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

The Commission on Cancer will be offering three web conferences on the role of the Cancer Liaison Physician.  This presentation is available for any cancer program staff interested in learning about the role and responsibilities of the Cancer Liaison Physician as Community Outreach Coordinator.  The web conferences will be offered on October 21st from 10-11am (CT), November 17, 3-4pm (CT), and December 14, 11am to 12pm (CT).  The sessions last approximately 50 minutes and require participants to have Internet and telephone access.  It is not necessary to register. Further instructions can be found at their web site at http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/liaison.html.

The ACoS-CoC Report was prepared by ACOA/ACoS-CoC liaison, Jeannie O’Leary.  Her role as liaison is to enhance our relationship and collaboration by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, initiatives, critical issues, and actions that impact cancer care, data collection, and research.  We have the opportunity to bring matters of importance for ACOA to the CoC, as well as communicate CoC activities to the ACOA.  If you have input on particular issues regarding credentialing and ACoS standards, please contact Jeannie O’Leary.