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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. 


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

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
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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

4:15pm CDT

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
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.
PA

Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN®

GYN-ONC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
CB

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.
SW

Sreedevi Warrier, RN, MSN, MA, DNP(c)

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


Thursday April 28, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
217B
  Special Interest Group Sessions
 
Friday, April 29
 

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

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

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

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
 

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
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 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

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

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

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

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
 
Sunday, May 1
 

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