2017 Conference

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2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & PRESENTATIONS

         

CLINICAL TRACK

BUSINESS TRACK

ADVOCACY TRACK

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Registration & COA President’s Reception

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 AM

Registration & Buffet Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 – 7:55 AM

Conference Opening Day 1: Welcome from the Co-Chairs

– Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC, Chief Executive Officer, Dayton Physicians Network
– David Eagle, MD, Lake Norman Oncology
– Lucio Gordan, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
– Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology
– Jeffrey Patton, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Oncology
– Barry Russo, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

7:55 – 8:40 AM

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Profits Over Patients

– Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, U.S. House of Representatives
– Joshua Cox, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Dayton Physicians Network (Moderator)
– Steven D’Amato, BS Pharm, Executive Director, New England Cancer Specialists
– Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq., Founding Partner, Frier Levitt

8:45 – 9:30 AM

Targeted Therapies & Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

– Craig Reynolds, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists

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Panel Discussion:
Early Learnings from the OCM

– Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC, Chief  Executive Officer, Dayton Physicians Network (Moderator)
– Alti Rahman, MHA, MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
– Anne Marie Rainey, MSN, RN, CHC, Compliance & Quality Control Officer, Clearview Cancer Institute

Cancer Care Advocacy 2017:
CPAN Goals & Objectives

– Rose Gerber, Director of Patient
Advocacy, Community Oncology Alliance

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9:45 – 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Figure Skater Medalist

10:30 – 10:55 AM

Break & Scott Hamilton Q&A in the Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Next-Gen Sequencing:
State of the Art in Clinical
Applications

– Howard “Skip” Burris, MD, President, Clinical Operations, Sarah Cannon

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PHARMACY SESSION

Pharmacy Accreditation: Needs,
Issues & Practical Considerations

– Joshua Cox, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Dayton Physicians Network (Moderator)
– Bob Phelan, RPh, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Specialists of North Florida  
 – Tim Safley, MBA, Director, DMEPOS, Pharmacy & Sleep, ACHC

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Big Data in Cancer Care:
Is the Rubber Meeting the Road?

– Robert Green, MD, Senior Vice President of Clinical Oncology, Flatiron Health

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The View from Capitol Hill:
Cancer Care Policy &
COA’s Priorities

– Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director,
Community Oncology Alliance

 

11:50 AM – 12:35 PM

Prehabilitation for Cancer Survivors:
Concepts & Evidence for Impairment Driven Rehabilitation

– Julie K. Silver, MD, Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives,
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

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Claims Data: How to Analyze,
Use, Report & Capitalize on It

– Basit Chaudhry, MD, PhD,
Tuple Health

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12:35 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

1:35 – 2:35 PM

Panel Discussion:
Implementing the Practice Vision for the Now & Future of Community Oncology

– Terrill Jordan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Cancer Care Associates
– Jeffrey F. Patton, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Oncology (Moderator)
– Bradley Prechtl, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Cancer Specialists
– Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NSHOA, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists &
President, Community Oncology Alliance

Community Oncology 101:
Why Does the Site of Cancer Care Matter?

– Betty Apt, Patient Advocate,
Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers
– Joseph Lynch, MD,
Warren Clinic Medical Oncology
– Mark Thompson, MD, Past President, Community Oncology Alliance,
The Mark H. Zangmeister Center

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2:35 – 3:20 PM

OCM 2.0: The Universal Oncology Payment Model

– Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance
– Kavita Patel, MD, MS, Tuple Health

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Community Oncology 201: Pharmacy Benefit Managers & Impact on Cancer Care

– Ray Bailey, RPh, Director of
Pharmacy, Florida Cancer Specialists
– Joshua Cox, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Dayton Physicians Network
– Stacey McCullough, PharmD, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy, Tennessee Oncology

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3:20 – 3:50 PM

Networking & Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

3:55 – 4:55 PM

Novel Therapies in Breast Cancer: HER2 Amplified, ER+, TNBC disease

– Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, Texas Oncology

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Panel Discussion: Update on
New Payer Initiatives in Cancer Care

– Rene Frick, Senior Director,
Provider Network Innovations &
Partnerships, BCBS of South Carolina
– Robert “Bo” Gamble, Director of
Strategic Practice Initiative, Community Oncolgy Alliance (Moderator)
– Amanda Joseph, MS-HSM, Senior Affordability of Care Strategy Consultant, Healthcare Service Corporation
– Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants
– Kashyap Patel, MD, Carolina Blood & Cancer Care 

Hands-on Workshop:
Effective Advocacy &  Lobbying Congress

– Jeff Mortier, Principal, Farragut Partners
– Honorable Ed Whitfield, Formerly U.S. House of Representatives

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5:00 – 5:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Employers Discuss Cancer Care & Payment Models

– Kembre Roberts, Wellness Manager, Southwest Airlines
– John Robinson,  President & Chief Executive Officer, RobinsonBush
– Barry Russo, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (Moderator)
– Brenna Shebel, Director, National Business Group on Health

5:50 – 6:35 PM

Networking & Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 AM

Buffet Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Conference Opening Day 2: Update from the Co-Chairs

– Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC, Chief Executive Officer, Dayton Physicians Network
– David Eagle, MD, Lake Norman Oncology
– Lucio Gordan, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
– Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology
– Jeffrey Patton, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Oncology
– Barry Russo, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Washington, DC Update: The Latest Legislative Issues Impacting Cancer Care & Your Practice

– Christian Downs, JD, MHA, Executive Director, Association of Community Cancer Centers
– Bruce Feinberg, DO, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
– Ben Jones, Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy, McKesson Specialty Health & The US Oncology Network
– Deborah Kamin, PhD, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, ASCO
– Rita Norton, Senior Vice President,  Director of Government Affairs, AmerisourceBergen
– Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance (Moderator)

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Panel Discussion: How Community Oncology is Fueling the Cancer Moonshot

– William Harwin, MD, President & Managing Partner, Florida Cancer Specialists
– Edward Licitra, MD, PhD, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Revenue Cycle Central Jersey Division, Regional Cancer Care Associates
– Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology (Moderator)
– R. Steven Paulson, MD, President, Texas Oncology

9:45 – 10:10 AM

Break & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Myeloma Therapies:
New Options & Understanding the
Role of Sequencing & Transplantation

– Paul G. Richardson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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PHARMACY SESSION

Panel Discussion:
Orals Adherence & Challenges

– Ray Bailey, RPh, Director of
Pharmacy, Florida Cancer Specialists
– Stacey McCullough, PharmD,
Senior Vice President,
Pharmacy, Tennessee Oncology   
– Todd Murphree, PharmD, Ambulatory
Pharmacy Manager, Clearview
Cancer Institute
– Ricky Newton, CPA, Director of Financial Services & Operations, Community Oncology Alliance (Moderator)

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The Coding Mistress:
Actionable Resolution for the Most
Common Denials In Oncology

– Roberta L. Buell, MBA, Principal,
onPoint Oncology, LLC

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Become a Stronger Advocate:
How to Tell Your Story

– Rachel Griffith, Senior Director, McCabe Message Partners
– Paul Skowronek, Senior Vice President, McCabe Message Partners

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11:05 – 11:50 AM

A Genitourinary Cancer Update: New Therapies

– Daniel J. George, MD, Professor of Medicine & Surgery, Duke Cancer Institute

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MACRA, MIPS & APMs: A Common
Sense Approach to Success

– Aaron Lyss, Director of Value-Based Care, Tennesee Oncology
– Kashyap Patel, MD, Carolina Blood
& Cancer Care

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11:50 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

12:50 – 1:35 PM

Low-Grade Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma;
New Therapies & Updates

– Craig Portell, MD, Emily Couric
Clinical Cancer Center

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PHARMACY SESSION

In-Office Pharmacy/Dispensing:
Roadblocks & Legal Issues

– Jesse Dresser, Esq.,
Partner, Frier Levitt
– Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq.,
Founding Partner, Frier Levitt

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Quantifying Physician Performance:
Defining the Value Equation

– Lalan Wilfong, MD, Texas Oncology

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Expanding CPAN:
Plans & Discussion

– Miriam Yvette Jones Atkins, MD,
Augusta Oncology Associates
– Michael Diaz, MD, Vice President, Community Oncology Alliance, Florida Cancer Specialists
– Rose Gerber, Director of Patient Advocacy, Community  Oncology Alliance
– Anthony Scalzo, MD, Hematology-Oncology
Associates of CNY

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1:40 – 2:25 PM

Biosimilar Check-up: Availability & Clinical/Financial Issues

– Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP, Associate Professor,
University of New England College of Pharmacy

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Physician Recruitment & Succession
Planning: Practical Steps

– Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants
– Ray Page, DO, PhD, President, The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders   
– Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, Michiana Hematology-Oncology (Moderator)

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2:30 – 2:50 PM

Conference Wrap-up: Meeting Observations from the Co-Chairs & Audience