AACI Now Accepting Recommendations for PCLI Steering Committee

AACI is seeking recommendations for the Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI) Steering Committee. The PCLI steering committee helps guide the activities of the initiative, identify barriers and challenges where AACI cancer center clinical leaders can share best practices, and identify ways AACI can collaborate with like-minded organizations.
Nominee criteria:
  • Must be employed by university, medical center or cancer hospital that is a member of AACI cancer center
  • Must hold a title of chief medical officer, executive medical director, associate director for clinical affairs, or an equivalent position with a leadership role in overseeing the cancer program’s clinical enterprise 
  • Must hold a medical degree 
Steering Committee member responsibilities:
  • Serve a three-year term beginning in January 2021
  • Participate in bi-monthly and ad hoc teleconference calls
  • Work with AACI staff to plan one webinar on a topic of the committee member's choice to share solutions from cancer centers to address a common challenge faced by cancer center chief medical officer leaders
  • Develop and pilot surveys as they pertain to physician clinical leaders or clinical teams of the clinical research program
  • Plan and attend the annual AACI PCLI Meeting held during the AACI/CCAF annual meeting each fall
  • Facilitate additional projects as needed 
All AACI cancer center members can submit recommendations to Program Manager Kate Shaw by December 1, 2020.
AACI thanks the following outgoing steering committee members for their time and commitment in guiding the initiative and planning the yearly annual PCLI meeting:
  • Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, director, Mays Cancer Center, UT Health San Antonio
  • Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology and director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
  • Srinivasan Vijayakumar, MD, MPH, DMRT, DABR, FACR, FASTRO, professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute
The 8th Annual PCLI Meeting session will take place on October 12 during the 2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.