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Wednesday, April 27

3:30pm CDT

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.

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


Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James
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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... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Thursday, April 28

6:00pm CDT

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.

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Thursday April 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Grand Hyatt, Lonestar Ballroom DEF
Friday, April 29

9:45am CDT

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 


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 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Clinical Practice Track
Saturday, April 30

9:45am CDT

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. 

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Nicole Draper, MD

Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Services, University of Colorado Hospital

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3

2:45pm CDT

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

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Samantha Ganey Aquino

Nurse Practitioner, NYU Langone Medical Center
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Katie Ruefer, RN, BSN

RN Clinician 2, University of Virginia Medical Center
avatar for Mikel Ross, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Mikel Ross, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Office Practice Nurse - Breast Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Neuro-Oncology Nurse Researcher, John Wayne Cancer Institute
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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... Read More →

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