Cancer Conferences

Doctors in conference room

Providence Cancer Institute is proud to offer multidisciplinary cancer conferences to help providers discuss diagnoses, treatment planning, and other case-specific topics. The conferences are located in the Portland Service Area, but offer remote access for healthcare providers through Microsoft Teams technology.

All non-Providence medical staff providers must sign and return our confidentiality agreement prior to attending one of our meetings. Scan and send via email.

Providence medical staff: Complete the Providence SharePoint submission form. (Internal Providence network access only.)

Non-Providence providers:  Complete this case submission form.

Select the option to review pathology slides if necessary for case review. Many cases are reviewed using the path reports rather than full slide review.  Please fax pathology reports to our regional pathology office at 503-893-7795.

Our conference coordinators will contact you to provide a brief orientation on how to access the meeting.

Most cancer conferences meet entirely virtual. A few conferences meet in person, with virtual attendance also available. Please see conference schedule section for details.

  • Join the conference meeting
    • The conference coordinator will send you an Outlook meeting invitation. To join the meeting click, either click on Join Teams Meeting or Click here to join the meeting. If the computer you're using does not have Microsoft (MS) Teams installed, a browser window opens and indicates if you need to download a web app. If you are unable to download MS Teams, click on the "Continue on this web browser" option. Preferred web browsers are Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (not Internet Explorer) for MS Teams.
  • Choose your audio and video settings
    • Audio:
      • Join by computer audio: Toggle the microphone icon on/off to enter the meeting with your audio unmuted/muted.
      • Join by phone audio via Teams: at the bottom of the screen under Other join options, click on Phone audio. Enter your phone number when prompted and Teams will call your phone of choice.
      • Join by phone audio via conference ID: if Join by phone audio via Teams does not work for you, please refer to the Outlook invite to call the conference phone number provided, follow voice prompts, and use the conference ID as directed.
    • Video:
      • If your computer has a video camera, toggle the video icon to turn your camera on/off. 

Q: How do I contact the conference coordinators? Email

Q: How do I know if my case will be presented? If you submit the case before the deadline, you may assume your case will be on the agenda. The conference coordinator will contact you if the conference is full.

HIPAA/PHI Reminder

Cancer conferences contain confidential patient information (PHI). It is the responsibility of those who join our meetings to sign and follow our confidentiality policy.