CE, MOC, & Certificates

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.

New for 2017, attendees need their username and password to access the CE Portal. If you do not know your username or password, you may use your email address to retrieve them. If you do not know the email address associated with your account, please contact

  • Onsite: ASCO staff at the Tech Help Desk in the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service Room or at the Registration and Customer Service Desk.
  • Off-site: ASCO Customer Service from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET) at customerservice@asco.org, 888-282-2552 or 703-299-0158.



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 for a maximum of 11.75 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

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 11.75 contact hours

All other attendees may request a Certificate of Participation after submitting their session participation. Please note that all final decisions regarding certificate acceptance toward any licensure requirements will be made by the licensing organization to which the certificate is submitted.

Educational Needs Statement

The 2017 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. From the 2016 Quality Care Symposium’s impact evaluation report, learners indicated that there are still knowledge/performance gaps regarding the management of patient phone calls/patient support and standardized approaches to advance care planning. Previous learners also suggested the following topics: including more diverse perspectives from multiple professions, and incorporating other stakeholders into the conversation.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives and Competencies

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
  • Identify models for successful integration of quality improvement and patient safety best practices into healthcare organizations 

This activity was planned in the context of the following attributes:

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies
  • Working as a part of interprofessional teams
  • Delivering patient-centered care
  • Practicing evidence-based medicine
  • Focusing on quality improvement
  • Patient Care
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Systems-Based Practice


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 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.