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Setting a new standard in oncology practice and accountability
Wed. 22 February 2017, 9:00 am – 10:30 am AEDT
Establishing Oncology Practice Accountability: Measurement, Reporting and Quality Improvement
Prof Fredrick D. Ashbury, Chief Scientific Officer, Viviphi Ltd Denver, USA and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
In this lecture Professor Fred Ashbury will highlight the importance and benefits of improving oncology practice accountability. Drawing on 25 years’ experience in cancer control and research into best practice in point-of-care intervention research, supportive care, practice assessment and standardisation, Prof Ashbury will discuss identifying practice guidelines, establishing standards and various methods for creating measurable change from within.
Prof Ashbury has worked in government, not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including senior leadership positions in Cancer Care Ontario and the Alberta Cancer Board. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international, peer-reviewed journal, Supportive Care in Cancer and presently Chief Scientific Officer at Viviphi Ltd, an ‘Oncology Knowledge as a Service’ organisation.
Prof Ashbury’s research has been widely published and he is a member of numerous professional organisations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (Board Member), and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.
Introduction by Prof Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Light breakfast served from 9:00am.
This is a free event.