Specialty Groups — Oncology

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer  (ACOS-CoC) Liaison Report

The CoC’s Speakers Bureau is no longer accepting requests for presentations by CoC-trained speakers at institutional meetings through November 2003.  To secure a speaker for December, a request must be submitted by the end of October.  See the Education Activities section of their Web site at http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/coceduc.html.  Also, the FIPS and NCDB Data Transmission links in CoC DataLinks will be unavailable from Thursday, October 23, to Sunday, November 2, while the new Survey Application Record (SAR) system for 2004 is being internally prepared.  The Business Associate Agreement and Hospital Comparison Benchmark Report links will still be available in this password-protected area.