2016 Conference


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5:30-7:00 PM Registration & COA President’s Reception


6:30-7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30-7:50 AM Conference Opening Day 1:
Welcome from the Co-Chairs
8:00-8:45 AM Concept to Practice:
New Advances in the Treatment
of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Panel Discussion:
Aligning Physician Compensation
to Quality & Value
Cancer Care Advocacy 2016:
CPAN Goals & Objectives
8:45-9:30 AM Concept to Practice:
New Advances in the Treatment
of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Practice Survival & Growth:
New Revenue
& Better Cancer Care
Update from Capitol Hill:
How National Policy Affects
Your Local Cancer Care
9:45-10:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Joan Lunden
Award-Winning Journalist, Long-Time Host of Good Morning America,
Best-Selling Author & Cancer Survivor
10:30-10:55 AM Break & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
11:00-11:45 AM Concept to Practice:
New Advances in the Treatment
of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Panel Discussion:
Are You Ready for the Value-Based
Purchasing Modifier, MIPS & Alternative
Payment Models?

Understanding Community Cancer Care:
Importance of the “CARE”
& Advocating for It

Dr. Vacirca
Dr. Eagle
Dr. Murtaugh

11:45-12:35 PM The Influx of New Cancer Drugs:
Clinical, Patient Care, and Operating Ramifications
The Oncology Medical Home:
Oncologists & RNs Discuss
How Patient Care is Enhanced
12:35-1:25 PM Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
1:30-2:15 PM The Complete Picture of What is Driving the Increasing Cost of Cancer Care
2:15-3:15 PM Panel Discussion: The Employer Perspective on Cancer Care and Paying for It
3:15-3:40 PM Networking & Snacks in the Exhibit Hall
3:45-4:45 PM Panel Discussion:
Measuring Value in Oncology & Perspectives
on the ASCO, NCCN & Other Value Tools

Your Cancer Treatment:
What to Expect from the
Latest Advancements

Presentation A
Presentation B

4:45-5:45 PM Latest News on Medicare & Private Insurance
Oncology Payment Reform:
Provider & Payer Perspectives
CPAN at the State:
& Practice Level:
2015 & 2016 Initiatives
5:45-6:45 PM Networking & Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall


6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30-8:00 AM Conference Opening Day 2:
Thoughts from the Co-Chairs on Day 1
8:00-9:00 AM From Capitol Hill to Orlando:
The Latest Legislative Issues Impacting Cancer Care & Your Practice
9:00-9:45 AM More Data, More Solutions:
Real Cases & Practical Applications for Big Data in Oncology

Support for the Financial
& Other Costs of Cancer

Presentation A
Presentation B

9:45-10:10 AM Break & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
10:15-11:00 AM Concept to Practice:
New Advances in the Treatment
of Multiple Myeloma
Update on 2016 Reimbursement
& Related issues from the Coding Mistress
Oral Cancer Drugs:
Advances & Issues for Patients
11:00-11:45 AM Concept to Practice:
New Advances in the Treatment
of Melanoma
On-Site Pharmacy & Dispensing
Accreditation & Measuring Quality/Value
Being an Effective Advocate:
Ideas & Role Playing
11:45-12:40 PM Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
12:45-1:30 PM

The Next Era in Immuno-Oncology

The Now & Future of Biosimilars:
Implications for Practice Management
Extending the Reach & Effetiveness
of Advocacy:
Open Discussion
1:35-2:20 PM

Pathways & Evidence Blocks:
Are They the Answer?

Presentation A
Presentation B
Presentation C

Advocate Networking
2:25-2:45 PM Conference Wrap-up:
Meeting Observations from the Co-Chairs & the Audience