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

The Commission on Cancer will continue to offer its web conference on the “Role of the Cancer Liaison Physician” every other month in 2005.  This presentation is open to all cancer program staff interested in learning about the responsibilities of the Cancer Liaison Physician as the Community Outreach Coordinator.  The conferences will be offered on central time with the next two being held on February 16, from 9 am to 10 am and April 19, from 4 pm to 5 pm.  Internet and telephone access is required, but registration is not necessary.  For more information visit the Commission’s 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.