Keynote Session: Reducing Racial Disparities in Oncology - Recommendations for Implementing Guideline-Adherent Cancer Care
Racial gaps exist in the access to guideline-adherent cancer care and care outcomes, and members of the oncology care team must explore the root causes of these gaps in order to address them. To that end, policy and practice solutions must be developed in order to begin the process of closing these gaps. NCCN, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), will convene a broad group of experts to examine these disparities in care delivery and care/social systems, and the findings and recommendations of this group will be discussed.
The program is designed to meet the needs and improve the competence and performance of the interprofessional oncology care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other relevant health care professionals who manage the care of patients with cancer.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the findings and recommendations of the NCCN/ACS CAN working group on racial disparities.
- Describe the practice change recommendations being proposed by the working group, and review steps for implementation into clinical practice.
- Identify the proposed policy and regulatory change recommendations developed by the working group.
Shonta Chambers, MSW
Patient Advocate Foundation
Public Opinion Strategies
Lisa A. Lacasse, MBA
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Robert Winn, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center
NCCN Continuing Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed to ensure education is fair and balanced and that clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care. Individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a conflict of interest when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect continuing education content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers relevant financial relationships as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Shonta Chambers, MSW
Lisa A. Lacasse, MBA
The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Robert Winn, MD
Genentech, Inc.: Honoraria
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Wui-Jin Koh, MD; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mike Abrams; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein
The NCCN staff listed below disclose no relevant financial relationships:
Leigh Gallo, JD; Terrell Johnson, MPA; Alyssa Schatz, MSW
In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NCCN designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 contact hours.
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 1.75 contact hours (0.175 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-21-075-H01-P
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until March 1, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 1.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 1.75 ACPE contact hours
- 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.75 ANCC contact hours
- 1.75 Participation
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