2023 MTCC Statewide Conference

MTCC Statewide Meeting Agenda

Application for 2.25 hours CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

 9:00-10:00 Optional- New Member Orientation Coffee Hour, MTCC Administrative Team

Are you new to the Montana Cancer Coalition or want to learn more? Join the Administrative team to learn more about the structure of the MTCC, the Five-Year Plan, and ways to get involved!

10:00- 10:15 Welcome, MTCC Administrative Team

10:15- 11:15 Cancer Screening Updates, Robert Smith, PHD, Senior Vice President, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society

Join this session to get the most up to date guidance on cancer screening guidelines including breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening.

 11:15-11:30 Medicaid Unwinding and Coverage Considerations for Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Survivorship, Annie Carlson, Health Insurance Navigator, Cover Montana

Montana started the Medicaid unwinding process in April of 2023 and tens of thousands of Montanans have already lost coverage. Lost coverage has profound impacts on the ability of Montanans to receive cancer screening and treatment. This session will provide an update on Montana’s Medicaid unwinding and cancer screening coverage considerations for patients insured by private plans, Medicaid, and Medicare.

 11:30- 12:15 Lunch and Lupine Award

 12:15-1:15 Team-Based Approach to Transforming Rural Cancer Care Delivery, Becky Franks, CEO, Cancer Support Community Montana; Jack Hensold, MD, Medical Director of Regional Outreach, Bozeman Health

Montana has limited resources for oncology care, and access to comprehensive oncology care is particularly acute in the rural and frontier areas of the state. New data will be presented that in Montana this leads to patients in rural areas either declining treatment or choosing to leave the state to receive cancer care.  This panel discussion will address barriers to the delivery of quality cancer care in rural communities and provide a proposal to transform care delivery as well as advance health equity in rural healthcare sites.

 1:15-2:45 Implementation Team Breakouts

Implementation teams will review their five-year plan priorities, discuss the current state of their progress, and prioritize strategies and projects for the upcoming year.

Prevention- Prevent cancer from occurring.

Early Detection- Detect cancer at its earliest stages.

Access to Care for All/ Quality of Life and Survivorship – Ensure all Montanans have access to the most effective patient and family centered cancer care and cancer screening/ Enhance quality of life during survivorship for every person affected by cancer.

Pediatric Cancer– Ensure childhood cancer patients and families are provided patient centered treatment and survivorship services that improve quality of life.

2:45-3:00 Closing


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