The 2015 Community Oncology Conference was a huge success judging by record participation and attendance. One of the highlights of the 2015 Conference was the sessions on oncology payment reform, picking up where the successfulPayer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform left off from the fall of 2014. There was great feedback on the interactive nature of all the sessions.

The 2015 Conference had workshops dedicated to key aspects of oncology payment reform and attendees learned more about private pay and Medicare programs, in the field and proposed. The unique three-track format features clinical sessions focused on aspects of immuno-oncology, the business sessions on keeping your practice on the cutting edge, and the advocacy track on the latest issues impacting cancer care. You can view the schedule and presentations, where available and authorized for distribution by the authors.

  • What makes the COA Community Oncology Conference so unique is that it is designed by actual community oncologists and practice administrators, not an organization or conference staff. As a result, the Community Oncology Conference is specifically relevant to the clinical and business challenges facing community oncology. Additionally, the advocacy track is designed by a cancer survivor and advocate, with input from two oncologist advocates, Drs. Erin Dunbar and Hamidreza Sanatinia.


    Patrick Cobb, MD
    Managing Partner
    St. Vincent Frontier Cancer
    Center, Billings, MT
    2015 Conference Co-Chair

    "Oncologists have seen sweeping changes over the last few years. Genetics and immunology are driving more treatments, and payment reform is creating challenges for funding all cancer therapy. The Community Oncology Conference is the one meeting where all of these concerns are discussed."
    "You owe it to yourself and your patients to stay current on the latest trends in cancer treatment and ways to provide cost effective care. The Community Oncology Conference provides the most current updates on both of these areas."


    David Eagle, MD
    Lake Norman Oncology
    Mooresville, NC
    2015 Conference Co-Chair

    "Today’s oncology practice is one that has successfully survived many challenges. The Community Oncology Conference is designed to help oncology practices navigate the clinical, business, and policy obstacles of tomorrow. Come be part of the community of physicians committed to quality, value, and innovation."
    "Come hear the real action behind Community Oncology 2.0 and how community oncologists are leading the way with payment reform in oncology. The Payer Exchange Summit Part II at the Conference is reason enough to attend."


    Marissa M. Rivera, MBA
    Ventura County Hematology-Oncology Specialists
    Oxnard, CA
    2015 Conference-Co-Chair

    "Oncology payment reform is a reality. If you want to better understand it, and how to implement value-based reimbursement with your payers, there is no more relevant place to be than the 2015 Community Oncology Conference."
    "The COA Oncology Payment Reform Summit in DC was a great experience for both providers and payers. That’s why we incorporated “Summit II” into the 2015 Community Oncology Conference. You’ll walk away with a new understanding of how to improve outcomes at lower costs. "


    Scott Tetreault, MD
    Florida Cancer Specialists
    Tallahassee, FL
    2015 Conference Co-Chair

    "As a co-chair for the Community Oncology Conference, my focus is on providing practical information that oncologists and administrators can use tomorrow in treating patients and running their practices."
    "Practical application of clinical and business knowledge is the hallmark of the Community Oncology Conference. As a practicing oncology I don’t have time hearing about theory and concepts. I need knowledge I can put into practice the Monday after the conference."


    Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
    CEO/Managing Partner and Chief of Clinical Research
    North Shore Hematology/Oncology Associates
    Setauket, NY
    2015 Conference Co-Chair

    "The Community Oncology Conference is the only meeting in 2015 that will give you cutting edge clinical data, what to expect from the new Congress. and all you need to know about the business of oncology."
    "Is “big data” in oncology real and practical? Will it actually help patient care? Find out at the 2015 Community Oncology Conference."
    "Don’t miss an opportunity to send patient advocates to the Community Oncology Conference. They come back educated, energized, and ready to lead your patient advocacy."

2015 COA Community Oncology Conference Exhibitors/Sponsors

You can exhibit at the Conference in the main exhibit area where breaks with refreshments will be held throughout Thursday and Friday. We will have several important functions in the exhibit area on Thursday, including the Patient Advocacy Town Hall, as well as the networking and refreshments session Friday morning and afternoon.

To download a Conference Prospectus click here.

Contact Mary Kruczynski at to exhibit at and sponsor the Conference. Once again, we have the exciting Conference app that allows sponsors to link Conference attendees to your our websites.