As part of its approach to reduce the burden of cancer faced by patients worldwide, ASCO is seeking host practices outside the U.S. for its one-day Quality Training Program (QTP) workshop. The QTP is designed to prepare oncology care teams to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings. To date, more than 100 teams from around the world have participated in the program.
The workshop introduces tools and frameworks that are used in quality improvement and teaches attendees to effectively lead or participate in improvement activities. The goal is to give oncology providers skills and a sense of empowerment to tackle quality improvement projects that will help reduce clinical variation and improve patient outcomes. After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify clinical and operational targets for improvement
- Form a high-functioning interdisciplinary improvement team
- Utilize process analysis tools
- Structure a quality improvement project
Each workshop is customized to the host practice’s needs and requirements. The session can be led by ASCO staff and esteemed faculty or licensed to a specific practice to conduct its own training. ASCO has previously hosted QTP sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Additional language translations are available and subject to the collaboration with the participating practice or institution. The licensed program includes all the presentation slides, a faculty instruction manual, and the right to display a special ASCO logo.
To date, the QTP has held one-day workshops outside the U.S. in collaboration with:
- Asociația Medisprof in Cluj, Romania
- Clinica AMO in Salvador, Brazil
- Contemporary Oncology in Athens, Greece
- Grupo Oncoclínicas in Salvador, Brazil
For more information on bringing a one-day workshop to your practice, contact ASCO’S Global Quality team.