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AAPCCC Webinar

September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

alliance to advance patient centered cancer care webinar


The role of primary care in cancer control is expanding, due in part to an increased emphasis on cancer care delivery that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Institute of Medicine, 2001). Current research data shows that Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have a positive impact on early cancer diagnosis, treatment outcomes, and survivorship support, improving the quality of life of cancer patients across the continuum of care (Coburn & Collingridge, 2015).

In this context, The Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care is hosting a webinar titled “Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned”, presented by Dr. Peairs of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center and Dr. Wallner of the University of Michigan. Leveraging their extensive clinical and ambulatory experience, they will present successful strategies and ongoing challenges in the integration of primary care and oncology care. Attendees will be able to present their own questions and interact with the hosts and other event participants. The live meeting is open to all researchers and practitioners eager to learn more about transition of care, improving cancer care delivery, and cancer survivorship.

What: Bridging Primary Care and Oncology in the Era of Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
When: Thursday, September 20th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Cost: The webinar is free for all attendees
Fill out the form above by Monday, September 17th to sign up!

About Kimberly S. Peairs, M.D., FACP

Dr. Peairs received her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was selected to be an Assistant Chief of Service on the Osler Medical Service and joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine shortly thereafter, where she is now medical director of general internal medicine at Green Spring Station. She is also the Associate Vice Chair for Ambulatory Operations in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has a joint appointment in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians. Her academic interests have focused on the delivery of care to cancer survivors as well as operational improvements in the ambulatory setting.

About Lauren P. Wallner, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Wallner received her BS, MPH and PhD from the University of Michigan. She then spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow in cancer health services research at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and University of California Los Angeles before returning to University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology. She is a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is an Associate Member of the American Association of Cancer Research. Her academic interests include quality of care after primary cancer treatment, role of primary care providers in delivering comprehensive cancer care, and evaluating and implementing interventions to improve the delivery and quality of cancer care.

About the Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care

To learn more about the Alliance, click HERE.

To lean more about the Merck Foundation, click HERE.


Coburn, C., & Collingridge, D. (2015, September). Primary care and cancer: integration is key. The Lancet Oncology, 16, 1225. Retrieved 08 07, 2018, from https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S1470-2045%2815%2900323-X

Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.


September 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm