The agenda for the 2023 Community Oncology Conference looks ahead to what’s coming in health care in the next 20 years. Adapt, Evolve & Transform!

Some highlights to look forward to during the 2023 conference will be Practice Perspectives on the Enhancing Oncology Model, Federal and state policies to curb PBM bad behavior, Integrative medicine in cancer and much more. View the agenda below, or download it to save and share.

Agenda General Session and Business Track

2023 CONFERENCE AGENDA

General Session

Clinical/Pharmacy Track

Business Track

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THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023
6:30 - 7:30 AM

Buffet Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 - 7:55 AM

Conference Opening Day One: Welcome From the Co-Chairs

  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network
  • Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology & The US Oncology Network
  • Alti Rahman, MHA/MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
  • Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Oncology
  • Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists & OneOncology
8:00 - 8:45 AM

20 Years of COA: The Value of Community Oncology

  • Miriam Atkins, MD, FACP, AO Multispecialty Clinic & President, Community Oncology Alliance
  • Lucio Gordan, MD, Managing Physician, President, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Cancer Center
  • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
  • Jeff Patton, MD, Chief Executive Officer, OneOncology, Chairman of the Board, Tennessee Oncology
8:50 - 9:35 AM

The Hospital Conundrum: A Gameplan for Fending Off Attacks & Coexisting

  • Moshe Chasky, MD, FACP, Alliance Cancer Specialists
  • Anne Marie Rainey, MSN, RN, CHC, Director of Quality & Value-Based Care, Clearview Cancer Institute
  • S. McDonald “Donny” Wade, III, MD, Virginia Cancer Institute
  • Jodi Young, Executive Director, Texas Oncology
9:40 - 10:25 AM

KEYNOTE: Dr. Glaucomflecken (William E. Flanary, MD, Ophthalmologist, Cancer Survivor, Comedian)

  • William E. Flanary, MD, Ophthalmologist, Cancer Survivor, Comedian
10:25 - 11:00 AM

Networking in the Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Current Advances: Triple Negative & Locally Advanced Breast Cancers

  • Erika Hamilton, MD, Tennessee Oncology

Practice Perspectives: The Enhancing Oncology Model & Commercial Payment Reform Initiatives

  • Judith Alberto, MHA, RPh, BCOP, Director of Clinical Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
  • Matthew Skelton, MD, Blue Ridge Cancer Care
  • TR Strickland, Senior Director Value-Based Care, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
11:50 AM – 12:35 PM

Current Advances: Lung Cancer

  • Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

What Every Practice Needs to Know: The NEW Value-Based Enterprise

  • Daniel B. Frier, Esq., Founding Partner, Frier Levitt
12:35 – 1:35 PM

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

1:35 – 2:20 PM

Current Advances: Systemic Therapies for Upper GI Cancers

  • Meredith Pelster, MD, MSCI, Tennessee Oncology

Marketing & Advocacy: Practical Applications of Traditional & Social Media to Elevate Your Practice

  • Nicolas Ferreyros, Managing Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
  • Mike Lefler, Business & Communications Strategist, Nebraska Hematology Oncology
  • Michelle Robey, Vice President of Marketing, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
2:25 – 3:20 PM

Enhancing Equity in Clinical Research: Lessons Learned From Community Oncology Engagement Efforts

  • Richard L. Martin, III MD, MPH, Tennessee Oncology

Survive & Prosper: Optimizing Revenue & Increasing Efficiency in Your Practice

  • Glenn Balasky, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
  • James Gilmore, Chief Pharmacy & Clinical Services Officer, American Oncology Network
  • Todd O’Connell, President, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
3:20 – 3:50 PM

Networking in the Exhibit Hall

3:50 – 4:35 PM

Updates & Solutions: State & Federal Policies Aimed at Curbing PBM Bad Behavior

  • David Eagle, MD, Chair of Legislative Affairs & Patient Advocacy, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Moderator
  • James Lee, Senior Manager, State Regulation & Policy, Community Oncology Alliance
  • Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq., Founding Partner, Frier Levitt
  • Jeff Mortier, Partner, Farragut Partners
4:40 – 5:25 PM

Thinking Outside the Box: Going Beyond the “Traditional” Model of the Community Oncology Practice

  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network, Moderator
  • Sibel Blau, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Cancer Care Alliance Network
  • Brad Hively, Chief Executive Officer, The Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation
  • Alti Rahman, MHA/MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Networking & Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 AM

Buffet Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Conference Opening Day Two: Update From the Co-Chairs

  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network
  • Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology & The US Oncology Network
  • Alti Rahman, MHA/MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
  • Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Oncology
  • Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists & OneOncology
8:05 – 9:05 AM

Legislative Updates From Capitol Hill

  • Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA, Executive Director, Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Ben Jones, Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy, The US Oncology Network
  • Jerrica Mathis, Director, Government Relations, Cardinal Health
  • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
9:05 – 9:55 AM

The New Horizon: Working Directly With Employers

  • Robert Baird, RN, MSA, President, National Cancer Treatment Alliance, Moderator
  • Peter F. Hayes, BA, President, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine
  • Phil Stover, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Cancer + Blood
9:55 – 10:25 AM

Networking in the Exhibit Hall

10:25 – 11:10 AM

Current Advances: Lifestyle Medicine in Cancer Care

  • Amber Orman, MD, DipABLM, Chief Wellness Officer, Advent Health Medical Group

HR Keys to Success: Attracting & Retraining Physicians & Staff, Avoiding Burnout & Maintaining a Productive Work Environment

  • Elizabeth Spurlock, MA, SHRM-SCP, PHR, Director, HR Business Partner, Texas Oncology
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Current Advances: Genitourinary System Diseases

  • Michael Lattanzi, MD, Texas Oncology - Austin Central

Moving From Talk to Action: Implementing & Integrating a Health Equity Plan in Your Practice

  • Kashyap Patel, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates
  • Susan Sabo-Wagner, MSN, RN, OCN, Executive Director of Clinical Strategy, Oncology Consultants
12:00 – 12:55 PM

Lunch & Networking in Exhibit Hall

12:55 – 1:45 PM

Securing Your Practice: Dealing With Cyber-Attacks & Other Disasters

  • Jason Ervin, Director Oncology Service Line & IT Director, Oklahoma Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Payal Patel, EMBA, MBA, MHA, Chief Executive Officer, Adams County Cancer Center
  • Todd Schonherz, Chief Executive Officer, American Oncology Network
1:50 – 2:35 PM

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Tomorrow & the Next 20 Years of Community Oncology

  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network
  • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
  • Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology & The US Oncology Network
  • Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists & OneOncology
2:40 – 2:55 PM

Conference Wrap-Up: Meeting Observations From the Co-Chairs

  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network
  • Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology & The US Oncology Network
  • Alti Rahman, MHA/MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
  • Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Oncology
  • Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists & OneOncology

All sessions take place Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Don’t forget to look at Key Dates beyond the agenda HERE.

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