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Thursday, April 28

9:45am CDT

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. 

avatar for Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN®

Cancer Program & Medical Ambulatory Care Manager & Oncology APN, Whidbey General Hospital
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... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT

9:45am CDT

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 


  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.

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... Read More →

Stella Aguinaga Bialous, DrPH, RN, FAAN

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

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

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 CDT
Friday, April 29

9:45am CDT

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.

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 CDT

2:45pm CDT

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

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

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 CDT

2:45pm CDT

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.

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

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Lead Faculty Oncology Specialty, Duke University
ONS President-Elect

avatar for Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

Lee Newcomer, MD, MHA

Senior Vice President, Oncology, Genetics and Women’s Health, UnitedHealthcare
avatar for Linda House, RN, BSN, MSN

Linda House, RN, BSN, MSN

President, Cancer Support Community

Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Saturday, April 30

9:45am CDT

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.


Regina Carlisle

Sr. Cancer Information Nurse, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT

2:45pm CDT

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.

avatar for Margaret Rosenzweig

Margaret Rosenzweig

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Margaret Rosenzweig is a PhD nursing professor and oncology nurse and nurse practitioner  for the past three decades. She recognized the enormous contribution and potential of the oncology nurse practitioner (ONP) yet detected unmet educational needs of NPs entering cancer care without... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
  Research Track