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2020 AONN+ Midyear Virtual Conference Agenda*

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On-Demand Thursday, May 14

3 hours
Preconference Session: Policy and Advocacy Boot Camp

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Preconference Session: Policy and Advocacy Boot Camp

Domain Category:

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Description:

Overview of healthcare policy and advocacy. Hands-on experience on how to advocate, such as how to write a letter on an issue, knowing how to contact your representatives, etc

3 hours
Preconference Session: We Treat Everyone the Same – Fostering Health Equity for Sexual & Gender Minorities

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Preconference Session: We Treat Everyone the Same Fostering Health Equity for Sexual & Gender Minorities

Description:

The workshop will help participants conduct a culturally responsive patient intake, identify cancer screenings relevant to sexual and gender minorities, and role model appropriate communication strategies. Oncology nurse and patient navigators are well- positioned to identify opportunities for change to improve health equity for sexual and gender minorities. This workshop will equip participants with foundational knowledge, encourage self-reflection, and provide opportunities to practice application of new knowledge in a safe environment

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that individuals identify with multiple, overlapping social categories
  • Describe interpersonal and system-level factors that reinforce health inequity
  • Apply ethical principles to gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex care scenarios
1 hour
Gynecologic Oncology

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Gynecologic Oncology

Domain Category:

Care Coordination Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment

Description:

This session will define the various diagnoses classified as gynecologic malignancies and address the discreet nuances of each disease as well as recognition and management of specific side effects associated with individual syndromes. Conventional, targeted, and various radiation therapies and modalities will be reviewed as well as a discussion assisting patients in the selection of integrative approaches to care

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of the various diseases that encompass the scope of gynecologic malignancies
  • Define the role of clinical and patient navigators through the cancer care continuum for the gynecologic oncology patient and caregivers
  • State the management, guidance, and care of various side effects associated with gynecologic malignancies and their therapies as well as gain understanding of various integrative modalities used in gynecologic oncology
1 hour
Thoracic Oncology
1 hour
Integrating Community Health Workers into the Plan of Care

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Integrating Community Health Workers into the Plan of Care

Domain Category:

Care Coordination and Professional Roles

Description:

Community health workers and how they can build bridges with oncology navigators would be meaningful. Define the meaning of community health workers, their role, scope, where they are positioned within the community, who funds these positions, and how navigators can reach out to community health workers to partner to provide care to the community

1 hour
Shared Decision Making
Who CARES about Empowering Patients to be Active Participants in the Healthcare System

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Shared Decision Making
Who CARES about Empowering Patients to be Active Participants in the Healthcare System

Domain Category:

Patient Advocacy and Empowerment

Description:

This session will discuss the evolution, initiation, and supportive guidelines of a shared decision model in cancer care. Barriers and outcomes of shared decision-making cancer care will be identified. Participants will gain an understanding of the shared decision- making model, cancer patient outcomes, including quality-of-life impact and improvement of patient engagement

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to describe the evolution and impact of shared decision-making in cancer care
  • Participants will be able to address the common barriers in creating, maintaining, and supporting a shared decision model in cancer care
  • Participants will identify patient outcomes, including patient engagement and quality-of-life measurements
1 hour
Integrative Therapies

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Integrative Therapies

Description:

This session will discuss integrative medicine therapies, their positive effect on cancer treatment and the benefits in symptom management. Discussion will include incorporating therapies such as nutrition, acupuncture, and movement into patient care

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to define what is considered an integrative therapy
  • Upon completion, participants will describe how incorporating integrative therapies can improve patient outcomes as well as ameliorate symptoms related to treatment
  • Participants will be able to identify the medical rationale behind the therapeutic effects of integrative medicine
2 hours
FGFR Inhibitors in the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma: A Nursing Perspective

Friday, May 15

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Welcome to AONN+ Midyear Virtual Conference
A Message from Leadership
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Industry Sponsored Presentation by Wellstat Therapeutics
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
General Session 1 | Cancer and Mental Health

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General Session 1 | Cancer and Mental Health

Description:

This session will provide an overview of how healthcare providers can support patients with preexisting mental health disorders. It will offer resources that are effective when supporting cancer patients who have depression, anxiety, and a preexisting mental health disorder.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of mental health in cancer outcomes.
  • Identify the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health.
  • Provide resources to manage the mental health consequences of a cancer diagnosis.
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
General Session 2 | Early Detection and Screening

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General Session 2 | Early Detection and Screening

For Administrators Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Community Outreach/Prevention

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Include the pediatric and elderly age-groups
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Network with Exhibitors
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Industry Sponsored Presentation by Eli Lilly

Saturday, May 16

8:15 am – 9:00 am
Industry Sponsored Presentation by Bristol-Myers Squibb
9:15 am – 10:15 am
General Session 3 | Vaping—the New Epidemic

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General Session 3 | Vaping—the New Epidemic

For Administrators Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Objectives:

Community Outreach/Prevention

Description:

This presentation will discuss the current state of smoking in the United States and how e-cigarettes factor into the smoking picture. Types of e-cigarettes, contents in a vaping pod, and current evidence of vaping’s effects on people, especially youth and vulnerable adults. Guidance for clinicians in discussing e-cigarettes with their patients, including the pros and cons of e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation method. Advocacy efforts to restrict e-cigarette use in young adults in schools, at the state and local levels. Resources will be provided to learn more, as well as materials for use in educating patients, parents, and youth on the issues of e-cigarettes

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • List 3 reasons e-cigarettes are a poor tool to help quit smoking
  • Discuss the harmful substances in e-cigarettes and their impact on smoking addiction, health
  • Verbalize what populations are most at risk for addiction to e-cigarettes/smoking and why and the health harms to these populations
10:30 am – 11:30 am
General Session 4 | Biosimilars

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General Session 4 | Biosimilars

For Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is considered a biosimilar
  • Discuss biosimilars’ mechanism of action
  • Increase awareness on when incorporating biosimilars into treatments plans is beneficial
  • Discuss the process of obtaining coverage and funding/coverage for biosimilars
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Network with Exhibitors
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
General Session 5 | Patient Navigation and COVID-19
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
General Session 6 | Living with Metastatic Disease

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General Session 6 | Living with Metastatic Disease

For Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Survivorship/End-of- Life Care Coordination

Description:

This session will help define the basics, treatment, and goals of metastatic disease so that patient, community, and clinical navigators can recognize the specific needs and goals of these patients and be prepared to assist, educate, and support them

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of metastasis and the various treatment options and rationale for metastatic patients to best support them in making decisions about individual treatment
  • Understand patient (and caregiver) emotional issues of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and general coping skills to adequately support specific needs
  • Assist patients and caregivers to optimize the myriad essentials of survivorship and quality of life in this patient population
  • Describe the role of integrative therapies in helping patients live with metastatic disease
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
General Session 7 | Performance Improvement, The Role of the Navigator

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General Session 7 | Performance Improvement, The Role of the Navigator

Domain Category:

Research/Quality Improvement and Operational Management

Description:

According to the Institute of Medicine, quality of care is defined as “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.” Navigators play an instrumental role in identification of gaps in care and facilitation of performance improvement methodologies to drive practice change and quality. Hear from an oncology administrator how navigators are uniquely positioned to lead quality improvement and discuss real-world case examples of performance improvement initiatives

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the healthcare environment that is driving focus on quality and outcomes
  • Identify key quality and performance improvement tools
  • Describe the steps to develop a quality improvement project
  • Discuss how data are used for continuous improvement
  • Discuss real-world navigator performance improvement case examples
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Network with Exhibitors
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Industry Sponsored Presentation by Janssen

Sunday, May 17

9:00 am – 10:00 am
General Session 8 | Fertility Preservation

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General Session 8 | Fertility Preservation

For Administrators Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Care Coordination

Description:

This session will discuss fertility preservation options in the cancer patient across the cancer continuum. Current preservation options and state of science and technology in fertility preservation will be identified. Participants will gain an understanding of funding and resources available to the cancer patient, including an understanding of state and federal insurance

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify fertility preservation options for patients throughout the cancer continuum, from diagnosis to survivorship
  • Participants will be able to describe current state of the science and technology in fertility preservation options for patients beginning at diagnosis
  • Participants will be able to define current financial barriers, resources, and insurance coverage of fertility preservation from diagnosis to survivorship
10:30 am – 11:30 am
General Session 9 | Team Based Care: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout amongst Nurse and Patient Navigators

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General Session 9 | Team Based Care: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout amongst Nurse and Patient Navigators

For Administrators Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Understand the impact of compassion fatigue on nurse and patient navigators.
  • Recognize the importance of resilience and self-care.
  • Learn the factors that make you resilient.
  • Explore prevention strategies for self-care.
  • Apply assessment and strategies to navigators and professional teams
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
General Session 10 | Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: What the Journals Report, How the Media Covers It, & How It Affects Patients

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General Session 10 | Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: What the Journals Report, How the Media Covers It, & How It Affects Patients

For Administrators Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Description:

This session will provide an info of the impact of social media on breast cancer patients’ understanding of their disease. It will provide tools for healthcare professionals to utilize in communication with patients and provide resources to support patients through their cancer experience

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Increase healthcare providers’ awareness of how media coverage affects patient understanding of breast cancer–specific research and topics and medical decision-making
  • Train healthcare professionals to communicate with patients about specific breast cancer topics and information covered in the media and refer them to appropriate preventive and supportive care services
  • Participants will also be instructed on how to use a platform developed by FORCE that rates research relevance to clinical care and reviews media coverage to facilitate patient–provider communication
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
General Session 11 | Read. Feel. Create. Heal: Supporting Children of Parents with Cancer Presented by Sharon Chappell, PhD and author of The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic

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General Session 11 | Read. Feel. Create. Heal: Supporting Children of Parents with Cancer

For Nurse Navigators Patient Navigators Social Workers

Domain Category:

Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment

Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Provide oncology patient/clinical navigators with resources and experiences to support children of parents with cancer
  • Understand key components of coping strategies for children’s emotional well-being during the cancer journey
  • Help children talk about cancer diagnosis and treatment to process feelings and stress during the cancer journey
  • Make meaningful memories through the use of arts and experience joy during this difficult time

*Agenda is subject to change.

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