The annual Community Oncology Conference continues to be developed by community oncology providers, administrators, staff, and patients to address their needs in the real world.

At this years 2023 conference we will have 50+ speakers and co-chairs touching on subjects like Practice Perspectives on the Enhancing Oncology Model, Federal and state policies to curb PBM bad behavior, Integrative medicine in cancer and much more.

Speakers at the COA Conference 2022

Our Dynamic Keynote Speaker

Our Dynamic Keynote Speaker

Will Flanary, MD, aka “Dr. Glaucomflecken”


Will Flanary is an ophthalmologist and part time comedian who moonlights in his free time as “Dr. Glaucomflecken,” a social media personality who creates medical-themed comedy shorts to an audience of over 3 million across social media. His humor has been shaped by the tribulations of med school and residency, but also by his experiences as a patient.

Will is a 2-time testicular cancer survivor as well as a survivor of cardiac arrest, saved by his intrepid wife and her timely CPR. Initially used as a creative outlet to cope with these health challenges, Will’s comedy has evolved over time to incorporate biting satire of the US health care system, academic publishing, and interpersonal conflicts pervasive in the medical system. He is a frequent keynote speaker who encourages medical audiences to embrace humor in everyday life.

Conference Co-Chairs

Community Oncology Conference Co-Chair Fred Divers, MD

Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD

Genesis Cancer & Blood Institute & American Oncology Network

Kathy Oubre

Pontchartrain Cancer Center

Community Oncology Conference Co-Chair Debra Patt, MD

Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA

Texas Oncology & US Oncology

Alti Rahman MHA/MBA, CSSBB

Oncology Consultants

Community Oncology Conference 2023 Schleicher Co-Chair

Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA

Tennessee Oncology

Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists & OneOncology