Midyear Conference


May 17-21, 2023

Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida

Thank you for a successful Midyear Conference! Click here to learn about our 2023 Annual Conference.

AONN+ Midyear brings oncology’s most influential navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators together to think boldly and enact change. Take action in your own institution after learning from and collaborating with like-minded professionals dedicated to accelerating the pace of change in navigation.
The 4-day hybrid event is packed with opportunities to connect with peers, meet members of the AONN+ Leadership Council and/or Committee Chairs, share best practices and gain fresh ideas and perspective for your own practice and career, and get a glimpse of the latest innovations from exhibitors to aid in providing optimal patient care.

  • Collaborate, Network, and Learn

    The 4-day hybrid event is packed with opportunities to connect with peers, meet members of the AONN+ Leadership Council and/or Committee Chairs, share best practices and gain fresh ideas and perspective for your own practice and career, and get a glimpse of the latest innovations from exhibitors to aid in providing optimal patient care.

    Our agenda includes informative sessions on disease state discussions and practical solutions to daily navigation challenges, and accredited content.

    Agenda subject to change.

    Wednesday, May 17

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Registration Open (non-CE)

    Thursday, May 18

    7:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Registration Open (non-CE)
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Preconference Workshop 1 | Navigation Program Growth and Development—It’s More Than Just Staffing
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Preconference Workshop 2 | How to Build the AONN+ Metrics for Success
    12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
    Opening Remarks (non-CE)
    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    AONN+ Lunch | Nurse Navigators: Connecting the Gaps Between Patient Obstacles and Receiving Care in Lung Cancer (non-CE)
    Presentation by AstraZeneca
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    General Session 1 | Polypharmacy Issues in Navigation
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    General Session 2 | Navigating Pharmacy Benefits
    4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Offsite Networking Event (non-CE)

    Friday, May 19

    7:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Registration Open (non-CE)
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    AONN+ Breakfast | Addressing the Needs of Patients Across the HR+/HER2- Landscape – Adding the Male Indication to KISQALI (non-CE)
    Presentation by Novartis
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    General Session 3 | Oncology Navigation Sustainability
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    General Session 4 | Enhancing Oncology Model Navigation
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Product Theater 1 | Janssen Oncology Invites You to Learn More About a Treatment Option for Patients Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Who Are Relapsed/Refractory and Have Received ≥4 Prior Lines of Therapy (non-CE)
    Presentation by Janssen
    12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    AONN+ Lunch Reception with Exhibitors (non-CE)
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Breakout Session 1 | BE BOLD
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Breakout Session 2 | The Art of an Abstract
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Breakout Session 3 | Clinical Trials for Dummies: 101
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    AstraZeneca Networking Reception (non-CE)

    Saturday, May 20

    7:30 am - 4:15 pm
    Registration Open (non-CE)
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    General Session 5 | Rare & Chronic Disease Navigation
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Product Theater 2 | Explore Data for an FDA-Approved Treatment Option in HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer in Certain Adjuvant or Metastatic Settings
    Presentation by Lilly
    PP-AL-US-2989 © Lilly USA, LLC 2021. All rights reserved. (non-CE)
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Product Theater 3 | Exelixis Clinical Product Overview for Advanced Practice Providers (non-CE)
    Presentation by Exelixis
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Networking with Exhibitors (non-CE)
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Website Relaunch Celebration Lunch (non-CE)
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    General Session 6 | Using Cognitive Science to Improve Patient Care and Education
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Breakout Session 4 | BE BOLD
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Breakout Session 5 | The Art of an Abstract
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Breakout Session 6 | Clinical Trials for Dummies: 101
    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Networking Reception with Exhibitors (non-CE)

    Sunday, May 21

    8:00 am - 11:15 am
    Registration Open (non-CE)
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    General Session 7 | Navigation for Patients with Disabilities
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    General Session 8 | ACCC Financial Navigation Guidelines
    11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Closing Remarks (non-CE)
  • Registration

    Registration includes meals across all conference dates, access to all educational sessions and respective slide deck presentations, entry to the exhibit hall and networking receptions, and a certificate of completion that can be presented to your employer for proof of attendance.


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  • Location

    Join us for AONN+ 2023 Midyear at the Omni ChampionsGate Orlando located at 1500 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, FL 33896.

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    Phone: (407) 390-6664


    Conference attendees are eligible to receive the discounted daily room rate of $229 + tax. To take advantage of the AONN+ group rate, please click on the button below.

    Book Your Hotel Room


    The Omni ChampionsGate is 26 miles (~35 minutes) from the Orlando International Airport.

    Associated Transportation provides direct service from Orlando International Airport to the resort with no additional hotel stops. Twenty-four-hour advance reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 407-423-5566.

    • Roundtrip shuttle service: $45 per person ($30 per child, age 11 and under)
    • One-way shuttle service: $25 per person ($20 per child, age 11 and under)
    • Scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks (3-hour advance reservation required) complimentary
    • Town car service: $89 one way

    Transportation from Orlando International Airport:

    • Taxi service: Approximately $65 one way

    Transportation to Orlando International Airport:

    • Town car service: $69 one way

    Complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation is provided to 4 Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Three hours’ advance notice is required and may be scheduled online or at the Concierge Desk, 407-238-6505. This is a direct service, with no additional hotel stops, provided by Associated Transportation.

  • About the Scholarship Program

    The AONN+ scholarship program provides scholarships for navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators to attend the AONN+ annual conference. Scholarships help fund travel, hotel, and registration. Eligibility is based on financial need and navigation involvement. We encourage applications from all ages, geographic locations, and experience levels. Applications for the scholarship fund will be open February 10 through March 10.

    Donate to the Fund

    Generous donations from AONN+ members have helped attendees participate in both Midyear and Annual conferences who otherwise would not have had the means to do so. We invite you to help champion inclusivity within navigation by donating to the AONN+ sponsorship. One hundred percent of your donation to the AONN+ Conference Scholarship fund will help fund travel, hotel, and registration.

    Donate to Scholarship

  • Health & Safety

    The safety of our members and staff is our top priority. AONN+ is committed to upholding the highest standards of health and safety by ensuring our events run in accordance with the latest governmental guidance. We are excited to host the AONN+ Midyear Conference in person and we thank you in advance for helping foster a safe and healthy environment while attending our events. If you reside in the United States, please continue to follow CDC guidelines. If you are outside of the United States, please follow country-specific COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Jointly provided by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+)

    Target Audience

    This educational initiative is intended for hematology/oncology nurse navigators, patient navigators, and social workers whose focus is on cancer care and survivorship. It will also be useful for nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in managing patients with cancer.

    Educational Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Evaluate best practices in survivorship, nutritional support, chronic disease management, and psychosocial care for cancer patients
    • Discuss the importance of cancer patient diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical trial enrollment
    • Incorporate health equity standards in nurse and patient navigation models
    • Incorporate information regarding various navigation models and best practices to advance the role of navigators throughout the entire continuum of cancer care, to achieve improved quality of care
    • Implement AONN+-standardized navigation metrics and taskforce standards, and define how navigation provides added value in cancer care
    • Integrate new innovations in technology in oncology nurse navigation
    • Develop collaborative relationships among clinical and community stakeholders in providing integrated care for cancer patients


    Billie Lynn Allard, MS, RN, FAAN,
    Administrative Consultant for Population Health and Transitions of Care; Co-Founder, Co-Program Director of ACCCNN (Association of Chronic and Complex Care Nurse Navigators), Southwest Vermont Health Care; ACCCNN

    Mary Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN,
    Senior Manager of Nursing Initiatives, NCODA

    Debbie Bickes, MN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Coordinator, Oncology Navigation, Northside Hospital

    Ginger Blackmon, PharmD,
    Assistant Director of Clinical Initiatives, NCODA

    Stephanie Bonfilio, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Oncology Navigation Manager, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

    Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH,
    President, Native American Cancer Initiatives, Incorporation (NACI)

    Katelyn Carey, BSN, RN,
    Nurse Educator, Author, Speaker, Beauty After Breast Cancer

    Andrea Dwyer, BS,
    Program Director, Instructor, Colorado School of Public Health; University of Colorado Cancer Center

    Jennifer Edwards, BSN, RN, OCN, LSSGB,
    Interim RN Director of BUMGP Clinical Services & Department of RN Navigators – Banner Health; Co-Founder, Co-Program Director of ACCCNN (Association of Chronic and Complex Care Nurse Navigators), ACCCNN and Banner University Medical Center

    Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH,
    Senior Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Fox Chase Cancer Center

    Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN,
    Executive Director, Strategy & Operations, Amplity/AONN+ Leadership

    Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, HON-ONN-CG, CBCN, AOCN,
    AONN+ Program Director; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship and CONQUER, AONN+

    Christopher Gosselin, RN, MBA,
    Nurse Manager Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic

    Mike Harris, MBA,
    COO, TriCan Health, LLC

    Jordan Henderson, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Director of Program Development, Amplity/AONN+ Leadership

    Patricia Johnson, RN, OCN, CBCN, ONN-CG,
    Oncology Care Coordinator, Lung Cancer Navigator

    Rifeta Kajdic-Hodzic, BA,
    Oncology Program Manager, ACCC

    Mark Liu, MHA,
    Senior Director of Oncology Strategy, Transformations and Analytics, Mount Sinai Health System

    Beth Matthews, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Division Navigation Director, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute/North Carolina Division

    Alison McDaniel, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Manager of Navigation, Oshner Health

    Lauren Mckee, BA, OPN-CG,
    Oncology Patient Resources Specialist, Northside Hospital

    Pam Profusek, MS, RN,
    Nurse Educator, AstraZeneca

    Peg Rummel, RN, MHA, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Oncology Nurse Navigator, Abramson Cancer Center

    Mary Salazar, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, RN,
    Director, Oncology Patient Experience and Assistant Professor Division of Medical Oncology, UT Health San Antonio, MD Anderson – Mays Cancer Center

    Heather Sheaffer, DSW, LCSW, FACHE,
    Director, Patient and Family Services, Penn Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center

    Lori Schneider,
    Oncology Operation Manager, Green Bay Oncology & ACCC

    Daniel Sherman, MA, LPC,
    Founder, The Navectis Group

    Kelley Simpson, MBA,
    Director/Leader Chartis Oncology Solutions Practice, Chartis

    Kristin Siyahian,
    VP, Editorial Director, Amplity Health

    Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN,
    Independent Oncology Contractor, Independent

    Ammaiyah Todd, BSN, BSHA, MBA, RRT, RN, CBIS,
    Assistant Clinical Nurse Coordinator and Charge Respiratory Therapist, Craig Hospital

    Kaitlyn Umphrey, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN-CG,
    Oncology Nurse Navigator, Cancer Center Manager, Jefferson Cary Cancer Center of Cary Medical Center

    Jennifer West, RN, BSN, CCRC, ONN-CG,
    Clinical Trials Nurse Navigator, UF Health Cancer Center

    Wanda Wilt, RN, BSN,
    VP of Customer Success, PPS Analytics/Specialty Networks

    Jason Zimmerman, BSN, RN, OCN,
    Clinical Financial Facilitator, Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Grand Rapids

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    PACE requires planners, faculty, and others who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial relationships they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

    Joint Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). PACE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Nursing Continuing Professional Development

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 14.0 contact hours.

    Social Work Continuing Education

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Partners for Advancing Clinical Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 14.0 clinical continuing education credits.