Thursday, September 17

Conversations with the ACCC 2020 Innovator Award Winning Programs 12:00 – 4:00 pm EDT


Each 30 minute discussion will kick-off with the program's champion (senior administrator/physician leader) speaking about what convinced them to support the idea and how they procured buy-in and/or dedicated funds/resources for the innovation. Then, participate in live, collaborative discussions with the speakers and program champions and learn how you can procure buy-in for similar innovations at your own institution.

Agenda and Speakers

12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT: Onboarding Experienced Non-Oncology Nurses to Address Staffing Shortages: Development of a Transitional Oncology Training Academy

Hollie Gow, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, PCCN CPHQ, Director of Professional Nursing Practice & Performance Improvement
Marguerite Rowell, MSN, MBA, MSM/HM, ONC, SCRN, Assistant Vice President of Nursing
Michele Ryder, MSN, MSHSA, RN, CENP, Cancer Program Administrator
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Virtual Emcee: Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, ACCC Medical Director

12:30 - 1:00 PM EDT: Utilizing Technology to Identify Patient Co-Morbidities and Reduce Hospital and ED Admissions

Larry Bilbrey, Care Data Systems Manager
Johnetta Blakely, MD, MS, MMHC, Executive Director of Health Economics and Outcome Research; Chairwoman, Performance Improvement Committee 
Tennessee Oncology

Virtual Emcee: Tom Gallo, ACCC National Oncology Taskforce

1:00 - 1:30 PM EDT: Improve Oral Oncolytic Workflow and Reduce Treatment Delays with a Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Agreement         

Amanda Wright, PharmD, Oncology Pharmacist
Julia Kerr, PharmD, Medically Integrated Pharmacy Program Coordinator  
St. Luke's Cancer Institute 

Virtual Emcee: Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, ACCC Medical Director

1:30 - 2:00 PM EDT: Leveraging a 3D Lung Nodule Educational Tool to Reduce Patient Distress

Theresa Roelke, MSN, RN, AGNP-C, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Gary Hochheiser, MD, Director of Thoracic Surgery; Medical Director, MMC Lung Cancer Screening Program; Co-Chair, Maine Health Thoracic Oncology Work Group; Board-Certified Thoracic Surgeon 
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

Virtual Emcee: Barbara Schmidtman, PhD, ACCC National Oncology Taskforce

2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT: A Nurse Navigator-Led Community-Based Cardio-Oncology Clinic

Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, FHFSA, Director, CardioOncology, Co-Director, Heart Failure Program and Anti-coagulation Clinic
Kerry Skurka, RN, BSN, Cardio-Oncology Nurse Navigator
Peter Garrett, MD, FACR, Medical Director of Cancer Services and Radiation Oncology
Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis

Virtual Emcee: Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, ACCC Medical Director

2:30 - 3:00 PM EDT: Reducing ED Visits and Hospital Readmissions after Chemotherapy with Predictive Modeling of Risk Factors

Michelle Smith, DC, Director Oncology Services
Jay Carlson, DO, Mercy Ministry Oncology Specialty Council 
Mercy Cancer Care

Virtual Emcee: Christina Fuller, ACCC National Oncology Taskforce

3:00 - 3:30 PM EDT: Shifting Chemo Administration from Inpatient to Outpatient Setting Improves Care and Reduces Costs

Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, Clinical Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology
Daniel Persky, MD, Associate Director, Clinical Investigators; Therapeutic Development Program
University of Arizona Cancer Center, Banner University Medical Center Tucson

Virtual Emcee: Kerri Michalik, ACCC National Oncology Taskforce

3:30 - 4:00 PM EDT: Integration of Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Prospective Surveillance Into Cancer Interdisciplinary Teams  

Reyna Colombo, PT, MA, Director of Rehabilitation Services
Christopher Wilson, PT, DPT, DScPT, Residency Director, Oncologic Rehabilitation
Jannifer Stromberg, MD, Medical Director, Wilson Cancer Resource Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology; Attending Physician of Radiation Oncology 
Beaumont Health System, Beaumont Cancer Institute

Virtual Emcee: Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP, ACCC Medical Director 

Implementing Value-Based Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Services in Your Backyard 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT


Learn how leading oncology practices have partnered with ReVital, a specialized cancer rehabilitation program, to extend patient access to value-based outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in a dozen communities nationwide. Explore how team-based health care has enabled oncology programs to overcome traditional cost barriers such as facility space, billing, and staffing. Learn how programs have leveraged existing oncologic workflows to connect their patients with high-quality prehabilitation and rehabilitation services close to home or via telehealth. Hear how programs capitalize on commonly-used screening tools to engage ReVital colleagues for evaluation and treatment of patients’ functional needs, and to close the loop. Learn about ReVital’s expanding research initiatives, outcomes, and opportunities to participate.

Session sponsored by ReVital

Pete Manning, MBA, Senior Vice President, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation 

Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT, Program Director, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation