CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Journal of Managed Care®, the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, is pleased to announce that Rose Gerber, director of patient advocacy and education for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), will be the moderator for the “Advancing Care Management” panel at the 2018 Patient-Centered Oncology Care® (PCOC) meeting. The event will take place Friday, Nov. 16 at the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel.
“We are pleased to offer this unique live event to healthcare professionals each year,” said Gil Hernandez, director of sales of Managed Markets. “Learning from these experts in the field can have a significant impact on patient care across the country.”
Experts leaders on the Advancing Care Management panel include:
- Lani Alison, RN, vice president of clinical affairs, Regional Cancer Care Associates
- Don Champlain, RN, MHA, director of care management, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
- Beth Wittmer, RN, OCN, manager of care management, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
- Wes Hall, cancer survivor
Gerber brings a unique perspective not only as a survivor but in her professional role where she interacts with cancer patients and survivors across the U.S., from newly diagnosed patients to long-term cancer survivors. Gerber developed COA’s national advocacy program—CPAN (Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network)—and CPAN advocacy chapters across the U.S. CPAN chapters are based in community cancer clinics, where the majority of cancer patients are treated. Throughout her career, Gerber has appeared on MSNBC-TV to speak about cancer care access issues; met with legislators in Washington, D.C., to discuss cancer policy issues; and developed cancer programs. She has also been the featured cancer survivor in media campaigns of various cancer organizations and the keynote speaker at multiple national cancer conferences. Breast Cancer Wellness magazine recognized her as the National Breast Cancer Leader of the year in 2018. Gerber was a mother with young children when she received a diagnosis of breast cancer and continues to inspire others through her cancer advocacy work.
“I am honored to moderate this panel of leaders that are experts in their field,” said Gerber.“Their work and dedication to value-based cancer care has a positive impact on so many patients and survivors.
PCOC is a one-day educational and highly interactive event that addresses topics such as advancing value-based payment models, impact of consolidation and integration on oncology care, and pharmacy role in patient care and management. The program’s format will allow attending healthcare and managed care professionals to share their experiences and actively participate in panel discussions.
For more information or to register, please visit https://www.ajmc.com/pcoc2018.
About The American Journal of Managed Care®:
The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) is a peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal that keeps readers on the forefront of health policy by publishing research relevant to industry decision makers as they work to promote the efficient delivery of high-quality care. AJMC.com is the essential website for managed care professionals, distributing industry updates daily to leading stakeholders. Other titles in the AJMC® family include The American Journal of Accountable Care®, and two evidence-based series, Evidence-Based Oncology™ and Evidence-Based Diabetes Management™. These comprehensive offerings bring together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and other industry leaders in managed care. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC® publications, please contact Gil Hernandez at 609-716-7777, ext. 139.
About Community Oncology Alliance (COA):
The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and, most importantly, the patients they serve. COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. The mission of COA is to ensure that cancer patients receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care in their own communities. More than 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and deaths from the disease have been steadily declining due to earlier detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
About Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN):
The Community Oncology Patient Alliance Network (CPAN) is a noncancer type specific national network representing all members of the cancer community. CPAN serves as a resource to educate the cancer community about legislative issues affecting the quality and accessibility of cancer care in their own communities. CPAN also functions as a forum for patients to learn how to become advocates for cancer care and provides community oncology practices with education regarding the economic and administrative pressure facing the operation of a community cancer clinic. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active. To learn more about CPAN please visit: http://cpan.communityoncology.org/.