Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Program (CPAN)
March 30-March 31, 2012
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Many Faces of Patient Advocacy
Friday, March 30, 2012
7:00am - 8:00am
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Visitation
8:00am – 9:00am
Welcome & COA Patient Advocacy Network Program Overview
Rose Gerber, Director of Patient Advocacy, CPAN, Washington, DC
Rick Frame, MD Utah Cancer Specialists/CPAN Medical Chairman, Salt Lake City, Utah
Introduction to COA & COA’s Key Patient Based Legislative Initiatives
Learn about COA’s founding, mission statement, patient based objectives, challenges and successes.
Mary Kruczynski, COA Director of Policy Analysis, Washington, DC
Break and Exhibit Hall Visitation
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Josephina L Bell, CMT, Wellness Coordinator, Moss Rehab Outpatient Center, Einstein Health System, Philadelphia, PA
How Cancer Patients & Survivors can Collaborate with Nurses in Advocating for Cancer Care
Lynn Mortoro, RN, BSN, OCN, Eastern CT Hematology & Oncology, Norwich, CT and Rose Gerber, Director of Patient Advocacy CPAN/Cancer Survivor, Washington, DC
Break - Pick Up Lunches in Exhibit Hall: (Advocates join main conference lunch session)
Luncheon Debate: Health Care Reform: Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 on Oncology Practices (Advocates join main conference session)
Return to CPAN session
Your Insurance and Cancer – Navigating the Mysterious
Learn how various insurance policies can impact the quality of your cancer care. Bobbi Buell, Principal, OnPoint Oncology, Sausalito, CA
CPAN Advocate Volunteers In Action: Meet a panel of CPAN advocate volunteers and hear their success stories as CPAN cancer care advocates.
Oncologist, Politician, Patient (Back by popular demand)
Utah Attorney General & Colon Cancer Survivor, Mark Shurtleff and Rick Frame MD Utah Cancer Specialists/CPAN Medical Chairman, Salt Lake City, Utah
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall – Special Guest, Utah Attorney General & Colon Cancer Survivor Mark Shurtleff
Advocates and General Conference Attendees
Dinner on your own – Free Time
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
Rose Gerber, Director of Patient Advocacy, CPAN, Washington, DC and Rick Frame, MD, Utah Cancer Specialists/CPAN Medical Chairman, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
Overview of patient services provided by the NPAF and their sister organization, The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Nancy Davenport-Ennis and /or NPAF speaker TBA
The Business Side of Patient Care & Patient Advocacy
Learn what happens behind the scenes of a community cancer clinic and how cancer centers advocate for their patients.
Glenn Balasky, Executive Director, Zangmeister Center, Columbus, Ohio
Break and Exhibit Hall Visitation
10:30am - 11:30am
CPAN and Cancer Care Partnerships
CPAN seeks partnerships with other cancer care organizations. In this session you will learn about two national organizations and the important role they play in patient care.
Kristin Gustafson, President & Founder, Chemo 101, Denver, Colorado and Greg Maxfield, Vice-President, Navigating Cancer, Jackson, Tennessee
Bringing COA’S Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) to Your Community and Cancer Center
Rose Gerber, COA Director of Patient Advocacy, Washington, DC
Rick Frame, MD, Utah Cancer Specialists/CPAN Medical Chairman, Salt Lake City, Utah
Break/Pick Up Lunches in Exhibit Hall
National Oncology Care Issues & Local Impact
Ted Okon, Executive Director, COA, Washington, DC
Topics will include: Cancer drug shortages, community cancer clinics closing, hospital mergers, and how Medicare physician reimbursement impacts patient care.
Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes – What Are They and Why Should Cancer Patients Care?
Bo Gamble, Director of Practice Initiatives, COA, Washington, DC and Carol Murtaugh, RN, OCN, Administrator, Omaha, Nebraska
Group photo and Networking with fellow advocates
Open to all conference attendees
Thank you for attending!
Program agenda, session times and speakers subject to change. 3-08-2012