AONN+ Midyear 2021 Virtual Conference

May 12, 2021 ‐ May 16, 2021


Preconference Workshop| Prehab/Rehab

May 12, 2021 12:00pm ‐ May 12, 2021 4:00pm

Identification: WED01

Prehabilitation is an evidence-based process that occurs in the time between diagnosis and the start of acute care. Cancer rehabilitation deals with helping patients overcome side effects that may occur due to chemotherapy treatment. This panel discussion will discuss how your patient’s quality of life can be improved through these processes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the difference between cancer prehabilitation and cancer rehabilitation
  • Discuss how to develop a prehab and rehab program
  • Discuss how prehab and rehab can strengthen you cancer care program and meet the survivorship requirement of the commission on cancer
  • Joy C. Cohn, PT, CLT-LANA, Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Good Shepherd Penn Partners University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Jaime Bacarzia
  • Niraj Mehta, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Professional Choreographer, Genesis Care
  • Brian M. Chang, DDS, FACP, FAAMP, Associate Professor and Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Audrey Caspar-Clark, MA, RDN, LDN, Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA, Physical Therapist, Centura Health Center For Therapy-Parker Adventist
  • Kristin M. Carroll, PT, Executive Director of Clinical Operations/Survivorship Solutions, LLC Physical Therapist/Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, Survivorship Solutions Hartford Healthcare
  • Nicole Dugan, PT, DPT, MSOD, CLT, WCS, Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Adrian Cristian, MD, MHCM, Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation, Miami Cancer Institute

Preconference Workshop| The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Navigation Program

May 12, 2021 12:00pm ‐ May 12, 2021 4:00pm

Identification: WED02

Participants will have an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and partner with navigation leaders representing a variety of navigation models to ask questions and gain insights into current challenges facing navigators as you work to build and sustain successful navigation programs. Participants will gain new ideas and strategies to apply to their current experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore best practices and real-world knowledge with a panel of navigation leaders to build a sustainable navigation program
  • Discover how to identify and utilize metrics and outcomes to evaluate a navigation program
  • Define navigation scope and responsibilities for the licensed and unlicensed navigator to build a collaborative team and program
  • Gain insight into effective communication strategies to promote the value of navigation with stakeholders such as patients, physicians, administrators, and colleagues
  • Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON ONN-CG, OCN, Senior Director of Education and Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Kym Dean, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Karmanos-McLaren Macomb
  • Rowan Robinson, MSc, PGDip ONS, RN, Lead: Navigation and Quality Assurance, Netcare, Ltd
  • Michele Hubert-Fiscus, MSN, RN, Cancer Conference Director, Great Lakes Cancer Care
  • Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation at the Ulman Foundation, Ulman Foundation/UMMC
  • Chelsea Passwater, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, OCN, Manager, Oncology Navigation, Vidant Health
  • Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Independent Oncology Consultant, Independent
  • Kristina Rua, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Director of Oncology Navigation, Sarah Cannon/HCA
  • Zarek Mena, OPN-CG, Women's Health Program Manager, Smilow Breast Health Center at Nuvance Health Whittingham Cancer Center/MSKCC Physicians at Nuvance Health

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Opening Remarks

May 13, 2021 8:30am ‐ May 13, 2021 9:00am

Identification: THUR07

  • Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Peg Rummel, RN, MHA, OCN, NE-BC, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Abramson Cancer Center
  • Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN, ONN-CG, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Northside Hospital
  • Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON ONN-CG, OCN, Senior Director of Education and Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

General Session 1| Smoking Cessation

May 13, 2021 9:00am ‐ May 13, 2021 10:15am

Identification: THUR01

This presentation will discuss the current state of tobacco use in the United States, including how e-cigarettes factor into the smoking picture. Smoking cessation strategies from a multidisciplinary perspective will be addressed, to help navigators support their patients/community in this process. Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions will be reviewed, with the ultimate goal of preventing relapse.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the current state of tobacco use in the United States and its impact on cancer risk
  • List at least 3 smoking cessation strategies that navigators can facilitate to support their patients
  • Describe at least 3 factors important to preventing relapse
  • Kevin S. Ferentz, MD, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

General Session 2| Making a Business Case for Financial Navigation

May 13, 2021 10:15am ‐ May 13, 2021 11:30am

Identification: THUR02

This presentation will discuss the business of developing a financial navigation program. Many navigators/administrators ask about how they can get financial navigators. Many programs have nurses and social workers who are providing financial navigation in addition to the services they regularly provide.


General Session 3| Leveraging Technology to Enhance Navigator Workflow and Metrics Collection

May 13, 2021 11:30am ‐ May 13, 2021 12:45pm

Identification: THUR03

This session will explore EMR capabilities for tracking navigation workflow and metrics (pros, cons).
It will discuss the challenges and successes in using the EMR to enhance navigator workflow (eg, workflow, team communication, metrics collection, quality improvement initiatives). It will also share best practice examples using the PDSA model to illustrate how to initiate change.

  • Zilipah Cruz, RN, MSN, OCN, Director for Cancer Navigators, Ballad Health Care Center
  • Jessica MacIntyre, APRN, NP-C, AOCNP, Executive Director, Clinical Operations, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Christina Payne, RN, MSN, OCN, Ambulatory Oncology Nurse Manager Navigation and Survivorship, UC Health

Industry Sponsored Session| Presentation by Janssen ERLEADA®: For the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (mCSPC) and Non-metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (nmCRPC)

May 13, 2021 12:45pm ‐ May 13, 2021 2:00pm

Identification: THUR06


General Session 4| Taking Your Financial Navigation to the Next Level

May 13, 2021 2:00pm ‐ May 13, 2021 3:15pm

Identification: THUR04

  • Clara N. Lambert, BBA, OPN-CG, Oncology Financial Navigator, Bhorade Cancer Center/Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Daniel Sherman, MA, LPC, Founder, The NaVectis Group
  • Ayesha Azam, MSHIA, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)

General Session 5| Geriatric Oncology

May 13, 2021 3:15pm ‐ May 13, 2021 4:30pm

Identification: THUR05

This session will provide an overview of ageism and other discrimination in healthcare, using cancer care to create clinically relevant illustration and case studies, and offers solutions in person-centered, age- friendly models of care. The session will include definitions of major concepts and ways to integrate these concepts into clinical practice on a daily basis. Goals of person-centered, age-friendly care will be described in relation to national and international initiatives with clinical pearls and tips outlined to make changing practice a reality for each participant.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define ageism, listing 2 forms of this form of discrimination beyond negative or “elder bashing” ageism
  • Describe how ageism combines with other forms of discrimination to lessen the healthcare experience and outcome quality
  • Identify 3 strategies to help overcome ageism and intersecting forms of discrimination in healthcare for individuals and families

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Attendee Networking Session

May 14, 2021 9:15am ‐ May 14, 2021 10:15am

Identification: FRI01