6th Annual Coping with Cancer Symposium

Patient-Centered Care: Meeting the Requirements for New or Existing Cancer Programs

When Oct 10, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM (EST / UTC-400)
Where Rizzo Conference Center
150 Dubose House Ln
Chapel Hill, NC
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Contact Phone 919-962-1582
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Patient-Centered Care: Meeting the Requirements for New or Existing Cancer Programs

Rizzo Conference Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Friday, October 10

8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The symposium entitled, Patient-Centered Care: Meeting the Requirements for New or Existing Cancer Programs, will bring together nationally-recognized experts on cancer care to discuss practical ideas to ensure that your cancer program is ready for the 2015 Commission on Cancer Patient-Centered Standards.

The presenters include two keynote speakers. UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell will share her reflections as a coach, player and patient. Nancy Davenport-Ennis, CEO and founder of the Patient Advocate Foundation will discuss helping patients navigate financial barriers to cancer treatment. 

The symposium will be of interest to the full spectrum of health care providers and administrators who are devoted to improving the experience and outcome of patients and families facing a cancer diagnosis.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how the Commission on Cancer will evaluate the new patient-centered standards
  • Incorporation of the Electronic Health Record into the new patient-centered standards
  • Use of patient navigators for distress screening
  • Understanding available financial resources to improve access to care for patients and families


UNC HealthCare Employees (CNE Included): Register Here
Those not affiliated with UNC HealthCare: Register Here 


The cost of attending the symposium is $75, and includes lunch. Registration is Free to UNC HealthCare System Employees (CNE Included).

Non-UNC HealthCare affiliated attendees can either pay with a credit card online during the registration process, or mail a check to Mary King at the following address:

Mary E. King
ITS Manning
211 Manning Drive
Suite 3001
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill for conference attendees for October 9th and 10th. They are offering a group rate of $119 per evening. The Marriott is approximately one mile from the Rizzo Center, and shuttle service will be provided.