2020 Cancer Care Symposium

  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 17 Nov 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • 24 Sep 2020, 12:00 PM 1:15 PM (CDT)
  • 15 Oct 2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (CDT)
  • 17 Nov 2020, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (CST)
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2020 Cancer Care Symposium

Building a Comprehensive Benefits Strategy 

Presented Virtually

Workshop 3:  Nov. 17, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Cancer is a complex, costly and confusing disease that takes many forms and impacts all aspects of a patient’s life. Cancer also is very prevalent, with approximately 1.8 million new cases diagnosed last year. The average cost of treatment is $150,000--more than 4 times higher than treatment for other common health conditions. Some new cancer treatments exceed $1 million. Cancer also requires care coordination across the entire healthcare continuum.

Employers are searching for effective strategies to ensure access to quality cancer care for employees at an affordable cost, and to support employees throughout the difficult and stressful cancer care journey.


We are pleased to invite you to our 2020 Cancer Care Symposium designed to help employers build a comprehensive and seamless benefits strategy that addresses 3 key aspects of the cancer care journey: Prevention & Early Diagnosis, Cancer Care Coordination, and Caregiving & Survivorship.


The Cancer Care Symposium will present the last segment virtually:


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  •    Workshop 3: Caregiving, Survivorship & Return to Work


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This workshop will focus on emerging benefits strategies to address 3 key stages in the Cancer Care Journey: Survivorship, Caregiving & Return to Work. The Workshop will feature a panel of recognized cancer care expert and employers who will discuss cancer care management strategies and insights. 


Thank you to our sponsors:

Past Session Information

Part 1: “Building a Comprehensive Benefits Strategy for High Value Cancer Care” will be on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 12:00 – 1:15 pm.

We are honored to welcome Dr. Pat Basu, a nationally recognized cancer care expert, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Basu will provide an overview of cancer and its treatment in the U.S., as well as cancer care challenges facing employers, patients, and providers. He also will discuss innovative strategies to control costs, improve outcomes, and support employees throughout their cancer care journey.


Part 2: Workshops“Emerging Benefits Strategies for Each Stage of the Cancer Care Journey”

Thursday, Oct. 15, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening Remarks: 9:00 am – 9:10 am

Workshop 1: Prevention & Early Detection | 9:10 am – 10:00 am

Speakers: Kim Hutton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareATC, Inc.

              David Hines, Benefits Director, Metro Nashville Public Schools

              Tim Bartholow, MD, VP & CMO, NeuGen Health

Workshop 2: Care Coordination: Innovative Coordinated Care Models

10:10 am – 11:00 am

Speakers: Dr. Rick Watson, Chief Medical Officer-N. TX, Cigna: High 

                Performance Oncology Networks Model

               Lauren Vela, Executive Director, PBGH: Oncology Centers

                of Excellence Model

               Lalan Willfong, MD, Texas Oncology: Community Oncology

Alliance Model