Best Practices in Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigation

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Program Overview
This program was originally a multiday workshop held October 27-28, 2017, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL, and is certified for up to 6 contact hours of CE credit. The goal of this workshop, comprised of CE-certified didactic and interactive activities, is to provide an educational forum in which oncology nurses and nurse/patient navigators can benefit from networking with and learning from their colleagues to improve patient care and impact positive outcomes. To extend the reach of the live program to include oncology nurses and nurse/patient navigators who were not able to attend the live workshop, a virtual symposium with audio and downloadable slides from the live program will be hosted for a period of 1 year on

Target Audience
This educational initiative is directed toward oncology nurses and nurse/patient navigators to improve patient care and impact positive outcomes.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the biological foundation and current clinical use of cancer immunotherapy
  • Describe the key role of the oncology nurse/patient navigator in coordinating care for cancer patients treated with immunotherapy
  • Discuss best practices in managing patient expectations, accessing clinical trials, and aiding with financial toxicity
Faculty Disclosures
Name Relationship Company
Lavinia Dobrea, MS, RN, OCN
Manager, Oncology Research and Biospecimen Program
St. Joseph Hospital, The Center for Cancer Prevention & Treatment
Orange, CA
N/A Nothing to disclose
Morganna Freeman, DO, FACP
Associate Director, Melanoma & Cutaneous Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA
N/A Nothing to disclose
Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD
Attending Physician
Advocate Medical Group
Park Ridge, IL

Speakers Bureau


Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health

Brianna Hoffner, BA, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Lead Advanced Practice Provider Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO
N/A Nothing to disclose
Jeff Julian, MA
Swim Coach
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
N/A Nothing to disclose
Stephanie Merce Boecher, RN, OCN, MSN, BSN, BA
Director, Oncology and Neuroscience Services
Advocate Sherman Hospital
Elgin, IL
N/A Nothing to disclose
Amy Jo Pixley, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Coordinator/Oncology Nurse Navigator
Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine/Thoracic Oncology Program
Lancaster, PA
N/A Nothing to disclose
Planner Disclosures
Name Relationship Company
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – CE Director of Accreditations N/A Nothing to disclose
Center of Excellence Media, LLC – An affiliate of The Lynx Group N/A Nothing to disclose
AKH Planners and Reviewers N/A Nothing to disclose

Criteria for Success
To receive credit, participants should watch the entire video. After watching the video, continue to the online quiz and evaluation. A passing score of 70% on the quiz is required to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately upon completion of the online evaluation/claimed credit form.

Please claim your credit by December 31, 2018.
If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at


 CME/CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 6.0 Contact Hours.

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Center of Excellence Media, LLC – An affiliate of The Lynx Group.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to noncommercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.