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HMP Global’s Clinical Pathways Congress + Cancer Care Business Exchange (CPC+CBEx) announces 2023 Congress Leadership

July 12, 2023
The annual Congress is the meeting place for stakeholders to reimagine how the industry delivers and pays for cancer care with a focus on improving outcomes for patients.

MALVERN Pa., (July 12, 2023) — HMP Global’s Clinical Pathways Congress + Cancer Care Business Exchange (CPC+CBEx) today announced its 2023 Congress Leadership.  The Annual Congress hosts the conversation and deliberations among stakeholders who have interest, influence, and impact on the evolving business models of cancer care, with a focus on improving outcomes for patients.

The 2023 Annual Congress will be held October 6-8 in Boston and is the official meeting of the Journal of Clinical Pathways, a peer-reviewed journal that works to advance the discussion of clinical pathways to provide high-quality, cost-effective care. The 2023 Congress is a three-day accredited educational program (CME) with business-changing insights, practical strategies, and key exchanges with innovators, providing participants with actionable solutions to complexities in cancer care delivery and payment.

“The Congress brings together key thought leaders to inform and develop the content for this year’s meeting,” said Jeff Hennessy Jr., President, HMP Omnimedia, a subsidiary of HMP Global. “Through this collaboration, we are incorporating a whole new element to the educational program that specifically focuses on the business of cancer care.”

This year’s Congress creates an interactive environment, an exchange, for cancer care stakeholders to explore and share practical approaches to issues that are relevant to them today such as:

  • Ensuring enterprise viability in an environment of healthcare industry consolidation and vertical integration;
  • Combatting resource constraints especially relating to infusion services;
  • Overcoming manpower shortages in an environment where providers are retiring at an unprecedented rate;
  • Leveraging data to inform clinical and business decision-making; and more.

The members of this year’s Congress Leadership team include:

  • Alan Balch, Ph.D., National Patient Advocate Foundation, Hampton, Va.
  • Carla Balch, MS, Spesana, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Ronald Barkley, MS, JD, Cancer Center Business Development Group, Indian River Shores, Fla.
  • Alexis Bortniker, JD, Foley & Lardner, San Diego
  • Nina Chavez, MBA, Flatiron Health, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Rushir Choksi, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh
  • Stephen B. Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO, Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • James Hamrick, MD, MPH, Flatiron Health, Atlanta
  • John E. Hennessy, MBA, Valuate Health Consultancy, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Andrew Hertler, MD, FACP, New Century Health, Brea, Calif.
  • Manasi Kapoor, MBA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
  • Ira Klein, MD, Tempus Labs, Chicago
  • Wui-Jin, Koh, MD, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Ft. Washington, Pa.
  • Michael Kolodziej, MD, ADVI, Washington, D.C.
  • Harlan Levine, MD, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, Calif.
  • Barbara McAneny, MD, New Mexico Hematology Oncology Consultants, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Erich Mounce, MSHA, Oncology Care Partners, La Grange, Tenn.
  • Ed Rodgers, ClinicalPath/Elsevier, Pittsburgh
  • Barry Russo, MBA, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Deirdre Saulet, Ph.D., Carrum Health, Richmond, Va.
  • Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP National Cancer Treatment Alliance/Community Oncology Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Todd Schonherz, American Oncology Network, Fort Meyers, Fla.
  • Mahek A. Shah, MD, MBA, MS, Harvard Business School, Boston
  • Adria Warren, JD, Foley & Lardner, Boston
  • Robin T. Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, Michiana Hematology-Oncology, PC, Mishawaka, Ind.

“This strategic collaboration provides a forum for cancer care providers to work with oncology business leaders to address the most pressing challenges faced by providers in delivering high-value cancer care services to their patients,” said Ronald Barkley, Principal, Cancer Center Business Development Group. “The Congress provides an unbiased, solutions-oriented meeting that explores the complex and difficult issues of cancer care delivery and payment in light of increased pressure from those funding the care for consistency, high value, and predictable pricing: payors and self-insured employers.”

CBEx is a high-level, multi-stakeholder forum focusing on actionable business solutions within the complex environment of cancer care delivery and payment. It includes conversations between thought leaders who impact cancer care delivery, including policymakers, payers, cancer center executives, clinicians, technology providers, and employers. The Clinical Pathways Congress is designed for healthcare professionals interested in learning how to implement, maintain, and measure treatment pathways, including oncologists, hematologists, oncology pharmacists, oncology nurses, and other cancer care team members. Together, the Congress provides a comprehensive learning and networking opportunity for all stakeholders in the cancer care continuum.

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For more information on CBEx, visit For more information on the Journal of Clinical Pathways, visit



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