Recap – Tennessee Oncology Data Analysts Association (TODAA)
36th Annual Education Conference
Edgewater Hotel – Gatlinburg, TN
September 27-28, 2018
The Tennessee Oncology Data Analysts Association conference provided a wonderful educational opportunity. A hot topic at the conference was the 2018 cancer registry changes and the challenges CTRs are facing with the new rules.
During the “State Reporting Updates and Reminders” presentation, Ann Llewellyn, CTR, provided tips on how to use your manuals and locate resources to help you through the 2018 changes.
The “Nutrition and Wellness During Cancer Therapy & Beyond” presentation by Lauren Srdoch, MS, RD, LDN, provided some great tips for patient wellness and nutrition while going through chemo and radiation such as:
- Add protein, fruits or vegetables to your meals whether it is in a protein shake or by sprinkling protein powder in your eggs in the morning
- Stay hydrated
- Have family members cook your favorite meals to keep your appetite up
- Take small walks throughout the day
There were many other interesting topics presented including:
- “Challenges of a Cancer Center in 2018” presented by Mark Serago, Tennova Market Oncology Line Executive
- “Her2/EGFR/ALK Testing” presented by Kelley Peace, BSN, from Genentech
- “CH-CH-CHanges … Turn and Face the Strange” presented by Janet Vogel, CTR
- “Head and Neck Anatomy” presented by Ellen Perkins, CTR
- “Treating Sarcoma in 2018” presented by Dr. Dale Shepard
- “State Cancer Registries: An Opportunity to Study Inherited Cancer Predisposition” presented by Tuya Pal, MD from Vanderbilt.
- “2018 Abstracting Boot Camp” presented by Teresa Butler, BS, RHIT, CTR
- “Tumor Marker Madness” presented by Amila Orucevic, MD, Pathologist
- “How to Survive the Data Storm of 2018” – Panel Discussion
Registry Partners raffled off a $50 Visa Gift Card and the lucky winner was Courtney Womac!