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NPAF regularly offers webinars on a variety of subjects, for both professional and lay audiences. Information on upcoming webinars can be found here, as well as by signing up for our mailing list.


Using Patients’ Experiences to Inform Advocacy


Dr. Rachel Grob from the University of Wisconsin Center for Patient Partnerships joins Gwen Darien in a conversation about the importance of incorporating patient experiences into advocacy — and how to do it both effectively and precisely.


Palliative Care, Value-Based Payment & the Patient Experience


Diane E. Meier, MD, a nationally recognized leader in advancing palliative care, leads a timely webinar on how concurrent palliative care achieves quality outcomes at a reduced cost. The webinar:

  • Explores the impact of value-based payment mechanisms, including Medicare‚Äôs Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Oncology Care Model (OCM), on delivery of quality care
  • Demonstrates why integrating palliative care throughout treatment is the right approach to improving the patient experience and is integral to succeeding in new value-based models
  • Provides a guide for oncology practices interested in enhancing the patient experience and providing their patients with this critical level of support


Matching Treatments to Value


This webinar, led by VitalTalk co-founder Dr. Tony Back:

  • Identifes communication about goals of care between patients, families and clinicians as an essential element of value based quality care
  • Describes key elements of effective, evidence-based communication skills training for clinicians
  • Illustrates examples of the impact of effective communication on patients and families


Solutions in a Time of Crisis: Ensuring Safe & Effective Pain Relief Through Good Policy & Practices


This webinar, led by Judith Paice, PhD, RN and Bob Twillman, PhD, FAPM, describes:

  • Safe and effective management of pain in adult survivors of cancer through comprehensive assessment with identification of common syndromes;
  • Use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, along with risk mitigation strategies to avoid misuse and diversion; and
  • Trends in public policy that are impacting the ability of clinicians to treat cancer-related pain appropriately