13th Annual Fall Cancer Symposium

Join the UW Carbone Cancer Center on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 13th Annual Symposium: Advances in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care - Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis.


This conference is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients and their families: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.


Conference Agenda


Time Topic Speaker
7:15-8am Registration
(coffee and tea, visit with exhibitors)
8-8:10am Welcome and Introductions Howard Bailey, MD 
Interim Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Noelle LoConte, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center

8:10-9am "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" Quality Cancer Care in the 21st Century Tom Kean, MPH
President and CEO, C-Change (Collaborating to Conquer Cancer)
9-9:50am Data Drives Quality Theresa Mees, RN, BSN, MS
Director of Quality, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
9:50-10:15am Break
Visit with Symposium Exhibitors
10:15-11:05am Population Health Management in the Era of Health Reform

Jonathan Jaffery, MD
Medical Director, Delivery System Innovation, UW Health

11:10am-12:10pm Attend one of these workshops:  
  Experiencing Quality in Cancer Care: Measures of Truth

Dawn Garcia, MS, RN, CMQ/OE
Principal, Pursuit of Excellence, LLC


Are We Keeping Pace with Tomorrow's Cancer Care Needs?


Katharyn May, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, UW School of Nursing

Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA
Executive Director, Wisconsin Nurses Association


Randy Munson
Physician Recruitment Program Manager, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health


Katie Garrity, MSN
Dean of Health Education and Public Safety,
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

  Shared Goals and Clear Roles: Coordinating the Cancer Journey

Mindy Gribble, RN, HNB-BC
Wings Survivorship Program Coordinator, Marshfield Clinic Oncology/Hematology


William Hocking, MD
Marshfield Clinic Oncology/Hematology

  Self Advocacy in Cancer Care: Knowing Your Choice and Using Your Voice

Carrie Ripp, MSW
Program Director/Counselor, Stillwaters Cancer Support Services


Panel of Cancer Survivors
Paul Westrick, JoAnn Lomax, Kris Miller

12:15-12:55pm Lunch   
1-2pm Attend one of these workshops:  
  Joint Decision Making: Who's The Boss

Kathleen van Veldhuisen, RN
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, UW Health 

Clifford Cho, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center

Amye Tevaarwerk, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center

Patricia Kissinger and Deb DeNure

Cancer Survivors


Why Does Cancer Cost So Much and What Can We Do About It?

David J. Vanness, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
UW Carbone Cancer Center

  When Age and Cancer Collide: The Unique Issues in Caring for the Older Cancer Patient

Kathryn Bylow, MD
Assistant Professor, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin


Mixed Blessing: Using EMR to Enhance Coordination and Quality of Care

Teri Kuntzsch RN, MS
Director, UW Health Outpatient Health Link Operations

Deborah Dunham, RPh, MA, CPHIMS
Supervisor, UW Health Center for Clinical Knowledge Management


Are All Crises Opportunities? The Future of Cancer Care

Peter Bach MD, MAPP
Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
3-3:20pm Synthesis of Day/Wrap Up/Evaluation Noelle LoConte, MD
UW Carbone Cancer Center