November 16-17, 2017 | Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Gain invaluable insight on the rapidly changing oncology-care landscape. Learn from renowned experts on best practices to handle the transition to value-based care in 2018, while keeping costs down.
Access critical knowledge on emerging oncology care topics through expert panel discussions, putting you in the best possible position to improve patient outcomes as well as your practice in the future
Engage with and learn with established leaders specializing in: Oncology Policy, Academia, Quality Measurement, Patient Education, Oncology Nursing, Advocacy, and Pharmaceutical Marketing
This year’s meeting will offer an in depth look at many of the hot-button issues facing the oncology field including: Oncology Care Model, regulatory developments, oncology value assessment tools, patient-centered care, to name a few
Joseph Alvarnas, MD
Director of Value Based Analytics
Director of Clinical Quality, Alpha Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell
City of Hope
Duarte, CA
Michael Kolodziej, MD
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
ADVI Health
Margaret O’Grady, RN, MSN, OCN, FAAMA
Administrative Director,
Oncology Service Line Abington Memorial Hospital
Jefferson Health System
Philadelphia, PA
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[ - ]   Thursday, November 16

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Time Topic Faculty
2:00 pm Registration Opens  
2:30 pm -
2:40 pm
Opening Remarks & Introduction to Poster Session Joseph Alvarnas, MD
Margaret O’Grady, RN, MSN, OCN, FAAMA
Session 1: Regulation
Moderator: Joseph Alvarnas, MD
2:40 pm -
3:10 pm
Presentation: Driving Medical Innovation by Advancing Regulatory Science Frank F. Weichold, MD, PhD
3:10 pm -
3:50 pm
Panel: Under New Management: The FDA in 2018 Roger Brito, DO
Mark Fleury, PhD
Frank F. Weichold, MD, PhD
3:50 pm -
4:30 pm
Panel: Right to Try Law and FDA’s Expanded Access Program Wm. Kevin Kelly, DO
Marjorie A. Speers, PhD
Diana Zuckerman, PhD
4:30 pm -
4:40 pm
Session 2: Digital Technology
Moderator: Margaret O’Grady, RN, MSN, OCN, FAAMA
4:40 pm -
5:10 pm
Presentation: Real-World Impact of Digital Decision-Support Solutions Kathleen Lokay
5:10 pm -
5:50 pm
Panel: Impact of Digital Data Collection and Utilization on Quality Assessment Torrie K. Fields, MPH
Kathleen Lokay
Narayanan Viraj
5:50 pm -
6:30 pm
Panel: Digital Support to Improve Performance and Outcomes Brenton Fargnoli, MD
Felice H. LePar, MD, MPH
Jonathan Hirsch
Spencer Hoover
6:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Keynote Presentation Michael Kolodziej, MD
7:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award Reception & Dinner  

[ + ]   Friday, November 17

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Time Topic Faculty
8:00 am Registration Opens & Breakfast  
Session 3: Value
Moderator: Joseph Alvarnas, MD
8:30 am -
9:00 am
Presentation: Learnings From the OCM, Year 1 Lalan Wilfong, MD
9:00 am -
9:40 am
Panel: Impact of Novel Therapies on Oncology Stakeholders Bruce Feinberg, DO
Thomas Graf, MD
Kashyap Patel, MD
Kavita Patel, MD, MA
9:40 am -
10:20 am
Panel: Adopting Real-World Evidence and Value Into a Payment Model James Almas, MD
Jason Harris
Ian Manners, MBA
Melissa Thompson, MBA
Lalan Wilfong, MD
10:20 am -
10:30 am
Session 4: Patient-Centered Care
Moderator: Margaret O’Grady, RN, MSN, OCN, FAAMA
10:30 am -
11:00 am
Presentation: Collecting the Right Data for Patient-Focused Drug Development Joanne Buzaglo, PhD
11:00 am -
11:40 am
Panel: Impact of NPs/APs and Navigators on Patient Care Roger Brito, DO
Bo Gamble
Karon Martyn, MSN, ANP-BC,
Marie Kelly Pressler, RN, MSN,OCN
Nicole Taglione
11:40 am -
12:20 pm
Panel: Teamwork in Care Transitions Michael Diaz, MD
Rose Gerber
Stacey McCullough, PharmD
Rebekah Gilbert, RN, BSN, OCN
12:20 pm -
12:30 pm
Announcement of Poster Session Winner & Closing Remarks  

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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Parking and Transportation
Valet Parking: $49 inclusive of 22.5% tax overnight.
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is convenient to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 30th Street Station via Amtrak Trains.
Taxi cab fare to and from PHL will be between $25 and $30 each way and an approximate 15 to 20-minute ride. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim. Shuttle service is available for approximately $10 per person each and is also available outside of baggage claim near the Airline Line station. Shuttle vans visit multiple hotels en route to Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
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