On November 14, the Fundación ECO para la Excelencia y la Calidad de la Oncología (ECO) will host a one-day Quality Training Program (QTP) workshop at the Hotel Riu Plaza España in Madrid, Spain. Registration for the workshop is open now through October 1.
The workshop, licensed by ASCO to ECO, is ahead of the 1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium™, which is taking place on November 15 and 16 at the same venue. This symposium marks the first time an ASCO symposium has been licensed to another organization, either domestically or abroad.
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
Pharmacist Alexandra Paval from Medisprof in Cluj, Romania, who completed a QTP workshop there in April stated that, “In my opinion, this kind of QTP program should be done by every member of the oncology team, because it helps you better evaluate your services quality and also offers tools for this evaluation. Moreover, it helps identifying areas or domains where you can improve by implementing necesary changes in order to have better perfomances. It is important to analyze causes of the encountered problems, to have objectives, and, most important, collect data with which you can improve processes within the multidisciplinary team.”
Register now for the QTP and 1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium™. The registration deadline is October. 1.
For more information on bringing a one-day workshop to your practice, contact ASCO’S Global Quality team.