The 2014 Community Oncology Conference was a HUGE success. Well over 500 members of the cancer community came to Orlando to hear insightful presentations, as well as network with peers. Among other news at the Conference, keynote speaker Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee announced for the first time publicly that he and famed producer/director Ken Burns were collaborating on bringing *The Emperor of All Maladies* to PBS in 2015. Click on the red bar below to view the final agenda and speakers, as well as to access presentations.

  • 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.

    Click across to view what the COA 2014 Community Oncology Conference Co-Chairs are saying about this year's event.


    Patrick Cobb, MD
    Managing Partner
    St. Vincent Frontier Cancer
    Center, Billings, MT
    2013 Congerence Co-Chair

    "You cannot find another meeting that combines clinical, business, policy, and advocacy information under one roof."

    "My fellow co-chairs and I have put together a conference agenda and faculty that will deliver practical, cutting-edge information. We have also built in a great deal of active participation, during the conference sessions and our open-mike session at the end of the first day."


    David Eagle, MD
    Lake Norman Oncology
    Mooresville, NC
    2013 Conference Co-Chair

    "Figuring out how to respond to the changing healthcare environment while keeping up on the latest medical developments has never been more challenging for oncologists. That's why the COA Conference is invaluable; it's where to get the latest information in one place."

    "The COA Conference has the information oncologists need to know to provide the best care for their patients, while finding solutions to keep their practices healthy."


    Marissa M. Rivera, MBA
    Ventura County Hematology-Oncology Specialists
    Oxnard, CA
    2013 Conference-Co-Chair

    "The field of oncology continues to transform both scientifically and structurally. Now more than ever practicing oncologists need guideposts for those changes. The Community Oncology Conference delivers just that: key presentations on clinical advances, practice business and administration, and the politics that continue to reshape our specialty."
    "I believe that community oncology needs to move positively forward — I call it community oncology version 2.0, a blend of enhancing patient care while ensuring practice viability. That's what you will hear at the 2014 Community Oncology Conference.


    Scott Tetreault, MD
    Florida Cancer Specialists
    Tallahassee, FL
    2013 Conference Co-Chair

    "If a practice administrator has to pick one conference to attend in 2014, it has to be the Community Oncology Conference. It covers vital information and innovative ideas to help community oncology practices succeed in the sequester-ridden environment."

    "The Oncology Medical Home is a practical solution for community oncology practices to lead and not be led by policy makers and payers, especially when it comes to payment reform. As administrators, we need to lead our practices and there is a wealth of information and networking opportunities at the Conference."


    Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
    CEO/Managing Partner and Chief of Clinical Research
    North Shore Hematology/Oncology Associates
    Setauket, NY
    2013 Conference Co-Chair

    "I'm really excited about this year's Community Oncology Conference — great topics, and the opportunity to share ideas with my peers is invaluable. The future for community oncology is to innovate and come together like never before. That's exactly the point of the 2014 Conference."

    "Sequester and fee schedule cuts, payment reform, start of the exchanges — the list goes on and it's tough to keep track of and understand the implications for our practice. That's why the Community Oncology Conference is the place to get a handle on this and a lot more."

2014 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 Friday and Saturday. Most significantly, the book signing with the keynote speaker, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, will take place in the exhibit area, as well as the networking and refreshments session Friday afternoon.

To download a Conference Prospectus click here.

Contact Mary Kruczynski at to exhibit at and sponsor the Conference. We have an exciting new Conference app that will allow sponsors to link Conference attendees to your our websites.