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Quality Training Program

Advance Health Equity in Cancer Care with ASCO's Summer 2024 Quality Training Program

Join the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Training Program (QTP) this summer to lead transformative changes in cancer care delivery, with a special emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This thematic session will serve as the kick-off to a longer-term commitment aiming to empower oncology care teams with the necessary tools and strategies for implementing quality improvement projects that advance EDI goals within healthcare practices.

Apply today for a more in-depth look into how EDI is impacting quality of care at your practice site!

Quality Training Program Six-Month Course Structure: Tailored for EDI

The Summer 2024 QTP session retains the core structure of our renowned program, including in-person learning sessions, hands-on projects relevant to your practice, and personalized coaching. What sets this session apart are several key features designed to enhance its focus on EDI as well as participation in a longer-term learning collaborative:

  • Tuition Waiver: To support oncology practices’ efforts to improve EDI, ASCO is waiving tuition fees for accepted teams. We hope that waiving tuition will make this program more accessible to a wide range of practice sites, furthering ASCO’s commitment to EDI in oncology.  Note: Participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

  • EDI Project Focus: To participate, each team’s quality improvement project must aim to promote EDI within their healthcare setting. This thematic approach ensures that our collective efforts will contribute to meaningful advancements in the equity of cancer care delivery.

  • Requirement to Use EQuIP Tool: Teams will utilize ASCO’s newly developed Equity Quality Improvement Practice (EQuIP) Evaluation Site Assessment Tool for their health equity-focused projects. This requirement ensures alignment with ASCO’s objectives for improving health equity and provides a structured approach to assessing and enhancing care delivery.

  • Participation in a Learning Collaborative: Following completion of the six-month QTP course, teams will continue to share experiences, challenges, and best practices within a two-year learning collaborative. ASCO will host quarterly storyboard sessions, an online community, and other opportunities for learning.

Learn more about the Learning Collaborative and the requirements to participate in this QTP session.

Enrollment and Participation: High Demand Anticipated, Secure Your Spot!

Given the special focus, waived tuition for accepted teams, and limited slots available, we anticipate high demand for the Summer 2024 QTP session. To stay informed and gain early access to the application, sign up to be alerted as soon as it becomes available. This is your opportunity to secure a place in this impactful program.

Upcoming Session Dates for Our In-Person Sessions in Alexandria, Virginia

  • Learning Session 0: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (Virtual)
  • Learning Session 1: Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12, 2024 (in-person)
  • Learning Session 2: Thursday, September 19 – Friday, September 20, 2024 (in-person)
  • Learning Session 3: Friday, December 13, 2024 (in-person)

Apply Today

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EDT

Read a PDF sample of the application and the EQuIP inormation. Download letter of support template to confirm support from your organization, to be submitted alongside your application.

Quality Training Program One-Day Workshop Overview

The One-Day Workshop is a one-day course that serves as an introduction to quality improvement. The workshop uses experience-based learning techniques and brings the same framework and tools from the six-month Quality Training Program to the practice setting. The workshop is oncology-focused and is offered upon request. The workshop provides publication guidance, guest lecturers, and networking opportunities with faculty, coaches, and other oncology practices.

One-Day Workshop Pricing
Up to 15 people $8,500
Over 15 people Contact Us

For more information, please contact us.

Quality Training Program Steering Group

  • Randall Oyer, MD (Chair)
  • Vedner Guerrier, MBA, LSSBB (Chair-Elect)
  • Michael Keng, MD (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Carolyn Hendricks, MD
  • Laurie Kaufman, MSN, RN
  • Ashraf Mohamed, MD, CPHQ, CHCQM
  • Amy Morris, PharmD
  • Razvan Popescu, MD
  • Doris Quinn, PhD, MSN
  • Carolyn Russo, MD
  • Anghel Adrian Udrea, MD, PhD
  • Duncan Phillips, MBA
  • Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD  

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

Random Quote

"ASCO is the world’s largest and arguably most influential oncology organization… a dynamic organization that not only is advancing the frontiers of research, providing outstanding educational opportunities, and defining standards of practice for clinical care, but also influencing public policy."
Anees Chagpar, MD
ASCO Member since 2003