Meeting

Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: A Workshop


When: November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Biomedical and Health Research, Diseases, Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: National Cancer Policy Forum
Board: Board on Health Care Services

​Patient navigation programs are intended to overcome obstacles that can prevent individuals from accessing cancer care and to improve coordination of their care. The National Cancer Policy Forum held a public workshop on November 13-14, 2017 to examine the optimal conditions and components of successful patient navigation programs in oncology. 

The workshop featured invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that included:

  • Stakeholder perspectives on the role that patient navigation programs play in delivering high-quality cancer care
  • Access and utilization patterns of patient navigation programs
  • Models of delivery and design features of navigation programs throughout the entire cancer care continuum 
  • Potential opportunities to improve the implementation and effectiveness of patient navigation programs 

The webcast will be archived on this website a few weeks after the workshop.

Confirmed Moderators, Speakers, and Panelists
Karen Basen-Engquist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tracy Battaglia, Boston University School of Medicine
Amy Bertrand, American Cancer Society 
Kris Blackley, Levine Cancer Institute
Nikolas Buescher, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Darcy Burbage, Christiana Care Health System 
Doris Burns, Cancer Survivor
Tony Burns, Cancer Survivor, Peer Mentor, and Advocate
Cynthia Cantril, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Stacy Fischer, University of Colorado Denver
Harold P. Freeman, Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute 
Robert Green, Flatiron Health
Linda Horn, Cancer Survivor and Former CEO, Sutter Coast Hospital
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Oncology Nursing Society
Alice Kerber, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
Christopher Lathan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
Wendy Marinkovich, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Kris McCracken, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Karen Meneses, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nina Miller, Commission on Cancer
Aditi Narayan, LIVESTRONG Foundation 
Sarah Oo, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea HealthCare Center 
Raymond Osarogiagbon, Baptist Cancer Center
Electra Paskett, The Ohio State University
Mandi Pratt-Chapman, George Washington Cancer Center
Elizabeth Rohan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lawrence Shulman, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory Simon, Biden Cancer Initiative
Melissa Simon, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Christine Valania, Geisinger Medical Center Cancer Services
Wendy Woodward, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Planning Committee Members
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon (co-chair), Oncology Nursing Society
Lawrence Shulman (co-chair), University of Pennsylvania 
Lucile Adams-Campbell, Georgetown University
Karen Basen-Engquist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Darcy Burbage, Christiana Care Health System
Cynthia Cantril, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Efrén Flores, Massachusetts General Hospital
Elizabeth Franklin, Cancer Support Community
Lori Hoffman Hōgg, Department of Veterans Affairs
Ronald Kline, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Aditi Narayan, LIVESTRONG Foundation
Mandi Pratt-Chapman, George Washington University Cancer Center
Elizabeth Rohan, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Kirsten Sloan, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
George Weiner, Association of American Cancer Institutes
Wendy Woodward, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

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