The 2018 AVBCC Summit Explores Trends, Challenges, and Innovations Affecting the Delivery and Accessibility of Cost-Effective, Quality Cancer Care

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The 2018 Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) Summit takes place Tuesday, October 30, through Wednesday, October 31, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. This summit, now in its 8th year, consistently draws hundreds of oncology leaders and providers from across the country for the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the value equation as it relates to cancer therapies and identify new approaches to advancing patient care and access within their organizations.

This summit provides change leaders and care providers with the opportunity to meet face-to-face to share information and perspective.

In the world of cancer care, disparities between the cost and quality of treatment can pose risks to patients and providers alike. The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) Summit aims to close these gaps by bringing industry stakeholders together for 2 days of in-depth discussions and education.

The 2018 AVBCC Summit takes place Tuesday, October 30, through Wednesday, October 31, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. This summit, now in its 8th year, consistently draws hundreds of oncology leaders and providers from across the country for the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the value equation as it relates to cancer therapies and identify new approaches to advancing patient care and access within their organizations.

Sessions are delivered by nationally recognized experts and offer attendees a broad range of perspective and insight in the areas of health policy, telemedicine, practice management, oncology specialty pharmacy, and supply chain. Some highlights of this year’s summit include:

Tuesday, October 30

7:30 AM     Keynote: FDA Perspectives
        Scott Gottlieb, MD, FDA Commissioner

Noon    Keynote: Cancer Care into the Future
        Greg Simon, President, Biden Cancer Initiative

5:00 PM    Keynote Presentation
        Rowdy Gaines, 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist/NBC Sports Commentator

Wednesday, October 31

9:00 AM     Breakout Session 4: Care Management
        Standardized Measurements and Process for Navigating Cancer Care

11:00 AM    Oncology Nurses & Nurse Navigators: Best Kept Secret in Value-Based Care

2:00 PM    Keynote Presentation
        Clifford Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, CEO, American Society of Clinical Oncology

For a full agenda of events and sessions, visit:
http://www.valuebasedcancer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018_AVBCC_Agenda.pdf

“Oncology is a rapidly evolving specialty area that demands vigilance and resilience from its practitioners,” says Burt Zweigenhaft, BS, President, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, and Editor-in-Chief, Value-Based Cancer Care. “This summit provides change leaders and care providers with the opportunity to meet face-to-face to share information and perspective.”

The 2018 AVBCC Summit is intended for medical oncologists, practice managers and administrators, and managed care professionals, as well as stakeholders in a position to impact the care of patients with cancer, such as advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, and medical directors. For more information about AVBCC or to register for the AVBCC Summit, visit http://www.valuebasedcancer.com/avbcc/.

About the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC)
AVBCC is the fastest growing national specialty organization dedicated to improving the care of cancer patients and their quality of life by discussing, considering, and evaluating the value equation as it relates to new and existing cancer therapies. This organization, which currently consists of more than 450 members, was established to provide a network for payers and oncology healthcare professionals to interact and network to promote optimal care for patients and their families.

About Value-Based Cancer Care
Value-Based Cancer Care provides a forum for payers, providers, and the entire oncology team to consider the cost–value issues particular to cancer treatments. This unique focus is achieved through news coverage from major hematology/oncology meetings and the cancer literature. It is supplemented with commentaries and perspectives from those involved in evaluating therapies, treating patients, and paying for care. Value-Based Cancer Care is a publication of Engage Healthcare Communications, LLC, a division of The Lynx Group. For more information on this publication, visit valuebasedcancercare.com.

About The Lynx Group
The Lynx Group is a rapidly growing, global, strategic alliance of medical communications and education companies. Through its unique business model, The Lynx Group strives to provide pivotal and contemporary information and education for all stakeholders in healthcare. The Lynx Group is the official association management and marketing company of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Association for Value-Based Cancer Care, and Association for Oncology Practice Management. For more information, visit
the-lynx-group.com.

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