ACCC Announces Winners of the Annual Innovator Award

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Each 2021 ACCC Innovator Award program recipient will deliver a presentation on its winning program at ACCC’s 38th National Oncology Conference, according to the organization.

Each 2021 ACCC Innovator Award program recipient will deliver a presentation on its winning program at ACCC’s 38th [Virtual] National Oncology ConferenceRockville, MD — The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) today announced the winning programs for its eleventh annual ACCC Innovator Awards, spotlighting forward-thinking cancer care programs tackling challenges ranging from financial toxicity to telehealth advancements.

The seven ACCC Innovator Award winners demonstrate cutting-edge and replicable solutions across all areas of the multidisciplinary cancer care team. Creative program approaches include proactive solutions to transportation barriers, virtual reality that improves patient education, remote patient monitoring during the pandemic, and more.

“The ACCC Innovator Awards allow us to learn from our creative and inventive colleagues to ultimately improve patient care,” said ACCC President Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW. “During these tumultuous and uncertain times, these awards shed light on the positive advancements that continue to drive cancer care forward. The fact that none of these programs would be possible without collaboration across teams, across disciplines, and, in some cases, into and across community organizations, is particularly striking.”

ACCC Innovator Award winners demonstrate the ability to advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery, while also providing replicable solutions for other programs.

Each 2021 ACCC Innovator Award program recipient will deliver a presentation on its winning program at ACCC’s 38th [Virtual] National Oncology Conference, held November 9 and 10, 2021.

What: Association of Community Cancer Center’s 38th [Virtual] National Oncology Conference

When: November 9-10, 2021

Where: Online via ACCC’s website.

The virtual conference will feature presentations on creative solutions to pressing challenges in cancer care from the 2021 Innovator Award Winners. Registrants will also hear from leading cancer care professionals on the evolving impacts of COVID-19 on cancer care, learn from immersive sessions focused on quality and performance improvement projects, and participate in an alternative payment models workshop to prepare for the transition to value-based care.

Oncology professionals can find more information on the conference’s agenda and register to attend the conference on ACCC’s website.

Media interested in access to the sessions should contact Lori Gardner, ACCC Senior Director, Membership and Public Relations, at lgardner@accc-cancer.org.