10:15 am


10:30 am

Breaking Down the Problem: Professional Perspectives

  • Present the findings from ASCO’s Workforce Study, as well as the workforce challenges facing the larger physician community

  • Describe the current and future needs for new nursing workforce

  • Identify needs for advanced practice nursing

  • Identify needs for other professionals (e.g., social work, public health, and cancer registration) in cancer care


Physician (oncologist and primary care)—Dean F. Bajorin, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Nursing—Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Other Professions—Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, Tulane University

Moderator—Suanna Bruinooge, American Society of Clinical Oncology

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

System Perspectives

  • Describe the impact of workforce issues on the cancer care and the generation of the future workforce in academic cancer centers

  • Identify workforce issues in community oncology as the setting for the vast majority of cancer care

  • Summarize the needs and challenges in workforce demands for the research force impacting the advancement of knowledge in oncology


Academic Cancer Centers—Edward Benz, MD, Association of American Cancer Institutes

Community-Based Practice Settings—Michael A. Goldstein, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cancer Research Workforce Training—Jonathan S. Wiest, PhD, National Cancer Institute

Moderator—Suanna Bruinooge, American Society of Clinical Oncology

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