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Wednesday, April 22
 

1:00pm

Cancer Genetics: Genetic Counseling, Ethical Issues, and the Nurse’s Role

Patients who undergo genetic testing also require genetic counseling. What part do you play in the process? Learn more about your role in genetic counseling, including the ethical implications of counseling patients on varying results, talking with individuals who refuse testing, and suggesting further testing for high-risk family members.  

Objectives

  1. Recognize basic ethical principles as they relate to issues of inherited cancer risk assessment and management.
  2. Apply ethical and genetic principles in relation to case studies of inherited cancer risk issues.
  3. Compare examples of incorporating genetics into various oncology nursing practice settings.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. Register now.



Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:00pm

Safe Handling: Implementing Evidence-Based Standards

Exposure to hazardous drugs is a major concern among oncology nurses. Have you ever felt the policies and procedures in place at your institution aren’t as effective as they could be? Review evidence-based standards of practice and learn the actions you can take for implementation. You’ll get an in-depth look at a successful program at a large, complex healthcare institution and hear from speakers who will provide guidance for implementation, overcoming barriers, and measuring outcomes and share lessons learned.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the components of a comprehensive hazardous drug safety and health program.
  2. Describe strategies for standardizing hazardous drug safe handling practices.
  3. Initiate a plan for preventing environmental contamination and personnel exposure to antineoplastic drugs in one’s own practice.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. Register now.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing
Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and hazardous drug safe handling



Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:30pm

Pathology Interpretation Workshop

Enhance your understanding of pathology results in this interactive workshop. By exploring clinical scenarios, you’ll broaden your ability to relate pathologic findings to the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis of patients with cancer.

Objectives

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of cancer cells. 
  2. Distinguish between benign and malignant pathological findings. 
  3. Analyze pathology findings between specific cancer types with respect to diagnosis, staging, and prognosis for patients with cancer.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. Register now.

Speakers
avatar for William Diehl-Jones BSc, MSc, PhD, BScN, RN

William Diehl-Jones BSc, MSc, PhD, BScN, RN

Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University



Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:30pm

Safe Handling: Implementing Evidence-Based Standards*

Exposure to hazardous drugs is a major concern among oncology nurses. Have you ever felt the policies and procedures in place at your institution aren’t as effective as they could be? Review evidence-based standards of practice and learn the actions you can take for implementation. You’ll get an in-depth look at a successful program at a large, complex healthcare institution and hear from speakers who will provide guidance for implementation, overcoming barriers, and measuring outcomes and share lessons learned.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the components of a comprehensive hazardous drug safety and health program.
  2. Describe strategies for standardizing hazardous drug safe handling practices.
  3. Initiate a plan for preventing environmental contamination and personnel exposure to antineoplastic drugs in one’s own practice.

*This is a repeat of the earlier session.

Please note: Preconference sessions require separate registration. Register now. 

Speakers
avatar for Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing
Chemotherapy, Biotherapy, and hazardous drug safe handling



Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Tumor Panel (Part 1 of a 5-part series): Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
This unique symposium focused on the management of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma is part of an integrated series during which invited faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, preregistration is advised. For more information or to register please click on the link below: 

http://www.ResearchToPractice.com/Meetings/ONS2015/Lymphoma

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty: 

Christopher Flowers, MD, MS
Emory School of Medicine Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Steven M Horwitz, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York


Chao-Ming (Peter) Lai, RN, MS, ANP-BC
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Peter Martin, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York


Sponsored by Research To Practice. This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology and Teva Oncology.


Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
 
Thursday, April 23
 

6:15am

Enhancing the Oncology Nurse's Role in MDS Patient Communication and Education
This symposium will focus on the role of the oncology nurse in shared decision-making with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) patients and adapting therapy to improve outcome and quality of life for this patient population. Please register to attend.

Sponsored by the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.


Thursday April 23, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

Multiple Myeloma Tumor Panel (Part 2 of a 5-part series): Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
This unique symposium focused on the management of multiple myeloma is part of an integrated series during which invited faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, preregistration is advised. For more information or to register please click on the link below: 

http://www.ResearchToPractice.com/Meetings/ONS2015/MM

Moderator: 
Neil Love, MD

Faculty: 
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Sagar Lonial, MD
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Kimberly Noonan, RN, ANP-BC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Tiffany Richards, MS, ANP-BC, AOCNP®
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sponsored by Research To Practice. This event is supported by educational grants from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, and Takeda Oncology.



Thursday April 23, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

7:15am

Spiritual Care Special Interest Group's Dedication of the Hands
Join the members of the Spiritual Care SIG for a dedication of the hands ceremony. This non-denominational session will be a brief pause for attendees to reflect on the work their hands do for patients with cancer.


Thursday April 23, 2015 7:15am - 7:30am
224D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

8:00am

Opening Ceremony Keynote Address: Transforming Our Future

Across the United States, healthcare systems and providers face new pressure for change towards accountability for measureable improvements in quality, the patient experience, and more cost-effective and sustainable delivery models for all citizens. Explore the transformational leadership that will be required to create new models for the future and the implications for oncology nursing.

Objective
Describe the changes in transformational leadership in oncology nursing to create new models of patient care. 




Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

GEP-NETs: Optimizing Patient Care by Improving Progression-Free Survival
Limited Capacity full

Join Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. for an educational program, “GEP-NETs: Optimizing Patient Care by Improving Progression-Free Survival,” to discuss a new therapy option as well as the role of the nurse in the treatment of patients with GEP-NETs. This is a promotional program sponsored by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. The information presented will be consistent with FDA guidelines. 

This program is sponsored by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

Treatment Considerations for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Adult Patients After Multiple Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Failures
Limited Capacity full

With the approval and launch of five oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and one SQ protein synthesis inhibitor—as well as learnings and improvements in monitoring the disease—chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has steadily transformed to an ever more “chronic” disease. Please join us for an overview of CML that will include the basics of the disease, with a focus on the management of patients in whom at least two TKIs have failed. We will review and discuss a relevant CML patient case and associated course of treatment.

This program is sponsored by Teva Oncology. 

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

Updates in the Detection and Management of Cancer Anorexia‐Cachexia: Understanding The Oncology Nurse’s Strategic Role in the Evolving Multidisciplinary Treatment Paradigm
Limited Capacity full

Cancer anorexia-cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome negatively affecting patient functional performance, quality of life, and survival. Hallmark signs include reduced appetite and weight loss associated with muscle wasting. Management challenges include delayed detection and a paucity of effective interventions. Improving outcomes requires the coordinated effort of the entire supportive care team, particularly oncology nurses, as they are on the front line of patient interactions and uniquely positioned to identify early signs of cancer anorexia-cachexia. 

This program is presented by Helsinn, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society.

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

Congress 101: What You Need to Know
Limited Capacity full

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 Orlando 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 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

Nurse Practitioner Special Interest Group Business Meeting
During this special interest group (SIG) business meeting, you'll network with SIG members and healthcare professionals regarding the nurse practitioner role.

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
224D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

ePoster Session
View NEW ePosters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valencia Lobby, Fourth Floor 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

General Poster Session
View general oncology nursing posters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Research Poster Session
View research posters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
224E 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Colorectal Cancer Screening Promotion Interventions for African Americans in the Community Setting (Prevention/Early Detection SIG)

Compared with other racial groups, African Americans have the highest colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality rates, coupled with lower screening rates. Community-based interventions may increase accessibility of CRC screening and improve screening rates. In this systematic review, you’ll examine an intervention application that uses community-based participatory research (CBPR) to promote CRC screening among African Americans and investigate the recruitment strategies used to increase participation these CBPR intervention studies.

Objectives

  1. Examine an intervention application that used the community-based participatory research (CBPR) method to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among African Americans.
  2. Describe recruitment strategies among African Americans in these CBPR intervention studies.



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Finding Metrics to Support Navigation and Care Coordination (Nurse Navigator SIG)

Care coordination is a fundamental piece of many current healthcare delivery models, gaining popularity in cancer treatment through the role of the oncology nurse navigator. While care coordination and navigation have similarities and differences, the collection of data is critical to both. In this session, you’ll identify measures that can demonstrate navigation and care coordination productivity and quality indicators to improve patient outcomes and help to control cost.

Objectives

  1. Identify similarities and differences between the role of a care coordinator and that of a nurse navigator.
  2. Identify program success metrics for patient experience, clinical outcomes, and business performance
  3. Provide examples of data collecting tools.

Speakers
avatar for Janice Schwartz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Janice Schwartz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Cancer Care Coordinator, NM VHA
VA nurses......Visit with me regarding proactive survivorship care planning for CPRS beginning at the diagnosis. An EMR tracking program for your patients: preventing the loss care while providing metrics, and also a CPRS tool to assess and address psychosocial distress.



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Islet Cell Autotransplantation in Total Pancreatectomy for Malignancy (Surgical Oncology SIG)

Learn the specifics of endocrine and exocrine pancreatic function while gaining an understanding of intraoperative harvest and preparation of islet cells and the use of islet cell autotransplantation in the setting of total pancreatectomy for malignancy. After this session, you’ll understand how you can best care for these patients in your own practice.

Objectives

  1. Describe the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas.
  2. Discuss the harvest and preparation of islet cell intraoperatively.
  3. Review the transplantation of the islet cells.
  4. Explore the nursing care required to care for these patients.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Parks, CNP

Lisa Parks, CNP

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



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content Treatment
  • Target Audience RN, APN
  • Content Level Intermediate
  • CNE Contact Hours 1

11:00am

Leadership Survival Skills (Management and Program Development SIG)

Nursing leaders today face the challenges of accountable healthcare and the need to improve patient outcomes. You may be required to balance the expectations of targets and goals while still motivating and leading others. It is difficult to achieve results when facing increased patient acuity, staffing issues, and growing accountability. Do you feel like you are expected to do more with less and yet do it better? In this session, you’ll discover how to prevent burnout by developing leadership survival skills.

Objectives

  1. Identify barriers to job satisfaction and answer the question, “Why are we in Survival Mode?”
  2. Describe burnout signs and symptoms.
  3. Discuss effective leadership.
  4. Distinguish leadership survival skills content.

Speakers
avatar for Thelma Baker,  MSN, RN, OCN

Thelma Baker, MSN, RN, OCN

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



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Oncology Nursing Competencies From Novice to Expert (Staff Education SIG)

Using Benner's "Novice to Expert" nursing model, you’ll identify and discuss key competencies essential to the development of nurses new to oncology. Plus, discover how to take competent oncology nurses and bring them to the expert status. By reviewing novice to competence learning strategies, sample competencies, and evaluations, you’ll be ready to implement this model at your institution.

Objectives

  1. Describe Benner's “Novice to Expert” nursing model and apply key concepts to facility education plan.
  2. Identify key competencies essential to the development of nurses new to oncology.
  3. Evaluate key competencies as they relate to the development of competent oncology nurses to bring them to the expert stage.

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

Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®

Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
CO

Cathy Ollom, RN, MSN, OCN®

Clinical Educator, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Oncology Palliative Nursing Care: Transcultural Considerations (Transcultural Nursing Issues SIG)

It is important for all nurses, from staff RNs to advanced practice nurses, to understand their patients’ cultural backgrounds to provide competent care during any threatening illness, including cancer. Ensuring patients have access to all the necessary services is of the upmost importance. Learn how palliative care is affected by transcultural considerations and take part in an active discussion of how it relates to your practice.

Objectives

  1. Describe and understand what palliative care is and what it is not.
  2. Develop an overall understanding of palliative care and how it relates to cultural competence.
  3. Identify ways to incorporate palliative care into nursing practice as it relates to cultural competence.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content End-of-Life Care
  • Target Audience RN, Students, APN
  • Content Level Intermediate
  • CNE Contact Hours 1

11:00am

Survivorship Care Planning: One Size Does Not Fit All (Survivorship, Quality of Life, and Rehabilitation SIG)

Gain knowledge about the operationalization of survivorship care plans across diverse survivorship models. You’ll hear from three panelists, each providing their unique perspective on care plan implementation and overcoming barriers to developing or delivering survivorship care plans. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a group discussion with the panelists and other attendees to share your own insight.

Objectives

  1. Describe three examples of survivorship care plan implementation.
  2. Identify at least one technique for survivorship care plan implementation that would be helpful in their own setting.
  3. Discuss at least one strategy for overcoming a common barrier to developing or delivering survivorship care plans.

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

Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CBCN®

Survivorship Nurse Navigator
avatar for Carol Flanagan, RN, MSN, OCN®

Carol Flanagan, RN, MSN, OCN®

Clinincal Coordinator LIFE Living in the Future Cancer Survivorship Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem
avatar for Jamie Myers, PhD, RN, AOCNS®

Jamie Myers, PhD, RN, AOCNS®

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



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content Survivorship
  • Target Audience PCP, RN
  • Content Level Intermediate
  • CNE Contact Hours 1

11:00am

Understanding the Unique Aspects of Palliative Care (Home Care and Palliative Care SIG)

Palliative care continues to be an increasingly misunderstood treatment, especially as it pertains to cancer care. The National Institute of Nursing Research has a relatively new initiative addressing the different aspects of palliative care, with distinctions between hospice and palliative care elements. Gain insight on this initiative and discover how oncology nurses can have a substantial role in the next steps for care.

Objectives

  1. Describe the latest information regarding palliative care from the NIH.
  2. Identify yourself as a content expert for palliative care and End of Life issues to educate elected officials.
  3. Demonstrate ONS’ Health Policy agenda in the federal legislative and regulatory arenas and inform oncology nurses about palliative care options within the Affordable Care Act.

Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

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



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

Using the Early Warning Score to Identify Oncology Patients at Risk for Deterioration (Acute and Critical Care SIG)

The Early Warning Score (EWS) and its modified version, the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), are used to identify patients who are at risk for clinical deterioration, but their application in oncology practice has been limited. Learn all about the implementation processes, successes, and challenges of these tools to determine if they could be an asset to your institution. You’ll also review literature supporting use and hear about the experiences of two major medical centers that have implemented these tools.

Objectives

  1. Identify the clinical components of the Early Warning Score and variations used in oncology practice.
  2. Describe how the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) has been implemented in oncology clinical practice.
  3. Give examples of the applicability of the MEWS tool in your current practice setting.

Speakers
avatar for MiKaela Olsen, APRN-CNS, MS, AOCNS®

MiKaela Olsen, APRN-CNS, MS, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Johns Hopkins Hospital



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
414AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:00am

What the CTN Needs to Know About Submitting Results to ClinicalTrials.gov (Clinical Trial Nurses SIG)

Since the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, the scope of clinical trials required to be registered and the requirements of reporting results on ClinicalTrials.gov have expanded. The clinical trials nurse (CTN) may be directly involved with any part of this process. In this session, you’ll explore the rationale for the registry and how data are reported to comply with the law and better answer patient questions related to information found on the website.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the scientific and ethical rationale behind registering clinical trials and reporting results.
  2. Define which trials are required to be registered and have results submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov.
  3. Discuss the process for submitting results to ClinicalTrials.gov.
  4. Identify resources to assist with registration and results submissions.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Assistant Director, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH
As the Assistant Director of ClinicalTrials.gov, Dr.Williams is responsible for the results submission process, outreach and education, policy and regulation development, and research related to evaluating and improving reporting of clinical research.



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
414CD 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Gerontology/Oncology Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on gerentology/oncology at table one.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Health Policy Issues Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on health policy issues at table two.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Nurse Entrepreneur Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion for and about nurse entrepreneurs at table three.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Nutrition Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on nutrition at table four.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Oral Adherence Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on oral adherence at tables five and six.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Sexuality Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on sexuality at table seven.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Vascular Access and Oncology Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on vascular access and oncology at table eight.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

11:30am

Veterans Affairs Oncology Nursing Care Focus Group
Join us for an open discussion on veterans affairs oncology nursing care at tables nine and ten.

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Case Studies in Myeloma & Nursing Implications of Evolving Treatment Paradigms
Nurses are essential to optimal patient outcomes. Please join the International Myeloma Foundation’s Nurse Leadership Board for a case-based presentation of nursing implications of the evolving treatment paradigms in patients with multiple myeloma. The nurse’s roles as patient manager, advocate, and educator are integrated into this engaging 1.5 CNE learning opportunity. The nursing implications of recently approved and upcoming myeloma therapies as well as the latest myeloma diagnostic criteria and testing will be discussed.

Sponsored by the International Myeloma Foundation. This activity issupported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Evidence-Based Strategies for Optimizing Iron Repletion In Cancer Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia—A Mechanism-to-Intervention Update for the Oncology Nurse Specialist
This symposium focuses on evidence-based strategies for optimizing iron repletion in cancer patients with iron deficiency anemia by examining the role of IV iron infusion in the setting of cancer-related anemia, the causes of iron deficiency anemia, patient selection and stratification, oral versus IV iron repletion, predictability of response, and optimization clinical outcomes and quality of life in the cancer patient.

Supported by an educational grant from American Regent.

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Windermere Ballroom W 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Lung Cancer Tumor Panel (Part 3 of a 5-part series): Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
This unique symposium focused on the management of non-small cell lung cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, preregistration is advised. For more information or to register please click on the link below:

http://www.ResearchToPractice.com/Meetings/ONS2015/NSCLC

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Julie R Brahmer, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Ann Culkin, RN, OCN®
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Kelly EH Goodwin, MSN, RN, ANP-BC 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Anne S. Tsao, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sponsored by Research To Practice. This event is supported by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, and Biodesix Inc.

Please note: ILNA points not applicable for CBCN®, CPHON®, or BMTCN™. 
 


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Research, Advocacy and Practice: Working Together to Impact Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer
This interactive symposium brings together experts in clinical research/practice, advocacy and nursing to spotlight current and emerging practices related to therapeutic options and care goals that are impacting treatment for pancreatic cancer. Highlights will be based on direct information from the patient/caregiver level and the nursing practice level. Presentations will focus on the most current therapies for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, efficacy and potential side effects of each, and the critical role of the oncology nurse in screening for, and proactively managing, patient and family expectations. 

Symposia events require separate registration. Please register here.

This program is sponsored by MediCom Worldwide, Inc. Supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Please note: ILNA points not applicable for CBCN®, CPHON®, or BMTCN™. 

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

GAZYVA (obinutuzumab) for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Limited Capacity full

This session will describe GAZYVA and its proposed mechanisms of action. Also, it will review the efficacy and safety results from the CLL-11 study. Finally, this session will discuss the dosing and administration as well as the management of infusion reactions for GAZYVA

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Lilly Oncology Promotional Presentation © Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Limited Capacity filling up

This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Managing Young Adults and Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): Where are we in 2015?
Limited Capacity full

Seating is limited—Please join us or first come, first serve participation.

This presentation will provide an overview of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the latest treatment options, and patient support strategies.

This promotional program is being planned by ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society and sponsored by Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:30pm

Social Media Mini Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Get one-on-one guidance on how to best use social media as an oncology nurse. Nurses who have enhanced their practice with Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and blogging will share their expertise on how these tools can offer an exciting opportunity to network, increase your knowledge, share ideas, engage your patients, and build a virtual support network. ONS bloggers and staff will also be on hand to answer questions and help you get started. Don't let social media intimidate you. Congress is the perfect place to start using social media and get in on the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bush, BS, RN

Carol Bush, BS, RN

Nurse Consultant, Midwest Cancer Alliance - KU Cancer Center
avatar for Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Professor, Saint Louis University
I have run the Hereditary Cancer Program at Saint Louis University Cancer Center since 1999. I have a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing. My interests are in cancer prevention, early detection, and hereditary cancer syndromes


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Filling the Provider Gap: Successful Implementation of APRN-Run Oncology Clinics

The 2013 Institute of Medicine report, Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care, highlights the crisis of an increased demand for cancer care, exacerbated by a decreasing work force. Advanced practice nurses are ideally situated to help fill the gap of access to high-quality, patient-centered cancer care. Join this session to gain insight on how to develop and implement an APRN-run oncology clinic, provide outcome measurements, and discuss the impact these clinics have in increasing care access.

Objectives

  1. Identify the unique role oncology APRNs can play in today’s healthcare industry.
  2. Discuss strategies to implement independent APRN clinics.
  3. Identify potential barriers to independent practice and strategies to overcome barriers.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Susan Flick, RN, OCN®, CNP

Susan Flick, RN, OCN®, CNP

Seidman Cancer Center Ambulatory CNP, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Director of Men's Health. Provides direct patient care for patients in a GU multidisciplinary setting at a large academic institution: Urology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology, independent care provided in Cancer Survivorship Clinic setting. Liaison between physician GU subspecialties, clinic role providing coordinated care for the GU patient population, including referral to clinical trials, support group patient and family education... Read More →



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Improving Chemotherapy and Side Effect Outcomes Through Nursing Education
Join us for a four-part podium session that explains approaches for measuring chemotherapy knowledge and competency and teaches methods for managing side effects.
  • Rachel Ray, MSN, RN, OCN®, will present "The Effect of an Oral Chemotherapy Course on Knowledge and Confidence Levels of Nurses Administering Oral Chemotherapy to Patients on Units Outside the Oncology Setting."
  • Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Innovative Teaching Strategy for Best Practices in Central Line Blood Stream Infection Prevention."
  • Lisa Malick, RN, MS, OCN®, will present "An Innovative Approach to Chemotherapy Competency Assessment: Simulation to the Rescue."
  • Christina Klein, RN, BSN, OCN®, CRNI, will present "I'm Safe, You're Safe, We're All Safe!"

Objectives
  1. Describe two approaches for measuring chemotherapy knowledge and competency.
  2. Describe innovative teaching methods for managing chemotherapy side effects. 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Klein, RN, BSN, OCN®, CRNI

Christina Klein, RN, BSN, OCN®, CRNI

Staff Nurse- Out Patient Infusion, Cancer treatment Centers of America
Safe administration of chemo/biotherapy, vascular access and the Oncology patient.
avatar for Lisa Malick, RN, MS, OCN®

Lisa Malick, RN, MS, OCN®

University of Maryland
avatar for Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse Educator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Improving Patient Transitions Within the Healthcare System
Join us for a five-part session that gives you an inside look at how you can improve the inpatient to outpatient transition in the oncology setting.
  • Kelly Keane, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "We Call Because We Care: Results From a Post-Discharge Follow-Up Intervention."
  • Debra Loacker, RN, BSN, will present "Transitioning Cancer Survivors From Pediatric To Adult Survivorship Clinical Care."
  • Belinda Frazee, RN, MSN, OCN®, will present "Improving the Discharge Process Through Collaborative Teamwork for Inpatient Cancer Patients."
  • Jean Smith, RN, OCN®, will present "Discharged; But Not Disconnected."
  • Sara Orndoff, MSN, RN, OCN®, will present "Improving Transitions From the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting in BMT Patients."

Objectives
  1. Identify a variety of methods to improve patient transition from inpatient to outpatient oncology settings.
  2. Discuss considerations when transitioning cancer survivors from pediatric to adult clinical care.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Keane, RN, BSN, OCN®

Kelly Keane, RN, BSN, OCN®

RN, Duke University Hospital
I have a podium presentation on making phone calls to patients after they are discharged from the hospital; to reinforce discharge education, provide symptom management, improve medication compliance, and review follow up appointments.
avatar for Sara Orndoff, MSN, RN, OCN®

Sara Orndoff, MSN, RN, OCN®

Unit Director, UPMC



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414CD 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Incorporating ClinicalTrials.gov Into Patient Education and Care Coordination

Clinical trials play a significant role in improving cancer treatment, symptom management, and healthcare delivery. Patients seeking clinical trial options often rely on oncology nurses to help them navigate the process. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies that can be used to assist patients and family members interested in clinical trials. Learn more about it and how you can use its search tools, study status, and trial results data in your patient education.

Objectives

  1. Understand the context for educating individuals about oncology clinical trial participation.
  2. Gain knowledge on the scope of ClinicalTrials.gov, the tools available for finding studies, and tips for navigating the contents of a study record
  3. Identify key elements to discuss with individuals who are considering participating in research

Speakers
avatar for Kandie Dempsey, MS, RN, OCN®

Kandie Dempsey, MS, RN, OCN®

Director, Cancer Research, Christiana Care Health System
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Assistant Director, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH
As the Assistant Director of ClinicalTrials.gov, Dr.Williams is responsible for the results submission process, outreach and education, policy and regulation development, and research related to evaluating and improving reporting of clinical research.



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Interventions to Improve Oncologic Emergency Outcomes
Join us for a five-part podium session that explores evidence-based approaches to improving patient outcomes during oncologic emergencies.
  • Brenda Shelton, RN, MS, CCRN, AOCN®, will present "Implementing Sepsis: First Six Hours Bundled Interventions in an Hematologic Malignancy Ambulatory Clinic."
  • Courtney Crannell, RN-BC, MSN, OCN®, will present "Use of Automated Sepsis Advisory Triggers in an Inpatient Oncology Unit." 
  • Jenna Campbell, MSN, RN, OCN®, will present "Neutropenic Fast Pass."
  • Cheri Constantino-Shor, RN, MSN, CRNI, will present "PICC Removal With Confirmed Catheter-Related Thrombosis (CRT)."
  • Anne Hodge, RN, BSN, CCRN, will present "Positive Outcomes in Mechanically-Ventilated Cancer Patients in the Critical Care Setting Through an Early Progressive Upright Mobility Program."

Objectives

  1. Describe three evidence-based approaches to improving patient outcomes during oncologic emergencies.
  2. Discuss successes and barriers to developing and implementing assesment tools for sepsis.

 



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is not only a recognized risk factor for cancer, but it is also associated with worsened prognosis and an increased risk for recurrence. A cancer diagnosis opens the opportunity to talk with patients about lifestyle issues that contribute to obesity and offer advice on changes they can make to mitigate their risks. Familiarize yourself with the latest evidence and guidelines about obesity and cancer as well as nursing interventions that can be integrated into your patient education.

Objectives

  1. Understand the impact of obesity on screening and diagnosis during treatment for patients with cancer and for survivors. 
  2. Understand barriers for professionals and patients impacting the care of the patient with cancer who is obese.
  3. Apply evidence from clinical data supporting the role and real-world use of life-style interventions in the practice setting for patients with cancer who are obese.
  4. Individualize care for patients who are overweight or obese by employing practice tools that assist in acquiring a comfort level with strategies to treat this patient group.



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Palliative Care: The Essence of Nursing

Every oncology nurse needs to be skilled at providing generalist palliative care. Gain knowledge of how you can integrate palliative care into all oncology practice settings, from large academic medical centers to small community practices. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to implement palliative care changes at your institution.

Objectives

  1. Define the generalist versus specialist palliative care role in oncology.
  2. Discuss resources the oncology nurse might use to provide comprehensive palliative care for patients across all settings.
  3. Characterize selected symptoms common in oncology, treatment options, and resources that can be employed to address these symptoms.

Pain Management Guidelines

Quick Reference Guide for Symptom Management 

Sponsored by the ONS Board of Directors



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Soarin’ in Oncology—Innovation, Change, and Resilience
Join us as we highlight innovations created and implemented by ONS members. You’ll also find out more about tools and techniques to assist in managing change in the work environment. Self-care techniques will be discussed as a way to be resilient during times of rapid change.

Sponsored by the ONS Board of Directors.

Objectives
  1. Identify innovation in oncology work place settings.
  2. Review drivers of change and models to support practice implementation.
  3. Demonstrate liberating structures to use in your practice setting.
  4. Discuss ways you can care for self/team during times of change & transition.

Speakers
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.
avatar for Colleen O’Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS®

Colleen O’Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS®

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Center



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Cancer Health Disparities and Health Policy (Advanced Nursing Research SIG)

Follow the research trajectory of Dr. Carol Estwing Ferrans over the past 30 years. You’ll discover how she used research findings as a tool to strategically shape and create changes in healthcare policy and legislation. Her work includes advocating for the voice of the patient in quality of life (QOL) assessment, developing a conceptual framework for QOL and an instrument to capture the patient’s viewpoint, and understanding and reducing disparities in cancer. 

Objectives

  1. Describe key features of an exemplary program of research in cancer health disparities.
  2. Discuss the translation of cancer health disparities research to health policy change and community/patient outcomes.  

Speakers
CE

Carol Estwing Ferrans, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor & Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Target Audience RN, APN
  • Content Level Intermediate
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.5

1:30pm

Silent Spring: Environmental Ethical Issues (Ethics SIG)

Did you know that oncology APNs can be fined for improper disposal of medications? Join us for an in-depth discussion on the impact of unused medication disposal on water quality and safety. You’ll learn about the ethical and legal implications of this issue, how to find resources in your area, and how to create a plan for your practice.

Objectives

  1. Critically appraise the APN’s practice to identify the environmental risks of medications prescribed.
  2. Explain the need for safe medication disposal with clients and family members.
  3. Generate a plan to provide the safest method to manage the disposal of unused medications in the participant’s geographic region.
  4. Explain the legal and ethical issues surrounding medication disposal.

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

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
avatar for Gabriela Kaplan, RN, MSN, AOCN®

Gabriela Kaplan, RN, MSN, AOCN®

Clinical Director, Compassionate Care Hospice



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Treating From the Inside Out: Introduction to Brachytherapy (Radiation SIG)
Understand the ins and outs of brachytherapy, an internal radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. You’ll review the mechanism and radiobiology of the treatment, advantages and disadvantages of brachytherapy techniques, and the indications for brachytherapy in the treatment of various cancers. Plus, learn both the management and nursing role for the different types of brachytherapy.

Objectives
  1. Understand the mechanism and radiobiology of brachytherapy.
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of brachytherapy techniques.
  3. List the indications for brachytherapy in the treatment of various cancers.
  4. Explain the role of nursing in caring for a patient receiving brachytherapy.

Speakers
VD

Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Manager, Oncology APP, Yale-New Haven Hospital



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Introducing Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Delivery Kit
Limited Capacity full

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

This program is presented by Amgen, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Perspectives on EGFR Inhibitors and Associated Dermatologic Toxicities
Limited Capacity full

Please join us for a theater presentation during the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Click here to learn more!

This program is presented by Amgen, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Understanding BTPc: Factors Impacting Positive Breakthrough Pain Outcomes
Limited Capacity full

Objectives
  • To better understand the unique challenges to treating breakthrough cancer pain.
  • To review practical steps to managing breakthrough cancer pain.
 

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Cytokine Release Syndrome—Oh My! 
Limited Capacity full

Many agents used in treating cancer today have the potential to cause life-threatening adverse effects. To complicate matters, these events often happen in the fast-paced setting of an ambulatory infusion unit. The dynamics of the healthcare team members present and resources available also add complexity. View a simulation of an experienced inpatient oncology nurse during her first opportunity managing a cytokine release syndrome (CRS) for a patient in a busy infusion center with the help of her preceptor.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Snack Station
Take a break from your busy day and visit UCLA Health in booth #1538 to enjoy some popcorn.

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
UCLA Health Booth (#1538) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Bench to Bedside: Drug Resistance

Targeted therapies are now used to treat a wide range of malignancies, and some offer unprecedented clinical benefits. However, as experience with these therapies has increased, we have become cognizant of their limitations. Despite their capacity to induce dramatic remissions, most cancers ultimately develop resistance to these treatments, limiting their clinical benefit. You'll discuss the latest biological insights into the mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies and the clinical strategies being employed to overcome it.

 Objectives

  1. Identifies the main types of mechanisms by which cancers become resistant to targeted therapies.
  2. Gives examples of the challenges imposed by “clonal heterogeneity” when trying to develop treatments to overcome resistance.



Thursday April 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic
Limited Capacity full

Join us for a veiwing of this riveting documentary. The human papilloma virus (HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood, and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people know little about. Eighty percent of people under 50 will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives, and most won’t realize they have it. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV and it is the second-leading cancer in women. Worldwide, cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women annually. Meet five unforgettable women whose lives have been changed forever by this deadly virus.


Thursday April 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Intervention Fidelity and Managing Research Teams

Dive into the science and art of creating, implementing, and maintaining fidelity with intervention studies. You’ll get familiar with strategies for conducting the most rigorous, successful research studies and learn collaboration techniques to ensure the most robust and effective research team.

Objectives

  1. Discuss successful strategies applied to maintaining fidelity of intervention studies.
  2. Discuss collaborative approaches to initializing and sustaining a highly functional research team.

Supported by the Lenhard Research Support Fund through the ONS Foundation.




Thursday April 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Pharmaceutical/Industry Nursing Special Interest Group Business Meeting
During this special interest group (SIG) business meeting, you'll network with SIG members and healthcare professionals regarding pharmaceutical and industry nursing.

Thursday April 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

5:30pm

Oncology Nursing Day Reception

Celebrate the amazing work you do every day at the 2015 Oncology Nursing Day Reception. Join us as we recognize ONS’s past-presidents and CEOs. Connect with other attendees and exhibitors while participating in activities that recognize the commitment and dedication of oncology nurses over the past four decades. Please visit TESARO (#745 and #1445), our gold level sponsor, and thank them for their generous support of the reception. Plus, visit the Astellas Oncology booth (#429) and Medivation booth (#1427) for a complimentary snack.


Thursday April 23, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Learning Hall 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

2015 CURE Extraordinary Healer Awards Celebration

Join Cure Media Group, CURE™ Mistress of Ceremonies, Kathy LaTour, and this year’s Special Guest Speaker: Award-winning actress and cancer patient Valerie Harper to celebrate the 9th Annual CURE™ Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing. Three oncology nurse finalists will be honored with one finalist nurse being presented with the 2015 CURE™ Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing at this special celebration event on the evening of April 23rd.  This awards celebration is open to all ONS Congress attendees and their guests.

Symposia events require separate registration. Please register here.

This program is made possible with support from Amgen, Inc., NOVOCURE, and Takeda.

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Advocacy in Action: Implementing Shared Decision Making in Multiple Myeloma
In this 90-minute CE program, experts will provide education and tools that help oncology nurses understand the available clinical data and provide optimal care for patients with multiple myeloma within a shared decision making (SDM) framework. Joseph Tariman PhD, ANP-BC, Sandra Kurtin RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C, and Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, will discuss how to engage patients and implement SDM strategies in your practice. Register here.

Objectives
  1. Describe the application of shared decision making to the care of patients with multiple myeloma, including steps for implementation into practice.
  2. Discuss with patients and families the treatment options for multiple myeloma, including smoldering, frontline, and relapsed/refractory, as well as clinical trials and emerging therapies presented by the provider.
  3. Support patients and families in evaluating multiple myeloma treatment options, including associated adverse events and ongoing, proactive management based on their goals and concerns.
  4. Develop strategies to maintain the utilization of shared decision making by patients with multiple myeloma and the multidisciplinary healthcare team throughout the course of care.

Supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Tariman PhD, ANP-BC

Joseph Tariman PhD, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor, DePaul University School of Nursing/College of Science and Health
Joseph Tariman, PhD, ANP-BC, is Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing/College of Science and Health and a member of the core faculty for the Adult-Gerontology Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, both at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He has also worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Northwestern University Myeloma Program in Chicago, where one of his primary responsibilities was sub-principal investigator for all phase... Read More →
avatar for Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®

Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®

Nurse Practitioner, Multiple Myeloma Program, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Dr. Beth Faiman received a bachelor of science in nursing and registered nurse certification at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, completed in 1996. She received a master of science in nursing and certification as an adult nurse practitioner at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2002.  She graduated from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio with a PhD in nursing research. Dr. Faiman holds... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Kurtin RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C

Sandra Kurtin RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona
Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with high distinction, followed by a Master of Science in Oncology Nursing and post-graduate certification in both Geriatric and Adult Practice.  She is currently employed as a hematology/oncology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Clinical Outcomes in First-line Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Common EGFR Mutations
This promotional, non-CNE, dinner symposium, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will feature information and clinical cases related to first-line metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with common EGFR mutations.

This program is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Windermere Ballroom W 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Recognizing and Treating Breakthrough Pain: Aligning Our Treatment Approach
Approximately 70% of patients with advanced cancer will indicate pain as their primary issue related to quality of life at some point in their illness.  Pain in patients with cancer is a symptom that can be well managed, and yet it is a consistently under treated problem.

This accredited symposium will take a closer look at the fundamentals of breakthrough pain including the need for proper assessment, ongoing monitoring and a thorough knowledge of therapeutic options available to treat and manage breakthrough pain episodes in this patient population.

Symposia events require separate registration. Please register here.

This program is sponsored by MediCom Worldwide, Inc. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.


Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

7:00pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, April 24
 

6:15am

ONCC Recognition Breakfast for Oncology Certified Nurses*
Limited Capacity filling up

ONCC’s Recognition Breakfast is one of the most popular Congress events. Certified nurses are invited to enjoy breakfast, connect with colleagues, meet the 2015 ONCC award winners, and listen to leadership expert Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, share insights on how to unleash your inner leader.

*Tickets must be reserved online. One ticket may be reserved per certified nurse. Tickets will be awarded on a first-come basis.


Friday April 24, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

Colorectal Cancer Tumor Panel (Part 4 of a 5-part series): Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty

This unique symposium focused on the management of colorectal cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, preregistration is advised. For more information or to register please click on the link below:


http://www.researchtopractice.com/Meetings/ONS2015/CRC

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

 

Faculty:
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
The Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital

Axel Grothey, MD
Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Jessica Mitchell, APRN, CNP, MPH
Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Tammy Triglianos, RN, MS, APRN-BC, AOCNP
The University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

Sponsored by Research To Practice. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.



Friday April 24, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

Lymphedema: Implications for Oncology Nurses
What if it were possible to prevent clinical lymphedema following cancer care?  Learn about advancements in technology which allow for the early detection of subclinical lymphedema.  Hear about prospective detection strategies that can change the way you deal with this very real comorbidity.  L-Dex is an objective assessment tool which is quick, easy, painless, and could create significant savings in survivorship care. Imagine a day when lymphedema is just a memory.

This program is sponsored by ImpediMed, Inc.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Windermere Ballroom W 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

Understanding the Immune System and Checkpoint Inhibitors in Solid Tumors: What Oncology Nurses Need to Know
This interactive lecture activity is designed to offer learners the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue with their peers and interact with experts. Discussions will include an overview on the immune system as it relates to the management of cancer, and the function, efficacy/safety and management of immune checkpoint inhibitors in immuno-oncology. Challenging, interactive patient case scenarios will be used to discuss and emphasize relevant teaching points.

Sponsored by Axis Medical Education. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.



Friday April 24, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

8:00am

Healthy People Vaccinate: Improving HPV Vaccine Uptake

In 2013, the World Health Organization set a goal to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage globally. This has led to a united effort investigation of the barriers to vaccine access and uptake and further understanding of HPV-related cancer monitoring. Catch up on the current status of HPV, including knowledge gaps, areas of needed research, and nursing’s role in clinical care and scientific discovery.

Objectives

  1. Describe HPV cancer incidence and vaccination rates, globally and in the United States.
  2. Discuss the global effort to raise awareness and action on HPV vaccination uptake.
  3. Identify barriers to HPV vaccination uptake and current and future research in this area, from the perspectives of different stakeholders.
  4. Define the role of oncology nurses in research, translation, and clinical care in the area of HPV vaccination uptake.



Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

8:00am

Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award: Chutes, Ladders, and Other Strategies to a Successful Career in Science

Discover the pioneering work that Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, has accomplished in women’s sexual health. Bruner holds a dual appointment as a professor of nursing at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and as associate director of cancer outcomes at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. 

Objectives

  1. Understand alternative paths to career success as a nurse researcher.
  2. Review metrics for success including research, funding, publications, leadership and impact. 



Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

EGFR-Inhibitor Related Dermatologic Toxicity Management: Considerations in Clinical Practice
Limited Capacity full

Presentation is intended for members of the broader Allied Health Professional treatment team with an interest in EGFR-inhibitors.

Friday April 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Enhancing Patient Care Through Effective Communication
Limited Capacity full

This presentation is designed to help participants enhance patient care by focusing on patient-centered communication functions and skills that can be effectively employed in various types of patient encounters in the cancer care setting.
© Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 

This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.


Friday April 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Introducing Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Delivery Kit
Limited Capacity full

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

This program is presented by Amgen, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.


Friday April 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Coffee Break
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee to start your day.

Friday April 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Special Interest Group Update
Limited Capacity full

It’s an exciting time for the ONS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). In 2014, a task force met to discuss the future of the SIG program. You’ll learn the outcomes of their findings and hear the plan for moving forward, which will create more opportunities for members with similar interests to connect, ask questions, and find solutions.

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

Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CBCN®

Survivorship Nurse Navigator



Friday April 24, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Assessment, Measurement, and Interventions for Oral Anti-Cancer Therapy
Join us for a three-part discussion on improving oral anti-cancer agent adherence.
  • Sandra Lee Spoelstra, PhD, RN, will present "Assessment and Measurement of Medication Adherence: ONS PEP Oral Anti-Cancer Agents" and "ONS PEP Putting Evidence Into Practice: Evidence-Based Interventions for Oral Anti-Cancer Agents."
  • Alysha Riegert, BSN, RN, OCN®, will present "Implementing a Multidisciplinary Oral Anti-Cancer Program to Achieve Best Practice Safety Standards at an Academic Ambulatory Cancer Center."
  • Lauran Adams, RN, BSN, will present "An Interprofessional Model for the Follow-Up of Patients Receiving Oral Anti-Cancer Therapies."

Objectives

  1. Review the clincal evidence supporting oral anti-cancer agent adherence interventions.
  2. Describe patient care models to improve oral anti-cancer agent adherence.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Care Coordination Throughout the Cancer Trajectory: Improving Communication, Developing Metrics, and Measuring Impact

The environment of oncology care coordination has evolved to include nurse navigators, lay navigators, and nurses who play an important role in care coordination but lack the formal title of navigator. By reviewing examples of national initiatives, you’ll discover how you can improve communication among interdisciplinary teams, develop metrics to standardize the quality of transition processes, and measure the economic and health-related impact of care coordination.

Objectives 

  1. Describe the environment of cancer care coordination and understand the unique role of the nurse navigator, lay navigator, and others who carry out coordination informally.
  2. Describe the ONS Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies in the context of the interdisciplinary team involved in care coordination.
  3. Discuss issues, such as anxiety and psychosocial factors, that can pose challenges to care coordination and propose methods to meet those challenges.
  4. Identify metrics to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of care coordination on both individuals and systems.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Improving Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes in Patients With Cancer
Join us for a five-part session exploring how to implement symptom assessment and management strategies.
  • Lorie Davis, MSN, RN, OCN®, will present "A Systematic Review of Interventions for Treatment-Related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer."
  • Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CHPN, APN-C, will present "Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Patients and the Cancer Care Team: An Oncology Nursing and Pastoral Care Collaborative."
  • Carol Belcher, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN®, will present "Instituting A Program For The Assessment, Monitoring And Management Of Distress In The Cancer Patient Population Of A Community Cancer Center."
  • Leslie Vietmeier, ARNP, will present "Touchy Subjects: Addressing Intimacy, Sexuality, and Fertility Issues in an Outpatient Oncology Setting."
  • Julie Otte, PhD, RN, OCN®, will present " Uncovering the Complexity of Sleep Complaints in Breast Cancer Survivors: Are Symptoms Indicative of Potential Sleep Disorders?"

Objectives

  1. Describe the translation of cancer symptom management evidence into clinical practice.
  2. Discuss successes and barriers to implementing cancer symptom assessment and management strategies. 


Speakers
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 Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CHPN, APN-C

Michele Gaguski, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CHPN, APN-C

Clinical Director Medical Oncology/Infusion Services, Atlanticare Cancer Care Institute
I have been an oncology nurse for 25 years. My background includes hematology/medical oncology, nursing education, staff development, consultation, advocacy, administration and evidence based practice. I am an active member of ONS.
avatar for Leslie Vietmeier Heron, RN, MN, ARNP-BC

Leslie Vietmeier Heron, RN, MN, ARNP-BC

Survivorship ARNP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Survivorship; collaboration between specialties, providers, institutions; networking; Integrative Nurse Coaching; Nurse Practitioner roles; bridging patients back to Primary Care; patient advocacy.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
414AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Patient Education Across the Cancer Continuum
Join us for a four-part session describing how you can improve your patient education efforts.
  • Krista Henderson, RN, BSN, CBCN®, will present "Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Education: Taking It from the Classroom to the Computer."
  • Juliana Amankwah, RN, BSN, will present "Constipation and Opioids: Creation and Adoption of Evidence-Based Patient Education Tools."
  • Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®, will present "A Comparison of Strategies for Injection Teaching in Patients and Their Caregivers.
  • Eugene Terkoski, RN, will present "Development of a Preoperative Education Tool for the Head and Neck Patient Undergoing Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery."

Objectives

  1. Describe three approaches to improving access to patient educational materials.
  2. Discuss successes and barriers to implementing patient education delivery methods in the oncology setting.

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

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

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Krista Henderson, RN, BSN, CBCN®

Clinic Nurse, M D Anderson Cancer Center



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Self Care of the Oncology Nurse

As caregivers, nurses are vulnerable to cumulative mental and physical exhaustion. Self-care distress management can improve your work-life balance and reduce your stress level. Meditation, Reiki, and music therapy are just a few of the interventions you can use to achieve this goal. Come explore the evidence and new research models for integrative approaches to wellness.

Objectives

  1. Identify the critical importance of managing stress to prevent illness and enhance healing.
  2. Discuss the theoretical and practice perspectives of three different types of meditation, and how this complementary practice can be incorporated into one’s daily life to manage stress, enhance self care, and improve quality of life.
  3. Describe Reiki as a healing practice for self care and stress management.
  4. List at least three of the effects of music for self care, stress reduction, and healing.
  5. Discuss healing therapies that may work best for one to manage stress, enhance well-being, and improve personal and professional productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lehett, RN, BSN, OCN®

Mary Lehett, RN, BSN, OCN®

Reiki, swimming, my husband and dog. card making.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Social Media Panel: Get Connected for Maximum Nursing and Patient Engagement

Social media enhances nursing knowledge, professional growth, and networking opportunities. It provides a forum to engage patients and interact with other medical professionals to improve care. Listen to a panel of nurses, including a cancer survivor, share their own experiences using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nursing blogs. You’ll learn the value of social media in professional practice and gain an understanding of appropriate use to comply with ethical standards, professional codes of conduct, and employer regulations.

Objectives

  1. Understand the professional implications of social media, including benefits and risks.
  2. Describe healthcare-related cases of social media utilization in cancer care, from the perspective of both the nurse and the patient. 
  3. Identify strategies to use social media in oncology nursing, to advance as an individual clinician, and to achieve organizational aims. 

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bush, BS, RN

Carol Bush, BS, RN

Nurse Consultant, Midwest Cancer Alliance - KU Cancer Center
avatar for Michele Longabaugh, RN

Michele Longabaugh, RN

I am a RN Cancer Survivor that has utilized social media to raise awareness, educate about my rare, stigmatized cancer and connect with and support other people with cancer. Talk to me about getting excited about and connecting on SoMe with colleges and patients!



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Tumor Board: Hematology Oncology Treatment Modalities

Stay up-to-date with new treatment and management options related to hematology oncology and blood and marrow transplant. In this comprehensive and coordinated overview, you’ll use case-based reviews incorporating the latest research and perspectives from multiple disciplines to facilitate discussion among your peers.

Objectives

  1. Understand treatment options for Chronic lymphocytic leukemia(CLL) and complications of bone marrow transplant.
  2. Increase knowledge of nursing measures for CLL and bone marrow transplant.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Managing Large Datasets of Genetic/Genomic Data

Take a closer look at the dual hot topics of genetic/genomic research and managing large datasets. Experts in these areas will describe the enormous collaborative effort needed to build such datasets, how to access them, and the impact of the fast-paced field of genetics/genomics continually adding new discoveries to the database. You’ll discuss the enormity of information and applications to clinical practice. 

Objectives

  1. Discuss current knowledge and advances in genetic/genomic research and the creation of large datasets to house and share the continuously unfolding information that is driving the future of healthcare.
  2. Recognize the enormous collaborative effort needed to optimize this type of dataset for the advancement of science and improved clinical outcomes.
  3. Apply knowledge gained from large dataset genetic/genomic analyses to clinical practice.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Evaluating Risk for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Cancer Genetics SIG)

Review the procedural, technological, and commercial factors that have impacted the field of cancer risk evaluation for inherited cancer syndromes in the past 18 months. You’ll become familiar with the rapid expansion of commercial testing laboratories providing germline testing for hereditary cancer syndromes and the use of next-generation sequencing. Leave with an understanding of the complexities faced by clinicians when determining patient eligibility for genetic testing, with third-party payers now determining eligibility and directing testing service accessibility.

Objectives

  1. Delineate the impact of next generation sequencing technology on the landscape of cancer risk Assessment for inherited cancer syndromes and the development of targeted therapies in many types of cancers.

Speakers
CB

Cathy Belt, RN, MSN, AOCN®

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



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Obesity’s Effect on Breast Cancer Recurrence (Breast Care SIG)

In this interactive discussion panel, you’ll become familiar with the increased risk of breast cancer recurrence due to obesity. Experts will review pathophysiology, assessment skills, barriers, and stigma placed on obese patients. You’ll also learn about naturopathic and diet supplements, contraindications, nutrition plans, and dietary challenges to help you understand how you can better treat these patients.

Objectives

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of adipose tissue and the effects on breast cancer recurrence.
  2. Be able to demonstrate new methods of assessing the needs of the obese patient and barriers to life-style changes.
  3. Recognize many of the complications and barriers to patients that are meant to undergo imaging tests, biopsies, and other diagnostics due to being overweight.
  4. Detect improper use of supplements for the purpose of weight loss.
  5. Identify techniques for lifestyle changes and how to integrate these changes into a care plan that is appropriate for your patient.



Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:45am

Certification Renewal: What’s ILNA and How Do I Get Started?
Limited Capacity full

Join ONCC for an informative look at the new Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method and tips on how to complete your certification Learning Plan.  ONCC Executive Director Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE, will take you through the steps that will make your certification renewal both meaningful and easy.

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

Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE

Executive Director, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation


Friday April 24, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:45am

Designing Your Path to Leadership
Limited Capacity full

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



Friday April 24, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

ePoster Session
View NEW ePosters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Valencia Lobby, Fourth Floor 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

General Poster Session
View general oncology nursing posters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Research Poster Session
View research posters to learn about the findings of your peers. In addition to the 1 contact hour of CNE that each poster session offers, you can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. For every 20 posters that you review, you’ll receive 1 contact hour. Take notes on the posters you’ve explored and track their numbers and titles in your Conference Guide. When completing your evaluation, you’ll list the poster numbers and titles that you visited to claim your CNE.

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 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
224E 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

A Treatment Option for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Presented by Ann McNeill, RN, MSN, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Multiple Myeloma Division at the John Theurer Cancer Center at HUMC.

Symposia events require separate registration. Please register here.

This program's logistics have been planned by ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society, and developed and supported by Celgene Corporation.



Friday April 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Interactive Demonstration and Educational Presentation for Oncology Nurses to Feed Your Appetite for Knowledge
"Endocrine Resistance in Advanced Breast Cancer" presented by Carol S. Viele, RN, MS, OCN®, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco.

"Considerations in Managing Patients With Neuroendocrine Cancers" presented by Tiffany Valone, MS, OTR, PAC, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL.

Symposia events require separate registration. Please register here.

This promotional program has been planned by ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society, and developed and supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Windermere Ballroom W 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: An Interactive non-CNE Lunch Symposium
Please join us for an interactive non-CNE lunch symposium that will enable you to test your knowledge of metastatic colorectal cancer. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

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This program is presented by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

The Pivotal Role of the Oncology Nurse in Breakthrough Cancer Pain: Patient Advocacy, Assessment, and Management
BTCP is a debilitating condition and often associated with poor outcome. Management of BTCP poses a clinical challenge despite high prevalence and significant patient impact. Current pain assessments tools are often inconsistent and fail to differentiate specific types of pain, often deleting  the defining characters of BTCP. 

Objectives

  • Increase awareness and prevalence of BTCP
  • Affirm clinical criteria for ongoing pain assessment 
  • Utilizes evidenced based data to validate current sublingual treatment option

Registration for this event is closed. Please arrive early onsite for possible onsite seating opportunities!


This program was developed in collaboration with ONS:Edge and is sponsored by Insys Therapeutics.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Ambulatory/Office Nursing Special Interest Group Business Meeting
During this special interest group (SIG) business meeting, you'll network with SIG members and healthcare professionals regarding ambulatory and office nursing.

Friday April 24, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Hall B4 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Eight-Step Estate Planning

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

Supported by the ONS Foundation. 



Friday April 24, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
224D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Clinical Cases From Patients With HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer
Limited Capacity full

This program presents hypothetical cases of patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer.

Friday April 24, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Integrating a New Treatment Option Into the Armamentarium for Postmenopausal Women With ER+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer
Limited Capacity full

During this presentation you will learn about IBRANCE (palbociclib), the indication, the product’s mechanism of action, clinical study results, and benefits and risks of treatment.

Objectives
  1. Gain familiarity with the clinical profile of IBRANCE for postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2- advanced breast cancer.
  2. Understand how to educate and manage your patient on IBRANCE therapy.
  3. Review Important Safety Information and dosing and monitoring guidelines for IBRANCE.

Friday April 24, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Investigate How Tumor-Derived Antigens Can Set the Immune System in Motion Against Cancer
Limited Capacity full

Please join us for a theater presentation on melanoma at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.

Click here to learn more!

This program is presented by Amgen, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.

Friday April 24, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Innovation Exchange: A Conversation With the ONS Board
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Friday April 24, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Advanced Oncology Nursing Practice: Optimizing Education and Utilization
Join us for a four-part session explaining the role of the advanced practice nurse in cancer care.
  • Renee Kurz, MSN, FNP-BC, will present "Merging Academia with Clinical Practice to Optimize the Education of Advance Practice Nurses who Specialize in Oncology."
  • Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®, will present "APN-Driven Urgent Visit Program in a Large Academic Center: Reduction of Oncology ED Admissions."
  • Suzanne Walker, CRNP, MSN, AOCN®, BC, will present "Oncology Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Education in the 21st Century: A Single Institution's Experience With Embracing Technology to Advance the Specialty."
  • Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD, RN, CHPPN, will present "Evaluation of an Intervention Fidelity-Monitoring Plan for a Palliative and End-of-Life Communication Intervention delivered to Parents of Children with a Brain Tumor."

Objectives

  1. Describe approaches for filling the educational gap between formal advanced practice education and the oncology environment.
  2. Describe the role of advance practice nurses in reducing oncology patient emergency department admission. 



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414CD 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Cancer Prehabilitation

Explore a rapidly emerging and important new field of oncology. Develop your understanding of this multidisciplinary approach to preparing patients for upcoming cancer treatments, both physically and mentally. You’ll learn how you can use current research to prevent or reduce the severity of anticipated treatment-related impairments that may cause significant morbidity and decreased quality of life for your patients.

Objectives

  1. Define cancer prehabilitation and describe its role and impact in survivorship care.
  2. Compare and contrast current prehabilitation practice with evidence-based and/or best practices.
  3. Identify core competencies that nurses need to participate in and/or lead prehabilitation assessments and interventions.
  4. Identify at least three physical and/or functional prehabilitation assessments that nurses may conduct.
  5. Discuss dual screening for physical impairments and distress and explain how this may improve both the patient experience and survivor population outcomes.

Speakers


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Healthcare System Interventions to Improve Patient Care
Join us for a five-part session to discover how to enhance healthcare system processess.
  • Vickie Thomas-Januska, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, will present "Call Light Responsiveness: A Lean Six Sigma Approach."
  • Catherine Licitra, RN, MA, CNML, will present "The Future of Healthcare: Developing an Observation Program for the Oncology Patient."
  • Marie Decker, RN, MSN, AOCN®, NE-BC, HN-BC, will present "The Buzz on Bedside Reporting: The Journey."
  • Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN®, will present "Enhancing Patient Care and Reducing Process Waste Through Kaizen Huddle Board Utilization in an Ambulatory Cancer Center."
  • Wendy Rowehl Miano, DNP, MSN, RN, AOCN®, will present "Caring for the Professional Caregiver—Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice for Large Urban Academic NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center."

Objectives

  1. Describe three healthcare system interventions to improve patient care in the oncology setting.
  2. Identify methods to enhance care processes through commnication. 



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Increasing the Cancer Workforce With Patient Navigation

Patient navigation is a team effort, and oncology nurse navigators play a critical role in improving the quality of care. The use of trained lay patient navigators to provide non-clinical support is gaining national attention, with oncology nurse navigators in a role to oversee this model of care. You’ll discover how a patient navigation process using oncology nurse navigators and lay patient navigators can improve patient outcomes, enhance access to quality care, help patients navigate the healthcare system, and improve the individual patient’s experience of care.

Objectives 
  1. Understand the history of the Freeman model of patient navigation and how it influences patient navigation today.
  2. Gain knowledge on the training, tools, and competency requirements for patient navigation to be effective.
  3. Identify the role of oncology nurses when delegating navigation services to trained nonprofessionals and/or volunteers.



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Neurotoxicity in Cancer Care: A Case-Based Approach

Oncology nurses are in a unique position to identify the signs and symptoms of cancer treatment-related neurotoxicities. Refresh your knowledge of cognitive deficits, peripheral system disorders, and central system disorders. By examining cases, you’ll enhance your ability to assess and manage short- and long-term dysfunctions.

Objectives

  1. Distinguish between treatment-related neurotoxicity and neurologic cancer symptoms.
  2. Identify pathological mechanisms of treatment-related neurotoxicity.
  3. Discuss potential short and long-term neurologic sequalea of oncologic treatment.
  4. Delineate evidence-based interventions for symptom management and quality of life (QOL) in the care of patients with cancer with treatment-related neurotoxicity.

Speakers


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Quality in Cancer Care: What’s on the Horizon?

Nurses at all levels play a crucial role in quality cancer care for every patient. Understand and embrace the quality measures that are used in cancer care to provide the highest level of care to your patients. You’ll review case examples to learn how the implementation of cancer quality measures impacts patient outcomes, clinical practice, and reimbursement and take away ideas for quality improvement in your own work setting.

Objectives

  1. Define ‘quality’ from the personal, organizational, policy, and patient perspectives. 
  2. Discuss historical efforts that propelled the healthcare quality movement and identify notable contributors to the development of quality improvement systems in use today.
  3. Describe the meaning of quality cancer care, the current elements of such care, and the role that nursing has played in developing quality measurement systems.
  4. Discuss current economic implications for quality cancer care.
  5. Facilitate discussions within their practice setting regarding quality improvement interventions to enhance quality cancer care. 

If interested in the presenter’s slide presentation, please contact the presenter directly at rita.musanti@rutgers.edu.



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Standardized Approaches to Clinical Trials: International Collaborations and Fall Prevention
Join us for a four-part session to understand clinical trials and international education as they relate to oncology nursing.
  • Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present "Multi-Site Trials: Models, Methods, and Outcomes."
  • Jill Benedeck, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Lessons Learned From A Community-Based, Nurse-Led Clinical Cancer Trial."
  • Mary Kate Egan, RN, OCN®, will present "Twinning Oncology Nursing Practice: Building an International Collaborative Relationship From Pittsburgh to Kazakhstan."
  • Tahitia Timmons, MSN, RN-BC, OCN®, VABC, will present "Fall Prevention in the Oncology Population: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Systems Theory."

Objectives

  1. Describe the role of clinical trials nurses in the oncology setting.
  2. Discuss methods for developmenting, implementing, and evaluating an international nursing education program. 

Speakers
MK

Mary Kate Egan, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Education Specialist, UPMC CancerCenter
avatar for Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Michigan State University College of Nursing



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Symptom Management for Patients and Caregivers Across Cancer Types
Join us for a four-part session covering nursing research work in cancer care.

Objectives

  1. Describe symptoms accompanying persistent fatigue among persons who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
  2. Identify symptoms associated with patient confidence in health management among individuals surviving colorectal cancer.
  3. Recognize interventions that that lower psychological distress and reduce the occurrence of radiodermatitis among women undergoing breast cancer adjuvant therapy.
 



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Chemo/Bio Clinical Hot Topics (Chemotherapy and Biotherapy SIG)

The medical treatment of cancer frequently involves a combination of antineoplastic drugs, including traditional chemotherapy and biotherapy agents. Extravasation and infusion reactions are two potential challenges that infusion nurses face. Join us to review patient case studies and participate in a patient-focused discussion to determine how to manage these complications.

Objectives

  1. Identify patient and treatment-related risk factors for extravasation and infusion reactions.
  2. Identify nursing actions to manage acute complications of intravenous chemotherapy/biotherapy infusions.
  3. Discuss current evidence-based practice recommendations in the management of extravasation and infusion-related reactions.

Speakers
avatar for Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

Neuro-Oncology Nurse Researcher, John Wayne Cancer Institute



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Shen Zhen Gong for Nurses: A Mindfulness Tool for Self Care (Complementary & Integrative Therapies SIG)
As a nurse, you spend much of your time caring for others and helping them through difficult times. Do you take the necessary steps to manage stress and deal with loss in your own life? Come and discover Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong), a practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). You’ll learn about the basic principles of TCM and moving meditation and participate in the practice to experience its benefits.

Objectives
  1.  Analyze the critical importance of managing stress to prevent illness and enhance healing.
  2. Explain the theoretical and practical perspectives of three different types of meditation and how this complementary practice can be incorporated into one's daily life to manage stress, enhance self-care, and improve quality of life.
  3. Describe Reiki as a healing practice for self-care and stress management.
  4. Critique the effects of music for self-care, stress reduction, and healing.
  5. Discuss healing therapies that may work best for oneself to manage stress, enhance well-being, and improve personal productivity

Speakers
avatar for Liana Wheatley, RN

Liana Wheatley, RN

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



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Target Audience RN
  • Content Level Intermediate
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.5

1:30pm

Understanding the Role of the CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist SIG)

Learn about the unique role of the clinical nurse specialist. You’ll compare the position with that of a nurse practitioner to discover the similarities and differences. In a panel discussion, you will gain an understanding of the CNS spheres of influences and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Objectives

  1. Explain the various practice roles of the CNS.
  2. Describe the speaker's current role.
  3. Compare the difference in roles between CNS and NP.



Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:45pm

Nurses Take the Lead: Teach Your Patients to Get Up and Get Moving
Limited Capacity full

View the premiere of the new ONS patient teaching video, Get Up, Get Moving. You’ll see the benefits of physical activity through the eyes of a man with cancer. Find out how you can access this resource and use it to teach your patients. Plus, learn about additional resources from ONS to help you increase the frequency and consistency of recommendations for physical activity to patients during treatment and beyond. Help lead this change and take the pledge to incorporate Get Up, Get Moving into your practice.  

Speakers
avatar for Katrina L. Fetter, MSN, RN, OCN®

Katrina L. Fetter, MSN, RN, OCN®

Oncology Educator, Lancaster General Hospital
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Diane Otte, RN, MS, OCN®

Director, Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare


Friday April 24, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Emotional Wellness
Limited Capacity full

Speaker Mary Vietzke, RN, discusses Emotional Wellness, a program designed to enhance the patient-clinician dialogue and to empower healthcare providers and patients as they face the challenges of a life-altering diagnosis.

This program is sponsored by Walgreens. 

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Product Theater Sponsored by Incyte Corporation
Limited Capacity full

This program was developed in collaboration with ONS:Edge and is sponsored by Incyte Corporation.

Friday April 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Survivorship: Care: Implementing the Essentials
Limited Capacity full

This presentation is designed to help participants enhance patient care by recognizing the essential components of survivorship care and how to implement a quality survivorship program in their own clinical setting.  
© Lilly USA, LLC 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.

Friday April 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Innovation Exchange: A Conversation With the ONS Board
Limited Capacity full

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

Friday April 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Snack Station
Take a break from your busy day and visit UCLA Health in booth #1538 to enjoy a smoothie.

Friday April 24, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
UCLA Health Booth (#1538) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:30pm

Investing Toward Retirement

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

Supported by the ONS Foundation. 



Friday April 24, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
224D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Psychosocial Challenges for the Young Adult With Cancer—How Can We Help?

Young adults with cancer have traditionally fallen between the two worlds of pediatric and adult cancer. They are not children with cancer, yet they aren’t adults either. They are instead a unique population with developmental tasks and life experiences that differ from those in other life stages. Dive into the psychosocial needs of these patients, and explore how you can help them overcome the challenges of cancer at this stage of life.

Objectives

  1. Identifies the unique challenges of having cancer as a young adult.
  2. Describe what we know about psychosocial needs of young adults with cancer.
  3. Explain how to help the young adult cope with the psychosocial changes after treatment.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

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



Friday April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Cancer Prevention: From Environmental and Behavioral Factors to Physiological Pathways

Join cancer prevention experts as they discuss how environmental and behavioral factors can significantly increase cancer risk. You’ll follow the physiological pathways from aberrant cell formation that is normally detected and eliminated by the immune system to cancer formation. Examine how the environment and individual behaviors contribute to altering our endogenous protective mechanisms and explore strategies for cancer prevention based on these modifiable factors.   

Objectives

  1. Explain various germline, behavioral, and environmental factors that increase an individual’s risk for cancer.
  2. Describe some of the key molecular, molecular pathway, and cellular aberrations that underlie cancer development and progression.
  3. Illustrate the process of cancer development from germline, behavioral, and environmental perspectives to aide in the development, enhancement, or implementation of educational tools to benefit patients and families in clinical practice.
  4. Discuss and apply current evidence-based guidelines applicable to patients and the general population that promote the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles, use of cancer-preventive vaccines and preventive agents, as well as screening services to reduce cancer risks.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Professor, Saint Louis University
I have run the Hereditary Cancer Program at Saint Louis University Cancer Center since 1999. I have a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing. My interests are in cancer prevention, early detection, and hereditary cancer syndromes



Friday April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

Caring for Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Cancer: Nursing Implications & Overview of a Treatment Option for Metastatic Andenocarcinoma of the Pancreas and Metastatic Breast Cancer
Learn about some of the special needs of patients with Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas and Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).  We will discuss nursing implications for these patients and an overview of a treatment option.  You will also hear a patient with MBC share the story of her journey living with this disease.

This program is sponsored by Celgene Corporation. 

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Enhanced Management of Lymphomatous Meningitis: Theory and Practice
Sponsored by Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Urban Tide 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Establishing a Length of Therapy in Multiple Myeloma
Limited Capacity full

Please RSVP by contacting EPIC@theselvagroup.com.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology and hosted by Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ruth's Chris Steak House 7501 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Establishing a Length of Therapy in Multiple Myeloma
Limited Capacity filling up

Please RSVP by contacting EPIC@theselvagroup.com.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology and hosted by Millennium Pharmaceuticals. 

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Regency Salon 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

XOFIGO Dinner Presentation
This program is sponsored by Bayer Healthcare.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Topics in Cancer Care

Visit www.onsedge.com/liveevents/pfizer_kca to learn more about this event.

Symposia events require separate registration. Register now!

This program is sponsored by Pfizer Oncology and supported by the Kidney Cancer Association and ONS:Edge.

Friday April 24, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Windermere Ballroom W 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

7:00pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Friday April 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, April 25
 

6:15am

25th Annual ONS Foundation/Pfizer Oncology Fun Run/Walk and Wheelchair
Stretch your limbs and step out into the sun for a cause you can truly get behind: your profession. Proceeds from the 2015 Fun Run benefit the Ann Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps oncology nurses to pursue a research or clinical doctoral degree. It’s one of 25 academic scholarships administered annually by the ONS Foundation, whose mission is to support oncology nurses to improve the lives of people with or at risk for cancer.

DISTANCE

5k (runners), 1.5 miles (walkers)


Saturday April 25, 2015 6:15am - 7:30am
Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

An Introduction to Biosimilars
Are you interested in learning more about biosimilars? Come hear about how biosimilars are defined by the FDA, the regulatory requirements for approval, and potential impact on healthcare biosimilar costs and patient access in the United States.Join us at our symposium to learn about biosimilars, or visit us at booth 1638.

This program is sponsored by Hospira.

Saturday April 25, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:15am

Ovarian Cancer Tumor Panel (Part 5 of a 5-part series): Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty

This unique symposium focused on the management of ovarian cancer is part of an integrated series during which invited faculty members will present actual patient cases from their practices. No didactic presentations will be included, although relevant clinical research will augment moderated panel discussions designed to assess optimal therapeutic and supportive care strategies for each case. The panel will feature both medical oncologist and nurse experts to ensure that diverse perspectives emerge.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, preregistration is advised. For more information or to register please click on the link below:

http://www.researchtopractice.com/Meetings/ONS2015/Ovarian

Moderator:
Neil Love, MD

Faculty:
Deborah K Armstrong, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive
Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Bradley J Monk, MD
University of Arizona Cancer Center - Phoenix
Creighton University School of Medicine
at Dignity Health St Joseph’s Hospital
and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Additional faculty to be announced.

Sponsored by Research To Practice.  This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.



Saturday April 25, 2015 6:15am - 7:45am
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

8:30am

Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture: Celebrating Survivorship: Reflections of 34 Years of Mara’s Legacy

Click here for Live Streaming.

Over the past 34 years, major strides have been made in improving psychosocial care for cancer survivors. Come and discuss nursing’s contributions and the impact of Mara’s legacy with Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN. You’ll examine gaps that currently exist in survivorship care and explore the next steps toward continuing advancement.

Objectives

  1. Discuss nursing’s contributions in psychosocial care in survivorship
  2. Examine persistent gaps in cancer survivorship
  3. Explore next steps in psychosocial care in cancer survivorship and oncology nursing

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

Speakers
avatar for Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN

Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Saturday April 25, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) Treatment for Patients With Deletion 5q Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Nurse’s Perspective
Limited Capacity full

Please join us for a Celgene presentation of REVLIMID® in the treatment of del(5q) Myelodysplastic Syndromes.  Sandra Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C from The University of Arizona Cancer Center will walk you through an overview of the MDS, discuss considerations for the treatment of patients with MDS, present patient cases, and review the use of REVLIMID and important safety information. We are looking forward to your attendance.  

This program is sponsored by Celgene Corporation.  

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Kurtin RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C

Sandra Kurtin RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona
Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with high distinction, followed by a Master of Science in Oncology Nursing and post-graduate certification in both Geriatric and Adult Practice.  She is currently employed as a hematology/oncology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

XTANDI® (Enzalutamide) Capsules Promotional Presentation
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn more about this event at http://www.onsedge.com/?p=9226.

This program has been planned and developed in collaboration with Astellas and Medivation and ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society, and is sponsored by Astellas and Medivation.

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Zytiga® (abiraterone acetate) Promotional Presentation
Limited Capacity filling up

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

 
Objectives
  • Review clinical data supporting the use of a treatment option for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
  • Understand how to access this treatment option for your patients.
  • Review the clinical and practical management of patients on this treatment option.

 

This program has been planned and developed in collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc. and ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society, and is sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

030337-150227

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Coffee Break
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee to start your day.

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning Hall 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

9:30am

Complex Care for a New Acute Leukemic AYA Patient
Limited Capacity full

A new diagnosis of cancer for any patient is devastating and comes with learning needs, care, and adjustments. Add to that a young age, sudden admission to a hospital, urgency of starting treatment, and a multitude of concerns about fertility and sexuality, and you have the perfect storm. Come and witness the role a nurse plays in this situation to provide the complex care required to meet an AYA patient’s needs.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN

Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN

Carol Cannon is a Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant nurse in Boston, MA. She and her husband previously lived in Texas and Maryland, where Carol gained experience in critical care, oncology education and hospice. Her work-related passions include palliative care and the use of social media in professional practice. This is her second year serving on the ONS Congress Planning Team.


Saturday April 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Cancer Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum
Join us for a four-part session to learn how navigation plays a part in all phases of cancer care.
  • Lori Dagostino, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Impact of a Nurse Navigator Telephone Intervention in Reducing Unplanned Hospitalizations in Blood Cancer Patients."
  • Teresa Labovich, RN, MSN, OCN®, will present "Gastrointestinal Oncology Navigation: Implementing Best Practices."
  • Gean Brown, MSN, RN, OCN®, will present "Lung Cancer Screening and the Role of the Oncology Nurse."
  • Heather Askren, NP-C, RN, OCN®, will present "Welcome to the Walk Through Colon."

Objectives

  1. Describe two approaches for increasing public awareness of cancer risk.
  2. Discuss the various roles of nurse navigators in improving oncology patient outcomes. 

Speakers
avatar for Gean Brown, MSN, RN, OCN®

Gean Brown, MSN, RN, OCN®

Clinical Manager, Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
Lung Screening and Navigation
avatar for Heather Askren DNP, NP-C, RN, OCN®

Heather Askren DNP, NP-C, RN, OCN®

Nurse Practitioner Oncology and Palliative Care, Franciscan St. Elizabeth
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Teresa Labovich, RN, MSN, OCN®

Gastrointestinal Oncology Nurse Navigator, Penrose Cancer Center



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Distress Screening: The Sixth Vital Sign

Distress, often called the sixth vital sign, should be closely monitored in all patients—from diagnosis to end of life. In more severe cases, patients may even experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that can impact their adherence to follow-up care. Learn about new tools for distress screening that will boost your ability to help your patients throughout the care continuum.

Objectives

  1. Describe how oncology nursing care can be organized and enhanced through the use of routine screenings for distress.
  2. Identify to integrate screening for distress into your practice setting or own practice
  3. Explore the application of the screening for distress intervention through participating in several case studies revolving around clinical oncology scenarios and the use of screening for distress to organize the identification, assessment, and management of distress. 



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

DNP Project: A Roadmap for Success

Are you on or considering the doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) path and want to learn more about successful approaches to a DNP capstone or project? Hear from recent DNP graduates, who will share why they chose the DNP path and how they chose and completed their DNP project. You’ll examine strategies to prepare and complete DNP projects, review lessons learned, and participate in an interactive panel discussion with the DNP graduates.

Objectives

  1. Identify considerations that are important in the selection of a DNP project.
  2. Describe requirements that can be specific to individual educational institutions.
  3. Discuss the elements involved in completing DNP project.
  4. Discuss outcomes, including possible barriers and pitfalls.



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

On the Job Education: Novice to Expert
Join us for a five-part session detailing approaches to fill common educational gaps among oncology nurses.
  • Deborah Baldassarre, RN, MSN, OCN®, HN-BC, will present "Oncology Nurse Residency Program for Recent Graduate Nurses."
  • Maura Price, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Redesigning Orientation: Embracing the Challenge of Multidisciplinary Oncology Care."
  • Susan Mejstrik, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "The Challenges of Educating Staff to Care for Both Pediatric and Adult Oncology Patients."
  • Daravan Kao, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Multidisciplinary Development of a Bone Marrow Aspirate and Core Biopsy Performed by Registered Nurses."
  • Andria Caton, RN, OCN®, CHPN, will present "Ethics Theater: A Stage for a Nurse-Led Ethics Program."

Objectives

  1. Describe approaches for filling the educational gap between formal education and the oncology practice environment.
  2. Discuss three educational approaches to improve care outcomes. 

Speakers


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Oral Therapy: Underadherence, Overadherence, and Everything in Between

Click here for Live Streaming.

More than half of newly approved cancer drugs are administered orally. Oral oncolytics make therapy more manageable and convenient for patients, but they also pose potential challenges in regards to adherence. Take an in-depth look at the issues surrounding adherence, including evidence-based interventions and research gaps. You’ll come away with tools to improve outcomes for your patients.

Objectives

  1. Identify issues impacting adherence to prescribed oral cancer agents.
  2. Describe innovative strategies to promote medication adherence.
  3. Discuss patient cases where there are barriers to adherence and suggest ways to support those individuals in taking their medications as prescribed.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN®

Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN®

Nurse Researcher, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
avatar for Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Lead Faculty Oncology Specialty, Duke University
ONS President-Elect



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Tumor Board: Surgical Oncology Treatment Modalities

Keep abreast of new treatment and management options related to surgical oncology. In this comprehensive and coordinated overview, you’ll use case-based reviews incorporating the latest research and perspectives from multiple disciplines to facilitate discussion among your peers.

Objectives

  1. Describe the use of hepatic artery infusion pump to manage metastases in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
  2. Describe the benefits of identifying and measuring preoperative anxiety in female breast cancer patients.



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Using Technology to Improve Nurse and Patient Outcomes
Join us in a four-part session detailing how technology can help oncology nurses to be more efficient and effective.
  • Amy Malensek, RN, CBCN®, OCN®, will present "Implementing Clinical Education Through the Utilization of Social Media."
  • Suzanne Cowperthwaite, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, will present "Improving Staff Communication Through Social Media."
  • Paula DesJardins, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Using Consensus Building to Standardize an Ambulatory Multisite Oncology Information System."
  • Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN®, will present "Does the Use of the Provider Resilience App Increase Nurses' Professional QOL?"

Objectives
  1. Describe methods to use technology in cancer care.
  2. Discuss the benefits and risk of using technology to improve nursing outcomes.

Speakers
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Suzanne Cowperthwaite, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Asst. Director of Nursing, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
avatar for Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN®

Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN®

Advanced Practice Nurse, UCLA Health System
Patricia Jakel is an advanced practice nurse for the UCLA Santa Monica Solid Oncology Program.  She is responsible for supervising the nursing staff caring for patients receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, symptom management, and end-of-life care. She coordinates outreach classes for chemotherapy verification and oncology core curricula, and serves as an ongoing investigator for research on oncology nursing in ethically difficult... Read More →



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Victoria Mock New Investigator Award: Oral Anti-Cancer Agent Symptom and Adherence Management: Discovery, Translation, and Dissemination in a Collaborative Practice Environment

Hear the about the latest research findings of Sandra L. Spoelstra, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Nursing. She’ll discuss her ideas to create new knowledge and translate evidence to solve society’s problems in the care of patients with cancer. You’ll also learn about her critical thinking approach to bridging faculty understanding and student learning to enrich science and how she implemented an interdisciplinary team to achieve a collaborative practice environment.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate beginning understanding of the problem of oral anti-cancer agent symptom management and medication adherence.
  2. Identifies new knowledge on the state of the science in care of patients prescribed oral anti-cancer agents for cancer treatment.

Supported by the ONS Distinguished Nurse Research Fund within the ONS Foundation.



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:30am

Nurse’s Role in Fungal Infection and Evidence-Based Prevention (Neutropenia SIG)

Join us to discuss the issue of fungal infections in patients with cancer, including risk factors, presentation, diagnostics, and treatment. You’ll get an overview of how you can prevent infections during cancer treatment, with information on risk factors, evidence-based patient care, and the use of pharmacologics.

Objectives

  1. Identify predisposing factors for fungal infection.
  2. Differentiate the types of fungal infection.
  3. Interpret diagnostic tests for fungal infection.
  4. Identify treatment options.
  5. Use current PEP Guidelines to review prevention of infection evidence to care for neutropenic patients.


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Wilson, MS, RN, AOCN®, ACNS-BC

Barbara Wilson, MS, RN, AOCN®, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director, Oncology Professional Practice, WellStar



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:45am

Catching the Political Bug: Moving the Needle on Public Health Issues
Limited Capacity full

How can public health be defined in the modern era? What is the role of the government, providers, and private citizens in the provision of care? HPV vaccinations, disposal of hazardous drugs, screenings and other preventative health measures are dominating today’s public discourse. Suggested, mandatory, punitive—how should governing authorities handle safety issues regarding public health over individual rights and liberties? Balancing these principles is part of democracy. Engage in the latest discussion about public health with ONS and let your voice be heard.

Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

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



Saturday April 25, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:45am

How to Spread ONS Congress Knowledge Globally: The Dutch Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

For the past 13 years, Dutch oncology nurses have organized themselves to attend Congress as a group and hosted a post-conference meeting two weeks after their return. The Dutch nurses share what is happening in the United States in terms of cancer nursing, treatment, and side effect management with colleagues back at home who are unable to attend. Learn how they have developed this program over the years to increase the reach of Congress globally and here in the United States.

Speakers
avatar for Erik van Muilekom, MANP, OCN®, RN

Erik van Muilekom, MANP, OCN®, RN

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner and Past-President, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and EONS


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

ONS Business Meeting

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

2015 Business Meeting Agenda



Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Loving in the New Normal: Sexuality After Cancer
Limited Capacity full

Join prolific author, survivorship expert, and Oncology Nursing Forum Editor Anne Katz for a frank talk about sex. Katz will speak about sexuality after cancer for both men and women, a topic she’s covered for ONS since 2009 with her popular books Woman Cancer Sex and Man Cancer Sex. Get the answers to questions you’ve been afraid to ask, all in a fun, supportive chat environment.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

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


Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
ONS Booth (#916) 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

Case Study Discussions on the Nurse’s Role in Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

This symposium, presented by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, will provide an opportunity for nurses to expand their knowledge about treatments and side effects management for blood cancer patients.

Through a presentation of case studies and interactive audience discussion, best practices for nursing management will be shared.  On the registration form, nurses will have the opportunity to select the two of four case studies that will be presented. The cases will focus on Myeloma, Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia and Follicular Lymphoma. Important themes that will be highlighted throughout each case including treatment and side effect management, effective communication tools for educating patients about clinical trials, and referring patients to appropriate financial resources to assist them in affording their therapy. Q & A as well as small group discussion will be incorporated. While two cases will be discussed in detail during the session, all four scenarios developed by our expert panel will be included in the participant workbook as an ongoing reference, which will be available as a virtual lecture on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) website by late spring 2015. The program will last 90 minutes. Please register at www.LLS.org/ONS2015.

This program is sponsored by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with support from Teva Oncology. 


Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom D-H 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

The Oncology Quiz Game: Understanding Immunotherapies and Their Role in Cancer Care
This highly interactive CE-certified satellite symposium includes an engaging quiz game-based format that will review the latest clinical data and insights on how immunotherapies work, which agents are available for which cancers, and how to manage treatment-related adverse events. This event is designed to increase understanding of cancer immunotherapy in a challenging, fun, and collegial learning environment. Register here. 

Supported by an educational grant from Merck.

Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:00pm

When Impaired Renal Function Impairs Methotrexate Clearance...
High-dose methotrexate is commonly used in treatment of a broad spectrum of cancer types, including osteosarcoma, primary CNS lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite optimal patient management, toxicity due to the use of HDMTX does occur. Oncologic nurses who attend this educational symposium will: 
  • Become familiar with the principles (indications, precautions) of high-dose methotrexate therapy 
  • Gain an understanding of the causes of methotrexate toxicity and associated acute kidney injury
  • Understand the principles of prevention of methotrexate toxicity (leucovorin rescue, hydration, urinary alkalinization)
  • Understand the treatment(s) for methotrexate toxicity and associated acute kidney injury
  • Review educational tools and strategies that support the care of patients receiving high-dose methotrexate therapy

This promotional, non-CE educational symposium is sponsored by BTG International Inc.


Saturday April 25, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom I-K 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Caring for Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Cancer: Nursing Implications & Overview of a Treatment Option for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Limited Capacity full

Learn about some of the special needs of patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).  We will discuss nursing implications for these patients and an overview of a treatment option.  You will also hear from Heather, a patient with MBC who will share the story of her journey living with this disease.

This program is sponsored by Celgene Corporation. 

Saturday April 25, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 1 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Supporting your Patients throughout Their IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Treatment Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This promotional program has been sponsored by Pharmacyclics, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc. and has been planned by ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society.

Saturday April 25, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ONS:Edge Product Theater 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

12:15pm

Update on the Management of Advanced Melanoma
Limited Capacity full

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

Objectives

  • Overview of advanced melanoma
  • Clinical data on a treatment option for advanced melanoma

*Please note that there will be no food or beverage provided during this event. You are welcome to stop by the food court prior to joining us and bring your own lunch.


This program is presented by Merck, in conjunction with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. No continuing nursing education (CNE) credit will be awarded.


Saturday April 25, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Learning Hall Theater 2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Family Caregivers: Assessment and Interventions From Patient Diagnosis to Death
Join us for a three-part session to improve your ability to communicate with the family members of your patients.
  • Patricia Geddie, MS, CNS, AOCNS®, will present "Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT): Development and Psychometric Testing."
  • Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS, will present "Brief Clinic Based CBTI For Patient-Caregiver Dyads."
  • Debra Rodgers, BSN, RN, OCN®, CHPN, and Beth Calmes, RN, will present "Beyond the Final Breath: Nursing Care at the Time of Death."

Objectives

  1. Describe assessment and intervention tools for family caregivers of cancer patients.
  2. Describe an end of life, family oriented nursing care intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Carter, PhD, RN, CNS

Pat Carter, PhD, RN, CNS

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
I am passionate about helping cancer patients and their family caregivers achieve good quality sleep through behavioral approaches. We all live better when we sleep better!
avatar for Patricia Geddie, MS, CNS, AOCNS®

Patricia Geddie, MS, CNS, AOCNS®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Orlando Health
Oncology Nursing Research: Older Adults with Cancer



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Global Perspectives on Integrative Oncology

Integrative oncology, previously known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is seen as an important part of health promotion practices and the treatment plan for cancer patients around the world. A growing number of individuals practice meditation and yoga, get acupuncture treatments, receive chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, listen to music, or choose a variety of CAM health care practices to complement their cancer treatments. A large number of cancer institutions have natural settings in their clinical environments for patients and family members. The increase in use of these practices and environments may be partly due to a growing body of research showing that CAM practices can help manage pain, reduce stress, and increase quality of life. This session is based on current research and evidence-based practices from a variety of international perspectives. In this session, oncology nurses will learn about current research and evidence-based practices related to integrative oncology from Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Objectives

  1. Identify evidence informed CAM decision support strategies and interventions.
  2. Describe practical strategies that oncology nurses may use in clinical practice settings to address unmet patient and family CAM information and decision support needs.
  3. Provide research data to suggest the evidence-base use of henna for hand-foot syndrome and honey for xerostomia in head and neck patients.
  4. Discuss common CAM practices used in Asia by oncology nurses.

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

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

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

Andreas Charalambous, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
An expert in Oncology and Palliative Care, with special interest in clinical trials, supportive care, quality of life and study of the in-depth experience of living with cancer.
avatar for Tracy Truant, RN, MSN, PhD(c)

Tracy Truant, RN, MSN, PhD(c)

University of British Columbia School of Nursing
Tracy has been an oncology nurse for 25 years, holding a variety of clinical, education, research and leadership roles at local, provincial, and national levels. Currently, Tracy is the Vice President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmieres en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) and a full time doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada... Read More →
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Myungsun Yi, DNS, RN

Professor & President, College of Nursing Seoul National Univeristy & Asian Oncology Nursing Society
Myungsun Yi, DNS, RN, is a professor at the College of Nursing Seoul National University in South Korea. She is the first president of the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) which was established in 2013 and has worked as the president of Korean Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Seoul National University and her Doctor of Nursing Science degree from the State University of New York at... Read More →



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
315A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Rash Decisions: Assessment, Diagnostics, and Treatment of Cancer-Related Skin Reactions

Although skin rashes are common in patients with cancer, they can be difficult to properly assess, diagnose, and treat. Sharpen your decision-making skills using challenging, interactive case studies on different types of skin reactions.  You’ll learn to identify, communicate, manage, and treat skin reactions and receive the necessary knowledge and tools to improve patient outcomes.

Objectives

  1. Identify the morphologic characteristics of a rash.
  2. Develop a systematic approach for the diagnosis of rashes.
  3. Discuss assessment of skin eruption.

Rash Algorithms PDF



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Safety First!
Join us for a four-part session to get new ideas on how you can improve patient safety at your institution.
  • Veronica V. Campos, BSN, RN, will present "Implementing an Electronic Chemotherapy Preadministration Checklist."
  • Kerri Dalton, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, will present "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Bladder Cancer Surgery: Development and Implementation."
  • Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®, will present "Decreasing Fall Risk With Attention to Chemotherapy Premedications."
  • Mary Ann Plambeck, RN, MSN, OCN®, will present "Creating a Centralized Telephone Triage Model in a Comprehensive Cancer Center."

Objectives

  1. Describe the role of the nursing team in maintaining patient safety.
  2. Discuss two strategies to improve patient safety and quality care.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica V. Campos, MSN, RN

Veronica V. Campos, MSN, RN

Clinical Nurse Educator, Methodist Hospital
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Kerri Dalton, MSN, RN, AOCNS®

Associate Director, Education, Duke Cancer Network
avatar for Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Ashley Mickiewicz, RN, BSN, OCN®

Clinical Nurse Educator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414CD 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Survivorship Care: Moving Beyond Being Lost in Transition

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Since the 2006 Institute of Medicine report on survivorship care, strides have been made in providing survivors with recommended care plans and information about post-therapy surveillance. Unfortunately, research suggests that barriers to implementation still exist. Explore these barriers and discover innovative approaches to overcome them.

Objectives

  1. Summarize current and projected cancer survivorship trends.
  2. Discuss models of survivorship care.
  3. Identify unmet needs of survivors.
  4. Identify resources for cancer survivorship care.
  5. Discuss future directions for survivorship care and research.

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

Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

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



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • ILNA Content Survivorship
  • Target Audience RN, APN, ANR
  • Content Level Intermediate/Advanced
  • CNE Contact Hours 1.5

1:30pm

Translating Evidence Into Nursing Practice
Join us in a five-part session to grasp the concept of using qualiitative data to inform nursing interventions.
  • Catherine Finlayson, MS, RN, OCN®, will present "Awareness of Disease Status in Cancer Patients: A Concept Analysis."
  • Yumiko Kinoshita, ME, RN, will present "Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Lower Rectal Cancer After Sphincter-Saving Surgery: A Prospective Six-Month Follow-Up Study."
  • Rebecca Moreno, RN, BA, MSN, will present "A Qualitative Study Exploring What Bedside Nurses Need to Facilitate Advance Care Planning."
  • Deborah Selm-Orr, BSN, MS, DNP, AOCN®, will present "The Impact of Model of Care on Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting."
  • Karley Trautman, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, will present "Decreasing Adverse Effects Of Immunosuppression Therapy In Patients With Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease By Standardizing Practice: A Quality Improvement Project."

Objectives

  1. Use qualitative data to inform nursing interventions.
  2. Describe two approaches translating evidence into the management of cancer treatment side effects.



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
414AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Tumor Board: Medical and Radiation Oncology Treatment Modalities

Stay current with new treatment and management options related to medical and radiation oncology. In this comprehensive and coordinated overview, you’ll use case-based reviews incorporating the latest research and perspectives from multiple disciplines to facilitate discussion among your peers.

Objectives

  1. Describe the use of low level laser therapy to manage oral mucositis related to radiation and chemotherapy treatment of head and neck cancers.
  2. Describe the benefits of Image Guided Radiation Therapy and gated therapy in the treatment of advanced lung cancer. 

Speakers
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Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Manager, Oncology APP, Yale-New Haven Hospital
avatar for Annette Quinn, RN, MSN

Annette Quinn, RN, MSN

Program Manager, Radiation Oncology, UPMC Cancer Center
Oral mucositis prevention and treatment as well as stereotactic radiosurgery



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

State-of-the-Science Award: The Dynamics of Distress

Distress is a universal experience for patients with cancer, but the degree to which it is experienced, the duration, and the subsequent response varies widely from patient to patient. While progress has been made in understanding distress over the past five years, there are still areas of opportunity. Join Susan S. Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®, to review her translational research on cancer-related distress and discuss the practice, ethical, and policy implications that affect oncology nurses like you.

 Objectives

  1. Articulate the relevance and importance of distress screening in achieving optimal patient care outcomes.
  2. Describe the role of the nurse in successful screening of cancer related distress and evidence-based interventions for distress management.
  3. State limitations and opportunities for quality improvement and research surrounding cancer related distress.

Speakers
avatar for Susan S. Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®

Susan S. Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®

Assistant Professor; Coordinator of Accelerated Nursing Program, Idaho State University School of Nursing
Dr. Tavernier is Assistant Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Meridian. She is nurse scientist with a program of research in the individual context and priorities of the cancer patient. She has expertise with large qualitative data sets and conducting research in the clinical setting. Dr. Tavernier completed a translational research study funded by the Oncology Nursing Society... Read More →



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Addressing Gaps in Knowledge and Attitudes in Pain (Pain Management SIG)

Explore case studies to clear up some common misconceptions about pain management and delve into lesser-known topics, like pharmacology. You’ll cover issues like opioid dosages and duration, discrimination, individualized pain management, and multi-modal pain management approaches. You’ll also discover the differences between addition, tolerance, and dependence as they relate to pain management.


Objectives

  1. Compare opioids equianalgesia dosages (PO and IV) and give opioid peak and duration times.
  2. Define and distinguish between the following terms: addiction, tolerance, and dependence.
  3. Identify four areas of "total pain" in patients and establish patient driven pain goals.
  4. Explain how different types of pain require different multi-modal pain management approaches.



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

1:30pm

Healing by Spiritual Care (Spiritual Care SIG)

Get an overview of spiritual care, with a specific focus on how you can generate a plan to implement this type of healing within your institution. By reviewing case studies and participating in interactive examples, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the benefits and importance of spiritual care. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other session attendees to further consider ways of providing spiritual care within your own oncology setting.

Objectives

  1. Explain the concept of spiritual care with an understanding of its key concepts.
  2. Discuss the reasons spiritual care is a necessary component of oncology care and different ways it can be provided.
  3. Explain several different interventions and their concepts, thus being able to use this knowledge to generate their own spiritual care intervention plan that can be utilized and individualized for their needs in their own oncology settings.



Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
314A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Catching the Political Bug: Moving the Needle on Public Health Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

How can public health be defined in the modern era? What is the role of the government, providers, and private citizens in the provision of care? HPV vaccinations, disposal of hazardous drugs, screenings and other preventative health measures are dominating today’s public discourse. Suggested, mandatory, punitive—how should governing authorities handle safety issues regarding public health over individual rights and liberties? Balancing these principles is part of democracy. Engage in the latest discussion about public health with ONS and let your voice be heard.

Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

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


Saturday April 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Valencia A 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

Loving in the New Normal: Sexuality After Cancer
Join prolific author, survivorship expert, and Oncology Nursing Forum Editor Anne Katz for a frank talk about sex. Katz will speak about sexuality after cancer for both men and women, a topic she’s covered for ONS since 2009 with her popular books Woman Cancer Sex and Man Cancer Sex. Get the answers to questions you’ve been afraid to ask, all in a fun, supportive chat environment.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Katz, RN, PhD

Anne Katz, RN, PhD

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


Saturday April 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Valencia D 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

3:00pm

ONS Simulation Clinic: Sepsis and Social Media
What are the implications of connecting with your patients on social media? Explore them during this live simulation clinic, brought back by popular demand after its standing room-only status at last year’s Congress.

Your example: Katie is an adolescent or young adult patient who is going to undergo a bone marrow transplant. During her preparative regimen, Katie sees her RN’s ID and says that she’s going to “friend” her on Facebook. During infusion on day 0, Katie takes a picture with the nurse and posts it to Facebook. On day 3, Katie has a neutropenic fever and needs to be admitted to the ICU. That night, the RN posts something on Facebook about having a bad day because her favorite patient suffered a serious setback. A nursing colleague saw the post and confronted her. What happens next?

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN

Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN

Carol Cannon is a Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant nurse in Boston, MA. She and her husband previously lived in Texas and Maryland, where Carol gained experience in critical care, oncology education and hospice. Her work-related passions include palliative care and the use of social media in professional practice. This is her second year serving on the ONS Congress Planning Team.
avatar for Nonniekaye Shelburne

Nonniekaye Shelburne

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


Saturday April 25, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

Oncologic Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach

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Oncologic emergencies place patients at high risk for complications. The oncology nursing team is often the first to recognize signs and initiate the therapeutic response.  Get the latest updates in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing considerations of various oncologic emergencies and walk away with knowledge of practice standards, care tools, and strategies for implementing practice changes to improve patient outcomes.

Objectives 

  1. Identify the causes and symptoms of malignant spinal cord compression.  
  2. Describes treatment of malignant spinal cord compression to develop a nursing plan of care for patients with this oncologic emergency.

  3. Defines the risk factors and symptoms of tumor lysis syndrome.  

  4. Explain treatment of tumor lysis syndrome to effectively care for patients at risk for and those experiencing this syndrome.




Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

4:00pm

From Genes to Practice: Informing Management Strategies for Patients and Caregivers
Join us in a four-part session identifying management challenges and strategies to meet the needs of patients and caregivers.
  • Terri Jabaley, PhD, RN, will present "Cancer Risk Management Decision Making for BRCA+ Women (Previvors)."
  • Fang-yu Chou, PhD, RN, will present "Develop Cancer Self-Management Intervention for Patients with Limited-English-Proficiency."
  • Janice Withycombe, PhD, RN, MN, CCRP, will present "Patient/Family Educational Practices in Pediatric Oncology: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)."
  • Kimberly Alexander, RN, PhD, will present "Social well-being and cytokine gene variation in cancer patients and family caregivers."

Objectives

  1. Identify management challenges and strategies for patients and caregivers.
  2. Describe current practices structures and tools for patient needs.
 



Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Saturday April 25, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

Establishing a Length of Therapy in Multiple Myeloma
Limited Capacity full

Please RSVP by contacting EPIC@theselvagroup.com.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology and hosted by Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

Saturday April 25, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ruth's Chris Steak House 7501 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

6:30pm

Establishing a Length of Therapy in Multiple Myeloma
Limited Capacity full

Please RSVP by contacting EPIC@theselvagroup.com.

This program is sponsored by Takeda Oncology and hosted by Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

Saturday April 25, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Regency Salon 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

7:00pm

Meet and Eat Dinners
We’ve made group dinner reservations at several local restaurants to give you an opportunity to meet and chat with other Congress attendees. Claim your spot at the Visit Orlando desk in Hall C. Make sure to put in your reservation on Thursday or at least 24 hours inadvance to give the restaurants adequate time to prepare. You can choose from the following restaurants.
  •  Adobe Gila’s
  • The Capital Grille
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Participants are responsible for their own dinner expenses.To ensure an enjoyable group experience, please honoryour dinner commitment and arrive at the restaurant by thedesignated time.

Saturday April 25, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Sunday, April 26
 

8:00am

Drug Update/Pharmacology

Are you familiar with the new cancer drugs that the FDA has approved within the last year? Get introduced to these novel treatments while learning valuable tips to help you quickly grasp drug classifications. You’ll discuss multidisciplinary trends in drug development, newly approved molecular and radiotherapeutic agents, and future directions for cancer therapies.

Objectives

  1. Describe the evolution of new strategies for drug therapy in cancer care.
  2. Discuss new targets for cancer drug therapy.
  3. Outline the current and potential applications of some of the new agents that have come onto the market in the last few years.

Speakers
avatar for Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

‎VP, Clinical Content and Services, McKesson Specialty Health



Sunday April 26, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

10:00am

Bringing It All Together

Join us to review the highlights and take-home points from this year’s Congress. You’ll discover how you can apply what you’ve learned to nursing practice, education, and research.

Objectives

  1.  Translate key concepts from ONS Congress into cancer care and research through a case-based approach.
  2. Discuss how to incorporate new cancer knowledge into your work environment.  

Speakers
avatar for Nonniekaye Shelburne

Nonniekaye Shelburne

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



Sunday April 26, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
West Hall D2 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819