2008 A YEAR OF PROGRESS. The mission of The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc., ("MDCSCO") is: To improve the quality and delivery of care in medical oncology in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The mission of The Maryland and District of Columbia Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc., ("MDCSCO") is: • To improve the quality and delivery of care in medical oncology in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. • To promote appropriate standards of care in oncology. • To cooperate with investigators conducting cancer research. • To assist in the continuing education of oncologists. • To educate the public, the government, insurance carriers, and other health care providers about appropriate prevention of cancer and current therapeutic options for patients with cancer.
206 Professional Members Representing Individual and Group Practices as well as major hospitals in the MD/DC area An State Society Affiliated with
Corporate Members • Diamond Member • Platinum Member • Gold Member
President, Peter R. Graze, MD, FACP Vice President, P. Gregory Rausch, MD Secretary, Eric Seifter, MD Treasurer, Thomas A. Bensinger, MD At Large Stanley Watkins Paul Celano, MD Jackie Barnum, RN Peter R. Graze, MD, FACP Leadership
Events of Note • Legislative Dinner – January 24 • Practice Managers’ Meeting – February 20 • Hot Topics Forum – April 25-26 • Awards Banquet – October 15 • Board Meetings held quarterly throughout the year in Baltimore area.
Featured Speaker: Delegate Peter Hammen Democrat, District 46, Baltimore City January 24, 2008 Event Host: Ortho Biotech Delegate Hammen with Alice Neily Mutch, MDCSCO Legislative Consultant Legislative Dinner
Practice Managers’ MeetingFebruary 20, 2008 The elegant Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, MD was the site of the reception and program. Jackie Barnum, Practice Administrator for Annapolis Onocology spoke on “Patient Access: What Every Provider Needs to Know.” Host: Novartis
The LATEST on Reimbursement Issues! Hot Topics Panel w/MDCSCO Leadership Jeffrey Scott, MD P4 Pathways Andrew Bloschichak, Highmark Medical Director The First Annual Hot Topics Forum – April 25-26, 2008
Senator Ben Cardin received Award at the dinner for his work in the fight against cancer. Awards Dinner – October 15Elkridge Furnace Inn Co-hosted with:
Web Site Signage Newsletter Member Communications Our New Look
Our NEW Web Site • Online Directory • Calendar of Events • Members Only Section • Board Site • Online Registration • Blast E-mail
Full Color Glossy Professional Our NEW Newsletter
MDCSCO hosted Its first Cancer Forum in Anne Arundel County in April 2007. The event was well-received, but it was clear that it would be necessary to set up a an allied foundation to ensure its long-term fiscal viability. Building on Our Cancer Forum
Oncology Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia • Designed to be a 501(3) organization so that donations are tax deductible. • Trustees will be community leaders with an interest in cancer education. There will be Council of Advisors to ensure broad input from the cancer care community. • MDCSCO will have a physician liaison with the Foundation and the president will serve as an ex-officio member of the Foundation Board. • The Foundation will conduct Cancer Forums throughout Maryland and DC and promote other cancer education activities.
Foundation Status Report • Incorporated in Maryland • Bylaws drafted • Board in place and meeting regularly • Board leadership elected • IRS Form 1023 filed • Target date for first event – Fall 2009
The Future… • Build on events and grow participation. • Develop emerging leadership. • Create a branded online social community • Expand the Web site and increase traffic. • Partner for success.