Specialty Groups — Oncology

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

The next 50-minute Web conferences sponsored by the Commission on Cancer for better understanding the role of the Cancer Liaison Physician will be offered September 21, 5-6pm CST, October 21, 10-11 am CST, November 17, 3-4 pm CST, and December 14, 11 am – 12 pm CST.  This conference is available to any Cancer program staff.  Registration is not necessary, but further instructions are available 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.