Specific therapies discussed may not be approved and/or specified for use as indicated by the faculty or presenters. Therefore, before presenting any medication, please review the complete prescribing information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse effects.