One-Day ASCO QUALITY TRAINING PROGRAM
(QTP) workshop

GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL, CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

‘Cupola Mică’ Conference room

Training information: 

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 300 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

 

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
  • Fundación para la Excelencia y la Calidad de la Oncología (ECO) in Madrid, Spain
  • Grupo Oncoclínicas in Salvador, Brazil
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Oncologia (SMEO) in Merida, Mexico
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada

 

Faculty: 

  • Gene CUNNINGHAM
    Director, Performance Improvement and Grants at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Washington, USA.


  • Dr. Michael K. KENG
    MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.


  • Dr. Răzvan A. POPESCU
    Head of Medical Oncology, Tumor Center Hirslanden, Aarau, Switzerland, ASCO Quality Training Program Steering Group member.

 

  1. Dr. Adrian A. UDREA
    MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Medical Director, Medisprof Cancer Center, President of Medisprof Association, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, ASCO Quality Training Program Steering Group member. 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Thursday JUNE 23th, 2022

FOAIER: 09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration and Coffee Break (20')

“CUPOLA MICĂ” CONFERENCE ROOM
QUALITY TRAINING PROGRAM
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks (Lecture and interactive)

Dr. Adrian A. UDREA
MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Medical Director, Medisprof Cancer Center, President of Medisprof Association, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, ASCO Quality Training Program Steering Group member. 

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Introductions (Lecture and interactive)
Into the QTP
Objectives and Agenda 

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

10:25 AM - 11:15 AM

Quality Improvement (QI) for Health Care Providers (Lecture)

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Project Charter (Lecture and Hands On Exercise)

Problem and Aim Statements

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

Coffee break
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Restaurant
LUNCH BREAK: 13:55 PM - 14:25 PM

“CUPOLA MICĂ” CONFERENCE ROOM
QUALITY TRAINING PROGRAM
12:00 PM - 13:55 PM

12:00 PM - 13:10 PM

Tools for Quality Improvement (Lecture /Hands on Exercise) (70’)
Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

13:10 PM - 13:55 PM

Understanding Data, Part I (Lecture /Hands on Exercise) (45’)

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

“CUPOLA MICĂ” CONFERENCE ROOM
QUALITY TRAINING PROGRAM
14:25 PM - 16:30 PM

14:25 PM - 15:30 PM

Psychology and Team Effectiveness (Lecture/ Marshmallow
exercise) (65’)
Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

15:30 PM - 16:30 PM

Understanding Data, Part II (Lecture /Hands on Exercise) (60’)

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

Coffee break
16:30 PM - 16:40 PM

“CUPOLA MICĂ” CONFERENCE ROOM
QUALITY TRAINING PROGRAM
16:40 PM - 18:15 PM

16:40 PM - 17:10 PM

Theory of Knowledge, Introduction to  Lean and PDSA (Lecture)
(30’)
Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

17:10 PM - 17:30 PM

Action Planning and Sustaining the Gain (Lecture) (20’)

Dr. Răzvan A. POPESCU

Head of Medical Oncology, Tumor Center Hirslanden, Aarau, Switzerland, ASCO Quality Training

Program Steering Group member.

17:30 PM - 17:55 PM

Putting It All Together: Sample Project (Lecture /Hands on Exercise)  (25’)

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

17:55 PM - 18:05 PM

Reflection of the Day
Next Steps in Quality Improvement Journey  (Lecture and interactive) (15’)

Summarize lessons 

Next Steps 

Wrap Up

Dr. Michael K. KENG
MD, Associate-Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
University of Virginia, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, USA.

Adjourn and Closing Remarks
18:05 PM - 18:15 PM
Dr. Adrian A. UDREA MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Medical Director, Medisprof Cancer Center

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