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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 4Q2017 Hematological Malignancies Update (San Francisco, November 4)


• SABCS Highlights 2017 (Location/Date in January TBA)


18th Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers: A Case-based Approach (Napa, March 16-18)


Materials from recent clinical education meetings:


• ANCO's 3Q2017 Hematologic Malignancies Updates
Babis Andreadis's ANCO Update in Lymphomas 2017

Bruno C. Medeiros's Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Progress at last

Brian Sworder's Clinical Case Vignettes


• Margaret Tempero & Wes Kidder's The State of Cancer Care


• ANCO's 2Q2017 Hematologic Malignancies Updates
Mehrdad Abedi's Updates in Hematology: ANCO 2017

Sandy Wong's Updates on the Treatments of Multiple Myeloma and Light-Chain Amyloidosis

Julian Davis's ANCO Hematologic Malignancies Updates


• 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


• 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


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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:

• Medicare Update 2018 (San Jose, January 3; Sacramento, January 4)

Materials from recent professional education meetings:


• ANCO's 2017 Professional Education Meeting
Elaine Towle's The MACRA Quality Payment Program: It's not too late to participate in 2017!

Stephanie Kriston's USP 797/800 for California Oncology Practices

Nicette Short's Legislative/Regulatory Update


• Roberta Buell's Hot Topics in Reimbursement

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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

59th Annual Meeting (ASTRO, San Diego, September 24-27)


Highlights of the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting (Part I of Your Guide to the Latst Cancer Resaerch and Treatment; Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, September 26)


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


Highlights of the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting (Part II of Your Guide to the Latst Cancer Resaerch and Treatment; Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, September 28)


Treatment Update on Liver Cancer (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, October 2)


What's New in the Treatment of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM; Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, October 4)


Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, October 5)


Update on Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, October 6)


12th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies (NCCN, San Francisco, October 6-7)


34th National Oncology Conference (ACCC, Nashville, October 18-20)


Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, October 19)


Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (ASCO, San Diego, October 27-28)


Update on the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, November 1)


2nd Annual Symposium on Integrating Immune Therapies & Targeted Therapies into Standards of Care for Solid and Hematologic Malignancies (Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education, San Francisco, November 11)


Mind Body Techniques to Cope with the Stresses of Cancer (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, November 15)


Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) (Cancer Care Connect Education Workshop, December 14)


Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO, San Francisco, January 18-20)


Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium (ASCO-SITC, San Francisco, January 25-27)


PRIMO 2018: Personalized Cancer Education (PRIMO, Maui, January 31-February 3)


Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO, San Francisco, February 8-10)


44th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (ACCC, Washington, D.C., March 14-16)


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