Top 5 Sessions, Interviews at the ACCC 50th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit

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The ACCC 50th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit is taking place in Washington, DC from February 28 to March 1.

Pharmacy Times will be covering the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 50th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC from February 28 through March 1, 2024.

This year’s summit provides the opportunity for professionals from across the health care community to gather and explore solutions to challenges present in the shifting cancer care landscape. The AMCCBS program includes lectures, forums, case discussions, and poster presentations. Specifically, AMCCBS looks to gather members of industry, health policy experts, and influencers in cancer care delivery to explore the convergence of business, policy, and technology.

The AMCCBS program includes lectures, forums, case discussions, and poster presentations. Image Credit: © Gennady Danilkin - stock.adobe.com

The AMCCBS program includes lectures, forums, case discussions, and poster presentations. Image Credit: © Gennady Danilkin - stock.adobe.com

Stay tuned on PharmacyTimes.com for session coverage and interviews, including:

  1. Coverage of a session titled Operationalizing Chronic Care Management, Principal Care Management, and Principal Illness Navigation Codes, with speakers including Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC, executive director of Client & Corporate Resources, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies; Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FACCC, FASCO, professor of medicine at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine; and Sheetal Kircher, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine. In this session, hear about a program Northwestern is piloting to bill for comprehensive cancer care services.
  2. An interview with Kirollos S. Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, FACCC, director of pharmacy at Minnesota Oncology and assistant professor of pharmacy at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, on his presentation titled Payer, Manufacturer, and Supply Chain Challenges. In the interview, Hanna will address how pharmacists are currently being utilized to address payer, manufacturer, and supply chain challenges, and how pharmacists could be better utilized in these areas.
  3. Coverage of a session titled Deep Dive 2: Research and Clinical Trials, facilitated by Douglas Flora, MD, LSSBB, executive medical director, Oncology Services at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Additional speakers include Hala Borno, MD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Trial Library; Praduman Jain, CEO and founder at Vibrent Health and principal investigator at NIH All of Us Research Program; Aisha Montgomery, MD, MPH, scientific director of research at Vibrent Health; Sylvia Zhang, research partnerships lead, Trial Library; Bridget Gonzales, CCRC, head of Educational Programs & Customer Success at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
  4. An interview with Barry Russo, CEO of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, on his presentation titled One Voice, One Message: Moving the Needle on Alternative Payments Models. In the interview, Russo will address the role and value of the pharmacist in addressing and supporting the goal of moving the needle on alternative payments models.
  5. Coverage of the keynote by Katherine A. Meese, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The keynote is titled Managing and Optimizing the Human Margin, and focuses on employee burnout, disengagement, and departure from the field of health care.

Stay tuned on PharmacyTimes.com and on our social media channels for all of these and more from our coverage of the 2024 AMCCBS.

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