Clinical Trials Committee



Mary Salazar

Mary Salazar, DNP, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Jennifer West

Jennifer West, BSN, RN, ONN-CG

The mission of the Clinical Trials Committee is to provide education and resources to navigators so that they can become an integral part of the clinical trial process.


  • Publication in JONS, “Navigation’s Impact on Clinical Trial Participation in Cancer Research: Barriers, Evidence, and Strategies”
  • Networked with clinical trial organizations


  • Complete Clinical Trials Assessment Tool for Navigators
  • Facilitate a preconference/conference workshop on clinical trials
  • Recruit a committee co-chair
  • Explore strategies so that navigators can gain awareness, knowledge, and participation in the clinical trial process
  • Collaborate with the other AONN+ committees

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AONN+ Clinical Trial Education Webinar Series

AONN+ is pleased to provide vital clinical trial education and resources for our membership. This 5-part webinar series explores clinical trial education for the navigator through role delineation, health equity and importance of diversity in clinical trials as well as tactics to increase patient engagement within the clinical trial space.

AONN+ 2023 Midyear Virtual Conference | Breakout Session 3 – Clinical Trials for Dummies: 101

The 2023 AONN+ Midyear Conference was a Live and Virtually-Streamed meeting that was held on May 17-21, 2023. The AONN+ Midyear Conference is designed to address the questions of navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators in regard to cancer care, and offer practical solutions from experts and peers in implementing effective programs and measuring their outcomes. To further extend the educational reach of the meeting, recordings of the information presented at the conference will disseminated to the full AONN membership and the oncology nursing community through an accredited CE webinar series.

AONN+ Live: Navigating Clinical Trials with Mike Harris, MBA

Mike Harris, cofounder of Trican Health, joins the AONN+ team for a conversation about navigating clinical trials. Mike co-authored the article Myths and Truths About Clinical Trials in the Journal of Navigation & Survivorship. Read the full article.