Quality Training Program

Quality Training Program

ASCO’s Quality Training Program prepares physician-led oncology teams to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings. ASCO’s program is developed by oncologists and oncology care specialists for oncology practice teams.

Specifically, the Quality Training Program

  • Empowers practice teams to improve clinical care and operational performance
  • Teaches teams how to balance quality improvement projects with demanding schedules and competing priorities

Course Structure

The 6-month program includes five days of in-person (unless noted otherwise below) learning across three sessions, as well as hands-on learning at the participants’ practices. To ensure a well-rounded experience, sessions include seminars, case examples, and small group exercises.

Participants who complete the course are eligible for CME, Nursing, and Pharmacy credit and ABIM MOC points. The locations will change each year within the United States and also in international locations. If you are interested in hosting a QTP in your region or country, please complete our International Interest Survey and contact us.

Two to four members of each team, including the team leader, must attend three meetings.

The session will have the following meeting dates

  • Meeting 1: July 15-16, 2021(TBD virtual vs. in person)
  • Meeting 2: September 13-14, 2021(TBD virtual vs. in person)
  • Meeting 3: December 10, 2021 (TBD virtual vs. in person)

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Knowledge and Skills Acquired During the Course

Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be better able to:   

  • Form a high-functioning quality improvement team   
  • Identify clinical and operational targets for quality improvement   
  • Plan and implement change strategies   
  • Analyze data and use results to guide quality improvement plans   
  • Identify strategies to evaluate effective problem and aim statements   
  • Apply effective manuscript preparation strategies for use with QI-focused research 

Conducting projects at the teams’ practice sites delivers a great benefit, allowing the teams to immediately translate training into action to improve cancer care quality.

The Quality Training Program also offers a 1-Day Workshop. For more information please contact qualitytraining@asco.org.

Quality Training Program Steering Group

  • Michael Keng, MD
  • Vedner Guerrier, MBA, LSSBB
  • Doris Quinn, PhD, MSN
  • Piyush Srivastava, MD
  • Anne Chiang, MD, PhD
  • John Bingham, MHA
  • Ashraf Mohammed, MD, MHA
  • Sirisha Karri, MD
  • Laura Kaufman, MSN, RN
  • Calvin Chou, MD, PhD
  • Carolyn Hendricks, MD
  • Amy Morris, PharmD
  • Razvan Popescu, MD
  • Tony Philip, MD

Members of Steering Group may also serve as faculty and/or coaches.

Faculty and Improvement Coaches 

  • Michael Keng, MD
  • Pelin Cinar, MD
  • Doris Quinn, PhD, MSN
  • Vedner Guerrier, MBA, LSSBB
  • Calvin Chou, MD, PhD
  • Duncan Phillips, MBA, LSSBB
  • John Bingham, MHA
  • Piyush Srivastava, MD
  • Ashraf Mohammed, MD, MHA
  • Amy Morris, PharmD
  • Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACP, FAAHPM, FASCO
  • Steve Power, MBA
  • Laura Kaufman, MSN, RN
  • Valorie Harvey, BSN, MBA
  • Holley Stallings, RN, MPH
  • Charles Borden, MBA
  • Adam Binder, MD
  • Devika Das, MD
  • Kelly King, MBA, CTR
  • Tony Philip, MD
  • Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, CRRN
  • Arpan Patel, MD
  • Carolyn Hendricks, MD, FASCO

The Quality Training Program is funded through Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.

Conquer Cancer Foundation    SNF

AbbVie, Inc.
Pfizer Oncology
Susan G. Komen®