April 27-28 - National Harbor, MD

The Most Comprehensive Community Oncology Conference in the Country



Fueling the Cancer Moonshot

Innovation in Community Oncology

The theme for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) 2017 Community Oncology Conference is “Fueling the Cancer Moonshot: Innovation in Community Oncology.” Community oncology is a pioneering force in fighting cancer in the United States. Over the last 40 years, community practices have led the way in delivering cutting-edge treatments, driving clinical trials and recruitment, and crafting innovative payment and delivery system reforms.

Treating the majority of American’s with cancer, community oncology practices are absolutely critical to the success of Vice President Biden’s highly-touted “moonshot” to end cancer as we know it. In order to fuel the moonshot, community oncology must continue to be leaders while also working together to overcome policy challenges that threaten the sustainability of the cancer care system.

Attendees will gain the insight and knowledge they need to fuel innovation and success in community oncology. They will learn about the latest treatment advances, the progress community oncology practices are making leading innovating practice operations as well as implementing new payment reform models, and the role this work plays in fueling the White House’s “cancer moonshot.”

Key Dates

We want to ensure that you never miss a deadline. From the opening of registration and hotel reservations
to the release of the full conference schedule, keep these dates in mind as you prepare to attend the
Community Oncology Conference 2017

November 14, 2016

Registration and Hotel Reservations Open

April 3, 2017

Hotel Registration Closes

April 20, 2017

Online Registration Closes

April 27-28, 2017

Community Oncology Conference
*On-site Registration will
Open at 7:00 AM

Conference Co-Chairs & Faculty

The COA Community Oncology Conference is designed by actual community oncologists and practice administrators, not an organization or conference staff. As a result, it 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 practicing oncologists.

Lucio Gordan, MD


Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Gainesville, Florida

David Eagle, MD


Lake Norman Oncology

Mooresville, North Carolina

Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA


Texas Oncology – Austin Central

Austin, TX

Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC

Chief Executive Officer

Dayton Physicians Network

Centerville, Ohio

Jeffrey F. Patton, MD, CEO

Chief Executive Officer & Physician

Tennessee Oncology

Nashville, TN

Barry Russo

Chief Executive Officer

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Fort Worth, Texas

Continuing Medical Education

Many of the sessions at the COA 2017 Community Oncology Conference will be eligible for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.



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