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Symposium on Cancer Health Care Delivery

"Cancer, Policy, Practice, and Patient Experience"

Sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM
University Club, Ballroom A, University of Pittsburgh

 

This Symposium is open to all. Register Online or Onsite.

KEYNOTE: “Patient-reported outcomes in oncology: from efficacy to effectiveness to implementation science”

Deborah Schrag

DeborahSchrag

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, is Chief of the Division of Population Sciences at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is also an attending physician in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Center and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of cancer care delivery. She is co-leader of the Dana Farber Harvard Program in Cancer Care Delivery Research, the PI of several large multi-center pragmatic clinical trials and leads efforts to improve phenomic information for use with “real world data.”  She has expertise in measuring the effectiveness of cancer treatments using administrative data, EHR data and the construction of novel data linkages and data sets to evaluate treatment outcomes outside the clinical trial context. She has performed foundational work to develop capacity for collecting patient-reported outcomes and has demonstrated that systematic collection improves chemotherapy treatment outcomes. Dr. Schrag studies the impact of health policies on the population-level burden of cancer and collaborates with federal, state and local public health leaders to optimize organization and delivery of cancer care. Dr. Schrag is a member of the American Association of Physicians. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

AGENDA: 
8:15 – 8:50 Continental Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 Introduction, Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center  
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address with Audience Q&A

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:30 Research Panel with Audience Q&A
“Producing evidence to improve quality, increase access, and reduce cost in cancer care”

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:55 Roundtable Discussion with Audience Q&A
“Using data to improve policy, practice, and patient experience: Barriers and opportunities”

12:55 –1:00 Closing Remarks, Lindsay Sabik, PhD

DETAILS OF SECTIONS

RESEARCH PANEL:
Producing evidence to improve quality, increase access, and reduce cost in cancer care
Panel chair: Julie Donohue, PhD; Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Health Policy & Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Research Presentations:
“Role of physician networks in the adoption of new technologies” 
Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor, Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

“Improving delivery of palliative care in oncology: conducting a nurse-led primary palliative care intervention trial“
Yael Schenker, MD, MAS; Associate Professor, Associate Director, Team Science; Director, Palliative Care Research, University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

“Current status and future directions of Financial Toxicity in Cancer Treatment”
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN; Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

“Using policy changes to understand the impact of insurance on cancer outcomes” 
Lindsay Sabik, PhD; Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: 
“Using data to improve policy, practice, and patient experience: barriers and opportunities”

Participants:
  • Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH; Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Oscar Marroquin, MD; Chief Clinical Analytics Officer, UPMC Health Services Division and University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
  • Peter Ellis, MD; Deputy Director, Clinical Services and Associate Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
  • Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD; University of Pittsburgh Department of General Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Jeremy M. Kahn, MD MS; University of Pittsburgh Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management

This Symposium is open to all. Participants registered online or onsite.

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