4th Annual NCONN Changing the Face of Cancer Care Conference
- Start Date:
- Thursday, 4 October, 2012
- End Date:
- Saturday, 6 October, 2012 5:00pm
- Oncology, Hematology
Overview More than ever, Oncology Nurse Navigators are taking a more active role with their patients throughout the cancer care continuum. This expanded role has led to a need to improve clinical practice and develop a better understanding of optimizing care and navigational skills for individuals. ONNs must stay abreast of treatment advances, treatment options, insurance requirements, financial obstacles, quality of life issues, and the integration of survivorship principles into clinical practice as well as the ever-changing health care climate.
Target Audience This educational program is directed toward oncology nurse navigators clinical nurse specialists, social workers, community health care workers, patient navigators, and other experienced health care professionals, or patient advocates. Learning Objectives The National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators Changing the Face of Cancer Care Conference is designed for oncology nurses, oncology nurse navigators, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, community health care workers, patient navigators, and other experienced health care professionals dedicated to the field of oncology.
The two-day conference aims to address the real time needs of the oncology nurse navigator and/or health care professional developing or expanding a disease specific or multi-disciplinary navigation program. Attendees will be provided a wide variety of topics affecting oncology nurse navigators and their programs today. The 2012 program will delve into the genetic and genomic science and the navigation needs of melanoma, gynecological, GI, thoracic, breast, hematologic oncologic cancers.
Management of disease, treatment options, side effects, program management and quality of life across the cancer care continuum will also be addressed. There is an increasing focus on providing multidisciplinary care for patients with complex diseases by integrated teams of professionals representing the relevant treatment modalities. At the 4th Annual NCONN Changing the Face of Cancer Care Conference, experts in oncology nurse navigation will provide insight into the optimal multidisciplinary management of patients with all types of cancer and its application to practice.
Topics Include Navigating genetics and genomics Grant writing Breast cancer updates Integrating holistic options into new treatment options and considerations for melanoma prostate cancer treatment guidelines Considerations for urological cancer patients Considerations for GI and esophageal cancers ACOS guidelines and implications to navigation and cancer programs NCCCP matrix guidelines, direction and findings Survivorship treatment plans Data collection, reporting data and developing effective metrics in navigation programs Individualizing therapy for Thoracic patients as they are navigated from screening, diagnosis and treatment Individualizing therapy for GYN cancer patients as they are navigated from screening, diagnosis and treatment Individualizing and considerations for hematologic cancer patients as they are navigated from diagnosis and treatment Navigating financial and legal obstacles Basic navigation program development, established and expansion of a navigation program.
Oncology nurse navigation of the mastectomy patient Sharing of best practices in oncology nurse navigation … and much more
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville,
Conference organized by http://www.nconn.org/cc-conference