The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on February 12-13, 2018 to examine strategies to ensure that patients have access to appropriate oncologic pathology and imaging expertise and technologies to inform their cancer diagnosis, treatment planning, assessment of treatment response, and oncologic surveillance.
Potential strategies that will be explored include opportunities to develop and maintain a workforce with oncologic imaging and pathology competencies and the role of new technologies and models of care to improve access to this expertise. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include:
- Training needs for clinicians who interpret pathology and imaging results for patients with cancer.
- Models of care that can improve patient access to cancer specialists in pathology and radiology and implications on patient outcomes and clinical practice.
- Opportunities to enhance collaboration among pathologists, radiologists, and oncologists to improve diagnostic testing and treatment decision-making for patients with cancer.
- Challenges and opportunities for technologies to facilitate improved diagnostic decision-making among specialists and generalists.
- Potential role of new advances in imaging and pathology technologies to improve decision making for patients with cancer.
More information about the workshop can be found here.
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When: Monday, Feb. 12 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 13 4:45 pm
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