On Nov. 27, Georgia CORE, in partnership with the Georgia Research Alliance, will host a conference, “Best and Promising Practices in Quality Cancer Care: Meeting the 2012 Commission on Cancer Standards” at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in midtown Atlanta. The first of its kind in Georgia, the conference is targeted to multi-disciplinary representatives of Commission on Cancer (CoC) programs throughout the state.
“We are excited to host leaders from Georgia’s cancer centers, academic institutions and CoC accredited hospitals, who will share their expertise on creating a culture of quality and strategies for meeting standards in clinical trials, genetics, navigation and survivorship,” said Georgia CORE president and CEO Nancy Paris.
Thomas Eisenhauer, MD, FACS will represent the American College of Surgeons, Andrew Stewart will speak on the National Cancer Database, and an expert from the American Cancer Society will conduct plenary sessions on best practices. There will also be an ACS-sponsored special track for Cancer Liaison Physicians.
The Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation and surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care. Georgia currently has 45 CoC accredited hospitals, which are reviewed every three years to insure they meet the guidelines. New guidelines are required to be met by 2015.
Registration for the conference is $50. For more information, please click here or call 404-523-8735.