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Wednesday, April 27
 

1:00pm

Cancer at the Two Ends of the Life Span

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique needs that must be addressed to ensure that optimal care is provided as they move through the diagnostic, treatment, and survivorship trajectory. How can you provide care in a culturally-appropriate way for AYAs? How do you deal with the developmental demands of patients who are "too young" to have cancer and who have little to no experience of illness due to their age? At the other end of the spectrum, how can you provide exemplary care to geriatric patients with a number of age-related comorbidities? How can you involve their adult children who have their own age-related illnesses, often including their own cancer diagnoses? Listen as two experts in these diverse populations will educate, challenge, and identify gaps in knowledge and existing evidence.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. 


Moderators
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →

Speakers
BC

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing


Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:00pm

Managing Common Dermatology Issues in Oncology Patients

In this interactive grand rounds session, you'll examine various cutaneous findings. Using a case-based approach, expert faculty will review comprehensive assessment techniques, how to differentiate various cutaneous lesions, how to identify and manage rashes, and explain when a referral is needed. Plus, you'll receive an overview of common biopsy techniques and considerations throughout the session.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration.



Wednesday April 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:30pm

Cancer and Emergency Medicine: A Unified and Evidence-Based Approach to Emergency Care
What acute events bring your patients with cancer to the emergency department (ED)? How do we adequately triage and manage patients with cancer in busy EDs with competing critically ill patients? What models of care can potentially minimize cancer-related emergencies? Discuss the who and why around ED use among patients with cancer, the gaps in cancer care guidelines in the ED, and examples of emerging models of emergency care. You’ll explore the role of the oncology nurse in clinical and translational research to improve the outcomes of patients requiring emergency services.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Rettig, MSN, MALM, RN, ACNS-BC, CBCN®

Amy Rettig, MSN, MALM, RN, ACNS-BC, CBCN®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James
avatar for Nonniekaye Shelburne

Nonniekaye Shelburne

Program Director, National Cancer Institute
Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN® is a Program Director in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Her focus includes epidemiology research on cancer treatment related toxicity, clinical trials, cancer caregivers, developing research consortia, and benefit-risk predication models related to cancer... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:30pm

Clinic Rounds: Venous Access Devices

Nursing management of venous access devices (VADs) requires knowledge of current evidence, as well as knowledge of situations where evidence is lacking. Do you know which practices we do based on evidence and which we do based on history and preference? You’ll be presented with complex complications and the controversies associated with them. You'll also learn important strategies for identification of issues, learn troubleshooting techniques, and evaluate the evidence related to lack of blood return, scope of practice issues, access and maintenance protocols, and emergency management.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Camp-Sorrell, RN, MSN, FNP, AOCN®

Dawn Camp-Sorrell, RN, MSN, FNP, AOCN®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children\'s of Alabama
Dawn Camp-Sorrell is a family nurse practitioner who has been practicing as a nurse for over 30 years. Currently she is practicing as an oncology nurse practitioner at Children’s of Alabama. During her career, she has practiced as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, consultant, and nurse practitioner. She received her BSN at the University Of Alabama, MSN at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a post-masters FNP at... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:00pm

Congress 101
Is it your first Congress? Has it been a while since you’ve attended an ONS conference? Either way, we’re glad you’re here and want to make sure you love the whole experience. Get expert advice on how to make the most of your time in San Antonio from those who know best—the Congress planning team. They’ll give you tips and tricks and answer any questions you might have. 

Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

A Conversation on the Moonshot With Deb Mayer

Come join ONS past president and current member Deborah K. Mayer, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, as she discusses her recent appointment to the Blue Ribbon Panel that will inform the scientific direction of the National Cancer Moonshot. Nurse research will play an enormous role in the Cancer Moonshot, and Mayer will be on-hand to answer questions and explain the future direction and goals of the Moonshot initiative. We look forward to seeing you there.

Blue Ribbon Panel Press Release


Speakers
avatar for Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing



Wednesday April 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

Empowering Nurses. Improving Safety: Making the Case for Building Safer Systems to Reduce Exposures to Hazardous Drugs
Occupational hazardous drug (HD) exposure is a risk that many oncology nurses encounter daily.  USP<800> standards, published February 1, 2016, will mandate safer systems, including closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) for HD administration to protect healthcare professionals and patients from unintended exposure. The goal of this session is to empower oncology nurses to lead the transformation in healthcare facilities by providing practical advice and tools from leading experts on safety, HD exposure, and the regulatory environment.

This symposium is provide by an education grant from B Braun Medical

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00pm

Immunotherapy Grand Rounds (Part 1 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the integration of checkpoint inhibitors into general oncology practice is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:

Marianne J Davies, DNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut

Roy S Herbst, MD, PhD
Ensign Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Professor of Pharmacology
Chief of Medical Oncology
Director, Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Associate Director for Translational Research
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut



Evan J Lipson, MD
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology
Melanoma and Cancer Immunology Programs
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Virginia J Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Cutaneous Oncology and Biologics Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts Roy S Herbst, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Evan J Lipson, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Virginia Seery, NP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech BioOncology, and Merck.

Please click here to register for this event. 

 
Thursday, April 28
 

6:00am

5-Fluorouracil and Capecitabine Emergencies - Recognition and Treatment of Early Onset Severe Toxicity and Overdose
Learning Objectives:
—- Review the mechanism of action of 5-fluorouracil, and
become familiar with the cytotoxic metabolites that
cause early-onset toxicity.
—- Understand the causes of 5-fluorouracil overdose, and
the “red flags” of unusual, early-onset severe toxicity.
— - Describe how uridine triacetate provides an emergency
treatment for adult and pediatric patients following a
fluorouracil or capecitabine overdose and who exhibit
early-onset, severe or life threatening toxicity.
-— Provide information on the administration of uridine
triacetate oral granules and its limitations of use.

This Non-CNE Symposium is co-sponsored by BTG International Inc. and Wellstat Therapeutics.

Symposia events require separate registration. Please click here to register for this event. 

Thursday April 28, 2016 6:00am - 7:30am
Hemisfair Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00am

IMBRUVICA® Single-Agent Therapy for Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocyctic Leukemia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with 17p deletion: A Support and Education Resource for Nursing Professionals*

Please join us for a Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc. presentation of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib). Karolina Faysman, NP, RN, MSN, ONP, from UCLA Medical Center, will discuss IMBRUVICA®.


Sponsored by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc

6:00am

Latest Developments in Treating MDS: An Update on Molecular Testing, Low-Risk and High-Risk MDS Therapies, and Disease Management
This breakfast symposium will focus on the role of molecular testing in diagnosing myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and targeting treatment; the latest therapy options for low-risk and high-risk MDS patients; and disease management strategies to address quality of life issues and treatment adherence.  Case studies will be used to illustrate the clinical value of molecular testing for MDS, best supportive care options, and care planning. 

This symposium is supported by an independent medical education grant from Celgene Corporation 

Please click here to register for this event.

6:30am

Congress 101
Is it your first Congress? Has it been a while since you’ve attended an ONS conference? Either way, we’re glad you’re here and want to make sure you love the whole experience. Get expert advice on how to make the most of your time in San Antonio from those who know best—the Congress planning team. They’ll give you tips and tricks and answer any questions you might have. 

Thursday April 28, 2016 6:30am - 7:30am
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00am

Dedication of the Hands

The Dedication of Hands ceremony is a chance for Congress attendees to center themselves prior to the rush of the conference and to focus on and care for themselves. The ceremony consists of a responsive reading highlighting the hands and the spiritual nature of our jobs as oncology nurses, followed by an optional anointing of the hands.

Sponsored by the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group



Thursday April 28, 2016 7:00am - 7:15am
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:45am

Opening Ceremony Keynote Address: Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Oncology Nursing

If you’ve ever had a boss who was really good at what he or she did but was also fun to be around, you didn’t mind arriving early or working late. In fact, you probably loved your job. That’s the power of Do it Well, Make it Fun. It’s about seeking excellence but making the process of life and work more fun.

In this keynote presentation, learn how to create a less stressful work environment where people want to work. You’ll come to understand that excellence combined with fun and humor can improve productivity, create better working relationships, enhance creativity, change the workplace culture, and lead to the delivery of better patient care. Discover how you can manage stress by changing your perspective and seeing the humor that’s all around you, improve relationships with others through empathy, clarity, and humor, and make the processes in life and work more effective and more fun.

Doors open at 7 am. You must be seated in the Stars at Night Ballroom by 7:45 am. Attendees arriving after 7:45 am will be directed to overflow room 301. 


Speakers
avatar for Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE

As a speaker, humorist, and author of three books, including his most recent called Do it Well. Make it Fun: The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between, Ron Culberson’s mission is to change the workplace culture so that organizations are more productive and staff are more content. By combining excellence with humor, he helps organizations attract and retain great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 7:45am - 9:30am
Stars at Night Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

APN-Led Programs in Rural Areas

Not all patients with cancer are treated in large academic centers. How can we ensure they receive the highest level of care in rural areas? What is the role for APNs in smaller centers, and how can we maximize our education and expertise to provide innovative and safe care to patients and their families? You’ll discuss the effectiveness and acceptability of telehealth and gain a better understanding of APN-led programs and initiatives that have improved access to care and quality of life for those who are treated far from metropolitan centers. 


Speakers
avatar for Carla Jolley, ARNP

Carla Jolley, ARNP

Palliative Care APN/Coordinator of PC Consult Service, Whidbey General Hospital & Clinics
I started a new Palliative Care (PC) Consult Service in our rural health care setting on Whidbey Island. The vision was to see patients across the continuum of care that we serve. I see patients inpatient, in the outpatient oncology clinic, and in home settings to meet their PC needs. If you are interested in finding ways to pitch your program, nuts and bolts, or ways to partner you oncology care with palliative care, ask me!
avatar for Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Cancer Program & Medical Ambulatory Care Manager & Oncology APN, Whidbey General Hospital



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Targeting the Needs of Unique Populations
  • "Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Survivorship Program: A Joint Effort Between a Cancer Institute and Community Organization," Alicia Coffin, RN, MSN, OCN®
  • "Neuroendocrine Tumors and Inherited Cancer Syndromes: Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas—Rare But Risky," Bonita Bennett, BSN, RN
  • "Taking it Head On: An Oncology Nurse-Led Team Approach to Decrease Treatment Delays and Hospitalizations in Head and Neck Cancer Patients," Helena Viveiros, RN, BSN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Bonita Bennett, BSN, RN

Bonita Bennett, BSN, RN

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Alicia Maston Coffin, MS, RN, OCN

Alicia Maston Coffin, MS, RN, OCN

Nurse Manager / Survivorship Program Nurse Leader, University of Rochester / Wilmot Cancer Institute
HV

Helena Viveiros, RN, BSN, OCN®

RN, Steward St Anne's Regional Cancer Care



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Health Disparities and Cancer Navigation: Impact, Utility, and Implications Globally

In the past few years, health disparities, navigation, and person-centered care have taken center stage in the cancer care arena. Cancer care around the globe is changing at a rapid pace, yet to date these topics have only been addressed from a U.S. perspective. Join us as a panel of global experts from international cancer nursing societies approach health disparities, navigation, and person-centered care from an international viewpoint. You'll see the impact and implications of health disparities and gain an understanding of the utility of cancer navigation internationally.

Sponsored by the ONS Board of Directors 

Objectives

  1. Discuss the facilitators and barriers related to addressing health disparities from a global perspective.
  2. Describe models of cancer navigation that promote person-centered care and improve outcomes from a global perspective.
  3. Provide exemplars of person-centered care globally.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She is the Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a research scientist at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ, her Master of Science degree in teaching specialty and oncology... Read More →
SA

Stella Aguinaga Bialous, DrPH, RN, FAAN

President, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (an international organizational partner of ONS)
RJ

Raymond Javan Chan, PhD, MAppSc, BN, RN, FACN

President, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
avatar for Paul Trevatt, RN, BSc(Hons), MSc

Paul Trevatt, RN, BSc(Hons), MSc

Board member, European Oncology Nursing Society (an international organizational partner of ONS)
- Representing the European Cancer nursing community | - Cancer nursing strategy
TT

Tracy Truant, RN, MSN, PhD(c)

President, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (an international organizational partner of ONS)


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Intervention Management: A New Approach to Ongoing Issues

Nurses often start by looking at the patient’s symptoms that need to be managed. How would your practice change if you flipped your mindset and thought about evidence-based interventions first, and then how they can be used to manage frequently-experienced symptoms? Take a look at evidence-based interventions from the Oncology Nursing Society Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) resources to see how to use them across multiple symptoms. You’ll learn about the PEP resources for anxiety, depression, sleep, and fatigue straight from the experts who developed them, how you can use the resources to improve quality, and what quality measures are related to them.


Moderators
JT

Janelle Tipton, MSN, RN, AOCN®

Manager, Infusion Center, Univ. of Toledo Medical Center
I have been an oncology nurse for 27 years, and oncology CNS for 22 years. | Have been the manager of our infusion center in our Cancer Center for the past year. | I have interests in symptom management, evidence based practice (including PEP), and anything related to infusion therapy.

Speakers


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Getting Through the First Year: Ways to Educate, Support, and Develop the New Oncology Nurse

Learn how implementing a 12-month oncology nurse residency program can ease some problems related to newly-licensed nurse retention. Discover how one center incorporates evidence-based tools for the successful transition of newly licensed nurses into the oncology setting, including the use of simulation, evidence-based practice projects, reflection, and skill acquisition. You'll be provided with curriculum calendars and simulated case studies and participate in learning activities such as role playing with simulated patient actors, followed by an an example of a mentoring program designed to support the retention of newly licensed nurses. Mentoring strategies and benefits for both the mentor and protégé will be discussed. 

Objectives 

  1. Define current issues related to the retention of newly licensed nurses.
  2. Describe what a yearlong nurse residency program could look in an oncology setting using an evidence-based approach.
  3. Analyze content used in the education, support, and development of new oncology nurses.
  4. Evaluate one organization’s experience with the implementation of an oncology nurse residency program.
  5. Appraise the use of a mentoring program to support newly licensed nurse retention in oncology nursing.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Hillman, MSN, RN, OCN®

Debra Hillman, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Educator-Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Franciscan St. Francis Health
I love anything oncology related. My passion is oncology nurses. I love every oncology nurse I meet. I personally feel oncology nursing is the caviar of specialties. We have the best patients, the newest technology and research, and we work well as a collaborative team. So please, let's talk. :)
avatar for JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content Professional
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.25
  • Target Audience RNs, nurse educators, staff development specialists, and clinical nurse specialists

9:45am

Using Patient Feedback to Drive Change in Clinical Care
  • "It's Not Quiet in a Hospital, Is It?," Stephanie Alessandroni, RN, OCN®
  • "Improving Patients' Perception of Medication Education at the Bedside," Ingrid Blose, RN, OCN®, CMSRN
  • "Home Care Instructions: Results From an Ambulatory Patient Survey," Amber Williams, BS, RN, OCN®
  • "Utilizing Patient Satisfaction Scores to Drive Oncology Nursing Practice," Carol Barczak, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Choices in Breast Cancer Reconstruction," Kimberly Drewry, RN, MSN, RNP-C, CBCN®

Speakers
CB

Carol Barczak, BSN, RN, OCN

Nurse Manager Medical Oncology, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
IB

Ingrid Blose, RN, BSN, OCN®, CMSRN

Charge Nurse, Providence Holy Cross Hospital
avatar for Kimberly Drewry

Kimberly Drewry

Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia Health System
avatar for Amber Williams

Amber Williams

Clinic Nurse, OSU James Cancer Hospital


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

American Association for Cancer Research/ONS Research Session: Epigenetics and Cancer

Epigenetic mechanisms control gene expression without changing the DNA sequence itself. Recent research progress has shown that epigenetic pathways may provide new therapeutic avenues in cancer. It is now apparent that changes in epigenetic control of gene expression in cancer cells, and surrounding cells in the tumor microenvironment, play a fundamental role in driving tumor development, as well as response to chemotherapy and immune treatment. Come to understand epigenetic effector pathways involved in tumor biology and new approaches to target these pathways in cancer treatment.

Objectives

  1. Understand epigenetic pathways in cancer.
  2. Discuss current research in the area of epigenetics in cancer.
  3. Describe how epigenetic pathways can be targeted for new cancer therapies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Henderson, CRNP, MSN, PhD

Wendy Henderson, CRNP, MSN, PhD

Investigator & Chief Digestive Disorders Unit Biobehavioral Branch, Division of Intramural Research National Institute of Nursing Research National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services
avatar for Peter Jones, PhD, DSc

Peter Jones, PhD, DSc

Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Research Institute


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Clinical Trial Nurses Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Clinical Trial Nurses Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery*

Increase your knowledge of evidence-based postoperative care versus traditional postoperative care to improve patient outcomes.

Sponsored by the Surgical Oncology Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Parks, CNP

Lisa Parks, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Oncology-Hepatobiliary Surgery, The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute
I am currently the ONS Coordinator of the Surgical Oncology SIG. I have spoken several times at ONS Congress as well as presented posters. I have written articles for CJON and chapters for ONS Surgical Oncology Book and Mosby's Oncology Review Book. I am currently editor for ONS Critical Care Oncology Book in publication.



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Home Care and Palliative Care Legislative Update*

Join us to discuss the legislative process and hear an overview of a bill introduced by ONS, legislation supported by ONS, and become more familiar with this information. You’ll get the tools you need and feel inspired to discuss the issues with your legislative representatives.

Sponsored by the Home Care and Palliative Care Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Health Policy Director, Oncology Nursing Society
Alec Stone, ONS Health Policy Director, has been a leader in healthcare legislative and regulatory affairs for more than two decades. With an expertise in biomedical research and healthcare advocacy, he has worked with premiere organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Library Association, Deafness Research Foundation, Research!America, and the Federation of American... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:30am

Centering Thoughts and Prayers and Interpretive Movement

Interpretive movement is a form of dance in which the movement depicts an emotion or tells a story. As with any artistic expression, it is a portrayal of human experience and perception and each person has their own unique manifestations of this expression. Learn how this phsysical movement aids in releasing endorphins to increase a sense of well-being by releasing tension and stress.

Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group



Thursday April 28, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:45am

Healing Modalities Stations

Participate in the following healing modalities sessions for mental relaxation.

Labyrinth Meditation: Walking or tracing a labyrinth is a meditative experience that offers the intention of spiritual growth and problem solving. Tracing a Labyrinth with our non-dominant hand can release stress, help us to listen to the spirit and integrate the experience within.

Reiki Sessions: Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy therapy that reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Reiki is spiritually-guided life force healing energy. Through life’s dramas and traumas our energy centers in our body can become stuck or blocked. The healing energy of Reiki can be in the form of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing, unconditional healing.

Mandala Coloring Station: Simply stated, a mandala is a sacred circle. Mandalas have existed since the beginning of time. You have probably witnessed and experienced their beauty every day. It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Within its circular shape, the mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. Enjoy the meditative experience of coloring a Mandala.

Ayurveda Station: Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that focuses on promoting good health. Ayurveda focuses on wellness by focusing on the delicate balance between mind, body, and spirit. Discover different aspects of Ayurveda such as spices, aromatherapy and exploring the Ayurvedic concept of life force energy called doshas.


Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Coffee Break
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee to help you stay energized during Congress.

Sponsored by Astellas/Medivation

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Learning Hall Hours
Lunch options are available for purchase each day in Learning Hall.

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:00am - 4:15pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

11:15am

Enhancing Patient Care Through Effective Communication
This presentation is designed to help participants enhance patient care by focusing on patient-centered communication functions and skills that can be effectively employed in various types of patient encounters in the cancer care setting.   

© Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Treating Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
A discussion about the challenges in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, and a treatment option that may be appropriate to consider for your patients. Learn more about clinical experience, and hear practical dosing and administration recommendations for your patients. 

This program is supported by Celgene Corporation.

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Yondelis® (trabectedin) Product Theater
This program is sponsored by Janssen Biotech

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Certification Renewal Revealed: An Insider's Guide to ILNA
Understand the principles behind the Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA), the new method ONCC will use for certification renewal in 2016 and beyond. You’ll learn the requirements for recertification and come away with practical advice for completing professional development activities that will better serve your individual needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE

Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE

Executive Director, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation



Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Roundtable Discussion for Educators

Sometimes finding practice-specific curriculum content for nursing students, new hire orientation, and assessing competency can be difficult. Help us help you teach others about oncology nursing. Join an informal roundtable discussion about the ONS Educator Resource Center and how its vast number of basic and advanced level teaching-learning resources can assist with curriculum planning for academic and staff educators.


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Wyant, MSN, DNP(c), RN-BC, AOCN®, CHPN

Tracy Wyant, MSN, DNP(c), RN-BC, AOCN®, CHPN

Oncology Clinical Specialist, ONS


11:15am

Publishing and Your Professional Development
Join the ONS journal editors for a lively discussion about their journeys through publishing, starting with participating on peer-review boards, leading to editorial board appointments and editorships. You'll discover the ways in which publishing can enhance professional development, including opportunities ranging from speaking engagements to collaborative projects, book publishing, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →
avatar for Leslie McGee

Leslie McGee

Managing Editor, Oncology Nursing Society
As managing editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum and the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Leslie McGee oversees the operation of the journals from manuscript to final publication, providing a variety of editorial, design, production, and strategic management services. She has more than 15 years of experience in publishing.  | Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:30am

Shen Zhen Gong

Sheng Zhen Gong is a graceful, beneficial system of qigong, an ancient Chinese form of moving meditation. It is an energy-cultivation system that enables one to return to one's natural state of balance, harmony, and tranquility that is used as part of traditional Chinese medicine. Discover this heart centered meditation practice, and experience the peace and calm it delivers.

Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Speakers
avatar for Liana Wheatley, RN

Liana Wheatley, RN

RN, Texas Oncology
Oncology nurse with special interest in meditation, moving meditation, Sheng Zhen Gong, mind body connection and holistic healing.


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:30am - 11:45am
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:30am

Nurse Entrepreneur Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on nurse entrepreneurship.

11:30am

Oral Adherence Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on oral adherence.

11:30am

Sexuality Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on sexuality.

11:30am

Vascular Access and Oncology Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on vascular access and oncology.

11:30am

Veterans Affairs Oncology Nursing Care Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on VA oncology nursing care.

11:45am

Healing Modalities Stations

Participate in the following healing modalities sessions for mental relaxation.

Labyrinth Meditation: Walking or tracing a labyrinth is a meditative experience that offers the intention of spiritual growth and problem solving. Tracing a Labyrinth with our non-dominant hand can release stress, help us to listen to the spirit and integrate the experience within.

Reiki Sessions: Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy therapy that reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Reiki is spiritually-guided life force healing energy. Through life’s dramas and traumas our energy centers in our body can become stuck or blocked. The healing energy of Reiki can be in the form of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing, unconditional healing.

Mandala Coloring Station: Simply stated, a mandala is a sacred circle. Mandalas have existed since the beginning of time. You have probably witnessed and experienced their beauty every day. It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Within its circular shape, the mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. Enjoy the meditative experience of coloring a Mandala.

Ayurveda Station: Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that focuses on promoting good health. Ayurveda focuses on wellness by focusing on the delicate balance between mind, body, and spirit. Discover different aspects of Ayurveda such as spices, aromatherapy and exploring the Ayurvedic concept of life force energy called doshas.


Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Thursday April 28, 2016 11:45am - 1:30pm
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:15pm

CDK 4/6 Inhibitor Therapy for ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer - Advancing Nursing Care to Improve Patient Outcomes
Utilizing 3 faculty experts, this symposium will combine interactive lectures and clinical case vignettes to describe the role of CDK 4/6 inhibitors in breast cancer therapy, while highlighting best practices for delivering quality nursing care to patients taking these agents. With a panel discussion session that will allow for lively interactions between experts and learners, this symposium will also solidify take-home points regarding decisions and interactions with patients in routine daily nursing practice.

Supported in part by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Please click here to register for this event.


12:15pm

Gastrointestinal Cancers Grand Rounds (Part 2 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of colorectal, gastric and pancreatic cancers is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Johanna C Bendell, MD
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, Tennessee

Philip A Philip, MD, PhD
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Robin Sommers, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Mandy Wagner, MS, RN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

This activity is supported by educational grants from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc and Taiho Oncology Inc.

Please click here to register for this event. 

12:15pm

Nursing Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in the Application of Immuno-Oncology Strategies: A Practical Approach to Care
The Nursing Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in the Application of Immuno-Oncology Strategies: A Practical Approach to Care symposium features oncology nurses and physician peers discussing the unique kinetics of response and adverse events with immunotherapies, as well as proactive measures to mitigate and manage immune-related adverse events. Interactive case-based discussions will also allow attendees to apply clinical evidence and expert opinion to patient care scenarios.

Co-Chairs 

Patrick Forde, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD   

Joanne Riemer, RN, BSN
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 


Faculty 

Jason Luke, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL  

Karen Matijevich, RN
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL 


This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca.

Please click here to register for this event. 

12:15pm

Updates in Multiple Myeloma: Case Studies in Collaborative Nursing and Patient Care
During the past year, the FDA approved three new myeloma drugs! Please join us for a nursing-oriented, case-based, 1.5 CNE learning opportunity emphasizing nursing implications of new drugs and the latest myeloma research. Practical tool and clinical pearls will be interwoven with shared decision-making and collaborative practice considerations. RSVP today and join the International Myeloma Foundation's Nurse Leadership Board's exceptional nurse speakers for this exciting presentation.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Celgene Corporation, and Takeda Oncology.

Please click here to register for this event.

Thursday April 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hemisfair Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Continuing the Conversation: APN-Led Programs in Rural Areas
Chat with these expert speakers to learn more about their presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Jolley, ARNP

Carla Jolley, ARNP

Palliative Care APN/Coordinator of PC Consult Service, Whidbey General Hospital & Clinics
I started a new Palliative Care (PC) Consult Service in our rural health care setting on Whidbey Island. The vision was to see patients across the continuum of care that we serve. I see patients inpatient, in the outpatient oncology clinic, and in home settings to meet their PC needs. If you are interested in finding ways to pitch your program, nuts and bolts, or ways to partner you oncology care with palliative care, ask me!
avatar for Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Cancer Program & Medical Ambulatory Care Manager & Oncology APN, Whidbey General Hospital


Thursday April 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Simulation Clinic: Complications, Anger, and Burnout

Have you ever been in a situation where your response to the event is much greater than you expected? Or when you feel like you just can’t face the same thing one more time? Both work and personal stressors often impact our response. In this simulation presentation, learn appropriate responses to difficult clinical situations and how to decompress afterward. You’ll start by facing a difficult patient and their family who have experienced post-operative complications and met medical system red tape at every juncture. They are disgruntled, angry, and sick. They need answers, and you are near burn out. How can you provide quality, compassionate care and still take care of yourself?


Thursday April 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Research Priorities Roundtable Discussions with the Experts

Come meet expert nurse scientists and discuss the 2014–2018 ONS research priorities. Participate in a dynamic dialogue among peers regarding the research priorities of symptoms, late effects of cancer treatment and survivorship care, palliative and end-of-life care, self-management, aging, family and caregivers, improving healthcare systems, and risk reduction. Bring your questions and ideas about these important oncology nursing research areas and learn more from the experts.

Please sign up for the table you would like to join for the discussion. 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN®

Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN®

Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing
Susan Larsen Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing where she teaches in the doctoral program. With more than 30 years of experience as an advanced practice oncology nurse, Dr. Beck holds national credentials as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN). Dr. Beck's research interests include the management of symptoms in cancer patients and interventions to improve the quality and outcomes of... Read More →
BC

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing


12:30pm

Tips for Writing Effective Resumes and CVs
Do you know the difference between a resume and a CV? How can you make sure that yours stands out among the others? Join us for helpful tips to effectively represent yourself within these distinct formats.



Thursday April 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Yoga

This three-part remedy is proven, easy, and anyone can do it. Participate in breathing, 7 essential stretches, and relaxation. Yoga is perfect for nurses to use as self care to relieve stress from feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and burnt out. No yoga experience necessary.  

Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Speakers
avatar for Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN®, AHN-BC, CYN

Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN®, AHN-BC, CYN

ONN, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Angela is a holistic oncology nurse and certified YogaNurse®. She is an oncology nurse navigator in Houston, TX. and teaches a weekly chair yoga class for cancer patients at the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:30pm - 1:45pm
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Healing Modalities Stations

Participate in the following healing modalities sessions for mental relaxation.

Labyrinth Meditation: Walking or tracing a labyrinth is a meditative experience that offers the intention of spiritual growth and problem solving. Tracing a Labyrinth with our non-dominant hand can release stress, help us to listen to the spirit and integrate the experience within.

Reiki Sessions: Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy therapy that reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Reiki is spiritually-guided life force healing energy. Through life’s dramas and traumas our energy centers in our body can become stuck or blocked. The healing energy of Reiki can be in the form of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing, unconditional healing.

Mandala Coloring Station: Simply stated, a mandala is a sacred circle. Mandalas have existed since the beginning of time. You have probably witnessed and experienced their beauty every day. It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Within its circular shape, the mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. Enjoy the meditative experience of coloring a Mandala.

Ayurveda Station: Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that focuses on promoting good health. Ayurveda focuses on wellness by focusing on the delicate balance between mind, body, and spirit. Discover different aspects of Ayurveda such as spices, aromatherapy and exploring the Ayurvedic concept of life force energy called doshas.


Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Nursing Considerations in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of HER2+ Breast Cancer
This program is a case based approach regarding the use of a Perjeta+Herceptin based regimen for the treatment of HER2+ neoadjuvant breast cancer.

This program is sponsored by Genentech

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Overview of Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) for Injection Delivery Options
Ms. Vicki Tuchman (MS, RN, APN, AOCNS, C.), an Advanced Practice Nurse will provide an educational presentation on the Neulasta Onpro™ delivery option.

This program is presented by Amgen, Inc.

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Survivorship Care: Implementing the Essentials
This presentation is designed to help participants enhance patient care by recognizing the essential components of survivorship care and how to implement a quality survivorship program in their own clinical setting.

© Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

The Oncology Care Landscape: How a Shifting Landscape Contributes to the Complexities of Delivering Quality Cancer Care
Presentation Objectives:    1.  Discuss the landscape shifts in cancer treatment and in healthcare.  Identify how these shifts impact cancer care for the patient.  2.  Define “Financial Toxicity” and discuss its impact on patient care.  3.  Understand the process of insurance approval and how to navigate through the various steps.  4.  Understand how to access advocacy groups on behalf of the patient.  5.  Discuss medication adherence and the collective role of the healthcare team including the specialty pharmacist    

This program is sponsored by Walgreens.

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Best Practice Exchange
What issues are you facing in your day-to-day practice? What do you see coming down the road that will affect you and your patients? What can ONS do to support your practice and professional development? Come to this interactive discussion of the issues oncology nurses face to share your ideas and insights with ONS leaders. Your input will help to ensure ONS is providing the professional resources you need to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She is the Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a research scientist at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ, her Master of Science degree in teaching specialty and oncology... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Continuing the Conversation: Getting Through the First Year
Chat with these expert speakers to learn more about their presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Hillman, MSN, RN, OCN®

Debra Hillman, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Educator-Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Franciscan St. Francis Health
I love anything oncology related. My passion is oncology nurses. I love every oncology nurse I meet. I personally feel oncology nursing is the caviar of specialties. We have the best patients, the newest technology and research, and we work well as a collaborative team. So please, let's talk. :)
avatar for JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Certification Makes a Difference—in Your Career!
Discover how certification in oncology nursing can help you enhance or advance your nursing career. Learn strategies to make certification work for you—including real life examples that demonstrate how certification has helped nurses in a variety of roles achieve their goals.

Speakers


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:30pm

Shen Zhen Gong

Sheng Zhen Gong is a graceful, beneficial system of qigong, an ancient Chinese form of moving meditation. It is an energy-cultivation system that enables one to return to one's natural state of balance, harmony, and tranquility that is used as part of traditional Chinese medicine. Discover this heart centered meditation practice, and experience the peace and calm it delivers.

Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Speakers
avatar for Liana Wheatley, RN

Liana Wheatley, RN

RN, Texas Oncology
Oncology nurse with special interest in meditation, moving meditation, Sheng Zhen Gong, mind body connection and holistic healing.


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Healing Modalities Stations

Participate in the following healing modalities sessions for mental relaxation.

Labyrinth Meditation: Walking or tracing a labyrinth is a meditative experience that offers the intention of spiritual growth and problem solving. Tracing a Labyrinth with our non-dominant hand can release stress, help us to listen to the spirit and integrate the experience within.

Reiki Sessions: Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy therapy that reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Reiki is spiritually-guided life force healing energy. Through life’s dramas and traumas our energy centers in our body can become stuck or blocked. The healing energy of Reiki can be in the form of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing, unconditional healing.

Mandala Coloring Station: Simply stated, a mandala is a sacred circle. Mandalas have existed since the beginning of time. You have probably witnessed and experienced their beauty every day. It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Within its circular shape, the mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. Enjoy the meditative experience of coloring a Mandala.

Ayurveda Station: Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that focuses on promoting good health. Ayurveda focuses on wellness by focusing on the delicate balance between mind, body, and spirit. Discover different aspects of Ayurveda such as spices, aromatherapy and exploring the Ayurvedic concept of life force energy called doshas.


Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group and the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
217D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Immunology

Grasping the relationship between cancer and the immune system is complicated, but it is key to understanding the growing field of immunology and personalized medicine. Gain insight on how you can learn to help the body's immune system control cancer.


Speakers


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Stars at Night Ballroom 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Get Them In, Get Them Out, and Everything in Between: Improving Quality and Outcomes
Hear five fellow oncology nurses share the findings of their quality improvement projects.
  • "Using a Locator System to Measure Purposeful Hourly Rounding On an Inpatient Oncology Unit," Laurie Bryant, RN, MSN, OCN®, ACNS-BC
  • "Integration of Data Collection Into the Electronic Health Record EPIC: A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Navigation Outcomes and Reporting," Judy Koutlas, RN, MS, OCN®
  • "The Use of Data to Help Design a System for Distress Screening of Oncology Patients," Adrienne Banavage, MSN, RN-BC, OCN®
  • "Chemotherapy Admissions: An Opportunity to Improve the Patient Experience," Elena Lubimov, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "Discharge Before Noon: A Nurse-Led Clinical Quality Initiative that Improves Patient Experience," Kathleen Edmondson-Martin, MA, RN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Bryant, RN, MSN, OCN®, ACNS-BC

Laurie Bryant, RN, MSN, OCN®, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
I am a CNS on an Inpatient Hematology Oncology unit.
avatar for Elena Lubimov, RN, MSN, OCN®

Elena Lubimov, RN, MSN, OCN®

RN, MSN, OCN, MSKCC
JB

Judy B. Koutlas RN, MS, OCN

Coordinator, Cancer Care Navigation, Vidant Medical Center



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Improving Clinical Outcomes in the Inpatient Environment
  • "Taking HAP off the Map With a Routine Screen," Cheryl Clements, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • "A Nurse-Driven Strategy to Reduce Falls in the Inpatient Malignant Hematology Population," Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Once, Twice, Three Times too Many:  Preventing Falls and Related Complications in Oncology Patients with Thrombocytopenia...Utilizing an Advanced Nursing Interventions Approach," Theresa Duensing, RN, MSN
  • "Evolution of a Skin Wound Ostomy Team (SWOT) Program to Meet the Challenges of Oncology Patients," Stephanie Terry, BSN, RN, CWOCN, PCCN, HN-BC
  • "Code Purple: A Nursing Strategy for Providing Timely Psychosocial Support to Patients," Martha Jansen, BSN, RN 

Speakers
avatar for Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN®

Joel Stettler, BSN, RN, OCN®

RN III-Clinical Leader, Moffitt Cancer Center
Charge Nurse on a 24-bed inpatient hematology unit.
avatar for Stephanie Terry, BSN, RN, CWOCN, PCCN, HN-BC

Stephanie Terry, BSN, RN, CWOCN, PCCN, HN-BC

Skin Wound Ostomy Nurse, Cancer Treatment Centers of America



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

The Power of Nursing Interventions in Holistic Oncology Treatment
  • "Spirituality Workshop for Those Touched by Cancer," Kathy Seymour, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Hands in Harmony: A Nurse Administered Hand Massage Program in an Outpatient Chemotherapy Suite," Caitlin Braithwaite, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Going Beyond Patient Satisfaction to What Matters Most," Janet Bagley, RN, MS, AOCNS®, NEA-BC
  • "Erasing Patient Anxiety and Increasing Nurse-Patient Communication Through Whiteboard Utilization in an Ambulatory Infusion Room," Sheila Hunt, BA, RN, CEN
  • "'Am I Dying?' What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say: An Educational Approach to Answering Challenging Patient Questions," Ann Brady, MSN, RN-BC

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bagley, RN, MS, AOCNS®, NEA-BC

Janet Bagley, RN, MS, AOCNS®, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
AJ

ann j brady

symptom management RN, huntington Hospital
avatar for Caitlin Braithwaite, BAN, RN, OCN®

Caitlin Braithwaite, BAN, RN, OCN®

Staff Nurse, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
avatar for Sheila Hunt, BA, RN, CEN

Sheila Hunt, BA, RN, CEN

oncology clinician, Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center
avatar for Kathy Seymour

Kathy Seymour

Oncology Nurse Navigtor, PIH Health
Navigation, Colon Cancer , Navigation Metrics



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

The Same Only Scarier: Cancer Care and the LGBT Community

Cancer may not discriminate, but the healthcare system often does. LGBT patients with cancer face a unique impact on their identities, sexuality, and families of choice. When they believe they must choose between good medical treatment and social acceptance, many choose to hide their gender identity and sexual orientation from their providers, compromising their quality of care. On the other hand, those who feel safe bringing their whole, authentic selves into care find profound health benefits. Learn how you can address the unique issues of LGBT patients and offer suggestions for improved nursing care.




2:45pm

Defining Safety and Quality Across the Cancer Care Continuum

In today’s environment, many groups are focused on quality and patient safety. Organizations have developed their own quality metrics, and there is an increasing number of metrics specifically related to the care of patients with cancer from various organizations. The list of possible metrics can become overwhelming. How can cancer programs create a meaningful quality dashboard at the individual unit level and the program level? Get an overview of various quality measures applicable at the individual unit level and program level, and learn how you can select appropriate measures for your program and organization.   


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Fessele, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Kristen Fessele, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah
Hi! I am a researcher studying why some patients experience more severe treatment-related symptoms than others. I would love to talk with other attendees about the Utah distance PhD and postdoc programs, symptom science, quality measurement or just to say hello. See you in San Antonio!



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Impacting Oncology Nursing Practice With Tailored Education
  • "Impacting Oncology Nursing Practice and Outcomes Through an Innovative and Robust Nurse Residency Program," Jennifer Lanter, BSN, MGS, RN
  • "CORE: An Oncology Curriculum," Colleen McCracken, BSN, RN, CMSRN, CHPN
  • "A Unique and Comprehensive Approach to Training Oncology Nurses for Transition to a New Hospital," Erin Ferlet, RN, OCN®
  • "From Novice to Expert: Simulation-Based Learning Raises Confidence and Competency Levels of Oncology Nurses in Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Administration," Wendy Ness, RN, OCN®
  • "Translational Research Unit: Developing Staff Nurses and a Model of Care," Theresa Rudnitzki, MS, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS-BC 
  • "Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation," Judy Ranous, RN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Erin Ferlet, MS, RN, OCN®

Erin Ferlet, MS, RN, OCN®

Assistant Nurse Manager, The James Cancer Hospital
I enjoy talking about Professional Development. I created a Student Nurse Professional Development Program at the James. I also seek out new opportunities all the time like attending Congress! | I am on the board of the Columbus Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society as DAL. We have over 500 members. | I was on a transition and training team to open a new 1.1 million square foot oncology hospital. | I facilitate a 2 day Relationship Based Care... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Rudnitzki, MS, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS-BC

Theresa Rudnitzki, MS, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Implementation of Evidence in Practice: Policy or Secret Sauce?

This provocative session will debate the varying viewpoints of implementing evidence and best practices into clinical care. With different approaches for assessment and management of a clinical challenge, how are external guidelines or institutional policies really adapted? Are patient care and outcomes truly improved, or is it all smoke and mirrors? Join this dynamic discussion to unravel the mystery.


Moderators
Speakers
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Ann Berger, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS®, FAAN

Professor and Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Methadone: Are You Prepared to Use It?*

Learn all about methadone in the treatment of chronic cancer pain, including barriers to use, mechanism of action, when to initiate the drug, and important considerations.

Sponsored by the Pain Management Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Tahitia Timmons, MSN, RN-BC, OCN®, VA-BC

Tahitia Timmons, MSN, RN-BC, OCN®, VA-BC

Education Coordinator, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Pain management, vascular access, education.


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Personalized Genomic Sequencing and the Future of Cancer Care: Discovery, Treatment, and Defeating the Disease*
Address the difference between genetics and genomics, the process of cancer genome sequencing, and how cancer sequencing can impact treatment to help you provide safe, effective care and education to patients and their families. You’ll also discuss the current and future impact of genomics on cancer care.

Sponsored by the Cancer Genetics Special Interest Group

*sSpecial interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  

Speakers
avatar for Amy Tranin, APRN, AOCN®, RN-BC

Amy Tranin, APRN, AOCN®, RN-BC

Clinical Specialist, Oncology, NantHealth
I love my work and family. I love being an oncology nurse. I love to laugh!! Talk to me about what you love.


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

The Role of the Nurse Navigator in Establishing Quality Communication and Collaboration Between Oncology Services, Primary Care, and Patients*

A significant aspect of patient-centered care is quality communication. Nurse navigators are at the center stage in exchanging medical information, and there appears to be a current trend involving nurse navigators’ involvement in delivering “bad news” to patients—a task typically reserved for physician providers. Learn how you can benefit from developing communication skills for use with patients, oncology providers, and primary care providers. 

Sponsored by the Nurse Navigator Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

#SpotlightonSafety: Advancing, Adopting, and Achieving a Culture of Safety

What have you done to lessen harm to patients and staff? Changed your individual practice behaviors? Developed an organizational initiative? Incorporating an evidence-based culture of safety leads to safer care for healthcare workers, patients, and families. Regardless of your practice level, you can advocate for quality care by making safety an integral part of your daily practice. Join us for an interactive discussion about nurse and patient safety. Share your stories (good and bad!), and learn how others have addressed vulnerabilities that may lead to errors. 




Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Cancer Moonshot: Opportunities for Oncology Nurses

Since President Obama announced the Cancer Moon Shot initiative during his last State of the Union Address, ONS has been working to ensure that the voice of the oncology nurse is heard. We have had ONS CEO Brenda Nevidjon, as well as members Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN, included in panel discussions with the vice president, addressing topics ranging from research and clinical trials, to symptom and survivor management, big data, and the focus on the whole patient. ONS president-elect Sue Schneider joined the a panel discussion for the Patient Access Network Foundation, discussing cost sharing in health care and patient access. Learn more about our continued efforts around this and our other advocacy and health policy initiatives and ways in which individual nurses can get advocate and get involved.



Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Getting Funds for Your Nursing Leadership Project
Are you looking for nursing leadership and patient care project funding? Lilly Oncology and ONS can help. Through the ONS/Lilly Oncology Advancing Patient Care Project, stipends of up to $5,000 are available for nurses who have a professional development, patient care, or leadership project they’d like to fund. Join us to find out how to get your project funded.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Taylor, CAE

Brian Taylor, CAE

Manager, Chapter Relations and ONS Awards Program, Oncology Nursing Society
Brian Taylor is the manager of chapter relations and the ONS awards program. In addition to overseeing 225 ONS chapters, his responsibilities include staff project manager for the ONS Awards program, the Honor Someone Special recognition campaign, the annual Chapter Leadership Workshop, and the ONS/Lilly Advancing Patient Care Project. Prior to joining ONS in 2009, he was the section and chapter programs manager for the Society of Automotive... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Improving Your Reach: Using Social Media to Advance Individual, Organizational, and Public Health Aims
#ONSCongress is the perfect opportunity to start online connections with fellow oncology nurses. Learn how to use social media during and after the event to multiply your learning and expand your professional network and opportunities.



Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

PEP Cancer Caregiver Interventions: What Works?

Watch five short videos demonstrating cancer caregiver assessment and interventions “recommended” and “likely to be effective” for caregiver strain and burden. Following the presentation of each video, learn helpful hints and participate in a discussion on how you can integrate these evidence-based interventions into practice in the real world of a fast-paced clinical setting.


Speakers
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Gail Mallory, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Director of Research, Oncology Nursing Society


Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Best Practices for Abstract Writing and Developing Your Presentation
You have data from your latest study and are ready to share it with your peers. How do you increase the chances of your poster or abstract getting accepted for the presentation? Learn tips and best practices for poster and abstract creation from experienced presenters.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®

Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Dental Oncology

Oral health and dental hygiene are often overlooked before, during, and after cancer treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other drugs used in the treatment of cancer can have compounding effects on the oral mucosa and dentition, resulting in increased risk of infection, delayed wound healing, dental caries, and chronic periodontal disease. Increase your knowledge of dental oncology, an expanding area of dentistry focused on prevention, treatment, and maintenance of oral and dental health in both patients with cancer and survivors, to increase quality of life during and after cancer therapy.




4:15pm

Data Science: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing Research

Data science is cutting-edge science and so much more than computers and statistics. Using large data sets has its challenges, but it is extremely valuable in moving oncology nursing science forward. In this prestigious lecture, you’ll address various aspects of data science and how it impacts nursing research. Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN, will share her experience with using the women’s health initiative dataset, how it has vastly moved science and clinical practice forward, and how you can continue to be informed by—and inform—data science.

Supported by the Lenhard Family Fund within the ONS Foundation


Speakers
BC

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing



Thursday April 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Clinical Hot Topics 2016*

Are you responsible for administering chemotherapy and biotherapy agents and want to learn more about newly-approved agents? Explore two new classes of cancer treatment agents as well as more in-depth information about blinatumomab.

Sponsored by the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Special Interest Group

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. 


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jackson, RN, BMTCN, MSN, AOCNS

Stephanie Jackson, RN, BMTCN, MSN, AOCNS

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ucla Health System


Thursday April 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology Care*

At the last ONS Congress, it became evident that many clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) have a variety of roles within their jobs. With the review of CNS competencies coming in the next year, explore the role of the CNS in oncology and how the position is used across the country.

Sponsored by the Clinical Nurse Specialist Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
PA

Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN®

GYN-ONC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Clara Beaver, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS, BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karmanos Cancer Center
CNS since 2004. I have been a CNS at Karmanos for 10 years. I am being honored as the AOCN of the year this year by ONCC. I hope you will join us for a wonderful program.
avatar for Amy Sebastian-Deutsch, DNP, APRN, CNS, AOCNS®

Amy Sebastian-Deutsch, DNP, APRN, CNS, AOCNS®

APRN, System Cancer Services, Memorial Hermann Health System
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
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Sreedevi Warrier, RN, MSN, MA, DNP(c)

Medical/Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Thursday April 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

Caring for Patients With Metastatic Cancer: Nursing Implications & Overview of a Treatment Option for Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas
Please join us for a Celgene Corporation presentation of Abraxane.  Peter Bjerkerot, RN will walk you through an overview of pancreatic cancer, discuss considerations for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer, review updated data regarding the use of Abraxane and provide important safety information. We are looking forward to your attendance.

This program is supported by Celgene Corporation.

6:00pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Thursday April 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

6:00pm

CURE® 2016 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing Reception*
Join actor, comedian and cancer advocate Eric Stonestreet from ABC’s Emmy winning series, Modern Family, as CURE® magazine hosts the annual Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing reception.  This inspirational evening full of food and music celebrates the field of oncology nursing and three finalists nominated by readers of CURE® magazine who will be recognized for their compassion, expertise, and excellence in caring for cancer patients and survivors prior announcing this year’s award winner.

Sponsored by CURE® magazine, Amgen, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Takeda Oncology

Please click here to register for this event.

Thursday April 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hemisfair Ballroom 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

The Evolving State of Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Treatment
In 2015 four new agents were approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) in the salvage setting, equipping oncology health professionals with more therapeutic options than ever before. But for oncology nurses, this progress also brings the challenge of managing new treatment-related toxicities. Through the use of iPad-based–learning elements, this interactive symposium will provide current information that will help oncology nurses maximize treatment outcomes for patients with relapsed/refractory MM.

Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

Please click here to register for this event.

6:00pm

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Grand Rounds (Part 3 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of non-small cell lung cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Sarah B Goldberg, MD, MPH
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut
John V Heymach, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD
Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Amanda E Magnoli, ANP-BC, AOCNP
New England Cancer Specialists
Scarborough, Maine

Additional faculty to be announced

This activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Please click here to register for this event. 

7:30pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Thursday April 28, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, April 29
 

6:00am

Breast Cancer Grand Rounds (Part 4 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of breast cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Kimberly L Blackwell, MD
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD
Baylor-Charles A Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas

Emily Olson, MSN, RN, CNP
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Division of Medical Oncology
Rochester, Minnesota

Jennie Petruney, ANP-BC
North Carolina Cancer Hospital
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Lilly and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00am

EGFR Mutation-Positive Metastatic NSCLC: A First Step in Choosing the Right Treatment for the Right Patient*
This promotional non-CNE symposium, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will provide an opportunity to learn more about metastatic NSCLC with common EGFR mutations, including biomarker testing, treatment options, and supportive care via clinical case studies.  

This program is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

6:00am

TKI-related Side Effects: Patient Coping Strategies*
Review strategies for managing common side effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)  • Explore practical approaches and best practices for optimizing patient care  • Discuss techniques for monitoring and improving adherence with oral therapy for patients on TKIs  

This ancillary program is presented by Bayer and held in conjunction with the ONS's 41st Annual Congress (PP-550-US-0261)

Please click here to regsister for this event. 

6:30am

ONCC Recognition Breakfast for Oncology Certified Nurses*

Join ONCC and your certified nurse colleagues for this special event to honor oncology certified nurses and their contributions to cancer care. Help to celebrate the 30th anniversary of certification testing, meet the winners of the 2016 ONCC Awards, and hear from professional soccer player Ethan Zohn.

*This event is for oncology certified nurses only. Certified nurses will receive an email invitation from ONCC to reserve their ticket. One ticket may be reserved per certified nurse. Tickets will be awarded on a first-come basis.

Sponsored by the Ohio State University 

Speakers

Friday April 29, 2016 6:30am - 8:00am
Hemisfair Ballroom 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00am

Poster Session
Learn about the impressive work of your peers as they present their latest findings. View theschedule of poster presentations, and begin viewing the ePosters that will be presented at Congress.

Data published in abstracts presented at ONS’s Annual Congress are embargoed until the conclusion of the presentation. Coverage and/or distribution of an abstract, poster, or any of its supplemental material to or by the news media, any commercial entity, or individuals, including the authors of said abstract, is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics and speakers is encouraged within these guidelines. 

Friday April 29, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Hall 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:15am

Looking Toward the Future

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is commemorating its 30th anniversary by marking past accomplishments and mapping a path for the future. NINR Director Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, will describe the Institute’s mission and the implementation of NINR’s strategic plan through four areas of scientific focus: wellness, symptom science, self-management, and end-of-life and palliative care. Looking forward, she will discuss new directions in nursing research opportunities that could guide the future nursing science over the next decade.




9:45am

Complex Issues in Care Management
  • "When Do We Treat Portal Vein Thrombosis in Patients With Gastrointestinal Malignancies? Educating for Better Patient Outcomes—Implications for Nursing," Natasha Ramrup, RN, MSN, OCN®, AOCNS®
  • "Nursing Considerations for Titration of Fentanyl Sublingual Spray to Effective Dose," Sheila Ayers, BSN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • "Breakthrough Cancer Pain (BTCP): Putting Evidence Into Practice," Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN
  • "Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Rediscovering an Old Syndrome to Prevent Further Mortality," Karshook Wu, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "More Than Skin Deep: Assessing the Dermatologic Toxicities of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors," Sonia Sims, BSN, RN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Ayers

Sheila Ayers

ACNP-BC, The West Clinic
avatar for Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for Billings Clinic in Montana. Her repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research on improving patient symptoms and nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. Her current studies include investigating opioid-induced oversedation in hospitalized... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Sims, BSN, RN, OCN®

Sonia Sims, BSN, RN, OCN®

Infusion Nurse, Arlington Cancer Center @Texas Health Dallas
I am currently an Infusion Nurse with over five years of Oncology Experience. My current interest is Immuno-Oncology. I have a passion for improving patient education and staying up to date on current evidence-based practice pertaining to side effect management related to treatment.


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Preventing Legal Problems in Practice: A Case-Based Approach for APNs

Every APN at one time has feared legal action being taken against them. How can we best prevent this situation? Uncover the steps that must be taken when you are named in a lawsuit. Using a case-based approach, you’ll become familiar with best practices for avoiding and dealing with litigation.




Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Stars at Night Ballroom 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Assessing and Preventing Critical Situations

While oncologic complications of disease and treatment are common in the acute care oncology setting, many can be avoided with careful monitoring and early intervention. Review a model for anticipating and monitoring complications of disease and treatment. Through case-based examples, you’ll identify conditions, such as sepsis, cardiac rhythm, and hemorrhagic cystitis, in which nurse-sensitive outcomes can influence the patient’s experience. Discover the risk groups, prevention strategies, and early intervention required for a quick response. 

Sponsored by the Critical Care Special Interest Group 


Speakers
CC

Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN®, FAAN

Professor, Augusta University
research, vascular access devices, lung cancer respiratory symptoms, critical care oncology, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.



9:45am

Clinical Award Lectureship: Using Patient Portals to Engage Patients With Cancer
Listen to an expert in clinical nursing practice share her contributions to the development of oncology nursing. You'll hear about her impressive work and how it is used to promote excellence in oncology nursing.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN®

Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN®

Nurse Leader, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Research Use Beyond the Bedside: Bringing Practice Change to the Chair
  • "Start, Pause, Stop: A Dedicated Ambulatory Phase I Immunotherapy Clinic’s Approach to Managing Patients on Immune Modulators," RuthAnn Gordon, MSN, FNP-BC, OCN®
  • "Smoking Cessation:  A Process and a Practice Change," Rita Meitzner, BSN
  • "Moving Out: Transitioning an Inpatient Chemotherapy Regimen to the Outpatient Setting," Jayme Cotter, MS, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS-BC
  • "Evaluating the On-Body Injector for Neulasta® as an Alternative to Manual Neulasta® Injection," Carolyn Ruef, CRNP, AOCNP®

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Cotter, MS, RN, AOCNS, ACNS-BC

Jayme Cotter, MS, RN, AOCNS, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
avatar for Rita Meitzner, BSN

Rita Meitzner, BSN

Staff Nurse, Moffitt Cancer Center
I am celebrating my 24th year as an oncology nurse. Oncology nursing is challenging and ever changing. I have seen first-hand what nursing can do to change patient outcomes and I find this very rewarding. EBP has made an impact on my patients and my nursing practice. I am proud to in a profession that strives to be the best. I am so impressed with what nurses can do with teamwork and collaboration. We can make it happen for our patients and... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Ruef, CRNP, AOCNP®

Carolyn Ruef, CRNP, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, Cancer Treatment Centers Of Amercia
Carolyn Ruef is a Nurse Practitioner in the Infusion Room at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Carolyn works with patients and providers to ensure that care is provided seamlessly and effectively. | During her career, Carolyn has completed years of additional professional training, including internships in Integrative Medicine, Integrated pain band Palliative Care. She is also educated in the role of nutrition in cancer... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Interdisciplinary Education and Teamwork: A Way to Improve Patient Outcomes
Discover how you can increase collaboration and communication among your colleagues to deliver higher quality care to your patients.
  • "Partners in Care: Oncology 101," Chinsia Francis-Hill, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Just-in-Time Resources for Chemotherapy Nurses," Kendra Laufer, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "Transforming a Unit's Culture to Improve Clinical Outcomes," Theresa Woodrum, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes: Improving Collaboration and Communication Across Infusion Units Through a Charge Nurse Exchange Program," Jaclyn Andronico, RN, OCN®
  • "Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Program to Decrease Readmissions in Bladder Cancer Patients Undergoing Cystectomy," Julie Bluma, BSN, RN

Speakers
JB

Julie Bluma, BSN, RN

Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Froedtert
As a Clinical Nurse Coordinator, I work with an interdisciplinary team for a specific cancer population in order to coordinate patient services and measure quality indicators specific to each program within the Cancer Center. One of our main goals is to improve quality by defining the standard of care for each program based on scientific evidence and national standards, consistently measuring results and improving outcomes for our patients. We... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Laufer BSN, RN-BC, OCN®

Kendra Laufer BSN, RN-BC, OCN®

Education Specialist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
I have had the privilege of being an oncology nurse since 1987! I have a passion for the art of oncology nursing and love to instill this passion into the next generation. After 19 years of clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient oncology settings, I transferred my focus to clinical education. I teach oncology content for our hospital staff, plan onboarding curriculum and implement ongoing education and competencies. As a... Read More →
CF

Chinsia Francis-Hill, BSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse III/Nurse Clinician, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
China Francis-Hill is currently a Nurse Clinician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell on an Inpatient Medical Oncology Unit. She has a BSN from Pace University in Nursing and currently pursuing a Dual Degree in MSN/MPA at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and Barach College School of Public Affairs.
avatar for Jaclyn Andronico MSN, CNS, OCN®, AOCNS®

Jaclyn Andronico MSN, CNS, OCN®, AOCNS®

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Nurse Specialist


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Leading Through a Sea of Change

Many changes have occurred in health care over the last ten years. Leadership styles are changing to reflect the new demands placed on organizational leaders. How do leaders adapt and thrive in this environment and help their employees navigate the many changes that are occurring? In this session, you’ll identify methods to develop collaborative relationships and work toward a shared vision of success and discuss strategies for working with an intergenerational workforce to improve staff engagement and empowerment.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Slusser, RN, MSN, CHPN

Kim Slusser, RN, MSN, CHPN

Winship Cancer Institute/Emory Healthcare


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award Lecture: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by…” Reflections of an Oncology Palliative Care Researcher

Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, AOCN®, FAAN has had a sustained program of substantive research, focused primarily on the issues of persons with cancer that has spanned 30 years. Her trajectory is unique, in that she began making significant research contributions as a member of an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center prior to earning her doctoral degree in 2006. Toward the end of the 1990s, Dr. Bakitas realized that while pain and symptom management of patients with cancer was improving, the overall progressive illness and end-of-life experience was in critical need of attention. She and her colleagues developed ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise Before Life Ends). The ENABLE early palliative care approach became the primary focus of her subsequent research career. In 2001, when most oncology professionals were unaware of the potential benefit of early palliative care, Dr. Bakitas received the ONS/Trish Greene Quality of Life Lectureship award to present the findings of Project ENABLE. The lecture described how she made a philosophical shift in her oncology nursing clinical career to focus solely on palliative care. Discover how her clinical and research careers have intermingled with and impacted the evolving evidence supporting the integration of the fields of palliative and oncology care. 




Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Ins and Outs of Neutropenia*

Gain updated, evidence-based knowledge related to risk assessment of neutropenia and infection prevention.

Sponsored by the Neutropenia Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Allison Streeter, RN, BSN, OCN®

Allison Streeter, RN, BSN, OCN®

Registered Nurse, Mid Dakota Clinic
Hello! My name is Allison Streeter. I graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2010 with my BSN. After three years of working on the medical oncology floor at our local hospital, I earned my OCN. I recently started working at the clinic in the oncology department. With both inpatient and outpatient oncology experience, I feel I can help patients, family members, and fellow nurses by providing more education and support. In both... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Pharmaceutical/Industry Nursing Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Pharmaceutical/Industry Nursing Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Yoga and Nursing in Cancer Care*

Many oncology nurses have little knowledge about the benefits of yoga in cancer care, as few are trained in yoga and/or use yoga based tools as an adjunct therapy in their nursing practice. Explore how yoga can be integrated into cancer care and used as an adjunct therapy in oncology nursing and self care.

Sponsored by the Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN®, AHN-BC, CYN

Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN®, AHN-BC, CYN

ONN, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Angela is a holistic oncology nurse and certified YogaNurse®. She is an oncology nurse navigator in Houston, TX. and teaches a weekly chair yoga class for cancer patients at the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Coffee Break
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee to help you stay energized during Congress.

Sponsored by Astellas/Medivation

Friday April 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Learning Hall Hours
Lunch options are available for purchase each day in Learning Hall.

Friday April 29, 2016 11:00am - 4:15pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Deletion 17p and BCL-2 Overexpression: Genetic Abnormalities and Their Role in Malignant Cell Survival
The evasion of apoptosis, a hallmark of cancer, results from an imbalance in the components and complex interactions of the BCL-2 family of proteins.  Anti-apoptotic proteins such as BCL-2 may block cell death in hematologic malignancies including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).  Additionally, a genetic abnormality, deletion 17p, is associated with poor prognosis in CLL patients.  This symposium discusses the BCL-2 pathway, the clinical significance of deletion 17p, and treatment options in deletion 17p CLL patients.

Sponsored by AbbVie-Genentech

Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Identifying and Managing Patients With Intermediate or High-risk Myelofibrosis
Maureen E. Thyne, RPA-C
Physician Assistant II –
Outpatient Leukemia Service
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

This program is sponsored by Incyte Corporation

Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Improving Progression-Free Survival in Patients With GEP-NETs
Join Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., for Improving Progression-Free Survival in Patients With GEP-NETs —an educational program that discusses clinical data regarding a treatment option, as well as resources to facilitate the interactions between nurses and their patients with GEP-NETs. This is a promotional program sponsored by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. The information presented will be consistent with FDA guidelines. 

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Nursing Considerations for Management of Your Patient’s Skin Toxicities, Clinical Management of EGFR Inhibitor Associated Dermatologic Toxicities: Considerations for Nurses
This program will review the unique group of dermatologic toxicities associated with EGFR inhibitors; their frequency, grading, timing, and recommended prevention and reactive management strategies; along with practical communication starters to empower nurses to proactively advocate improved patient care.  © Lilly USA, LLC 2016. All rights reserved.

© Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Continuing the Conversation: Dental Oncology
Chat with these expert speakers and a local San Antonio dental oncologist to learn more about their presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.


Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Governance, Leadership, and ONS
Join the members of the ONS nominating committee to discover the many different ways you can grow as a leader within ONS. You’ll become familiar with the oncology nursing leadership competencies and learn how you can impact the future direction of ONS in less than 15 minutes per year.


Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Roundtable Discussion With the Editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum

The Oncology Nursing Forum boasts the highest impact factor among all oncology nursing journals. For an opportunity not to be missed, join in discussion with editor Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN. This special session will cover the various publishing opportunities in ONF and afford attendees to ask questions about publishing priorities and opportunities for editorial board participation.


Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →


11:15am

Making a Big Impression in Job Interviews
Interviewing for a new job can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Learn the key things that employers are looking for in an interview and tips to help you land the job of your dreams. 



Friday April 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:15pm

Drafting Your Financial Blueprint: Strategies For Achieving Tomorrow's Goals
The burden for covering living expenses in retirement is increasingly shifting to individuals. Decisions you make today can affect your standard of living in retirement for years to come. In this session, you'll get reliable information that will help you make those important decisions. The goal is to not outlive your money. Key steps to keeping your financial goals on track will be presented. You’ll also learn how to determine your investment risk tolerance and the importance of having proper asset allocation and diversification. This session will be conducted by certified financial planners (CFPs). Material will be distributed at the session.

Supported by the ONS Foundation

Friday April 29, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
214D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:15pm

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Personalizing Care in the Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
CINV impairs quality of life, negatively impacts nutritional status, can delay treatment, elevates the risk of nonadherence to chemotherapeutic therapy, and increases the use of healthcare resources. Therapeutic advances have resulted in better understanding of CINV pathophysiology and how therapy for CINV can be personalized. Join us to learn the most up-to-date therapies for managing CINV as well as expert insights into the pathophysiology and classification of CINV. 

Chair 

Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, NY


Faculty

Rebecca Clark-Snow, RN, BSN, OCN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood, KS

 

Cynthia N. Rittenberg, RN, MN, AOCN, FAAN
Rittenberg Oncology Consulting
Metairie, LA 


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Helsinn Therapeutics (US), Inc. and TESARO.


Please click here to register for this event. 

12:15pm

Ovarian Cancer Grand Rounds (Part 5 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of ovarian cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Paula J Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Lisa B Arvine, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert L Coleman, MD
Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Houston, Texas

Kathleen Moore, MD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Genentech BioOncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

12:15pm

Transforming Blood Cancer Care, the Role of Clinical Trials and CAR T-Cell Therapy
There has been great progress in treatment, but for most blood cancers, there is no cure and better therapies are needed. In this symposium, new and evolving treatment strategies will be discussed, including how the heterogeneous nature of blood cancers dictates treatment and prognosis, the role of clinical trials, and the evolving role of CAR T-cell therapy.  Cases will focus on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). 

Sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and supported by educational grants from Kite Pharma, Inc. and Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.

Please click here to register for this event. 

Friday April 29, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hemisfair Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:15pm

Working Group to Personalize Multidisciplinary Care in Patients with Lung Cancer: Updates and Evolving Concepts for Nurses
The Working Group to Personalize Multidisciplinary Care in Patients with Lung Cancer: Updates and Evolving Concepts for Nurses symposium features oncology nurses and physician peers discussing challenges in testing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, choosing an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), managing adverse events, addressing resistance to therapy, and the role of next-generation EGFR TKIs. Interactive case-based discussions will allow attendees to apply clinical evidence and expert opinion to patient care scenarios.

Co-Chairs 

 

Benjamin Levy, MD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine
Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Mount Sinai Health Systems
Associate Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Office, Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY   

 

Karen Lee, MSN, FNP-BC
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 


Faculty 

 

Laura Brennan FNP-c, AOCNP
Division of Hematology & Oncology
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA   

 

Ann Culkin, RN, OCN
Department of Nursing
Office Practice Nurse, Outpatient Thoracic Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY   

 

Alexander E. Drilon, MD
Thoracic Oncology Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY   

 

Jonathan Riess, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology Oncology
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, CA 


This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca. 

Please click here to register for this event. 

12:30pm

Continuing the Conversation: Leading Through a Sea of Change
Chat with this expert speaker to learn more about her presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Slusser, RN, MSN, CHPN

Kim Slusser, RN, MSN, CHPN

Winship Cancer Institute/Emory Healthcare


Friday April 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Simulation Clinic: Good Day Gone Bad: Infusion Reactions

All of us have days that start off great but quickly take a turn for the worse when a patient develops a reaction to treatment. Oncology nurses administer many agents that have a multitude of adverse effects. Why do some patients experience a hypersensitivity reaction and some have cytokine release syndrome? In this simulation clinic, watch as an experienced nurse explains the difference to a new nurse and shows her how to handle this situation.


Friday April 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Roundtable Discussion on Research Funding Opportunities

Join program directors from the National Institutes of Health, the ONS Foundation, and the National Institute of Nursing Research to hear about current funding mechanisms and learn how to best position your research program to succeed in obtaining funding. Be sure to attend this exciting opportunity for researchers at all levels.

Please sign up for a time slot to talk with each organization.  


Speakers
avatar for Nonniekaye Shelburne

Nonniekaye Shelburne

Program Director, National Cancer Institute
Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN® is a Program Director in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Her focus includes epidemiology research on cancer treatment related toxicity, clinical trials, cancer caregivers, developing research consortia, and benefit-risk predication models related to cancer... Read More →



12:30pm

Panel Discussion: Big Opportunities for Oncology Nurses
Nurses representing diverse backgrounds and career choices will discuss the many professional options available within the field of oncology nursing. Whether you are a student, early career professional, or seasoned nurse, join us to discover the many different ways you can have a big impact on cancer care.

Speakers
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Clara Beaver, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS, BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karmanos Cancer Center
CNS since 2004. I have been a CNS at Karmanos for 10 years. I am being honored as the AOCN of the year this year by ONCC. I hope you will join us for a wonderful program.
avatar for Pat Carter, PhD, RN, CNS

Pat Carter, PhD, RN, CNS

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
I am passionate about helping cancer patients and their family caregivers achieve good quality sleep through behavioral approaches. We all live better when we sleep better!
SL

Sharon Lewis, DNP, APRN-NP, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner / Manager, University of Kansas Hospital



Friday April 29, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Bendeka: An Overview
Please join us for a presentation that will focus on BENDEKA™ (bendamustine hydrochloride) Injection, a new bendamustine formulation.

Teva Oncology

Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Exploring the Differences in Disease and Care for African Americans Living with Multiple Myeloma
Learn about the differences in disease for African Americans living with multiple myeloma, including epidemiology and disparities in care and outcomes. Explore strategies to improve care for this group of patients. Receive disease education specific for your African American patients living with multiple myeloma. Join Celgene in “Standing in the Gaap” for our patients!  

This program is supported by Celgene Corporation.

Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) for Injection: Overview of Dosing, Safety Information, and Patient Counseling
This learning hall is meant to educate healthcare providers on KYPROLIS® along with dosing, administration and safety information.

This program is presented by Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. an Amgen Subsidiary

Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Novel Delivery for the Treatment of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer (BTPc)
On behalf of Depomed, please join us to learn about a novel delivery system for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain. The program will discuss the delivery system, appropriate dosing and titration, as well as appropriate patients for this treatment.

This program is sponsored by Depomed, Inc. 

Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Best Practice Exchange
What issues are you facing in your day-to-day practice? What do you see coming down the road that will affect you and your patients? What can ONS do to support your practice and professional development? Come to this interactive discussion of the issues oncology nurses face to share your ideas and insights with ONS leaders. Your input will help to ensure ONS is providing the professional resources you need to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She is the Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a research scientist at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ, her Master of Science degree in teaching specialty and oncology... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Continuing the Conversation: Assessing and Preventing Critical Situations
Chat with these expert speakers to learn more about their presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
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Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN®, FAAN

Professor, Augusta University
research, vascular access devices, lung cancer respiratory symptoms, critical care oncology, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.


Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Certification Makes a Difference—in Your Career!
Discover how certification in oncology nursing can help you enhance or advance your nursing career. Learn strategies to make certification work for you—including real life examples that demonstrate how certification has helped nurses in a variety of roles achieve their goals.

Speakers


Friday April 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:00pm

2:45pm

A New Spin to Improve Programs
  • "Health Info on the Go: New Innovative Approach to Cancer Awareness," Nora Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN®
  • "Community Interactive Research Workshop Series: Community Members Engaged as Team Teachers to Conduct Research," Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, PCCN
  • "A Model for Personalizing the Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer," Karen Roesser, RN, MSN, AOCNS®
  • "How Telehealth Services Can Decrease Emergency Room Visits in an Ambulatory NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center," Terry Ann Fagbewesa, RN
  • "Developing a Survivorship Program With a Little Help from Our Friends," Lori McMullen, RN, MSN, OCN®

Speakers
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Terryann Fagbewesa, RN

Terryann Fagbewesa has been a nurse for nine years; including five years as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and four years as Registered Nurse. She has held multiple leadership positions as a nurse.  She is currently pursuing her baccalaureate degree in nursing; and aspires to a Master’s degree as well.  She has worked multiple nursing specialties, including medical surgical, telemetry, inpatient Oncology, home infusion and... Read More →
avatar for Nora Katurakes

Nora Katurakes

Manager Community Health Outreach and Education, Christiana Care Helen F Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute
Prevention screening disparities | I administer the Komen and Avon grants | Work with our lay bilingual navigators for outreach and nurse navigators for cancer screenings and access | Love what I do | Started attending congress when in Lived in Houston Texas 1985
avatar for Lori McMullen, MSN, RN, OCN®

Lori McMullen, MSN, RN, OCN®

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, PCCN

Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, PCCN

Assistant Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing - Vancouver
I have three roles in cancer nursing as an educator, an early career nurse scientist, and my clinical practice in intermediate care. As an educator, I teach topics and case studies on ethical issues including pain assessment and management for oncology patients including acute, palliative, and end of life care, moral distress, and moral courage. As a nurse scientist, I continue to conduct cancer control and cancer prevention screening research... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Immunotherapy: Nibs and Mabs

The development of new therapies aimed at the immune system to control cancer is exploding. It seems as if every day new drugs are being tested and released. Oncology APNs need to understand what these therapies are, how they work, and who should be receiving them. In this session, you’ll get the very latest information on monoclonal antibodies, cancer vaccines, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

‎VP, Clinical Content and Services, McKesson Specialty Health



2:45pm

CLABSI and CAUTI, Oh My! Nurse-Driven Interventions to Decrease the Incidences
  • "Reducing CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit by Implementing Evidence-Based  Hygiene Practice," Lauri Brunton, RN, OCN®
  • "Quality Initiative Aimed at Reduction of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Associated Thromboses and Line Dysfunction," Karen Abbas, MS, RN, AOCN®
  • "Development and Evaluation of Central Venous Catheter Self-Management Education Program for Cancer Patients," JeongYun Park, PhD, RN, APN
  • "Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Bathing for Port and Tunneled Catheter Patients," Helen Jackson, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC
  • "Realizing a Sustained Decrease in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates at an Oncology Hospital," Pamela McLaughlin, BSN, RN, OCN®

Speakers
KA

Karen Abbas, MS, RN, AOCN®

Nurse Educator, URMC - Wilmot Cancer Institute
HJ

Helen Jackson, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC

Nebraska Methodist Hospital
avatar for Pamela McLaughlin, BSN, RN, OCN®

Pamela McLaughlin, BSN, RN, OCN®

Assistant Magnet Coordinator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
avatar for JeongYun Park, PhD, RN, APN

JeongYun Park, PhD, RN, APN

Associate Professor, University of Ulsan
I'm currently the associate professor for the university of Ulsna, in Seoul, South Korea. I became interseted in patient education as wokring the clinical nurse specialist in infusion therapy of Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. | I have educated nursing staff about the guidelines and used the process to improve clinical practice and direct further research efforts.



Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Partnering With Patients, Families, and Volunteers to Impact Cancer Care
  • "Taking Steps: A Survivorship Program in a Volunteer-Based Cancer Clinic," Ben Garcia, RN 
  • "A Grass Roots Approach to Creating a Patient and Family/Caregiver Advisory Council," Gail Zephyr, BSN, RN, OCN® 
  • "Battling Cancer-Related Fatigue: Design and Implementation of the Cancer Warrior Exercise Program," Roseann Dougherty, BSN, RN
  • "Effects of a Pre-Chemotherapy Video on Patient’s Anxiety and Treatment-Related Information Recall," Kathy Keener, MSN, RN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Roseann Dougherty, BSN, RN

Roseann Dougherty, BSN, RN

Executive Director, Team Inspiration
I have been an oncology nurse for eight years on the inpatient unit at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. I'm certified in integrative medicine through the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Integrative medicine and I have also received certification as a cancer exercise specialist at the University of Northern Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. In addition, I am the founder... Read More →
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Ben Garcia, BSN, RN, CCRC

Lung Cancer Program Navigator, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
18 years in oncology, primarily in clinical research setting. Currently in lung cancer navigator role. Prior to oncology, served in USAF for 20 years.
avatar for Kathy Keener, MSN, RN, OCN®

Kathy Keener, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse IV, St. Joseph Hospital
I am originally from Indiana, but moved to southern California when I was 13. I am married with 3 children. I have been a nurse for 35 years in Oncology. I have worked for the past 15 years in the hospital Infusion Clinic. My passion is medical missions and have traveled internationally to Haiti, Kenya, Albania, and Mexico to care for those less fortunate.
avatar for Gail Zephyr, BSN, RN, OCN®

Gail Zephyr, BSN, RN, OCN®

Nurse Clinician III, Johns Hopkins Hosptial
I am honored to be an Oncology Nurse. In past nine years I have emerged as a leader as a staff nurse on a Leukemia, a Hem-Onc Unit, and an Inpatient/Outpatient Clinic. I enjoy educating my patients and being a resource to new nurses. I am interested in promoting and improving patient outcomes and the patient experience through patient education, engagement and collaboration.


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Self-Advocating for Protection Against Hazardous Drugs

Hazardous drugs can cause serious acute and chronic effects. While recommendations for safe handling have been published and available for many years, occupational exposures are untold. Awareness of this issue is increasing, and state regulation mandating the development of hazardous drug programs is needed. Do you have concerns regarding exposure to hazardous drugs, such as lack of safety measures, inadequate personal protective equipment, or lack of a safety culture to use full protection? Are you doing everything necessary to protect your safety? Hear real-life stories of nurses advocating for safe practices and get information and tools to help advocate for approval of state legislation. 


Speakers
avatar for Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Professional Practice Coordinator, Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seth Eisenberg has been practicing in the field of oncology since 1983. His experience includes 28 years in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has published numerous articles on chemotherapy and biotherapy, written three book chapters, and presents nationally and internationally at nursing and pharmacy conferences. He has also been the principal... Read More →
avatar for AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES

AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES

Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Dr. Walton is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also an Oncology Certified Nurse working in inpatient Hematology/Oncology at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. She earned her BS in Community Health Education and Spanish at the University of Maryland, her Masters Degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an... Read More →



2:45pm

Improving Processes for Heme Malignant Patients
  • "Decreasing Labor and Cost of Calcium in Apheresis Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cell Donors," Jeannette Mastrovich, BSN, RN, OCN®, HP (ASCP)
  • "Nursing Support of Sibling Hematopoetic Stem Cell Donors: Are We Doing Enough?," Linda Brand, RN, OCN®
  • "Discharge Planning With the Patient With a New Diagnosis of Leukemia: Teaching Begins Upon Admission," Juliana Brotz, RN, BSN
  • "Moving a Blood and Marrow Transplant Outpatient Area From an Inpatient Setting to an Ambulatory Infusion Center," Tammy Clarke, RN, MS, OCN®, BMTCN™
  • "The Advocacy Role of the Case Manager for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Throughout the Care Continuum," Carmen Castillo, RN, BSN

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Mastrovich, BSN, RN, OCN®, HP (ASCP)

Jeannette Mastrovich, BSN, RN, OCN®, HP (ASCP)

Registered Nurse/Certified Hemapheresis Practitioner, Baylor Scott & White Health
CC

Carmen Castillo, RN, BSN

Nurse Case Manager, Memorial Slaon Kettering Cancer Center
Nurse Case Manager for the Bone Marrow Transplant Population.



Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

The Cost of Cancer: Beyond Insurance

Despite the increasing number of patients covered by health insurance, the cost of cancer continues to rise. While insurance pays the cost of the treatment, copays and deductibles can amount to more than many people's annual income. On top of that, consider the cost of lost wages, continued rent or mortgage payments, food, gas, and childcare expenses. Join us to discuss the financial challenges that patients face while undergoing cancer treatment, including factors that may influence patients or providers on the value of different treatments.


Moderators
avatar for Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Lead Faculty Oncology Specialty, Duke University
ONS President-Elect

Speakers
avatar for Linda House, RN, BSN, MSN

Linda House, RN, BSN, MSN

President, Cancer Support Community
avatar for Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

Senior Vice President, Oncology, Genetics and Women’s Health, UnitedHealthcare


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Lessons in Symptom Science Research: A Conversation With the Experts

An expert panel of world-renowned nurse research scientists will explore the successes and challenges in symptom science. Discover the state of this research priority, including new models from NIH/NINR and implications for future research and practice. Join the discussion and get a glimpse of the future!

Objectives

  1. Describe what symptom science is and the application of the new symptom science model to research and practice.
  2. Analyze the successes and barriers to symptom science research and its impact on patient care.
  3. Discuss the future in symptom science implications for patient outcomes.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN®

Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN®

Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing
Susan Larsen Beck, PhD, APRN, FAAN, AOCN is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing where she teaches in the doctoral program. With more than 30 years of experience as an advanced practice oncology nurse, Dr. Beck holds national credentials as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN). Dr. Beck's research interests include the management of symptoms in cancer patients and interventions to improve the quality and outcomes of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN

Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN

Florence Wald Professor of Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing
are people still interested in your symptom distress scale?



Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Breast Care Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Breast Care Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Radiation Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Radiation Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

What's the Buzz? Tell Me What's Happening With Breast Cancer Screening*

Analysis of current data reveals a need for information related to care of women with different levels of risk of developing breast cancer. Gain the knowledge you need on breast cancer screening guidelines for women of average risk and learn about identification and medical management of breast cancer screening guidelines for women of high risk.

Sponsored by the Prevention/Early Detection Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Sharon Byrne, DrNP, APN, NP-C, AOCNP®

Sharon Byrne, DrNP, APN, NP-C, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Sharon Byrne DrNP, CRNP, NP-C, AOCNP, CNE is an Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Cooper Health System where she is a Nurse Practitioner for the Cancer Screening Project which is funded by NJCEED, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. She is also an Associate Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Nursing at The College... Read More →
avatar for Mary Vecchio, RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN®

Mary Vecchio, RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN®

Family Risk Assessment, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

2016 ONS Quality Measures and the National Quality Registry: A Bright Horizon

Take a virtual tour of the ONS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). You'll discover how the QCDR can be used for PQRS/Meaningful Use reporting and to drive internal quality improvement activities at your institution. Plus, hear about current projects aimed at expanding the reach of this important patient-centered and symptom-focused registry.


Moderators
Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

A Valuable Tool for Your Patients: ONS Oral Chemotherapy Guide

Get aquainted with an exciting, new patient resource site specifically for those who are experiencing cancer and are being treated with oral chemotherapy. ONS partnered with MedRespond, an innovative medical tech company, to create the Oral Chemo Guide. The site is based on their technology that simulates a one-on-one conversation between the learner and an interactive video host. With this interactive site, patients can have access to information 24/7 on topics, including adherence, side effect management, safety, costs, and resources. 


Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

An Update on the New ONS Communities
The ONS special interest groups are experiencing a time of transition as new ONS communities are developed. Stop by to learn how ONS members can reconnect with each other through interest based networking and learning.

Speakers

Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Election 2016: Donkey or Elephant, Educate the Candidates on Oncology Nursing Issues
As the 2016 presidential election draws near and the political parties outline their platforms and priorities, it is incumbent upon the voters to listen, learn, and enlighten candidates about important issues. With nursing, cancer, and healthcare topping that list, come to hear the latest on the political and policy scene and learn how you can evaluate your candidate of choice on how they line up with the ONS health policy legislative and regulatory agenda. You'll learn about the nominees, the American presidential process, and the ONS policy priorities. Join this lively discussion as the election heats up!

Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Health Policy Director, Oncology Nursing Society
Alec Stone, ONS Health Policy Director, has been a leader in healthcare legislative and regulatory affairs for more than two decades. With an expertise in biomedical research and healthcare advocacy, he has worked with premiere organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Library Association, Deafness Research Foundation, Research!America, and the Federation of American... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Town Hall for ONS Chapter Leaders
Local chapter leaders are invited to attend this Q&A session with ONS Manager of Chapter Relations Brian Taylor, CAE. Whether you’re interested in learning more about planning successful education programs, chapter board development, engaging your younger members, or something completely different, this is your chance to chat with Brian and your peers from around the country.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Taylor, CAE

Brian Taylor, CAE

Manager, Chapter Relations and ONS Awards Program, Oncology Nursing Society
Brian Taylor is the manager of chapter relations and the ONS awards program. In addition to overseeing 225 ONS chapters, his responsibilities include staff project manager for the ONS Awards program, the Honor Someone Special recognition campaign, the annual Chapter Leadership Workshop, and the ONS/Lilly Advancing Patient Care Project. Prior to joining ONS in 2009, he was the section and chapter programs manager for the Society of Automotive... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

Development of a Strategic Publication Portfolio
Are you approaching your publications with a long-range plan? Don't limit yourself to a singular article based on one study or project. In this interactive session, you'll discuss ways in which authors can write and publish content strategically with consideration for Magnet status, tenure, and other career development opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →
avatar for Leslie McGee

Leslie McGee

Managing Editor, Oncology Nursing Society
As managing editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum and the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Leslie McGee oversees the operation of the journals from manuscript to final publication, providing a variety of editorial, design, production, and strategic management services. She has more than 15 years of experience in publishing.  | Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:00pm

King Lear, Tony Soprano, and the Lessons of Estate Planning
A well-coordinated estate plan can help you preserve what you have achieved in your lifetime and ensure that your personal wishes are fulfilled for your heirs. Join us for an important conversation on transferring wealth and passing along values to the people and causes who matter most to you. This session will be conducted by a certified financial planner (CFP). Material will be distributed at the session.

Supported by the ONS Foundation

Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
214D 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Oncodermatology Nursing Focus Group
Join peers for an open discussion on oncodermatology.

4:15pm

American Association for Cancer Research/ONS Bench to Bedside: The Role of Inflammation in Cancer (and the Tumor Microenvironment)

How is inflammation linked to cancer and why does it matter? Join this bench-to-bedside journey exploring how chronic inflammation increases the risk for cancer, contributes to adverse events during cancer therapies, and impacts treatment outcomes. The integral role of the immune system will be addressed through exploration of the influence of inflammation on the cancer microenvironment and its role in cancer metastasis. You’ll analyze how lifestyle factors and the environment contribute to chronic inflammation and discover what your patients can do about it.

Objectives

  1. Describe contributors to and consequences of chronic inflammation in cancer formation, metastasis, treatment effects, and outcomes.
  2. Discuss pathways between the immune system, inflammation, and the cancer microenvironment.
  3. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications that can decrease or prevent inflammation.

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University



4:15pm

Acute and Critical Care Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Acute and Critical Care Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

The Role of Spirituality in the Grieving Process*

There is often a strong connection between spirituality and grief that is not always recognized.  Through case studies and discussion, learn the information you need to assist patients and caregivers in navigating through the stages of grief. 

Sponsored by the Spiritual Care Special Interest Group

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. 



Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Friday April 29, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

6:00pm

Guiding Patients on Their Treatment Journey With NINLARO® (ixazomib)
Provide nurses/advanced practice providers with an overview of the NINLARO patient treatment journey— from efficacy and safety to dosing and adherence.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00pm

Guiding Patients on Their Treatment Journey With NINLARO® (ixazomib)
Provide nurses/advanced practice providers with an overview of the NINLARO patient treatment journey— from efficacy and safety to dosing and adherence.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00pm

6:00pm

Patient Care in Metastatic CRPC: The Role of XTANDI® (enzalutamide) Capsules
Please join us for an Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Medivation, Inc. presentation of XTANDI® in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Haydee Kapin, DNP, ARNP, AOCN, from the University of Miami will walk you through an overview of mCRPC, discuss considerations for the treatment of patients with mCRPC, present patient cases, and review the use of XTANDI and important safety information. We are looking forward to your attendance.

This program is sponsored by Astellas / Medivation

6:00pm

Shining Light on Pancreatic Cancer: Keeping You Up-to-Date and In the Know
Continued awareness and education is needed! In 2016 Pancreatic cancer is expected to claim the lives of 41,780 individuals and reports the lowest survival rate of any major cancer. Are you armed with the facts and knowledge in the advances and treatment of this disease?    Advances in treatment provide hope but also increase the complexity of care for the patients. This activity will provide a look at the clinical application of new and emerging therapeutic options for advanced metastatic pancreatic cancer as well as examine steps nurses can take to assure a patient centered approach to treatment.

Supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation and Aduro Biotech

Please click here to register for this event.

6:00pm

Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Grand Rounds (Part 6 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Michelle A Fanale, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Amy Goodrich, CRNP-AC
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland

John P Leonard, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Additional faculty to be announced

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbvie Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc and Seattle Genetics.

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:30pm

7:30pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Friday April 29, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, April 30
 

6:00am

Expert Perspectives in Understanding Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV): Practical Issues and Considerations for Nurses
Despite the availability of numerous treatment options, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) remains an important problem for both clinicians and patients. This interactive symposium will provide oncology nurses with information that will help them to better evaluate patient-specific and chemotherapy-specific risk factors associated with CINV, differentiate among available treatment options, assess emerging approaches for CINV prevention and management, formulate the optimal treatment plan for CINV prophylaxis, and summarize safety concerns associated with anti-emetogenic agents. 

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Heron Therapeutics

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00am

LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) for the Treatment of Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Please join us for a breakfast symposium and overview of LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) hosted by Taiho Oncology. Mollie Reed, MSN RN ACNP-BC, from Tennessee Oncology in Nashville, Tennessee, will discuss LONSURF® and provide key information regarding this oral chemotherapy. We hope you will join us for this engaging event.

Sponsored by Taiho Oncology

Saturday April 30, 2016 6:00am - 7:30am
Hemisfair Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00am

Melanoma Grand Rounds (Part 7 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of melanoma is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Adil Daud, MD
University of California
San Francisco, California

Rene Gonzalez, MD
University of Colorado Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Aurora, Colorado

Jason J Luke, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Madden, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York University
New York, New York

Additional faculty to be announced

This activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Merck, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


Please click here to register for this event. 

6:00am

Strategies for Preventing Lymphedema. Striving to Improve Every Patient’s Quality of Life *
Monitoring for the early detection of lymphedema using advancements in technology.  L-Dex is an objective assessment tool, which is quick, easy, painless, and could create significant savings in survivorship care.  Empower your patients to take control.

ImpediMed acknowledges support of this non-CNE symposium.

Please click here to register for this event. 

6:15am

ONS Foundation/Pfizer Oncology Fun Run/Walk & Wheelchair
Get up and moving for a 5K run or 1.5-mile walk in the Texas sunshine. Register on site at the Pfizer Oncology booth (#1031). Proceeds from the 2016 Fun Run benefit the Ann Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps oncology nurses to pursue a research or clinical doctoral degree. 

Saturday April 30, 2016 6:15am - 8:00am
TBA

7:00am

Poster Session
Learn about the impressive work of your peers as they present their latest findings. View the schedule of poster presentations, and begin viewing the ePosters that will be presented at Congress.

Data published in abstracts presented at ONS’s Annual Congress are embargoed until the conclusion of the presentation. Coverage and/or distribution of an abstract, poster, or any of its supplemental material to or by the news media, any commercial entity, or individuals, including the authors of said abstract, is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics and speakers is encouraged within these guidelines.

Saturday April 30, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Hall 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:15am

Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship: The Elephant in the Room: Tackling Tough Topics With Your Patients
Do you often find yourself reluctant to ask a patient a question because you are afraid to offend them or don't know the right words to use? What are the elephants in the room for you as a professional? Do you hesitate before raising the topic of sexuality, end-of-life issues, obesity, or treatment-related infertility? Do you ever wish you had a toolkit that could help you deal with sensitive issues? Get encouraged and inspired to face sensitive topics head on. Using clinical examples, you’ll see how you can confront the elephant in the room and emerge stronger and bolder.

The Mara Mogensen Flaherty Lecture is generously supported by the ONS Foundation.

Please note: Due to a scheduling change, Anne Katz will be presenting the Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship in place of Theresa Brown.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →



9:45am

Complex Pain Management in Oncology

Patients with cancer often face acute pain in addition to chronic pain. On top of multiple types of pain, they may experience spiritual or existential suffering. Poor management of pain is not uncommon, with both provider and patient/family factors contributing to the situation. The holistic approach of APRNs has significant potential to ease suffering and provide evidence-based care for these patients. In this case study-based session, you’ll receive an overview of how to perform a complete pain assessment and discuss both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical strategies to provide palliative pain management. 


Speakers
avatar for Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for Billings Clinic in Montana. Her repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research on improving patient symptoms and nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. Her current studies include investigating opioid-induced oversedation in hospitalized... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Stars at Night Ballroom 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

It's all About Education, Communication, and Collaboration
  • "Optimizing Clinical Research Practice, Process, and Communication in an NCI-designated Academic Cancer Center," Monica Fradkin, RN, MPH, OCN®
  • "The Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum and Beyond: A Novel Approach to Continued Mentorship From Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate School to Professional Practice," Kristen Bink, RN
  • "Integrative Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Patient Support During Cancer Care," Fallon DeGrange, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "A Cancer Program Collaborative: Introducing Cancer Rehabilitation Training," Carol Belcher, MS, RN, AOCN®, APNC, CBCN®
  • "'Elementary, Watson'—Nursing Assessment Skills Can Detect Inherited Cancer Syndrome Carriers," Catherine Belt, MSN, RN, AOCN® 

Speakers
CB

Cathy Belt, RN, MSN, AOCN®

Senior Administrator, Penn Cancer Network, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center
Cancer Genetic SIG Chair - 2014-2016 | Area of specialization - Cancer risk assessment and hereditary cancer syndromes | If you need assistance in trying to implement a risk program please contact me: | Cathy.belt@uphs.upenn.edu
avatar for Kristen Bink, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

Kristen Bink, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
avatar for Monica Fradkin, RN, MPH, OCN®

Monica Fradkin, RN, MPH, OCN®

Program Manager, Oncology Education & Practice, Smilow Cancer Hospital @ Yale New Haven
avatar for Fallon De Grange

Fallon De Grange

Nurse Navigator, UPMC


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Do You Have the Right Tools? How to Integrate Guidelines, Tools, and Resources Into Practice
  • "Bridge to Practice: Integrating the ONS/ONCC Online Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certificate Course With Institutional-Specific Policies and Procedures," Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS®, BMTCN™
  • "Using the ONS Scope and Standards of Oncology Nursing Practice Guidelines: How Does Your EMR Stand Up?," Pam Bowman, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "NCCN Distress Tool Completion for Patients Newly-Diagnosed with Cancer," Martina Hartwell, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "The Oncology Nurses' Perspective of the Effectiveness and Implementation of the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale in Patients at End of Life," Kerstin Scheper, RN, OCN®
  • "It Only Takes Five Minutes: How One Outpatient Infusion Center Implemented First Five Training for Nursing Staff," Kyle Wojciechowski, RN, BSN

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS®, BMTCN™

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS®, BMTCN™

Nurse Educator, National Institutes of Health
I work at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. My official title is Nurse Educator. Topics I lecture on include chemotherapy administration, genetics/genomics, stem cell transplant, and clinical trials. I'm very lucky because my role allows me to also continue working as a nurse practitioner and being a scientific member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute... Read More →
avatar for Martina Hartwell, BSN, RN, OCN®

Martina Hartwell, BSN, RN, OCN®

Nurse Coordinator, Kraemer Cancer Center
I have been working in oncology for the past 18 years. After working inpatient for many years I transitioned to an outpatient radiation oncology setting. The past 10 years I have been working in medical oncology. I like to be involved in community cancer prevention and screening programs as well as quality improvement projects.
avatar for Kyle Wojciechowski, RN, BSN

Kyle Wojciechowski, RN, BSN

RN, Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine
I am a registered nurse working in Infusion Therapy Services for Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine. Prior to working in infusion therapy I worked in the emergency department.


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Grand Rounds: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) and Unique Blood Product Requirements

When administering blood products is an everyday occurrence, nurses need to be aware of the potential risks and adverse outcomes of transfusions. Understand the difference between and treatment requirements of a potential transfusion-associated circulatory overload and transfusion-related acute lung injury as well as other adverse reactions. What does the evidence show regarding thresholds of transfusing blood products? What is the importance of understanding the need for irradiated, CMV-negative, or washed products? You’ll see an APL patient in disseminated intravascular coagulopathy requiring multiple blood products to gain knowledge on how you can recognize and manage adverse events of blood product administration. 


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Draper, MD

Nicole Draper, MD

Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Services, University of Colorado Hospital



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Set the Standard: Creating a Culture of Safety Surrounding Oral Therapy
  • "Developing an Inpatient Oral Chemotherapy Administration Process," Patricia Hegedus, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Implementation of Formalized Nursing Practice to Promote Patient Safety with Oral Chemotherapy," Mary Kate Egan, MSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Nursing Role in Improving Safety and Quality with Oral Chemotherapy," Mandeep Smith, BSN, RN
  • "Adherence to Oral Cancer Therapies in the Adult Oncology/Hematology Patient," Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP®
  • "Implementation of a Precision Cancer Treatment Education Resource Center," Cheryl Lynn, BSN, RN, HNB-BC

Speakers
MK

Mary Kate Egan, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Education Specialist, UPMC CancerCenter
avatar for Patricia Hegedus, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN®

Patricia Hegedus, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN®

Oncology Clinical Performance & Support Service Director, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
avatar for Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP®

Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, Baptist Health Louisville- CBC Group
MS

Mandeep Smith, BSN, RN

Oncology Service Line Educator, Smilow Cancer Hospital @ Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Supporting Oncology Nurses Through Mentorship and Self Care
  • "Compassion Fatigue Intervention Program: A Self 'Care Plan' for the Oncology Nurse," Jeannie Wirth, MSN, RN, CNS, AOCN®
  • "Confronting Compassion Fatigue: Assessment and Intervention in the Acute Care Oncology Setting," Lisa Zajac,DNP, RN, ANP-BC, OCN®
  • "Multi-Dimensional Culture of Mentoring for Nurse Protégés," Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®
  • "Driving Nursing Professionalism While Achieving Clinical Excellence in Oncology," Deborah Baldassarre, MSN, RN, OCN®, HN-BC

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Baldassarre

Deborah Baldassarre

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
avatar for Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse Educator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
JW

Jeannie Wirth

I have been an oncology nurse for 33 years!
LZ

Lisa Zajac,DNP, RN, ANP-BC, OCN®

Corporate Nursing Lead - McLaren Healthcare EMR, Karmanos Cancer Center



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Using Health Literacy Principles to Improve Patient Education
It’s estimated that more than 90 million Americans have low health literacy, which means they may not be able to understand health information, make informed choices about their care, or navigate the complex healthcare system. It can lead to confusion, compromised patient safety, and costly medical mistakes. The Joint Commission calls upon healthcare providers to provide effective communication for patients and families and integrate health literacy concepts into their practice, but not all providers have the skills or training to do so. Get an introduction to health literacy and related concepts, strategies to improve communication with patients, and instructions on locating appropriate cancer-related patient education resources.



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Late-Breaking Research Hot Topics
  • "Validation of the Fergy Nausea Assessment Tool© (F-NAT)," Cathy Cooke, RN, MSN
  • "Mobile Technology for Cancer Care Coordination: Exploring Usability and Acceptance," Joy Morgan RN, MSc, OCN®
  • "The Effects of Chemotherapy on the Humoral Immune System in Survivors of Pediatric Hematological Malignancies: An Integrative Review," Sophie Junak
  • "Symptom Self-Management Strategies Reported by Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer," Lauri Linder, PhD, APRN, CPON®

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Encore Presentation: Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Clinical Hot Topics 2016*

Are you responsible for administering chemotherapy and biotherapy agents and want to learn more about newly-approved agents? Explore two new classes of cancer treatment agents as well as more in-depth information about blinatumomab.

Sponsored by the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Special Interest Group

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. 


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Jackson, RN, BMTCN, MSN, AOCNS

Stephanie Jackson, RN, BMTCN, MSN, AOCNS

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ucla Health System


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Past, Present, and Future ONS Leadership

This panel discussion will include a wide range of experience levels of leadership in healthcare and within ONS, from new leaders to our past ONS President. Discover the challenges and resources available for oncology nurse leaders and learn about the many leadership opportunities available to individuals within ONS. Whether you are an experienced leader or a new oncology nurse wanting to get into leadership, this team will help you with any questions you may have.

Sponsored by the Nurse Leaders and Program Development Special Interest Group


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Fanti Marsh, MPA, BSN, RN, OCN®

Kristen Fanti Marsh, MPA, BSN, RN, OCN®

Patient Care Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
avatar for Thelma Baker,  MSN, RN, OCN

Thelma Baker, MSN, RN, OCN

Director Med/ONC, Infusion Svs, & Cancer Navigation, Renown Institute for Cancer
Thelma Baker has been an oncology-certified nurse for more than 20 years. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and spent 14 years at the bedside before advancing in leadership roles. She currently is the Director for Infusion Services, Medical Oncology, and Cancer Navigation for Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno, NV. She is an active ONS member at both the local and national level and is currently the Coordinator... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Transcultural Nursing Issues Special Interest Group Meeting
Join the Transcultural Nursing Issues Special Interest Group for their annual meeting.

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Coffee Break
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee to help you stay energized during Congress.

Sponsored by Astellas/Medivation 

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:00am

Learning Hall Hours
Lunch options are available for purchase each day in Learning Hall.

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 2:45pm
ONS Learning Hall 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

11:15am

Caring for Your OPDIVO® (nivolumab) Patients With Previously Treated Metastatic NSCLC
This presentation will focus on the efficacy and safety of OPDIVO in patients with previously treated metastatic NSCLC across squamous and non-squamous histologies, with a special focus for nurses on the management of immune-mediated adverse reactions.

This program is sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Overview of IMLYGIC ® (talimogene laherparepvec) Suspension for Injection
This learning hall is meant to educate healthcare providers on IMLYGIC® along with dosing, administration, and safety information. The session will also include a demonstration of the injection technique for healthcare providers.

This program is presented by Amgen, Inc.

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Supportive Care Issues in the Oncology Clinical Practice
INSYS Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs and novel drug delivery systems for therapeutic molecules that improve the quality of patients’ lives.  Using proprietary sublingual spray technology and our capabilities to develop pharmaceutical cannabinoids, we work to address the clinical shortcomings of existing pharmaceutical products.  This product theater will discuss supportive care issues in the oncology clinical practice including   • Cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments  • Breakthrough Cancer Pain and Potential Solutions  

This program is sponsored by INSYS Therapeutics

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 3 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Continuing the Conversation: Self-Advocating for Protection Against Hazardous Drugs
Chat with these expert speakers to learn more about their presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN®, BMTCN™

Professional Practice Coordinator, Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seth Eisenberg has been practicing in the field of oncology since 1983. His experience includes 28 years in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has published numerous articles on chemotherapy and biotherapy, written three book chapters, and presents nationally and internationally at nursing and pharmacy conferences. He has also been the principal... Read More →
avatar for AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES

AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES

Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Dr. Walton is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also an Oncology Certified Nurse working in inpatient Hematology/Oncology at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. She earned her BS in Community Health Education and Spanish at the University of Maryland, her Masters Degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Conversations With Oncology Nurses: Incorporating Physical Activity Into Cancer Care
Interested in learning from oncology nurse innovators? Hear from three nurses leading the campaign to incorporate recommendations for physical activity into active cancer treatment and beyond. You'll learn about three practices at varying levels in their implementation journey.

Moderators
Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

11:15am

Tips for Writing Effective Resumes and CVs
Do you know the difference between a resume and a CV? How can you make sure that yours stands out among the others? Join us for helpful tips to effectively represent yourself within these distinct formats.



Saturday April 30, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00pm

ONS Business Meeting
Catch up on the current state of ONS. We’ll review the past year’s business and discuss opportunities for future growth.

Saturday April 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:15pm

Bladder Cancer Grand Rounds (Part 8 of an 8-Part CNE Series): Nursing and Physician Investigators Discuss Cases from Their Practices
This unique symposium focused on the management of bladder cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited nursing faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices, along with patient-provided lifestyle footage of themselves carrying out daily functions. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research and data slides will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Anastassia Daskalova, ANP
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York


Matthew D Galsky, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Leonard G Gomella, MD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Network
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Galsky, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, New York

Elizabeth R Plimack, MD, MS
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan K Roethke, CRNP, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This activity is supported by Genentech BioOncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

12:15pm

HALAVEN: Optimizing Care for Patients
This presentation will include a review of the HALAVEN’s updated indication and mechanism of action. HALAVEN has been approved as a treatment choice for metastatic breast cancer and advanced liposarcoma. HALAVEN acts on the tumor through a culmination of its tubulin based antimitotic action and biological effects on tumor vascularization and microenvironment.  

Vermont law prohibits, Minnesota law restricts, and Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense policy prohibits Eisai from offering meals at speaker events to certain health care professionals. If you are licensed in either of those states, or employed by either agency, Eisai regrets that due to these restrictions, we will not be able to offer a meal in conjunction with this event. Additionally, Eisai is required by Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington DC, and the Federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act to disclose certain value transfers, eg, meals, provided to certain health care professionals. If you have questions regarding how Eisai tracks and reports this information, please contact Eisai at 1-855-643-4328. 

12:15pm

REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) Treatment For Patients With Deletion 5q Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Nurse’s Perspective*
Please join us for a Celgene presentation of REVLIMID® in the treatment of del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Sandra Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C, from the University of Arizona Cancer Center will walk you through an overview of MDS, discuss considerations for the treatment of patients with MDS, present patient cases, and review the use of REVLIMID and important safety information. We are looking forward to your attendance. 

This program is sponsored by Celgene Corporation

12:15pm

The Nurse's Take on the Management of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Stories From the Front Lines of Patient Care
Oncology nurse professionals play a key role in the management of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including diseases such as myelofibrosis (MF) and polycythemia vera (PV). This symposium will offer nurse professionals insight from their expert colleagues on the modern treatment of MPNs, the role of new agent classes such as JAK inhibitors, and recommendations on how to optimally educate patients on the nature and clinical burden of diseases such as MF or PV.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Incyte Corporation.

Please click here to register for this event. 

Saturday April 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hemisfair Ballroom 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Continuing the Conversation: Bench to Bedside
Chat with Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, to learn more about her presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Everything You Wanted to Tell Your Patients About Sex—But Were Afraid to Ask

Ever wonder what to tell the woman who hints to you that her relationship has “changed” after breast cancer? Or the man with prostate cancer who is depressed because he doesn't “feel like a man” anymore? In this no-holds-barred presentation, certified sexuality counsellor and passionate patient and nurse educator Anne Katz, RN, PhD, will tell all—lubricants, erectile aids, sexual health advice—all will be revealed and your questions answered. Fair warning—check your blushes at the door!


Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:30pm

Best Practices for Abstract Writing and Developing Your Presentation
You have data from your latest study and are ready to share it with your peers. How do you increase the chances of your poster or abstract getting accepted for the presentation? Learn tips and best practices for poster and abstract creation from experienced presenters.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®

Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Saturday April 30, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Patient Management Considerations in the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma
There have been a lot of new developments recently regarding treatment options for advanced melanoma. Nurses play a critical role in patient management, and with the changed treatment paradigm, the management of patients also is evolving. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of how to manage patients with advanced melanoma.

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview on advanced melanoma
  • Understand the clinical data of a treatment option for advanced melanoma
  • Discuss supportive strategies for managing patients given a treatment option for advanced melanoma

This program is presented by Merck & Co., Inc., in conjunction with American Medical Communications. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.

Please join us onsite for first-come, first-served participation. Seating is limited. 

Saturday April 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Continuing the Conversation: Complex Pain Management in Oncology
Chat with this expert speaker to learn more about her presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for Billings Clinic in Montana. Her repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research on improving patient symptoms and nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. Her current studies include investigating opioid-induced oversedation in hospitalized... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Attendee Lounge (#848) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Roundtable Discussion on Writing for Publication

Interested in writing for publication but unsure about your options? Join the ONS journal editors for this informal discussion that will provide tips on how to begin and emphasize opportunities with the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, ranging from peer review to authorship


Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Manitoba
Dr. Anne Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and CNS at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. | | She is the author of ten books about cancer and sexuality, survivorship, and illness, many of which are published by ONS and available in the ONS store at Congress. Her latest book, This Should Not be... Read More →


1:45pm

The ONS Standard for Educating Nurses Administering Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
Resources to educate all nurses administering chemotherapy and biotherapy have changed significantly in the last three years. ONS has taken a step to define the standard for educating nurses administering chemotherapy and biotherapy, regardless of practice setting and specialization. Discuss the new ONS educational pathway, how it applies to your practice, and provide your own insight into how this new model might meet educational needs at your practice setting. 



Saturday April 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
ONS Booth (#834) 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:45pm

Making a Big Impression in Job Interviews
Interviewing for a new job can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Learn the key things that employers are looking for in an interview and tips to help you land the job of your dreams. 



Saturday April 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Career Fair Pavilion 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Anticoagulation

Many patients with cancer are prescribed anticoagulants as part of their treatment regimen, and APNs are in the forefront of managing their care while on these medications. In recent months, a number of new oral anticoagulants have been approved, each with specific protocols for management. Get the highlights of both these new and older agents, with practical management advice you can take back to work with you. 


Speakers
avatar for Rosanne Casal, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP®

Rosanne Casal, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner Heme/Onc, UHCMC Seidman Cancer Center
Sub - Specialty - Benign Hematology | Teaching Pharmacology and Ethics at Ursuline College | Working on DNP to be completed 12/16: QI Project - Cognitive Impairment in Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemo for Breast Cancer. | Grandmother of 3



Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Stars at Night Ballroom 4 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

If Walls Could Talk: You ARE Risking Exposure and Communication DOES Optimize Outcomes
  • "It's the Law: Implementing a Hazardous Drug Control Program," Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS®
  • "Remember to Wear Your PPE: Safe Handling of Antineoplastic Agents on A Hematology Oncology Unit," Kristen Battiato, RN, OCN®
  • "Regulatory and ONS Standards Related to Hazardous Drugs: Are You and Your Patients Safe?," Tiffany Lopez, MSN, CMSRN
  • "Mentorship Improves Quality of Palliative Care Services," Annastasia Mitema, RN
  • "Utilization of an Innovative Tool to Improve Oncology Patient Outcomes," Jessica O'Driscoll, RN

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Achenbach, MSN, CMSRN

Tiffany Achenbach, MSN, CMSRN

Patient Care Specialist-staff educator, Lehigh Valley Health Network
avatar for Kristen Battiato, BSN, RN, OCN®

Kristen Battiato, BSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
I have been a hematology/oncology RN for 10 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. I specialize in caring for patients suffering from leukemia/lymphoma. I will be presenting on April 30th at 2:45 about the importance of wearing personal protective equipment while administering chemotherapy. The name of my presentation is "Remember to wear Your PPE: Safe handling of antineoplastic agents on a hematology/oncology unit".
avatar for Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS®

Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Heme/BMT, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
303 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Nursing Interventions to Improve Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Patients
  • "Quality of Life Management of Glioblastoma Patients Treated with Tumor Treating Fields and Chemotherapy," Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN
  • "Improving Pain Management in an Outpatient Radiation Oncology Department: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Approach," Samantha Aquino, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
  • "Safety and Efficacy of Scalp Cooling for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia: Forty Years of Literature," Mikel Ross, RN, OCN®, CBCN®
  • "Impacts of Nursing Education on Mucosal Barrier Injury for Inpatient Hematology/Oncology," Katie Ruefer, RN, BSN
  • "Early Sepsis Recognition in Ambulatory Care for Cancer Patients," Debra Burgess, RN, BSN, MSHA

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Ganey Aquino

Samantha Ganey Aquino

Nurse Practitioner, NYU Langone Medical Center
avatar for Debra Burgess, RN, BSN, MHA

Debra Burgess, RN, BSN, MHA

Quality Manager, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Quality Improvement Specialist with experience in improving national quality indicators, establishing nurse sensitive metric, incorporating lean and six sigma principals to increase value and patient outcomes. Currently focusing on improving quality and care provided in oncology ambulatory care setting (Infusion Center, Cancer Clinics and Rad Onc).
avatar for Mikel Ross, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Mikel Ross, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Office Practice Nurse - Breast Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
avatar for Katie Ruefer, RN, BSN

Katie Ruefer, RN, BSN

RN Clinician 2, University of Virginia Medical Center
avatar for Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Neuro-Oncology Nurse Researcher, John Wayne Cancer Institute


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
304 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Vaccination: Prevent, Protect, Immunize

Infection in immunocompromised patients often results in increased morbidity and/or mortality, but prevention and protection can be provided through both active and passive immunization. Although most opportunistic infections are not routinely preventable by vaccines, many other community-based infections are avoidable. Do you know if your patients are adequately protected? Do you know the recommended timing of immunizations? Follow patient case studies through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery to see the vital importance of vaccinations for not only for the patient, but also family, friends, and healthcare workers. Get the knowledge you need to help you prevent, protect, and immunize!


Speakers
avatar for Annemarie Flood, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC

Annemarie Flood, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC

Infection Prevention Program Mgr, City of Hope
I'm the Infection Prevention Program manager in a free-standing comprehensive cancer center that performs over 500 bone marrow transplants each year. I believe infection prevention is not a person but a collaboration to ensure patient, family, and healthcare worker safety.



2:45pm

Innovation in Infusion Centers to Impact Revenue and Patient Experience
  • "Establishing a New Fast Track Department to Decrease Patient Wait Times in the Infusion Center," Monette Santos-Moss, BSN, MSN, OCN®
  • "Patient Throughput Experience," Jemilat Siju, RN, OCN®
  • "Resolving Incorrect Coding in the Ambulatory Infusion Room: Developing and Implementing the 'Blue Dot Double Check'," Erin Noel, RN, OCN®
  • "Development of a Fast Track Process Within an Ambulatory Chemotherapy Treatment Unit," Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®
  • "Improving Patient Wait Time in Blood Transfusions," Cristy LePori, MSN, RN, OCN®

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

Nurse Supervisor -Cancer Treatment Unit(Ambulatory), Mayo Clinic Rochester
EN

Erin Noel

RN, OCN Oncology Clinician, Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center
I have been an oncology nurse for 21 years. I am the team lead in our outpatient infusion room of 20 chairs.
avatar for Monette Santos-Moss, BSN, MSN, OCN®

Monette Santos-Moss, BSN, MSN, OCN®

Clinical & Operations Infusion Center Nurse Manager, UCSD Health Moores Cancer Center


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Mentoring Oncology Clinical Nurses to Become Nurse Leaders

As stated in the 2013 HRSA report, The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education, nearly one million nurses—about a third of the current workforce—will reach retirement age over the next 10 to 15 years. Retirement of such a large number of RNs means a significant loss of experiential knowledge and leadership, and a great need to foster nursing leadership skill development among clinical nurses. A mentorship program is one way to develop the next generation of oncology nursing leaders. Explore tools and strategies for implementing a mentorship program for aspiring nurse leaders, and formulate a clear understanding of training activities that teach oncology nursing leadership.

Objectives 

  1. Formulate a clear understanding of training activities that teach nursing leadership.
  2. Provide attendees with opportunity to learn how to start and maintain a mentorship program.
  3. Demonstrate how mentorship programs help retain and boost staff engagement. 

Speakers


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
225 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Analyzing Symptom Burden and Management Strategies
  • “A Multivariate Analysis of Pain and Distress in Adults Undergoing Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy,” Amy Moore, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
  • “Examining the Patient’s Identified Priority Symptom in Advanced Lung Cancer,” Marie Flannery, RN, PhD
  • “Efficacy of a Transdermal Granisetron Patch in Controlling Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) in Hematologic Cancer Patients,” Karen Pekle, RN, ANPC, MS, AOCN®
  • “Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Arthralgia Related to Aromatase Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Survivors,” Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD
  • “Associations Among Inflammation, Perceived Stress, and Lifestyle Behaviors of Individuals with Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease (cGVHD) following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT),” Debra Kelly, PhD, RN, OCN®


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

State-of-the-Science Lectureship: Chemotherapy Treatment Disparity in Breast Cancer: Implications for Cancer Care and Public Health

Hear from a nurse scientist who will synthesize and critique current research, identify areas in which more research is critically needed, and propose how multidisciplinary research can advance the science. You'll discuss ethical and policy implications, translation to practice, and directions for future research.


Speakers
avatar for Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®

Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP®

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
221 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

American Nurses Association Code of Ethics and Impact on Oncology Nursing Practice*

In 2015, the American Nurses Association (ANA) published the first update to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements since 2001. Get updated on this important, new information related to ethics and oncology nursing. You’ll participate in a discussion on the ANA Code of Ethics and discover its impact on oncology nursing.

Sponsored by the Ethics Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
LB

Laura Beamer, DNP, NP, AOCNS®, AOCNP®

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217A 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Exploring Cancer Survivorship Through Case Studies*

Knowledge of long-term side effects is essential to providing meaningful survivorship care and developing cancer survivorship care plans. Learn how you can identity long-term effects through the review of case studies and related audience participation questions.

Sponsored by the Survivorship, Quality of Life, and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  


Speakers
avatar for Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CBCN®

Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CBCN®

Survivorship Nurse Navigator


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217B 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:45pm

Staff Education: Let’s Have Some Fun Using Gamification and Simulation*

Educators have used the standard lecture format for many years, but with a new generation of learners, we must now adapt our educational techniques to meet their needs. Two methods of bridging the gap between the educators and learners are simulation and gamification. Learn how you can embrace these techniques and incorporate them into practice.

Sponsored by the Staff Education Special Interest Group

*Special interest group sessions are not part of the Congress evaluation. To earn your CNE, fill out the evaluation form given to you upon arrival to the SIG session and follow any directions provided by the session leader. Learn more about SIG Congress sessions.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.  

Speakers
avatar for Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
217C 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

4:15pm

Moral Courage: Building Resilience

The American Nurses Association has named 2015 “The Year of Ethics,” with the update of their Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. What does that mean for you? What are the skills and traits needed to demonstrate moral courage when you are confronted by ethical dilemmas in practice? Do you feel courageous enough to advocate for your patients or intimidated and powerless to address the situation? In a dynamic and practical conversation, you’ll use real-life cases to gain the knowledge needed to face difficult ethical situations.

Sponsored by the ONS Board of Directors 


Moderators
avatar for Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP

Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP

Director, Solid Tumor Program, City of Hope
All things oncology nursing...how to volunteer in ONS...leadership development...chapter involvement.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Brown-Saltzman, RN, MA

Katherine Brown-Saltzman, RN, MA

Co-Director, UCLA Health System Ethics Center, UCLA Health System
Katherine Brown-Saltzman lectures and publishes internationally on ethics, professional self-care, bereavement, spirituality, psychosocial care, and cultural issues. She is the co-founder of the UCLA Ethics Center, co-chair of the UCLA Medical Center’s Ethics committee, and co-developer of a two-year clinical ethics fellowship for those with advanced degrees in bioethics. Having received research grants from ONS, Sigma Theta Tau, and the... Read More →
avatar for Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, MBE, FAAN

Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, MBE, FAAN

President, V.L. Associates
Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN, FAAN is President of V.L. Associates. After completing her BSN and then her graduate degree in psychiatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, she obtained a doctoral degree in education in 1983 from Temple University. The focus of her program was on organizational development and since then she has consulted with over 350 healthcare organizations and has given over 2,500 presentations at various... Read More →



5:30pm

Oncology Nursing Celebration

Break out your maracas, it’s time for a fiesta! Wear your brightest colors and get ready to celebrate the amazing work oncology nurses do each and every day. Don’t miss this must-attend reception before heading out to a dinner symposia for more networking and learning. 


Saturday April 30, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stars at Night Foyer 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Saturday April 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

Caring for Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Cancer: Nursing Implications & Overview of a Treatment Option for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer*
Please join us for a Celgene Corporation presentation of Abraxane.  Peter Bjerkerot, RN will walk you through an overview of lung cancer, discuss considerations for the treatment of patients with lung cancer, review updated data regarding the use of Abraxane and provide important safety information. We are looking forward to your attendance.

This program is supported by Celgene Corporation

7:00pm

Guiding Patients on Their Treatment Journey With NINLARO® (ixazomib)
Provide nurses/advanced practice providers with an overview of the NINLARO patient treatment journey— from efficacy and safety to dosing and adherence.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

7:00pm

Guiding Patients on Their Treatment Journey With NINLARO® (ixazomib)
Provide nurses/advanced practice providers with an overview of the NINLARO patient treatment journey— from efficacy and safety to dosing and adherence.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology.

Please click here to register for this event. 

7:30pm

ONS Meet and Eat Dinner
Join fellow Congress attendees to take a bite out of San Antonio. Claim your spot at one of our dinner reservations at a local restaurant. Visit the ONS Information Station in the convention center main lobby or the ONS Booth (#834) in the Learning Hall to sign up.

Saturday April 30, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, May 1
 

8:15am

Pharmacology Update

Are you familiar with the new cancer drugs that the FDA has approved within the last year? Get introduced to these novel treatments while learning valuable tips to help you quickly identify drug classifications and use evidence-based interventions for management of these treatments.




8:15am

Addressing Challenges in Cancer Care Management From Prevention to Post-Treatment
  • "Perception, Acceptance and Uptake of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Among Female Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria," Chizoma Ndikom,RN, PhD
  • "Reliability of the Parent Caring Response Scoring System (P-CaReSS) for Children During Cancer Treatment-Related Port Starts," Jinbing Bai, PhD(c), MSN, RN
  • "Supportive Care Plans: Linking Patient-Reported Outcomes to Evidence-Based Supportive Care Across the Cancer Continuum," Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN
  • "Knowledge and Perceptions of Palliative Care in Ambulatory Oncology Patients," Tara Donnelly, RN, BSN
  • "Exploring the Relationship Between Pre-Treatment BMI and Post-Treatment Sexual Function in Women with Endometrial Cancer treated with Vaginal Brachytherapy," Rubi Garcia, RN, BSN

Speakers
avatar for Jinbing Bai, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Jinbing Bai, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Student, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My research interest is children's pain and symptom management.
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Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for Billings Clinic in Montana. Her repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research on improving patient symptoms and nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. Her current studies include investigating opioid-induced oversedation in hospitalized... Read More →
avatar for Tara Donnelly, RN, BSN

Tara Donnelly, RN, BSN

Clinical Coordinator, Overlook Medical Center
avatar for Chizoma Ndikom

Chizoma Ndikom

Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
I am Dr Chizoma Millicent Ndikom, a lecturer in the Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan. I have a Doctor of Philosophy Degree specializing in Maternal and child health nursing from the University of Ibadan. I teach majorly maternal and child health nursing, reproductive health and midwifery. I am also, involved in the supervision of the students’ research projects. I am a member of Cochrane Collaboration, pregnancy and childbirth... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
302 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:15am

Advanced Nursing Research Critique

Hear senior scientists provide one-on-one constructive critique of the abstracts presented with the goal of supporting the authors’ work toward growing the evidence base of oncology nursing.

  • "The Influence of Ethnicity, Body Mass Index, and Smoking on Comorbidity Among Women Being Treated for Breast Cancer," Horng-Shiuann Wu, PhD, RN
  • "Biological Factors and Nutrition in Persons with Gastrointestinal Cancer," Saunjoo Yoon, PhD, RN
  • "Supporting Patients With a Diagnosis of Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer: Patient-Centered Information for Oncology Nurse Clinicians," Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN
  • "Predictors and Trajectories of Sleep Disturbance in Oncology Outpatients During Chemotherapy," Sueann Mark, RN, MS(c)

Sunday May 1, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
301 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:45am

Keep the Fire Burning: How to Maintain Momentum After Congress

You're learning all about BIG change at Congress. Join the ONS Board of Directors to learn how you can continue your enthusiasm and implement ideas once you return to work. You'll discover how to keep the joy of oncology nursing alive and bring your passion back to your patients and co-workers.


11:00am

Wrapping Up the Big Changes of Congress
Take a look back at the knowledge and connections formed at the ONS 41st Annual Congress and begin looking forward to the year ahead. You'll hear from incoming ONS President Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, as she kicks off her preidential term and identifies ONS goals for the following year. 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Lead Faculty Oncology Specialty, Duke University
ONS President-Elect