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Wednesday, April 27
 

1:00pm CDT

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... 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 CDT
301

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.

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... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
301

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
302
  Preconference

4:00pm CDT

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 CDT
304
 
Thursday, April 28
 

6:30am CDT

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 CDT
304

7:45am CDT

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... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 7:45am - 9:30am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom
  Power Sessions

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. 


Speakers
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
303

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 

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... 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 CDT
301

9:45am CDT

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 ther... Read More →

Speakers


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Clinical Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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 JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

JoEllen Warnke, MS, RN, OCN®

Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center
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... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
225
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track
  • 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 CDT

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
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
CB

Carol Barczak, BSN, RN, OCN

Nurse Manager Medical Oncology, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
avatar for Amber Williams

Amber Williams

Clinic Nurse, OSU James Cancer Hospital


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
302

9:45am CDT

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... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
217A

9:45am CDT

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... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
217B
  Special Interest Group Sessions

2:45pm CDT

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.
JB

Judy B. Koutlas RN, MS, OCN

Coordinator, Cancer Care Navigation, Vidant Medical Center
avatar for Elena Lubimov, RN, MSN, OCN®

Elena Lubimov, RN, MSN, OCN®

RN, MSN, OCN, MSKCC



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
303
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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 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
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.



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
304
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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.




Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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 An... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
225
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

2:45pm CDT

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

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

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
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... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
302
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

2:45pm CDT

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
AB

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 CDT
221
  Research Track

2:45pm CDT

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 CDT
217B

2:45pm CDT

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 CDT
217C
  Special Interest Group Sessions

4:15pm CDT

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 CDT
221
  Research Track
 
Friday, April 29
 

7:00am CDT

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 CDT
Hall 1
  Poster Sessions

8:15am CDT

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.




Friday April 29, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Power Sessions

9:45am CDT

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 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... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Ayers

Sheila Ayers

ACNP-BC, The West Clinic
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 treat... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
303
  Advanced Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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 CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 4
  Advanced Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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 CDT
301
  Clinical Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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
avatar for Jaclyn Andronico MSN, CNS, OCN®, AOCNS®

Jaclyn Andronico MSN, CNS, OCN®, AOCNS®

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Nurse Specialist
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
302
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

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.


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 CDT
225

9:45am CDT

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. 



Speakers
avatar for Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, AOCN®, FAAN

Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, AOCN®, FAAN

Faculty
Dr. Bakitas is an international expert on early palliative care interventions and PI of the ENABLE trials in the community and in rural settings.mbakitas@uab.edu


Friday April 29, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
221
  Research Track

2:45pm CDT

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
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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
303

2:45pm CDT

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
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Karen Abbas, MS, RN, AOCN®

Nurse Educator, URMC - Wilmot 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... Read More →
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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



Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
304
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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
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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 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... Read More →
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... Read More →
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... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
301
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Clinical Practice Track

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

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
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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
302

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.


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 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
225

2:45pm CDT

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... 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 CDT
221
 
Saturday, April 30
 

7:00am CDT

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 CDT
Hall 1
  Poster Sessions

8:15am CDT

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... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3

9:45am CDT

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
avatar for Kristen Bink, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

Kristen Bink, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

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

Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
avatar for Fallon De Grange

Fallon De Grange

Nurse Navigator, UPMC
avatar for Monica Fradkin, RN, MPH, OCN®

Monica Fradkin, RN, MPH, OCN®

Program Manager, Oncology Education & Practice, Smilow Cancer Hospital @ Yale New Haven


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
303
  Advanced Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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... Read More →
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.
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... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
301
  Clinical Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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
avatar for Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP®

Whitney Perry, APRN, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, Baptist Health Louisville- CBC Group
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
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 CDT
304
  Clinical Practice Track

9:45am CDT

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
DB

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
LZ

Lisa Zajac,DNP, RN, ANP-BC, OCN®

Corporate Nursing Lead - McLaren Healthcare EMR, Karmanos Cancer Center
JW

Jeannie Wirth

I have been an oncology nurse for 33 years!



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
302
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

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.

Speakers
RC

Regina Carlisle

Sr. Cancer Information Nurse, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center



Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
225

9:45am CDT

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 CDT
221
  Research Track

9:45am CDT

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 Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM

Director, Cancer Services, Phelps Hospital-Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps
Submitter Email: aadjetey@northwell.edu : bsilchenstedt@northwell.edu Lead Author: Angela Adjetey Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM, is a Senior Administrative Director of Oncology Program & Infusion Services; Administrator at Northwell Cancer Institute at Phelps Hospital Sleepy Hollow... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Fanti Marsh, MPA, BSN, RN, OCN®

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

Patient Care Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Saturday April 30, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
217A
  Special Interest Group Sessions

2:45pm CDT

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 Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS®

Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Heme/BMT, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
303
  Clinical Practice Track

2:45pm CDT

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
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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 Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®

Nurse Supervisor -Cancer Treatment Unit(Ambulatory), Mayo Clinic Rochester
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 CDT
302
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

2:45pm CDT

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
avatar for Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM

Director, Cancer Services, Phelps Hospital-Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps
Submitter Email: aadjetey@northwell.edu : bsilchenstedt@northwell.edu Lead Author: Angela Adjetey Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM, is a Senior Administrative Director of Oncology Program & Infusion Services; Administrator at Northwell Cancer Institute at Phelps Hospital Sleepy Hollow... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
225
  Leadership/Management/ Education Track

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.


Speakers
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
221
  Research Track

2:45pm CDT

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
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Laura Beamer, DNP, NP, AOCNS®, AOCNP®

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
217A
  Special Interest Group Sessions

2:45pm CDT

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 CDT
217C
  Special Interest Group Sessions

4:15pm CDT

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 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... Read More →
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... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom 1-3
  Power Sessions
 
Sunday, May 1
 

8:15am CDT

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 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... 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... Read More →
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.


Sunday May 1, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am CDT
302

8:15am CDT

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 CDT
301
  Research Track

9:45am CDT

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.


Sunday May 1, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Stars at Night Ballroom
  Power Sessions