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Value-Based Healthcare in Head and Neck Cancer Conference

March 20-21, 2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB)
Floor 8 
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas

General Information


The conference objective is to address a critical need to assemble multidisciplinary leaders, clinicians, and researchers dedicated to improving the value and quality of head and neck cancer care.  

Educational Objectives

After attending the conference, participants should be able to

  • Apply the principles of measuring value of healthcare and its importance in recent federal legislation to improve the value of individual practices. (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
  • Evaluate possible process changes in individual practices to identify, implement, and measure quality improvements such as payment incentives. (Knowledge, Competence Performance);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality improvement initiatives on institutional, national, and specialty-specific levels. (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
  • Apply insight and improvement techniques to participate in the development and implementation of standardized national quality measures based on best practice. (Knowledge,Competence);
  • Apply the appropriate, validated methods of evaluating patient clinical and functional outcomes before, during, and after treatment for head and neck cancer. (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).

Target Audience

This conference will be beneficial to all clinicians caring for head and neck cancer patients.

Educational Methods

  • Lectures
  • Panel Discussions
  • Questions and Answer Sessions


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form. Upon receipt, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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