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ANCO organizes an ambitious annual clinical and professional education meeting schedule consisting of several Highlights programs, practice administrator meetings, and occasional special meetings. We also keep our members informed of other meetings of interest (in California and beyond), including ACCC's meetings, ASCO's Annual Meeting and Symposia & Workshops, and ASH's meetings.

The ANCO Education Committee and Board of Directors clinical education strategy (adopted in 2004) is as follows:

  1. ANCO has very successfully organized several annual Highlights programs over the past several years. These have been our best attended, supported, and received programs to date. ANCO will expand (i.e., add time, national faculty, locations, delivery systems) to our existing offerings (i.e., San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, ASH, ASCO) and add additional Highlights programs.
  2. In light of a need for additional nursing continuing medical education and the PhRMA and OIG guidelines, ANCO will seek accreditation for ANCO clinical education meetings via our Institutional Members, other academic centers, ASCO, and possibly through IMQ/CMA.
  3. ANCO will only consider proposals for single-sponsor, evening clinical education dinner meetings that feature the highest quality speakers (i.e., thought leaders) on the most important clinical topics.
Clinical Education

ANCO's clinical education meetings, including Highlights meetings of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, ASH Annual Meeting, and ASCO Annual Meeting present distinguished speakers on pertinent clinical topics in oncology. Participants not only learn at these meetings, but they enjoy a social dinner atmosphere with their colleagues. In addition, ANCO disseminates information about several clinical education programs per year organized by our Institutional Members.

Upcoming clinical education meetings (locations, dates) are:

• ANCO's 2Q2017 Hematological Malignancies Update (Sacramento, May 6)


• ANCO Event (The State of Cancer Care) at ASCO's Best of ASCO (San Francisco, June 15)


• ANCO's 3Q2017 Hematological Malignancies Update (Palo Alto, September 9)


• ANCO's 4Q2017 Hematological Malignancies Update (San Francisco, November 4)


Materials from recent clinical education meetings:


• 17th Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers: A Case-based Approach (Tumor Board Cases)


• ANCO's SABCS Highlights 2016

Candice Sauder's SABCS 2016: A Surgeon's Perspective
Tracy Sherertz's SABCS: Radiation Therapy Updates
Hope S. Rugo's SABCS 2016: Medical Oncology


• ANCO's 4Q2016 Hematological Malignancies Update

Bruno Medeiros's Acute and Chronic Leukemias

Jeffrey Wolf's Myeloma: Are We on the Brink of a Cure?

Gregory Kaufman's Clinical Case Vignettes


• ANCO's 3Q2016 Hematological Malignancies Update
Bruno Medeiros's Acute and Chronic Leukemias

Aaron Rosenberg's Updates on, and Approaches to, the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Rajeev Krishnan's Case Studies


• ANCO's ASCO Highlights 2016
Rebecca L. Olin's ANCO: ASCO Highlights 2016--Hematologic Malignancies

Primo N. Lara, Jr.'s Best of ASCO 2016--Lung Cancer

Edward J. Kim's ASCO Highlights 2016: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Sandy Srinivas's ASCO 2016: GU Highlights

Shannon MacLaughlin David's Gynecologic Oncology at ASCO: The Highlight Reel

Melanie C. Majure's ANCO's ASCO Highlights 2016: Breast Cancer Track


• California's End of Life Option Act Webinar and Additional Resources
Listen/watch to the webinar (apologies for the truncated beginning of this recording)

Download the slides and Act

California Hospital Association's Guidance

Califormia Medical Association's Guidance

POLST and Death with Dignity Statutes


• ANCO's 2Q2016 Hematological Malignancies Update

Babis Andreadis's State of the Science: Lymphoma and Leukemia 2016
Aaron Rosenberg's Updates on, and Approaches to, the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Amar Patel's Leukemias, Lymphoma, & Myeloma--Clincal Cases


• ANCO's SABCS Highlights 2015
Michael D. Alvarado's Surgical Highlights: SABCS2015
Carol M. Marquez's Update from SABCS 2015--Radiation Oncology
Helen K. Chew's SABCS Highlights 2015: Medical Oncology


• Molecular Diagnostics & Clinical Decision Making
Phil Stephens's The Science of Molecular Diagnostics
Joseph Kim's The Process of Using Molecular Diagnostics in Practice
Elaine Jeter's Payer Coverage of Molecular Diagnostics
Oliver Dorigo's Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Decision Making in Gynecologic Cancers
W. Michael Korn's Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Decision Making
in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Tianhong Li's Clinical Use of Molecular Diagnostics in the Treatment of Lung Cancer


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Professional Education

ANCO's professional education meetings present speakers on topics about the management of office-based medical practices and oncology reimbursement techniques. Participants not only learn at these meetings, but they also form a network of resources to turn to when billing and reimbursement and management issues arise.

Upcoming professional education meetings (speakers, locations, dates) are:


Materials from recent professional education meetings:


• Roberta Buell's Hot Topics in Reimbursement


• ANCO's 2016 Professional Education Meeting
Sybil R. Green's Are Your Ready for MACRA? How to Prepare

Arthur Lurvey's Medicare: Trials, Tribulations and Changes

Shirley Otis-Green's The End of Life Option Act

Elaine Towle's The ASCO PUF: Using CMS Data to Understand the Oncology Delivery Ecosystem

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Other Meetings

Other forthcoming meetings of potential interest to ANCO members are listed here.

ACCC's Meetings

ASCO's Meetings

ASH's Meetings

Progress in the Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, March 28)


Cancerscape: Business & Policy, Value & Quality (ACCC, Washington, DC, March 29-31)


Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, April 3)


Progress in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, April 5)


Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, April 6)


Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment--7th International Symposium (Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation, San Francisco, April 20-22)


The 2017 Community Oncology Conference: Fueling the Cancer Moonshot (Community Oncology Alliance, Washington, D.C., April 27-28)


The New Age of Molecular Testing and Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer (ACCC & AMP, Webinar, April 28)


Update on Advanced Ovarian Cancer (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, May 2)


Advances in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, May 5)


Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma (CancerCare Connect Education Workshop, May 18)


Best of ASCO (ASCO, San Francisco, June 16-17)


POLST: It Starts With A Conversation (Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Long Beach, June 29-30)


ASCO Advocacy Summit 2017: Lead, Engage, Influence (ASCO, Washington, D.C., September 27-28)


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